Haltia, the Finnish Nature Centre in Nuuksio National Park, Espoo, Finland
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  • Haltia, the Finnish Nature Centre in Nuuksio National Park, Espoo, Finland
Espoo, Nuuksiontie 84
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The Haltia Finnish Nature Centre was founded in May 2013. It is located in the Nuuksio national park in Espoo. The entire building is build of wood. The interactive exposition tells about the 39 Finnish National parks; visitors can watch videos on nature and animals on a huge panoramic screen. In the Night Walk hall it is possible to hear the sounds of nature at night-time. There is a fox den that kids can crawl into.


The Green Belt exhibition helps visitors learn about the nature, recreational areas and hiking trails in the suburbs of the Finnish capital. Maps, books, compasses and souvenirs are sold in the Nature Shop. Also visitors can have a dinner in the restaurant for 200 persons where traditional Finnish dishes are served.


Children under 7 y.o. get free admission; it's also possible to buy a family ticket (1-2 adults + 1-4 kids). Please check the working hours at the official website.


Visitors of the Haltia center can also see the following zones:

- The Snow Canyon, which tells about  life in the snow and under it;

- The Flow, dedicated to the water cycle in nature;

- The Duck egg, which consists of 620 non-recurring elements. The egg symbolizes the beginning of life as in the "Kalevala" epic.


Opening hours: Summer (1.5-30.9) daily 9:30 - 19:00 and in winter (1.10.-30.4.) Tuesday-Sunday 9:30 - 17:00, closed on Mondays.


Last updated 15.09.2016

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Finland, Nuuksio National Park
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Photo review of the Haltia Nature Center at Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, Finland (50)

Photo review of the Haltia Nature Center in the Nuuksio National Park in Espoo. Visitors of the center can observe scenes of nature and inhabitants of Finland's national parks on a huge panoramic screen. The Bear’s Den (Karhunpesä) hall is appreciated by children, who can see the underwater realm of fish, climb into a dark fox den, and see a sleeping bear.

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Photo review of the Päivättärenpolku and Maahisenkierros walking trails near the Haltia Nature Center in Espoo, Finland (17)

The Päivättärenpolku and Maahisenkierros walking trails start near the Haltia Nature Center in Espoo. The Päivättärenpolku circular trail has a connection trail to the main entrance of the Nuuksio National Park at Haukkalampi. The Nuuksio National Park in located to the Northwest of Helsinki. The park was founded in 1994, and it is one of the 39 national parks in Finland, open to the general public free of charge.

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