Spring fever in the Wilderness“Thank you Jeff for making it once in a life time experience through one of the Finland's oldest National Park. what a beautiful way to spend your day in the forest with absolute silence and enjoy the Finnish style Lunch, what more you can ask for.... I highly recommend Taiga Times.” - Somesh
Duration: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Level of difficulty: Easy
Language: English & Finnish
Group size: Up to 8 persons
Included: Transportation, Professional guide, Finnish-style lunch and coffee
Availability: April - May
Gear needed: Walking shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, a water bottle
Price: 145 € per person
Booking calendar below.
See the forest awake as new plants bloom and wildlife returns to its spring habitat
Spring fever is here! The winters in Finland are dark and cold so it is no wonder that when spring finally arrives, we are spending as much time as possible outdoors.
During this guided tour you will be able to breath and feel fresh spring air settling in after a long winter and see the forest awaken as new plants bloom and wildlife returns to its spring habitat.
This spring walk offers many interesting topics to experience and learn about from the migrations of birds, open-fire cooking, natural medicines and foods which are readily available from the forest such as spruce tips. Yum!
Join us on this authentic nature experience in one of Finland’s oldest national parks: LiesjärviThis day trip starts from Helsinki and we will take you to Liesjärvi national park. It is one of Finland's oldest national park with a breathtaking landscape left carved by glaciers and shrouded by old growth forest which still thrives today.
• Experience some of the purest air in the world
• Forest returning to life and blossoming spring flowers
• Wildlife waking up and migrations of birds returning to Finland
• Traditional Finnish-style lunch and coffee by the campfire
Journey for the day
From Start to Finish: Your Journey for the DayOn this day trip we spend approximately 4.5 hours within the national park. With transportation the total length of this nature tour is 7 hours.
An ancient ridge wild with tall pines and birchOnce we have arrived at Liesjärvi National Park, the group will begin their walk through one of the parks main attractions; an ancient ridge or “esker” created during the last ice age which now grows wild with tall pines and birch trees. On each side of the ridge lays two fresh water lakes. Your guide will be able to provide details about the forest and wildlife specific to Finland. The small group size offers an intimate experience in nature and allows your guide to attend to individual questions and needs.
Open-fire cooking and good company by the lakeAfter one hour of walking, we will arrive at a beautiful lakeside campfire. While your guide starts the fire and begins to prepare a traditional Finnish-style dinner and campfire coffee, there will be plenty of time to take photos, explore, converse, and enjoy the tranquility of Finland’s Taiga forest.
Let’s continue to explore the beauty of LiesjärviAfter lunch we will continue to explore the beauty of Liesjärvi looking for the many different wonders nature has to offer. Walking for about one hour, the group will make their way back to the starting point, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated from this wonderful experience in the woods.
If you would like to have this trip as a private tour or booking with less than 16 hours before the start time, please contact us here.