Taiga Times

Day trips from Helsinki into the Finnish wilderness

Taiga Times organizes exclusive day trips from Helsinki into the Finnish wilderness all-year around. Our hand-picked destinations are considered ”off the beaten path” giving you the opportunity to see the wild side of Finland.

Finland it’s known for its nature and we are here to make it easy and safe for travellers to explore Finnish nature. We will provide you an authentic nature experience with professional guidance.

We specialize in full-service day trips for small groups which are open to the public or available as private. For us it is important that every customer will get a personal connection with the guide and feel safe, that’s why our group sizes are a maximum of 8 persons.

We offer full day excursions to Liesjärvi National Park (7 hours), which is located outside of the capital city area where the pure and peaceful nature shows its beauty. It is hidden gem of Southern Finland and one of the Finland’s oldest national park with dense forest and pristine lakes. These excursions run all-year around and the theme of the trip will change during each season; ranging from fresh spring day hikes, summer foraging for berries, peaceful walks through autumn colours, and snowshoeing for beginners and many more. Every excursion takes place in the national park and includes an authentic Finnish-style lunch with coffee/tea over the campfire!

We also have shorter, half day excursions to Porkkala peninsula (4 hours) which is part of the Finnish archipelago. It’s breathtaking scenery and diverse forest are filled with wildlife and history. This half day trip takes place on beautiful nature trails and includes a picnic style lunch with a dramatic seaside view. This excursion is available from April to November, we also arrange evening excursions during the summer, where you get to experience one of Finland’s natural wonders: the midnight sun.

In addition to our day excursions we offer a relaxing and authentic smoke sauna experience.  Sauna is a strong part of Finnish culture and a must-do while you are in Finland. We will take you to a public smoke sauna which lies within Sipoonkorpi National Park, which is on a pristine lake where you can swim all-year around. This trip takes 2-3 hours and is a perfect end for the day, leaving you feel relaxed and recharged.

If you have a layover in Helsinki-Vantaa airport, you still have the chance to see Finnish nature with us. We arrange stopover trips to Lake Tuusula which is a short drive from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. This is perfect for those who have a 5+ hours layover and would like to relax in nature.

All of our excursions have round-trip transportation and lunch included (except sauna experience, no lunch is needed). You will need only comfortable walking shoes and we will take care of the rest. Most of all, they are easy to join and will be led by a professional wilderness guide with knowledge of the surrounding area and all of the required gear to make your experience safe and memorable! Let’s discover nature together!