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Archipelago excursion provided by Taiga Times

Archipelago excursion
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About
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 and why Finns enjoy their peace and quiet. 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! 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. Every season is unique in Porkkala and seeing wildlife is a regular occurrence in the nature reserve.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 178122P6
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Raincoat
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • 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.
Duration
4h 30m
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
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Raincoat
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • 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 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
4h 30m
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
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    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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Sari A
3 contributions
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 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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TravelBuddy411
Washington DC, DC43 contributions
What a fun day!
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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Paloma M
Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
Educational and Relaxing Hike
Oct. 2021
What a beautiful experience! Jeff was our guide and he was so knowledgable and made sure to engage with both of us. I came away from the trip with a better understanding of the Finnish environment and diverse wildlife. We helped build our own fire and felt so accomplished afterwards. The meal was delicious and prepared with vegan accommodations without question. As the trip only ended up being my sister and I, Jeff kindly dropped us off outside of our home afterwards. A kind soul, there to make sure you have an educational and relaxing experience. Thank you Taiga Times!
Written 18 October 2021
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taigatimes
Hey Paloma, Thanks so much for the review and the kind words! It was my pleasure and we are looking forward to the next one! Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 22 October 2021
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Bob M
Charlottesville, VA11 contributions
Excellent excursion with a knowledgeable guide
Great excursion. Jeff was wonderful company, and he was full of insight into the Finnish wilderness and culture. We hiked around the Parkkala archipelago as Jeff pointed out different local flora and fauna. At lunch he seared some salmon on a camping stove that he brought, and it was delicious!
Written 2 October 2021
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taigatimes
Hi Bob, Thanks so much for the review! Glad to hear you enjoyed it, it was a pleasure to spend the day with you! Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 5 October 2021
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Hanyi
4 contributions
Great trip!
It was a fun and chill walk. We learnt a lot from Jeff and Kiia. They’re super fun and nice. Highly recommend!
Written 14 August 2020
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taigatimes
Hi Hanyi, thank you for your review! It was pleasure to have you guys. :) Take care! Kind regards, Kiia / Taiga Times
Written 15 August 2020
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Alexandra N
1 contribution
Great adventure with our kids
Feb. 2020
One of our best moments in Helsinki was the visit to the forest guided by Jeff and Kiia! Very knowledgeable of the place, extremely concerned with our well-being and that of our children, always attentive to details. If it weren't for them, it would have been difficult to enjoy nature walking so much, just a few kilometers from Helsinki. If we ever return, we count on them to continue exploring and strolling through absolutely incredible places. Thank you for your sympathy and for the good work you do. :)
Written 3 March 2020
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taigatimes
Hi Alexandra, thank you for your nice review! It was a pleasure to have you guys with us and let us know if you ever come back to Helsinki. :) Kind regards, Kiia / Taiga Times
Written 4 March 2020
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Rhonda090158
New South Wales, Australia15 contributions
Tour of 8 adults
Oct. 2019 • Friends
What a wonderful day we had. Kiia & Jeff went out of there way to accomodate our needs.
A great way to explore Helsinki.
Thanks for adding a visit to Porvoo for us.
Would not hesitate to recommend your tours.
Written 20 October 2019
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taigatimes
Hey Rhonda, It was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with you all. Thank you for the review and thank you for the great day! Kind regards, Kiia & Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 21 October 2019
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Steve_from_DR
Denver, CO15 contributions
Great trip with Jeff
We had a great trip to the archipelago with Jeff. We ended up being the only couple going that day so he even picked us up at our hotel and brought us back.

Our hike took a fair bit longer than normal since we move perhaps a little slowly. He had no issue with us taking more than an hour extra then planned which allowed us to hike the entire planned route.

He really knew his plants and helped us identify most of the things we saw. We also saw a number of deer in addition to all the Flora and beautiful scenery.

The scenery is gorgeous and he helped us pick the best path as surfaces were wet from earlier rain. We had interesting conversations as we walked about his and our various travels. Near the end, Jeff warmed up water, made coffee or tea and had sandwiches for us at the ocean overlook.

Highly recommended!
Written 11 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
taigatimes
Hey Steve, Thank you for the review and thank you for the great day. I'm happy to hear you guys enjoyed the day it was a pleasure! Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 13 October 2019
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luisakatharina
1 contribution
Great morning in the forest!
Oct. 2019
We really enjoyed the morning in the forrest an by the sea. Jeff is a great guide and was able to tell us so many things about Finland's landscape, plants and animals. The trip got even better when we had finnish style lunch, tea and coffee close to the ocean.
Thanks for having us, we will come back for sure!
Written 9 October 2019
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taigatimes
Hi Luisa, Thank you for the review and thank you for the great day. It was a pleasure and I am really happy to hear you enjoyed the trip! Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 10 October 2019
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Tony C
2 contributions
Day trip to Archipelago
Sep. 2019
From the time Jeff picked us up from our hotel I knew it would be a great day he is so friendly, knowledgeable about Finland and the area he took us was amazing.
A great lunch packed in true Fininish style was included
Highly recommended 5 stars.
Written 30 September 2019
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taigatimes
Hey Tony, Thanks for the review and thanks for the great day. It was a lot of fun, next time we can do the 20 kilometers like you wanted. :) Kind regards, Jeff / Taiga Times
Written 1 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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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Awesome tour,, with great soup and an extra on the tour. Grest visit by jeff !
On this visit we were transported to a big national park coming straight from fantasy. The forest was lucious and f
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Liesjärvi Nationalpark
A really cool trip with an even cooler Guide! The park itself was stunning and luckily the weather was great, too.
JulesJack11
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True Finnish experience!
What an absolutely amazing experience! I am so glad I found this trip with Jeff and Kiia! They were not only very w
261elk
261elk
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Mushroom picking at National Park
Fantastic Way to get away from the city and share nature with a knowledge guide in a large and comfortable van.
judithaI2078KV
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Amazing 5 nights hiking trip
Amazing 5 nights hiking trip through Salamajärvi National Park! Wonderful nature and a perfectly prepared trip in a
Junksu
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Liking hiking in Finnish forest
It was so fantastic trip in the Finnish national park in Salamajärvi in the middle region of Finland. I haven’t bee
96benjaminu
96benjaminu
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Great day in the outdoors
Had a blast spending the day picking berries in the national park, lunch was delicious, and our guide Jeff was very
Kaisaretkeilee
Kaisaretkeilee
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Well organized & enjoyable hiking trip
Everything was excellent: the beautiful forest & lake landscapes, sleeping in a tent, good food cooked by the organ
OtS34
OtS34
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Great all-inclusive hiking experience
I participated the 5-nights hiking in Salamajärvi in hot July 2021. I had done previously mainly day hiking trips i
satuseikkailee
satuseikkailee
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Memorable adventure in the Finnish nature
I was hiking already for the second time with this great company and am so happy with them. All the arrangements fo
Shscode
Shscode
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Enjoy Finland like a locals do!
Great Trip! First hiked some nature trails before enjoying the sunset over some drinks and snacks. The perfect spot
181tiiaj
181tiiaj
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Camping with a child
I went on this camping trip with my 5 year old godson and we both enjoyed it a lot! Kiia and Jeff made it super eas
E3954MPannas
E3954MPannas
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Professional and genuine guides
I got this activity as a gift from my colleagues. What a memorable gift and a personal idea. The visit to the Finni
mikkom570
mikkom570
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We had a nice recreation day trip at Sipoonkorpi and Porvoo.
We had a very nice and relaxing trip on our recreation day to Sipoonkorpi National Park and to Porvoo Old Town. A s
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Archipelago excursion will start at 9:00 AM. Discover and book Archipelago excursion on Tripadvisor


Archipelago excursion price starts from AU$165.53. Discover and book Archipelago excursion on Tripadvisor

Archipelago excursion cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Archipelago excursion on Tripadvisor