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Magical Taiga Forest Hike with Lunch and Transportation provided by Taiga Times

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Magical Taiga Forest Hike with Lunch and Transportation

Magical Taiga Forest Hike with Lunch and Transportation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    7h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Feel the lure of the wilderness in the magnificent Liesjärvi National Park. This adventurous excursion includes the national park's most stunning locations and a delicious Finnish-style lunch cooked by a lake! Walk peacefully into the wilderness to connect with nature and experience true silence like never before. This full-day excursion is the perfect way to relax and immerse yourself in the magic of the Taiga forest. Highlights: • Experience pristine nature in a wild and off-the-beaten-path national park • Look, listen, breathe, and feel the magic of the forest • Learn about local plants and wildlife from a professional guide • Enjoy a Finnish-style dining experience by a lake No matter what time of year you visit, every season offers a unique perspective into the Taiga forest. Spring with its crisp blue skies and icy lakes. Summer's juicy blueberries and lush green forests. Autumns wild mushrooms and earthly hues shroud the forest. Join our "Winter Wonderland Hike" in winter!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 178122P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Finnish-style lunch over the campfire.
  • Authentic Finnish-style campfire coffee, or as we like to call it "nokipannukahvi".
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Raincoat
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • As we are sustainable company we don't offer plastic bottles, please bring your own water bottle with you.
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Mannerheiminaukio 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland The meeting point for this trip will be at the bus stop in front of Kiasma (Museum of Contemporary Art). The stop is about 65 steps from the museum entrance and approximately 500 meters from Helsinki Central Railway station.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Finnish-style lunch over the campfire.
  • Authentic Finnish-style campfire coffee, or as we like to call it "nokipannukahvi".
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Raincoat
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • As we are sustainable company we don't offer plastic bottles, please bring your own water bottle with you.
Departure details
  • Mannerheiminaukio 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland The meeting point for this trip will be at the bus stop in front of Kiasma (Museum of Contemporary Art). The stop is about 65 steps from the museum entrance and approximately 500 meters from Helsinki Central Railway station.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mannerheiminaukio 1
    Mannerheiminaukio 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
    The meeting point for this trip will be at the bus stop in front of Kiasma (Museum of Contemporary Art). The stop is about 65 steps from the museum entrance and approximately 500 meters from Helsinki Central Railway station.
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    Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
    Stop: 10 minutes
    This is the meeting point for this trip. It will be at the bus-stop in front of Kiasma (Museum of Contemporary Art). The stop is about 65 steps from the museum entrance and approximately 500 meters from Helsinki Central Railway station.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Rosa S
Paris, France2 contributions
Nov 2021
I was travelling alone in Helsinki for few days and booked this tour so to get to visit at least one natural park and get some fresh air outside the city. I must say it was a great decision !
First, Jeff is a very prepared guide, attentive and friendly. He explained loads of stuff along the way about berries, trees, animals, mushrooms, and Finnish habits, so that I could learn more about Finnish nature and culture! He also provides you with some equipment if you need it and, just in case you have more time, he also organizes longer tours!
Second, the salmon soup he prepared was just so good. Since I did the tour in November, we ate it in the wooden house with the fireplace (very recomforting considering the cold and the rain), but in summer you will be able to taste it outside.
Third, I was travelling in November, it was raining A LOT and it was supposed to rain the whole day, nevertheless the tour was maintained which was great! Also, there were no other people, so I got an exclusive tour for myself :D
To conclude, if you are wondering whether it is worth to go in winter (even in November and without any snow), I can definitely tell you that the beauty of the Finnish forest is always worth a tour … I attach some pics to show you 😉
Written 5 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Rosa! Thank you for your review and thank you so much for the kind words! It was so great to have you with us and I am really happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Finnish nature. All the best, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 6 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Henna
4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We had an awesome day in Liesjärvi National Park with our whole family and our dogs and of course super nice host couple Kia and Jeff.

The scenery was amazing, we enjoyed walking with our dogs and some of us even dared to take a dip in the lake.

The lunch Kia and Jeff made was delicious.

If you are wondering what to do with your family, friends or just by yourself, we all highly recomend to join trips that Kia and Jeff offers. You’re not gonna be dissapointed!
Written 12 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
taigatimes
Hi, thank you for your review! It was pleasure to have you with us. :) Kind regards, Kiia / Taiga Times
Written 14 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sari A
3 contributions
On this visit we were transported to a big national park coming straight from fantasy.
The forest was lucious and full of life. While we didn't see any deer (which is normal) we saw the fearsome colony of ants, that try to fire at you if you come too close, few birds, and a lot of trees.

While walking, jeff (the guide) was always giving informations on every bird, plants, moss and especialy mushrooms. We saw some living experimental patch of forest and the reason behind it.
We came into contact with many mushrooms : the commonly eaten one(chanterelles), some funny looking and some presumed to have a medicinal effects.

Jeff also cooked us an awesome smoked salmon soup, which was to die for... Just for that it was worth the trip and money.

And as we were walking too fast, we finished the tour earlier. Instead of driving us back, jeff showed us an other little lac which was as gorgeous as the first forest.

All the while, jeff was always answering any questions, with a big smile, and cheerfull. He does provide you with great tips to travel in and around helsinki and sight to see.

To be honest, this tour was great, and the guide is a delight. You will not waste your money and even be happier at the end of the tour.

Thanks Jeff!
Written 2 November 2021
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Thanks again Sari! Glad to hear you enjoyed the salmon soup et all! Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 10 November 2021
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Gabriela D
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Fantastic trip! The day was very well planned and organised by our guide Jeff and we had a great time. The national park was fantastic this time of the year with some snow still on the ground but sunny and warm enough.
Great food and conversation too. Strongly recommend.
Written 22 April 2022
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taigatimes
Hi Gabriela, Thank you so much for your review! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and I am very happy to hear you enjoyed the day. Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 25 April 2022
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N.I.P
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
A well organized day trip to a beautiful and authentic national park. I had a tight schedule so thanks for the quick response.
+ Easy to move from Helsinki
+ Free WiFi in the transportation
+ Lunch kept me feeling satisfied and it was local
+ A lot to see
+ The tour guide was pleasant, brought his own knowledge and personal anecdotes to the tour
- Light roast coffee
Definitely I’m gonna use this service again when I need a genuine life experience!
Written 1 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
taigatimes
Hi, Thank you for your review! We are glad that you had a positive experience. Hopefully we will see you again! :) Kind regards, Kiia / Taiga Times
Written 2 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

niiloker
1 contribution
Aug 2019
I could't be more happy of how our Taiga Times trip went. Their transport was clean and very comfortable. Jeff, our guide was just the most kind and knowledgeable person. First of all, the scenery during the trip was so versatile and the nature was amazing. Even for me, a Finnish person, it was a gem of a place to visit with Taiga Times.We did have a little surprise with the rain, but they provided us with rain coats so we were able to continue the trip without getting wet!

This is a great trip for small groups, a family or individuals!

PS: The salmon soup was sooooo good!
Written 15 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
taigatimes
Hi Niilo, thank you for your review! Happy to hear that you had good time with us. :) Kind Regards, Kiia / Taiga Times
Written 16 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Heidi S
3 contributions
Aug 2019
We went on a summerday in the wilderness trip and enjoyed ourselves very much.

We left from Helsinki at 9 am in the morning and headed towards Liesjärvi national park. We were happily surprised that the car had a WiFi connection.

After relaxing walk in the nature we had a lunch by the beautiful lake scenery. We had coffee and domino cookies for dessert and although blueberry picking weren't a part of our trip we found some blueberries on the way back to the car.

The guide was easy to approach and clearly a professional.
Written 15 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
taigatimes
Hi Heidi, thank you for your review! Happy to hear that you had a good experience with us. Hopefully we will see you again! :) Kind regards, Kiia / Taiga Times
Written 15 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James D
Naples, Italy53 contributions
A wonderful chance to see and experience the Finnish back country. My guides both experienced guides were knowledgeable and even help me with a basic Finnish lession!
Written 13 May 2022
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taigatimes
Hi James, Thank you so much for your reviw! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 15 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisa
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
A really cool trip with an even cooler Guide! The park itself was stunning and luckily the weather was great, too. The salmon-soup was really tasty and home-made. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Written 21 October 2021
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taigatimes
Hi there, Thanks so much for the review! and Thank you for the kind words, it was a pleasure to spend the day with you! Enjoy your time in Finland Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 22 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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monikmarquez
monikmarquez
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Amazing!!!
Great experience with a personalised guide, it was definitely the highlight of our Helsinki trip. We walk through
Michelle B
Michelle B
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Love this excursion!!
This excursion was the highlight of our trip to Finland! Jeff was a fabulous guide. He taught us a lot about the pe
vs_states
vs_states
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Simply wonderful! Must do!
An amazing experience! The guide had a very contagious enthusiasm for nature and the outdoors. He was super kind an
Zack R
Zack R
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Amazing unique experience!
I had an amazing time going around Liesjärvi national park with Jeff. I only made the decision to book this trip th
chriscaro23
chriscaro23
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Great experience in Finnish wilderness
Jeff is a wonderful guide ! Wonderful day in the Liesjärvi national park. We really enjoyed hiking in the park and
connory622
connory622
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Excellent day trip out of Helsinki
This is the best guided tour I’ve gone on! Jeff is a fantastic guide and knows so much about the Finish nature! Yo
MarkRobotham1987
MarkRobotham1987
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Magic in the woods
If I could’ve given six stars for this trip, then I would’ve done! Jeff (the guide) demonstrated excellent knowledg
L6639RPhannahb
L6639RPhannahb
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Great trip from start to finish!
Jeff was a great guide, super friendly and engaging. He shared some great knowledge with us and we had a lovely tra
ementzva
ementzva
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The true Finnish outdoor experience
Kiia and Jeff are wonderful guides and they make the experience absolutely wonderful. They handle all the logistic
80fleurv
80fleurv
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Wonderful winter excursion
The winter archipelago excursion was a perfect way to spend the day in nature. Jeff knows a lot about the forest, a
ElisaGreen
ElisaGreen
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Finnish tradition and good moments
Jeff is a very good guide, he communicates the Finnish tradition through simple but significant things: sauna, barb
Sari A
Sari A
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Hunt the shrooms, and you'll feast like a king.
While I was supposed to have a trip on that day, the weather was forecasted to be terrible... And it was. So instea
Sari A
Sari A
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Great discovery by a cheerfull and helpfull guide(jeff)
As swiss, this was my first time in finland. And I booked some hikes with tiaga tour. It was a blast. Jeff was fri
TravelBuddy411
TravelBuddy411
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What a fun day!
This was just the nature break I was looking for. I am not an experienced hiker but had an amazing time on this mor
mkpaloma
mkpaloma
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Educational and Relaxing Hike
What a beautiful experience! Jeff was our guide and he was so knowledgable and made sure to engage with both of us.
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