NUUKSIO NATIONAL PARK FINLAND AND HALTIA NATURE CENTRUM
In Nuuksio it is possible to escape the busy capital city and experience nature. With its marked trails, cooking shelters and camping sites Nuuksio is ideal for short hiking trips.
Nuuksio National Park forms the western part of the so called Nuuksio lake uplands, the most extensive and ecologically important continuous backwoods area in the Uusimaa Region. Because it is located in southern Finland and affected by broken bedrock, the park consists of an intricate mosaic of habitats, where dozens of threatened and near threatened species live.
In Nuuksio you can visit Finnish Nature Centre Haltia. It is a new type of visitor centre, bringing all of Finland’s nature under one roof and closer to the visitor through both the building’s facilities and its stunning exhibitions. Nature from all over Finland can be experienced in the Helsinki region! The Haltia building was designed by the architect Rainer Mahlamäki, who was inspired by the tales of Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. The design enables man and nature to come together peacefully and harmoniously. The centre signals a new era in wood building, for it is the first public building in Finland built entirely of wood. In Haltia, you are surrounded by the spectacular views of Nuuksio and Lake Pitkäjärvi as well as excellent hiking grounds. The Haltia exhibitions offer you an authentic experience of nature from all of Finland.