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For a great day outdoors, look no further than to Nuuksio Hawk Nest. Equipment for outdoor activities available: Canoes, SUP boards, rowing boats and Fatbikes! 

Nuuksio is the perfect destination for a day trip from Helsinki: easy and fast to reach, stunningly beautiful and full of options for outdoor activities. This forest and lake district is situated some 35 kilometers from downtown Helsinki and definitely worth a visit. A good place to start your Nuuksio experience would be Natura Viva’s Nuuksio Hawk Nest recreational center, located inside the Nuuksio National Park on the shore of the picturesque Hawk Lake. We offer many guided tours as well as rental equipment for outdoor activities. 

Opening hours 2023

Nuuksio Hawk Nest and Cafe Silva

May-June 13.05.2023-04.06.2023

Weekdays CLOSED

Saturdays 10 - 18 

Sundays 12 - 17

June-August 05.06.2023-27.08.2023
On 21-23 of August 2023, the Kuppilat kuntoon Ville Haapasalo and Pipsa Hurmerinta TV-program will be filmed in Hawk Lake area.
*(Tuesday 22nd of August 2023 Natura Viva´s Cafe and rental shop closed).

Weekdays 13 - 20

Weekends 10 - 18

August-September 28.08.2023-17.09.2023

Weekdays CLOSED

Saturdays 12 - 17 

Sundays 12 - 17

*Self-service snowshoerentals in winter time at Nuuksio Hawk Nest

Reservations for rentals and tours

You can make your reservation online or also conviniently at the Hawk Nest. All reservations, online or on location, are to be paid beforehand. Please begin by choosing the product/model you wish to rent and the rental time. You can add several products to your reservation. 

Over 24 h rentals can be booked through our office. Please contact us at info@naturaviva.fi or call +358 10 292 4030. We will gladly assist you with all inquiries.

Payment options

The online reservation can be paid with a credit or debit card (Visa credit/debit, MasterCard credit/debit, Visa Electron), with Finnish web bank connections or via PayPal. At the Hawk Nest we accept cash, debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron). If you have employee benefits from a Finnish company, we accept the following: Smartum, Edenred (Ticket), SporttiPassi, Tyky, Eazy break and Benifyn.

Open Canoes

The open canoe is most suitable for river trips and sheltered waters, and as so perfect for the often calm weather conditions at the Hawk Lake. Open canoes are paddled with a single-blade paddle and they have a lot of room for your gear. All our open canoes are equipped with an additional bench and can carry two adults and two children. 

All open canoe rentals also include canoe paddles, personified floating device (pfd) and bailer.

We also offer open canoes for rent in the Vuosaari Paddling Center, Helsinki.

SUP boards

Stand Up Paddling in Nuuksio is an unforgettable experience. This fun and trendy water sport activity will be easily uptaken on the calm Hawk Lake waters. Our highest quality SUP boards will make make your SUP session enjoyable. The boards are available in two sizes. 

All SUP board rentals also include paddle, leash ja pfd. There are also SUP board activities available at the Vuosaari Paddling Center, Helsinki.

Rowing boats

A rowing trip on a traditional Finnish rowing boat is a very relaxing way to spend the day out! Our rowing boats are light and easy to handle, and they will be able to carry three persons. Buy some foods to go from Cafe Silva at the Hawk Nest and head on to the lake for a nice summer rowing session. 

All rowing boat rentals also include oars, pfd and bailer. There are also rowing boats for rent at the Vuosaari Paddling Center, Helsinki.


Fatbikes are very well suited for the diverse terrains in the Nuuksio district. You have steep hills, thick forests and wide open grounds – surrounded by the small lakes and ponds. This makes Nuuksio the perfect location for a bike trip. Our Fatbikes come in three frame sizes and are equipped with multiple gears and fat tires, suitable for all soil types. Rent yourself a bike and start exploring the exciting surroundings of Nuuksio. 

All Fatbike rentals also include a helmet. Also check out the Fatbike activities at the Vuosaari Paddling Center, Helsinki.

Snowshoe rental in Nuuksio National Park

During the winter season we offer self-service snowshoe rental at Nuuksio Hawk Nest. We have adult snowshoes in two sizes, and also children's showshoes in two sizes. You can rent the snowshoes for a day (starting from 10 am until 10 pm) or for 24 hours. Come and experience the Finnish forest in the wintertime!

The snowshoe season is dependent on the amount of snow and thus very unpredictable. This is why we don't open our reservation calendar too far in advance, as we want to make sure the conditions are perfect for you snowshoeing adventure in Nuuksio. 

Hawk Nest and Cafe Silva, Haukkalammentie 32.