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Hiking in nearby national parks?

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Hiking in nearby national parks?

I will have one day in Helsinki in early June. I have visited the town and environs probably 10 times, so I've pretty much exhausted the museum, islands, Tallinn, town experiences, and this year I am looking for a slightly different experience.

I have heard that there may be a national park somewhat nearby that would be good for a day hike - a time to be out in a more natural environment. I am an experienced climber/hiker and would love to spend some time outdoors after a long day/night of flying to Helsinki.

I would be open to renting a car or using public transportation - whichever would be more efficient.

Any thoughts?

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1. Re: Hiking in nearby national parks?

You must have heard of Nuuksio which is excellent for 1-day trips. You can rather easily reach it by bus but renting a car would be a more flexible option. Check out this site for details on Nuuksio

http://www.luontoon.fi/page.asp?Section=5131

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2. Re: Hiking in nearby national parks?

Agree about Nuuksio there. That's wilderness in the vicinity.

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3. Re: Hiking in nearby national parks?

Yep,

Nuuksio is definitely the place to go.

There is a lot of territory to discover and it's pretty versatile. Take a look of the different scenery: kolumbus.fi/matti.gronroos/…index.htm

Text is unfortunately in Finnish, but the pictures speak for themselves.

There is a train+bus connection, but it goes like once per hour. Check http://aikataulut.ytv.fi/reittiopas/en/ destination is Nuuksio National Park.

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4. Re: Hiking in nearby national parks?

My thanks to you all for your help. This is exactly what I was looking for.

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