Dreaming of a relaxing holiday surrounded by the Finnish nature? Visit Espoo listed accommodation options close to the awesome Nuuksio National Park, only 40 minutes from the Helsinki city centre.
Nuuksio is wild woods and lakes right on Helsinki’s doorstep. In these wild natural settings, you may enjoy typically Finnish scenery, with lovely lakes, green forests and rugged crags, and multiple outdoors activities. We collected a list of accommodation options for your convenience:
1. In the shade of the forest
Pack up your tent or tarp and head to one of the camping sites of the Nuuksio National Park. There are 12 camping sites in Nuuksio which can be used free of charge. Nine of these are provided with a campfire site, firewood and dry toilet. In addition, there are two lean-to shelters in the national park.
Or how about spending the night in a tree? Book a Tentsile tree tent for an unforgettable experience. At the Eco Camp in Nuuksio, you can sleep in a tent attached to trees, hanging in the air. After a good night’s sleep the breakfast will be served at Hotel Nuuksio.
2. Comfortably at a hotel
If spending a night outdoors sounds too adventurous, you can stay inside and still feel the nature close to you by the shore of the Lake Siikajärvi at Hotel Nuuksio. You can enter the Nuuksio National Park straight from the hotel. After a day filled with outdoor activities and hiking you may relax at the spa area of the hotel. A gym can also be found at Hotel Nuuksio.
You can as well spend a night at the Hotel Lepolampi, located on the shore of a lake famous for its clear water. At Hotel Lepolampi you can also find a restaurant, bar and two lakeside saunas.
3. Atmospheric forest guesthouse
Forest Guesthouse Aurora Nuuksio is located in a wonderful setting of valleys and ponds inside the Nuuksio National Park. In here you can spend the night in a unique villa of functionalistic architectural style. The villa was once owned by the esteemed Finnish journalist and politician Eljas Erkko.
4. Luxury in a cottage
In Hawkhill Nature’s modern hand-carved dead-wood cottages, located on the shore of Lake Kaitalampi, you can relax and enjoy nature’s closeness. Go to sauna, take a trip with a rowing boat, go hiking or just enjoy the lakeside forest villa’s luxurious facilities.
High-level cottage accommodation is also offered by Magic of Nuuksio’s Villa Paratiisi (Paradise) and Sea & Mountain Adventures. Sea & Mountain Adventure’s log cabin “The Bear’s Nest” is located right next to the Nuuksio Reindeer Park, so taste of Lapland is guaranteed.
5. At a rental hut or hostel
If all you need is a roof over your head and modest style appeals to you, you can spend the night in Oravankolo or Tikankolo rental huts in the Nuuksio National Park. The huts have no electricity so you will have the opportunity to travel back in time.
Sea & Mountain Adventures also offers small hiker’s huts for rent close to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia. Nuuksio Hostel & Camping will be your choice if you prefer staying at a hostel or renting a tent instead.
6. Briskly at a sports institute
Solvalla Sports Institute, located on the shore of Lake Pitkäjärvi next to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, is surrounded by nature. Here you can not only stay in a sporty environment but also try out several types of sports yourself.
Further information and accommodation options in Nuuksio: Visit Espoo’s website, select “Nuuksio” as your area
Text: Visit Espoo / Laura Tahkokallio
Laura Tahkokallio works as a Project Manager at Visit Espoo and is responsible for marketing communications on leisure travel.