Guided Walk into the taiga forests
There is a positive relationship between the exposure to forests and the mental, physical and social well-being. Studies have shown that even 20 minutes’ stay in a forest helps to recover from stress and increase positive emotions.
Shinrin-yoku in Japanese and metsäkylpy in Finnish mean ‘forest bathing’. It describes well the experience one can have in a forest. All your senses take part in forest bathing.
While walking in the Boreal Taiga Forests we will observe the interesting life of the forests. Your guide is a professional expert of nature who is able to explain details about the forest habitats, forest species and their life, including secrets behind the scenes. Come and take your refreshing dose of nature!
- Starting point of the walk to be confirmed when you have booked your trip. At request, we can pick you up from the railway station of Kirkkonummi.
- Guided Walk is normally for 1-4 persons. But do not hesitate to ask walks for bigger group as well.
What do I need with me?
Clothing suitable to weather.
Hiking shoes (or similar).
Own water bottle (at least during the summer). The tap water in Finland is drinkable.
Please make sure you have a valid travel insurance.
Please check with us.
frequently asked questions
- How do I pay the forest walk? At spot with a card.
In the forests of Porkkala peninsula…
The forests of Porkkala Peninsula are a popular place for recreational activities. We take our clients often here. The road to the Peninsula is a winding, narrow, charming old road, known already from mid-1600, taking you closer and closer to the Baltic Sea, through the forests. The forests in the tip of the Peninsula are the most special and oldest ones. You will notice the amount of mosses and lichens on the ground and the warped treetops of the old Pines. This is a place to find Boreal Taiga Forests, a priority habitat type in Europe, and fascinating local cultural history.
Potential Observations of animals during the Forest walk..
White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) or a Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) are the most likely mammals that you can see in the forests. If you are lucky, you may see also an elk (Alces alces). Little Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus) may well come and greet us!
In any case, the tracks and sounds that we will see and hear will open up more about the secretive habitants of the forest.
Let’s plan a nature trip to you!