Enjoy the Finnish Nature – wonderful experiences since 1993
Situated just 45 minutes from Helsinki city centre, Kaikuva – Nuuksio Hostel & Camping was founded in 1993, making it the oldest company operating in the Nuuksio region. In addition to Kaikuva’s accommodation options, it also provides a range of nature activities in the forests and on the lakes of Nuuksio National Park.
At Nuuksio Hostel & Camping there are a number of different sized tents for guests to choose from, which come with sleeping bags, pillows, camping mattresses, some including camping beds and mosquito nets. There is an outhouse toilet and a solar-powered shower available, and guests can use the kitchen and utensils for free. In the cosy hostel there are double and single rooms available, there is a toilet and shower indoors, and guests are free to use the comfy living room and wi-fi.
At Nuuksio Hostel & Camping guests can avail of a rich continental breakfast for a 10€ surcharge, and they also offer traditional Finnish dishes for dinner in their Lapland cottage.
Kai, the owner of Nuuksio Hostel & Camping, is a tourist guide with over 20 years of experience, with a native understanding and appreciation of the best spots in Nuuksio National Park. On his guided hiking excursions, Kai will also offer expert survival and orienteering techniques, as well as explanations on the diversity of the park’s nature and wildlife. Hiking excursions can also include seasonal berry or mushroom picking, wildlife photo-tours, and even wilderness cooking.
One of the best ways to explore and experience the wild beauty of Nuuksio National Park is by canoe, and Kaikuva organises excellent guided canoe trips. There are 8 canoes available, each accommodating two people at one time and guests will be driven to the best spots where you can begin your paddling excursion.
Kaikuva also provides guests with the opportunity to spend some time fishing. You can rent a rod and line, or take a guided trip where you will be taught to fish, and should you catch something, you’ll prepare the fish for cooking. For the more experienced angler, Kaikuva can also arrange fly-fishing trips to nearby Karkkila to try for trout. Fishing trips can be combined with canoeing trips.
Nuuksio is the great place for company retreats, and Kaikuva offers complete packages of activities that are perfect for team building or simply as a break from the usual work routine. At the end of the day the group retires to our Lappish hut where they can enjoy traditional Finnish homemade dinner. There are also traditional Finnish sauna experiences available.