Half-day tour from Helsinki

Experience the wild archipelago where the forest meets the sea

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

This day trip from Helsinki takes us to Porkkalanniemi; a scenic peninsula that reaches out into the midst of one of the world’s largest archipelagos. Our excursion begins on a nature trail with countless smaller trails made by deers, foxes, moose and more!

Highlights:
• A magnificent nature reserve of diverse habitats
• Fantastic photo opportunities along the coast
• An easy and rewarding walk for all levels of fitness
• Finnish snacks and coffee/tea with seaside view

Wildlife, Seascapes, Ruins & Tranquility

Our excursion trail passes the ruins of an ancient burial cairn dating back to the Nordic bronze age, many diverse habitats, and onwards to the open sea! The second half of our walk, will be along the rolling rocks and beautiful coast where we have the perfect place for a break, overlooking the Baltic Sea. Your guide will prepare coffee/tea and some Finnish snacks to enjoy while you are free to take in the wonderful landscapes and find your peace in nature.

Every season is unique in Porkkala and seeing wildlife is a regular occurrence in the nature reserve. During the migration seasons (spring & fall), it is even possible to see great masses of birds covering the sky as they migrate. A spectacle to behold!

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

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Journey for the day

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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.


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