TOP 5 Day Trip Destinations around Helsinki
Best Sightseeing locations for Short day trips close to helsinki
Nuuksio National Park - Lot of clean air, trees and rocks covered with lichen and moss blankets, spruces with hanging moss. More than 100 blue lakes, where you can swim. Lot of trails for shorter and longer day trips. Wonderful possibilities for hiking in summer and snowshoeing in winter. Nuuksio National Park is the most visited and one of the most beautiful national parks in all Finland. Also, famous Finnish Nature Center Haltia is located in Nuuksio.
Porvoo is one of the six medieval towns in Finland and is located about 50km east from Helsinki. Porvoo Old town has narrow cobblestone streets surrounded by colorful historical wooden buildings. Historical Porvoo is also a place, where you can visit many picturesque small shops, flea markets and charming cafés. Perfect place for a day trip!
Porkkalanniemi is a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland located about 50km southwest from Helsinki. The coasts of the peninsula and protected areas there are among of the most significant birds nesting areas in Finland. Therefore it is popular bird watching areas especially during spring migration as the arctic geese and other waterfowl are on their migratory journey. Rocky coastline of Porkkala is a wonderful day trip destination, where you can enjoy the tranquil beauty of these unique scenery.
Sipoonkorpi National Park is located only about 25km north east from the center of Helsinki. There you can see forest landscapes and enjoy the peace of nature and take a breath of truly clean air. Kuusijärvi outdoor recreational center is located just next to Sipoonkorpi. There you can find by summertime a large sandy beach and by wintertime supreme ice swimming possibilities. Kuusijärvi have many traditional Finnish saunas and is famous especially their public smoke saunas.
Lake Tuusula and Ainola - the home museum of Jean Sibelius are located about 40km north from Helsinki. Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), Finland's greatest composer, and also many other masters of art, music and literature have lived next to this natural beauty of Lake Tuusula. You can shop along the Lake Tuusula Shore Road in an old barn, at a former ironworks, in modern factory outlets and in the workshops of local artisans.