Nuuksio National Park Directions and Maps
The National Park is situated in the north of Ring III Road (Kehä III), between the main roads number 1 (to Turku), and number 120 (to Pori).
Nuuksio is easily accessible by public transportation.
- You will find suggestions of trails of different levels together with timetables and bus stops on web service nuuksioon.fi (nuuksioon.fi). It is available in Finnish and English.
- Helsinki Regional Transport's (later: HSL) Journey Planner (hsl.reittiopas.fi) assists you in finding the routes, zones and prices to get to the park within the capital area.
- There goes bus 245(A) from Espoo station to both the eastern and northern parts of the national park as well as to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia. At summertime you can take it all the way to Kattila in the north, whereas in winter the terminus is located in Nuuksionpää. You can get to Espoo station eg. by train (E, L, U and Y).
- When going to Haukkalampi there is a 2-kilometer walk along road Haukkalammentie from the nearest bus stop Haukkalammentie. However, you can get off already at bus stop Punjonsuo and walk a 100-metre leg along the shoulder of road Nuuksiontie towards Haltia in order to find the crossing of a connecting trail marked with orange tilted squares with a black horizontal stripe on trees. There are signposts to both Haltia and Haukkalampi at the crossing of the road Nuuksiontie and the connecting trail.
- You'll reach the southern part of the national park from two locations: Bus 243 and 244 runs from Espoo station to Siikaniemi. Even further south, along the road 110 (HSL Region bus stops Veikkola and Lamminpääntie), runs bus U275 on weekdays. The termini are located at Leppävaara station (Espoo) and Nummela bus station (Vihti). For timetables, zones and prices please see: Espoo–Kirkkonummi (reittiopas.hsl.fi) and Nummela–Kirkkonummi (matkahuolto.fi). Further information on prices on the U line buses (hsl.fi).
- Should you be interested in hiking at the western part of the park starting on a weekday, bus U280 from Helsinki (destination bus stop Tervalammen kartano, Vihti) is your choice. In case you want to travel all the way, you need to change bus once and purchase the ticket either from Matkahuolto (matkahuolto.fi) or the bus driver. There is approximately a 1-kilometre walk from the bus stop to the park.
- Going to the eastern or northern parts of the park, drive on the Nupurintie road (road number 110), and then turn to Brobackantie road towards north in Nupuri. Later Brobackantie changes to Nuuksiontie road. Drive Nuuksiontie past The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia a couple of kilometres. Turn left at the National Park sign when going to Haukkalampi. When going to Kattila, in the northern part of the Park, stay on the Nuuksiontie (also called Kattilantie) until it ends.
- To get to the southern part of the park, from Brobackantie road follow the signs to Siikajärvi.
- To the western parts, drive via Veikkola.
- Haukkalammentie can become congested from time to time. Weekends from May to September are most crowded. Parking on the shoulder is strictly prohibited to ensure constant access for emergency vehicles. For visitors arriving by car, the best starting points for excursions are the parking areas of Haltia, Kattila, Högbacka, and Siikaniemi. Haukkalampi can also be reached on foot from the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, but the hiking trail is challenging.
- Check out if there is enough space currently in parking areas of Haukkalampi and Kattila (parkkihaukka.fi; in Finnish).
For more detailed parking area addresses, please see below under Starting Points for Excursions.
- The parking areas are at Haukkalampi (Haukkalammentie 32, Espoo, main information point, eastern part), Högbacka (Kattilantie, Espoo, northern part), Kattila (Kattilantie, Vihti, northern part), Siikaniemi (Kolmoislammenranta, Espoo, southern part), Hotelli Nuuksio (Naruportintie 70, Kirkkonummi, southern part), Veikkola (Soidentaantie, Kirkkonummi, southern part) and near Lake Kurjolampi (Valklammentie, Vihti, western part).
- Starting Points for Trails
- Nuuksio brochure map (pdf 3,1 Mb, julkaisut.metsa.fi)
- Excursionmap.fi of Metsähallitus
- Nuuksio regions map (pdf 1,7 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)
- National Land Survey of Finland Map Service (maanmittauslaitos.fi)
- Retkeily GT Etelä-Suomi: GT Outdoor Map Finland South 1:250 000. Karttakeskus 2019. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
- Terrain map L413, 1:50 000. Map is sold by Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland.
- Nuuksio Luukki, Waterproof Outdoor Map, 1:15 000, Karttakeskus 2020. The map is sold by the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, Guide Hut at Haukkalampi in the summer, Karttakeskus, and well-stocked bookstores
- Nuuksion järviylängön geologinen retkeilykartta, Nuuksio Lake Uplands geological hiking map 1:25 000, Geologian tutkimuskeskus, Geological Survey of Finland 2013. The map is sold by the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, the Geological Survey of Finland and well-stocked bookstores.
- Peruskartat numerot: Basic maps nos L4132 and L4141, 1:25 000. Maps are sold by Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland.
- Maastokartat numerot: Terrain maps nos 2041 07, 2041 8, 2041 10, 2041 11, 1:20 000. Maps are sold by Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland.
- Nuuksio Noux, water resistant map, 1:15 000, Calazo Förlag 2017. Map is sold for example by Finnish Nature Centre Haltia.
Map Sales Points
Nuuksiontie 84, Espoo
- Haukkalammentie 32, Espoo
- Haukkalammentie can become congested from time to time. Parking on the shoulder is strictly prohibited to ensure constant access for emergency vehicles. For visitors arriving by car, the best starting points for excursions are the parking areas of Haltia, Kattila, Högbacka, Siikaniemi and Salmi. Haukkalampi can also be reached on foot from the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, but the hiking trail is challenging.
- Check out if there is enough space currently in parking areas of Haukkalampi and Kattila (parkkihaukka.fi, in Finnish).
- Kattilantie 424, Vihti
- Kattilantie 31, Espoo
- Kolmoislammenranta, Espoo
- Naruportintie 70, Kirkkonummi
- Nuuksion pohjoinen Portti (nuuksionpohjoinenportti.fi, in Finnish), Salmentie 100b, Vihti
Parking area addresses are in Finnish to be used in navigators.
Parking areas are maintained during winter.