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Looking for an outdoor activity in Helsinki metropolitan area? Nature Viva has a wide variety of guided day tours. Book your tour now! 

We proudly call Helsinki the nature capital of the world. In Helsinki and the surrounding metropolitan area the nature is always near, even in the Downtown district. When arriving in Helsinki on a cruise ship, by car or by air, you have the perfect opportunity to book yourself a guided nature excursion – this is the easiest and most relaxed way to get to know the beautiful Finnish nature. Whether You want to get to know the marine archipelago or the Finnish forest while in Helsinki, we provide you with the widest variety of day trips and shore excursions.

The tours will take place on our both resorts, the Vuosaari Paddling Center in Helsinki, and the Nuuksio Hawk Nest in Nuuksio National Park, Espoo. 

Scheduled tours and private tours

Natura Viva is the leading provider of day tours, shore excursions and nature activities in Helsinki. We have a wide variety of scheduled guided day tours, and should they not suit your timeframe, we also have great options for private tours! Choose your tour and the date, we will confirm the availability and send you more information.

Scheduled tours

These tours are scheduled weekly throughout the summer season. The Fatbike excursions are even scheduled through the year. Our professional guides will take care of your comfort and all you have to do is to enjoy the nature and the activities!

Our scheduled tours include transports back and forth from downtown Helsinki: The Natura Viva mini-van awaits You at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Arts, located some 200 meters from Helsinki central railway station (Address & meeting point: Kiasma Museum for Contemporary Arts bus stop, Mannerheiminaukio 2, FI-00100 Helsinki). 

When arriving in Helsinki, the cruise ships will dock in either Hernesaari or Katajanokka districts, both located within a walking distance from downtown Helsinki. There are also frequent public transport options available from both locations towards downtown. When arriving by air at the Helsinki international airport, there’s a frequent public train connection to downtown Helsinki.

Our summer schedule:


Saturday and Sunday: Helsinki by Kayak and Nuuksio Canoe and Hike Adventure

June, July and August

Every day: Helsinki by Kayak and Nuuksio Canoe and Hike Adventure


Saturday and Sunday: Helsinki by Kayak and Nuuksio Canoe and Hike Adventure

If this schedule does not fit your needs or you want to do another activity, check our options below for private tours!

If you are in Helsinki during the winter time, check out our winter activities.

Book your outdoor activity!

Private tours

The following tours can also be booked as private tours. The minimum price for a private tour is 4 x the price per person. The private tours vary from kayak tours and canoe tours to Fatbike and hiking tours. Click on the products links below and find out more about these exciting activities.

On our private guided tours the transport includes the pick-up and the drop-off from the port your ship is docking or any other location in the Helsinki area. 

Looking for a longer activity?

If you want to spend more time enjoying the wonderful nature and exciting activities, book one of our weekend packages. These trips include everything, so you just need to get to Helsinki, and we will take care of the rest.

Nature locations in Vuosaari and Nuuksio

All our day trips, shore excursions and guided nature activities will take place on our both resorts, the Vuosaari Paddling Center in Helsinki, and the Nuuksio Hawk Nest in Nuuksio National Park, Espoo. In Vuosaari the nature is defined by its proximity to the Baltic Sea: Vuosaari itself is an island, and the surrounding archipelago consists of numerous islands and islets. Our Vuosaari Paddling Center serves kayakers, SUP boarders, all-terrain bikers and hikers alike, as we operate a diverse rental center for outdoor equipment there. The day trips include guided biking and hiking tours as well as kayak and sup excursions to the nearby islands. Read more about Vuosaari district.

In Nuuksio our recreational center is located inside Nuuksio National Park, a real nature gem just a hop away from the Helsinki metropolitan area. This forest destination is defined by its typical Finnish trees, small lakes and ponds and rocks formed during the latest ice-age. Here we operate a rental center for all-terrain Fatbikes, kayaks and SUP boards, and our guided day trips include hikes and biking trips in the forest as well as relaxed paddling on the calm forest lakes. Read more about Nuuksio district.

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