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Archipelago Excursion

By Taiga Times
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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Discover our wild archipelago where the forest meets the sea. Join us to experience a unique side of Finland, the quiet nature side. A walk in this nature reserve highlights why Finland is one of the best outdoor destinations. Highlights: • A magnificent nature reserve with diverse habitats • Fantastic photo opportunities along the coast • An easy and rewarding walk for all levels of fitness • Prepared lunch and coffee/tea with seaside view Our excursion trail passes the ruins of an ancient burial cairn dating back to the Nordic bronze age, many diverse habitats, and onwards to the open sea! Every season is unique in Porkkala and seeing wildlife is a regular occurrence in the nature reserve. Walking along the rolling rocks and beautiful coast, where we have the perfect place for a break, overlooking the Baltic Sea. Your guide will prepare coffee/tea and some Finnish snacks to enjoy while you are free to take in the wonderful landscapes and find your peace in nature.
from
€109.00
per adult
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€109.00
per adult

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Ages 7-99, max of 8 per group
Duration:4h 30m
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Raincoat
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
What's not included
  • As we are sustainable company we don't provide plastic bottles for guests, but we highly recommend you to take your own water bottle with you.


Departure details
  • Mannerheiminaukio 1h, 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 178122P6

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Archipelago Excursion?
Archipelago Excursion price starts from €111.00. Discover and book Archipelago Excursion on Tripadvisor
What is the Archipelago Excursion cancellation policy?
Archipelago Excursion cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Archipelago Excursion on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Archipelago Excursion?
Archipelago Excursion is hosted by Taiga Times. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Taiga Times on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Archipelago Excursion on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 178122P6

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mannerheiminaukio 1h
    Mannerheiminaukio 1h, 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.
    See address & details
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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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About the operator

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Samminett51
Samminett51
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Our highlight of Finland
This has definitely been the highlight of our trip. If you have a few days to spend in Helsinki this is a must as i
joshminett
joshminett
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Amazing experience!
We both absolutely loved our afternoon out. Jeff was really knowledgeable and friendly and good to chat to! The sce
Englandhm8
Englandhm8
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Excellent day out
Fantastic day out, despite the poor weather, which no one noticed. What a beautiful, peaceful place. Jeff was an ex
Nelson2828
Nelson2828
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Peaceful forest walk
Walking through the peaceful forest picking wild blueberries and Chantrelle mushrooms which we later sauteed and at
Hannah29992
Hannah29992
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Wonderful time
I had a great time! Jeff was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. I learnt a lot more about the plants/berries/
MilwaukeeT
MilwaukeeT
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Delightful Nature Walk
Our guide, Jeff could not have been more informative, friendly and good natured - taking our party on a beautiful
Rana2shaheen
Rana2shaheen
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Amazing forest experience
I was so happy I signed up for this forest hike and having had Jeff, with his great energy and knowledge as our gu
JoeyJukes
JoeyJukes
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Excellent experience, a must-do while in Finland
This tour was wonderful, it was the highlight of my trip to Finland! We started with a hike through the national pa
Annecostacase
Annecostacase
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A Magical Mushroom Experience
Not that kind of magical mushroom experience, but a fun, beautiful excursion to the backwoods of Finland. This is a
alexanderT4450EM
alexanderT4450EM
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Authentic Finnish Hike
The trip was a dive into the Finnish nature that I will never forget. Jeff was very knowledgeable yet humble. He ex
Christasciberras
Christasciberras
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Lovely experience!
Loved this tour! The only real downside was that it came to an end :) It was really nice to enjoy a guided tour of
kuroiyy
kuroiyy
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A whimsical forest walk in search of mushrooms.
This is a must do when visiting Finland! Jeff, the guide, is super chill and knowledgable on Finnish nature. We lea
948isabele
948isabele
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We found porcini mushrooms!
Getting to know the area with the comforting feeling of having a local around guiding us and telling us interesting
Peggy T
Peggy T
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Down to earth - stress free Porvoo Old Town
I had a 10 hour layover at Helsinki Airport thus took the golden opportunity to explore its train services and also
Bradley S
Bradley S
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Foraging made fun!
We had a great time exploring a Finnish forest and hunting for mushrooms. We scored a bounty of chanterelles and a
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Kelly B
4 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Loved this half-day, small group trip out of the city for an easy hike through beautiful rocky terrain to the water. Jeff is a wonderful and enthusiastic guide and I enjoyed his sharing of local information and customs. Lunch was a treat as well, and liked having some free time to go birding while lunch was being prepared.
Written 5 July 2022
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taigatimes
Hi Kelly, Thanks for your review! And thank you for the great day, it is always a pleasure to have a guest who shares the same enthusiasm towards the great outdoors!! Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 7 July 2022
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Stephen L
Doha, Qatar13 contributions
Aug 2022
Highly recommend this excursion from Helsinki to Porkkala nature reserve - a first experience of a trip with Taiga Times. It involved a fairly gentle hike through the woodland of this nature reserve, down to the beautiful shoreline with views over the archipelago where we enjoyed a lovely Finnish lunch of chanterelle soup, rye bread, berries, etc. Our guide, Jeff, was an engaging and knowledgeable host, offering plenty of interesting information from his study to be a wilderness guide in Finland about the natural environment in which we found ourselves - we spotted all sorts of flora and fauna that we would not otherwise have seen, including (briefly) an adder basking in the sun (a real highlight). All in all, an excellent tour. Jeff and Kiia also really helped us with fitting the tour in before a late afternoon flight - we were very appreciative of this.
Written 23 August 2022
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taigatimes
Hi Stephen, Thank you so much for you review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. :) Kind regards, Kiia / Taiga Times
Written 25 August 2022
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Mark Robotham
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
If I could’ve given six stars for this trip, then I would’ve done! Jeff (the guide) demonstrated excellent knowledge of Finland itself, as well as the surrounding areas. He engaged with group throughout the trip & made the whole experience really enjoyable. If you ever get the chance to go in this trip, you should absolutely do it! Congratulations Jeff! & to your Girlfriend. You really do have something awesome here 🙌🏻
Written 9 March 2022
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taigatimes
Hey Mark, Thanks so much for your review! It was a pleasure to meet you both and I really appreciate the kind words. Thanks again! Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 14 March 2022
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TravelBuddy411
Washington DC, DC43 contributions
Oct 2021
This was just the nature break I was looking for. I am not an experienced hiker but had an amazing time on this morning walk. Jeff picked us up right on time and was even able to accommodate vegan lunches on short notice. He was kind and engaging throughout the day and by the end of it we felt refreshed and that we had learned a lot of new things about Finland. It's an easy hike with great views--definitely worth it!
Written 19 October 2021
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taigatimes
Thanks so much for the review! and thank you for the great day, I am really happy to hear you enjoyed it! it was great to have you both with us! Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 22 October 2021
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Maria A
Sofia, Bulgaria3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
The tour is really good if you rely on somebody local to show you places with hard access. Jeff has made everything easy for us, he is a good guide, even the food was prepared and the plates were arranged with care. We highly recommend Taiga Times for your next experience!
Written 30 August 2022
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taigatimes
Hi Maria, Thank you so much for your review and recommendation! :) Kind regards, Kiia / Taiga Times
Written 31 August 2022
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Cristina E
Reggio Emilia, Italy1 contribution
Aug 2022
Recommend this trip 100% - Jeff is such a friendly, informative guide and the walk is easy and relaxed. The location is stunning: after a nice walk trough the forest we had lunch on the rocks by the sea, Jeff cooked for us and everything was perfect. So different from the usual tours, really had a great time even if I'm not the fittest hiker. Thank you Jeff, wish you all the best!
Written 21 August 2022
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taigatimes
Hi there, thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. :) Kind regards, Kiia / Taiga Times
Written 22 August 2022
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Sari A
3 contributions
As swiss, this was my first time in finland. And I booked some hikes with tiaga tour. It was a blast. Jeff was friendly, helpfull and always trying his best to see if you are confortable and if you enjoy the tour. While this tour is short compared to the other that tiaga tour propose, you still get many great photos, and flavourfull discovery. The meal are simple but typical and really good !
You also get many informations on plants and wild life. And you get to taste safely the products of the forest.
Also jeff is always answering your questions whether you hve a few of them or 3000 (like me). Always a nice smile on his face and cheerfull.
You will not waste your money with this tour.
Written 2 November 2021
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You're the best and thanks again Sari. I could not have asked for a better companion for three days! Until the next time, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 10 November 2021
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Charlie H
1 contribution
The trip could have been advertised better. We walked around 2/3Km, so this is not a trip for those interesting in aerobic walking. The clue is in “suitable for all fitness types”. It is also very pricey.

To be fair, the guide was very knowledgable and friendly. The food (soup, bread, and a pudding) was tasty.
Written 17 August 2022
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taigatimes
Hi Charlie, Thanks for your review and we appreciate your feedback. As every group is unique - finding the perfect balance for everyone is always our highest priority. We are sorry to hear that this tour did not meet your expectations as we always strive to offer the highest quality nature experiences from Helsinki. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and we hope you enjoyed your time in Finnish nature nevertheless. Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 18 August 2022
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Lucie
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
We had such a great time on this excursion with Jeff, he is extremely knowledgable and took us through stunning Finnish countryside we wouldn't otherwise have seen. Lunch was delicious and authentic. Can't recommend enough and would absolutely book with Taiga Times again!!
Written 4 June 2022
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Hi Lucie, Thanks so much for your review! And thank you for the kind words it was a pleasure to meet you both and I am happy to hear you enjoyed the nature and the food! Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 6 June 2022
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Sharjeel S
1 contribution
Beautiful nature, convenient transport, perfect weather, forest berries rocks sea deers .. seen it all in few hours and concluded with a colorful lunch on a wooden dining table accompanied by tea and sweets .. It was very well planned trip, everyone should give it a try
Written 5 August 2022
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taigatimes
Hi Sharjeel, Thank you so much for your review - we are glad that you enjoyed the day! Kind regards, Kiia / Taiga Times
Written 7 August 2022
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