We recommend Haukankierros (3.7 km, 2-3 hours) and Korpinkierros (7.2 km, 4-5 hours). For a short and easy hike, try Punarinnankierros (1 km, 1 hour). If you're in a wheelchair or if you're exploring with a toddler, you can do Maahisenkierros, which is accessible for prams, pushchairs and wheelchairs when assisted. Starting from Haltia, it's a 2 km long and ends in a nice lookout point. Note that is not accessible by wheelchair during the snowy season.
In the national park, you can only camp at marked campsites. There are twelve free camping sites, nine of which feature a campfire site, firewood shelter with an axe, and a dry toilet. Our top picks are Holma-Saarijärvi (2 campsites on a cool little island), Isoholma, and Vääräjärvi. For a hassle-free and unique experience, check out the Tentsile Experience Camp.
Nuuksio is often a bit crowded on summer and fall weekends. Most people go to lake Haukkalampi, since many trails start from there. To avoid the crowds, you have a few options.
1. Don't go to Haukkalampi. For example, you can do Korpinkierros trail, but start from Siikajärvi instead of Haukkalampi (take a bus to Siikajärvi instead of Haltia).
2. If you're feeling adventurous and can navigate with a map, there are unmarked trails in the northern and eastern parts of Nuuksio. For example, you can start your hike from Haltia and go to the area around lake Vääräjärvi.
It's best to have plenty of water before arriving, but there's a water tap at the Haukkalampi Guide Hut. You can also purchase water at Haltia Nature Centre.
Yes. There are dry toilets at every campfire site, camping site, cooking shelter and lean-to shelter – and next to Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut and lake Kattila. You can also find bathrooms in Haltia Nature Centre.
We recommend exploring the national park and ending your trip in Haltia, where you can check out the exhibitions and have a meal or drink at the restaurant – the restaurant has some of the best views around the Helsinki region.