Customer Service and Guidance

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the Nature Reserve   

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare


  • Café Elfviira at Villa Elfvik is open during weekends when the nature centre is open.

Drinking Water

  • There are not drinking water points in the nature reserve. Visitors can get water at Villa Elfvik when it is open.

Waste Management

  • The outdoors destinations within the nature reserve do not have waste bins. It is the responsibility of each hiker to dispose of waste that accumulates during your trip. Take all waste out of the area to recycling points.
  • Read more about Hiking without littering.


  • There are no toilets within the nature reserve.
  • There are toilets at Villa Elfvik (

Overnight Stays

  • Visitors may not spend the night in the nature reserve.

Accessible Services

  • There is a 700-m-long nature trail starting at Villa Elfvik which is accessible by wheelchair and baby pram. Elfvik bird watching tower is also accessible by wheelchair.
  • There is a toilet in the Villa Elfvik building suitable for the disabled.

The picture shows a two-storey bird tower, the first floor of which can be reached by a ramp.
There is a wide plank stretch in the middle of the reedbed. There is also the wider strech for resting.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • The closest places with centred services are Leppävaara and Tapiola. Shops can be found at Laajalahti, Leppävaara, Otaniemi and Tapiola.
  • For information on lodging possibilities in the surrounding area contact Helsinki City ( and Espoo Town ( tourist information.

Customer Service

Town of Espoo Nature House Villa Elfvik (
Tel. int. +35843 826 9208

Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Tel. int. +35840 163 6200