Allas Sea Pools, Helsinki city centre - Photo credit: Helsinki Marketing
Helsinki Urban Nature Experience
Experience Helsinki, a model city for sustainable development, staying off-the-beaten-track in a regenerating area. Discover for yourself Helsinki's amazing natural location, the sea on one side, National Park on the other and residential areas full of parks and forests, true Urban Nature.
Allas Sea Pools, Helsinki city centre - Photo credit: Helsinki Marketing
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HOW TO GET HERE – HELSINKI
Daily direct flights to Helsinki from cities around the world.
Overnight cruises from Stockholm, and multiple daily ferries from Tallinn
WHAT’S INCLUDED – AT A GLANCE
3 nights accommodation at a 1st class hotel including buffet breakfast
4 day Helsinki public transportation pass (including airport)
1 x 4 course dinner with drinks package at a sustainable local restaurant
1 activity of your choice: Private guided City Tour / Guided sea kayaking / Guided bike tour
Self-guided tour to Nuuksio National Park including entrance to Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre and “Nature on your Plate” buffet lunch at Haltia (Supplement for private guided forest tour)
Local expert advice on what to see in Helsinki region and lots of additional information – exclusively online
24 hour emergency phone service
OUR DONATION TO CHARITY
We donate 10 EUR for every person booked on this tour to the John Nurminen Foundation, a charitable organisation protecting the Baltic Sea and its cultural heritage.
Our Helsinki Urban Nature Experience is a city break package hand-crafted for you by travel professionals who know the destination inside out based on years of experience. You experience the best of urban city life in Helsinki, a cultured European capital with an amazing natural location, the sea on one side, National Park on the other and residential areas full of parks and forests, true urban nature.
Model Sustainable City
Helsinki is a model city for sustainable development, and a lot of emphasis is placed on encouraging environmentally-friendly lifestyles for its residents, including lowering consumption, recycling waste, construction projects that actively consider the natural environment, and ambitious climate aims with a goal for carbon neutrality by 2035.
The package includes a local transport pass for sustainable travel on public busses, trains, trams and boats, plus dinner in a local restaurant which places sustainability high on its agenda. Learn about local lifestyle from our experienced guides, or take an active excursion by kayak on the Baltic Seas or a bike tour along Helsinki’s well-developed cycling tracks, super-sustainable ways to experience the city from different perspectives, as is our hotel location, a little off-the-beaten-track in a regenerating area.
And to help you plan your trip in the most efficient and sustainable way our unique and exclusive Google My Map highlights our hand-picked choices form a range of sights, restaurants and cafes in and around the city.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
City centre tram, Helsinki - Photo: Alexander Baumann, Visit Finland
Personal arrival to Helsinki, Finland’s lively, cultured, and sustainable seaside capital city.
We provide a digital code so you can start your included Travel Card from the Airport, port, or rail station, and from there onwards to the hotel by tram. Transport details will be included in your pre-tour information and the tour’s exclusive Google My Map.
Start to get to know Helsinki using our tips for off-the-beaten track sights and bars and restaurants.
Overnight in Clarion Hotel Helsinki – comfortable, modern, in the regenerating docklands (see below for more details).
Sea kayaking excursion, Helsinki - Photo: Natura Viva
Helsinki “Your Way” – your choice from the following:
A private guide will show you some of the main sights but also take you to local food markets and tell about life of Finns. Tell us your interests and we’ll tailor a tour to suit you.
Alternatively, join a small group for a city tour by bike using the city’s well developed system of cycle tracks, or discover the amazing archipelago on a guided sea kayak excursion.
Dinner is booked for you at our chosen restaurant where your meal is a locally-sourced sustainable experience. Wash it down with the restaurant’s own beer selection, brewed freshly on-site.
Helsinki's archipelago - Photo: Suomen Ilmakuva
Get out into the nature today. Using our instructions this self-guided excursion takes you out of the city to Nuuksio National Park, endless walking opportunities, and a visit to Haltia, the Finnish Nature Centre and a delicious buffet lunch. Private tours there can be organised for supplementary charge.
For the remainder of the day check again our exclusive Google My Map to find something to suit your tastes – a boat trip to an archipelago island, a gin-tasting experience, a visit to Helsinki’s amazing sustainable library Oodi, and much more.
Helsinki's stunning sustainable library, Oodi - Photo: Tuomas Uusiheimo, Helsinki Marketing
Depart Helsinki today – your included travel card will get you back to the airport by tram and train.
If time allows we warmly suggest a boat trip in the archipelago – suggestions with ferry timings are included in your Google My Map.
You might want to extend your stay – there is so much to see – and we will give you the possibility to add extra nights during the Booking Process.
Hotel Base & Gallery
Open gallery (7)
Dates & Prices
TOUR DATES IN 2022
August 11, 25
PACKAGE PRICE IN EUROS
per person sharing twin/double 808 € per person in single
Extras available on this tour
375 € private guide for tour to Nuuksio National Park (cost for 1 guide, 6 hours, starting and ending at your hotel)
4 day Helsinki public transport pass (including airport train)
3 nights accommodation at Clarion Hotel, Helsinki including buffet breakfast
1 x 4 course dinner with drinks package in a sustainable local restaurant
Choice of activity for “Helsinki Your Way”- choose 1 from the list:
– Private guided City Tour with our local guide (3 hours)
– Sea kayaking experience (2½ hours)
– Bicycle tour (3 hours)
Self-guided excursion to Nuuksio National Park including entrance to Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre and “Nature on your plate” buffet lunch
Our exclusive Google My Map showing our hand-picked selection of hidden gems and sustainable tips
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Our chosen hotel base in Helsinki, Clarion Hotel Helsinki, has the city’s highest accommodation sustainability rating, having completed 20 of Helsinki city’s Sustainability criteria. Located in the regenerating docks area of Jätkäsaari, Clarion Hotel Helsinki is a bright and modern hotel, easily accessible by regular tram services. High buildings are rare in Helsinki, and there is no better view than from its rooftop bar, or indeed its top floor infinity pool. Kitchen & Table by Marcus Samuelsson provides Finnish traditional delicacies with a modern twist.
WHY BOOK WITH NORDIC PURO?
Experienced – 20 years+ experience handling tours across Scandinavia Local, on-the-spot expertise, specialists in Scandinavia tours 24 hour emergency service so in case of need, you have a local number to call Knowledgeable – First-hand up-to-the-minute knowledge of suppliers across our region Sustainable – Commitment to provide programmes with sustainable partners Donations to Charity – For every person booked we make a donation to a local sustainable charity. Constant education of our staff with local sustainable development Exclusive Information – All our tours come with a unique exclusive Google My Map access, showing you our personal tips and suggestions for range of sights, bars and restaurants