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Try out snowshoeing in Nuuksio, near Helsinki metropolitan area. Rent snowshoes and explore the Finnish nature. Get your snowshoes from Natura Viva.

Snowshoeing is a fun way to explore the Nuuksio National Park during the winter season. What could be more fun than to tie the snowshoes around your own winter shoes, to pack some snacks and drinks in the backpack and to head into the winter nature – the Finnish forest during the peak winter may be one of the most beautiful and tranquil places on earth.

Snowshoeing is a laid-back outdoor activity, and it is suitable for all, regardless of physical fitness. You can make your snowshoeing trek as easy or as demanding as you want, by adjusting the pace and choosing the right kind of track: steep hills and a busy pace for good cardio, even terrain and relaxed pace for casual walks. The snowshoes will ”float” on the snow, and we claim it sure is a joy to walk on snow with this equipment.

Snow also shapes the nature and its forms: steeper hills become less steep, uneven terrain will become more easy to access, and generally hiking on snow will be much more enjoyable when wearing snowshoes.

There are numerous nature sights and campfire sites within a walking distance from Natura Viva’s Nuuksio hub, the Hawk Nest recreational center. It is an enjoyable feeling to hike to a campfire site: sit down, pour yourself a cup of hot coffee and observe the tranquility of the winter forest. For instance, the Haukanholma campfire site and Mustalampi campifre site are well within a short walk.

What to consider

Only a short trip from the Helsinki metropolitan area, Nuuksio National Park is the optimal area for snowshoeing near Helsinki. There are numerous marked tracks which to follow, but you may as well create your own trek and wander off the beaten paths. We recommend carrying a compass, wearing warm outdoor clothing and taking enough snacks and water with you on your self-guided snowshoeing trip.

Read more about our self-service snowshoe rentals.

As snowshoeing is a weather-dependent activity and snow conditions may vary even within short time-frames, check out the availability and opening hours of the snowshoe rentals beforehand.