Summer day in the wilderness

“From the time Jeff picked us up from our hotel I knew it would be a great day he is so friendly, knowledgeable about Finland and the area he took us was amazing. A great lunch packed in true Finnish style was included. Highly recommended 5 stars.” - Tony

Escape the sounds of the city for a day

This day trip starts from Helsinki and takes you to the heart of Liesjärvi national park. Take a break from the city and retreat to the forest with Taiga Times.

The benefits of the forest are endless: spending time in nature can have a significant effect on our health from; relieving stress to improving blood pressure as well as boosting mental health and decreasing the risk of serious illnesses.

Explore the winding trails of an esker, pick wild berries, and lose yourself in the natural wonders of the forest
Summer time offers the most opportunity to day hikers in terms of plants and wildlife. Throughout our hike there will be many natural points of interests including wildflowers, berries, mushrooms, and even wildlife. Our trail will lead us over the parks main attraction, the Kyynäräharju Esker. A low winding trail between two blue lakes and continues into the iconic and magical old-growth forests of Liesjärvi national park.

During this guided tour you will be using all five senses. The forests aroma, the contrasts of colours within the forest, the silence and the wildlife that breaks it, the feeling of the undisturbed forest floor beneath our feet, and a taste of Finnish cuisine cooked over an open-fire.

We are here to give you an authentic nature experience in one of Finland's oldest national parks. We consider Liesjärvi to be a hidden gem in Southern Finland and we want to share this extraordinary place with fellow nature enthusiasts from around the world.


• Experience some of the cleanest air in the world
• Relaxing and peaceful walk through the Finnish wilderness
• Test your senses and feel the benefits of the forest
• Finnish-style lunch and coffee by the campfire

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.

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  • guide and a guest learning to do a bird sound
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  • Aerial view of liesjarvi

Journey for the day

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From Start to Finish: Your Journey for the Day

On 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.

Discovering Nature Together
Once we have arrived at Liesjärvi National Park, the group will embark on their first leg of the journey: A winding forest trail peppered with wild herbs and summer flowers. As we make our way between lakes and forests your guide will be able to provide details about the surroundings and wildlife specific to Finland.

Open-fire cooking and Finnish style coffee
As we follow our guide along a pristine trail, we will make our way to a scenic lunch spot by the lake. Time to start the fire and begin the cooking! During our lunch break we will be in the perfect area for scenic photo opportunities, exploring the beautiful surroundings, “forest bathing”, conversing, and enjoying the tranquility of the Taiga forest.

Unplug & Recharge in nature
After our lunch break, we will continue to explore the natural beauty of Liesjärvi while walking roughly one hour making our way back to the starting point. We will drop you off in central Helsinki feeling refreshed and fully charged from this wonderful nature experience.