Nuuksio National Park's versatile nature has activities to offer for everyone.
Nuuksio National Park, covering a total area of 55 km2 is located in Uusimaa region and it's divided in the areas of Espoo, Kirkkonummi, and Vihti. Park's location in the between of the oak forest zone and the southern boreal forest zone makes nature very versatile and unique. In Nuuksio you can enjoy the variety of landscapes formed by the Ice Age.
Over 80 small lakes and ponds are found from Nuuksio National Park and they are as diverse as the nature around them. Some with rocky shores and some surrounded by open bogs.
It's easy to arrive to Nuuksio National park either by public transport or by car. Taking a bus number 245A from Espoon keskus will take you till Kattila. You can park your personal vehicle in the parking areas of Kattila, Högbacka and Siikaniemi. Bus 243 and 244 runs from Espoo station to Siikaniemi, taking you to the southern part of national park. You can find more directions from nationalparks.fi.
There are several nature trails to choose from whether you are an experienced hiker or a beginner. Lenght of the marked trails vary between 1,5 and 20 kilometers.
Guidance and nature information
From Haukkalampi you will find Haukanpesä Guide Hut and Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut. From Guide hut you will find information about the National park, buy outdoor maps and snacks. Nature Information Hut's permanent exhibition will provide information about Flying Squirrel(emblem species of Nuuksio) and its habitat.
If you want to know more about Finland's versatile nature it's recommendable to visit the Finnish Nature Center Haltia. From there you will find all of Finland’s nature under one roof.