What does the word Nuuksio mean?

The word Nuuksio resembles the word swan (njukca) in the Sámi language. Nuuksio is not the original name. The Finnish name Nuuksio was invented in the 1930s by a school teacher who wanted to promote the use of Finnish language, which at the time did not have as strong position as nowadays.

Nuuksio nature. Photo: Eero J. Laamanen/Kuvatoimisto Vastavalo.

Is it possible to see Flying Squirrels (Pteromys volans) in Nuuksio?

You can look for the signs of the Flying Squirrel for example along Nahkiaispolku Trail. More information on the Flying Squirrel.