Best Daytrip from Helsinki: Nuuksio

When you’re travelling to Helsinki, you will be expecting a city trip, right? Markets, old buildings, the cathedral… but Helsinki has got so much more to offer. Say hello to Nuuksio.

I spent the last weekend in Helsinki to participate in the travel fair, but I had the Friday off and was invited to do a day trip with a company called Feel The Nature. I have to be honest and say that I even called my mum asking if I could just stay at the hotel because I didn’t want to go at all. I had lived in Helsinki before and seen all of it already. But then I remembered my current motto: take every chance, don’t miss out on anything, live your life. And staying behind in my bed IS NOT living my life. So I went.

And I’m so happy I did! We took a shuttle bus to Nuuksio, which is a national park. Just 20 minutes from Helsinki I definitely wasn’t expecting the lakes, the cliffs and rocks, forests, fireplaces and deepest Finnish nature. I was super tired (from the party the night before) but it only took the forest about 15 minutes to get my inner child climb up hills, sled down hills and bubbling with laughter.

nuuksio national parkAbsolute highlight of the day? The campfire. We melted snow and boiled water over the fire to make coffee, then warmed up Karelian pies (rye dough filled with rice) and cinnamon buns and enjoyed a hot juice with lingonberries in it. There are public campfire spots everywhere and even the wood is in a hut, waiting to be used. And all this right by the city. If you’re ever in Helsinki, don’t miss out on Nuuksio. Or Seurasaari, a much smaller island but even closer to the center. The nature experience you get is wonderful!

What does this teach me? Never say no. Always say yes. You think you’ve seen it all? Well, let me just say, you haven’t. And even if you have, go. I got to bond with the amazing people of the trip. Silvia, Henriikka and I had lots of fun taking photos of each other and David (once again) gave me incredible tips regarding social media, and he also took the shots of me in this post.

And now, see for yourself how beautiful the day was!

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  1. Eleonore Buffet
    02/02/2017 / 17:09

    You are such a bundle of joy and you make the inner child in every work bo0gged down adult glow again

  2. Marlena
    02/02/2017 / 13:33

    Das sieht so toll aus 😍
    Wie ein #winterwonderland und auch für die Bilder muss man dich sehr loben, sehr schön 😉👌🏾
    Wieder ein Schritt, der dir hilft deine Träume zu verwirklichen, von denen du vielleicht noch nichts weißt! Sag niemals nein zu Erlebnissen und Abenteuern☺️
    Und du kannst dir gar nicht vorstellen wie neidisch ich auf diese finnischen Zimtbrötchen bin…Und dann auch noch warm…OMG😍😍😍
    Helsinki wandert und wandert immer weiter nach oben auf der Bucketlist☺️
    Liebe Grüße und gute Genesung,
    Marlena
    #snapchatfam #IGlivefam #heartbreaktalk

    • Marlena
      02/02/2017 / 13:35

      Achja und diese Mütze ist ja ganz bezaubernd 😍 So süß🙈

  3. adly amirull
    26/01/2017 / 21:09

    good point

  4. 26/01/2017 / 16:57

    Wow absolutely beautiful! I’m in love! 😍 I had the same experience “I’m not going I’ve seen it all” and then you always discover something new or have a different perspective on something 🙌 Now I’m always #teamGO hahaha
    The photography on this post is stunning! And how cute are you?! 🐻 (in the picture with the cap and the pompoms)
    Kisses, Sara
    PS – cannot wait for Bali posts!

  5. Bernarda
    26/01/2017 / 15:21

    Always say yes to adventures! I really love your travel posts. I think I learned more from you than my books in school. Experience this things is so incredible. 😁 Nature is our meditation. You can’t feel bad outside. And you can’t feel bad for living your dream. Can’t wait to travel more. And your blogsake me even more excited!

    • Bernarda
      26/01/2017 / 15:24

      And photos are so beautifuuuul 😍😍😍😍