Archipelago excursion

Highlighting the natural beauty of Finland’s nature as well as its history

Join us to experience a unique side of Finland, the quiet nature side. A walk in this park highlights why Finland is one of the best outdoor destinations and why Finns enjoy their peace and quiet.

This day trip starts from Helsinki and takes us to Porkkalanniemi; a scenic peninsula which reaches out into the midst of one of the world’s largest archipelagos.

Experience a unique side of Finland

A walk into the forest brings us on a maintained nature trail with countless smaller trails made by deers, foxes, moose and more! Around our trail we will visit an ancient burial cairn dated back to the Nordic bronze age and Soviet-era bunkers which have since been reclaimed by nature.

Porkkala is a great place for birders to see mute swans and great migrations of birds in the spring and fall.

We believe that nature heals. Surrounded by natural wonders and incredibly diverse habitats this half-day in the archipelago will leave you wanting to rekindle your love for the outdoors.

Highlights:
• Lookout points of breathtaking archipelago scenery
• Amazing photographing opportunities
• Easy walk designed for all levels of fitness
• Prepared lunch and coffee/tea with seaside view

From Start to Finish: Your Journey for the Day

A walk through diversity
Our walk begins on a forest trail leading to an open-rock area which is the first display of the many diverse areas Porkkala has to offer. This open-rock area will give us the opportunity to see what effects coastal weather has on the near-by forest. Pine trees that are used to standing tall and true are forced to grow into short disfigured trees which reach for the forest inland.

Historical remnants and a seaside lunch
As we continue on our tour, we will pass through Finland’s iconic forests to see ruins from of the Nordic bronze age; an ancient burial cairn or stone grave which has since collapsed. This historical site gives insight into the funeral practices and social and religious structures of northern Europe more than three millennia ago.

Shortly after passing the burial cairn we will find ourselves with a picturesque coastal view. There will be picnic tables to have a break and fill up on a prepared lunch with coffee and tea.

Coastal views and wildlife
The last area of our walk is a highly regarded bird watching area with magnificent views of the archipelago. It provides a great getaway from the city for a few hours leaving you with your fill of nature.

If you would like to have this trip as a private tour or booking with less than 18 hours before the start time, please contact us here.


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