What you'll do
I will lead you to a relaxing moment in nature. We will meet at Helsinki Central Railway station and take a metro together to Vuosaari (20 min). From Vuosaari metro station we will walk to Uutela trail which is largest and most naturally diversified recreational area in East Helsinki. On the way to the forest (approx. 20 minutes by foot) you will also see Aurinkolahti beach, a long sandy beach that is a popular among locals during the summer time. In Uutela trail we will walk in nature and I`ll show you this amazing place. You will be able to experience for example rugged rock formations, coastal scenes bordered by flood meadows and alder trees & forest. The focus on our tour is to engage all our senses with the nature. Touch, smell, feel and taste the pure nature and forest. I will tell you some facts how nature can positively impact your overall health and wellbeing. We will do few excercises that help you to connect with the nature and the idea is not to walk fast or exercise but to connect and observe this marvelous place. Beside that, I will explain you about Finnish culture, way of living and what kind of meaning nature has in our culture. We will enjoy Finnish tea made out of herbs and berries & eat some local healthy snacks (e.g. ryed bred and Karelian pies). After this we head back to the city center. Everything is included, also the metro ticket!
I am tourism / health industry professional and a huge nature lover. Years of living abroad made me to realize the beauty and charm of my own homecountry. I love to show my country to others, especially the pure nature which we are lucky to have here in Finland. I have degrees both in health and tourism management and currently I work as a Travel Advisor in an adventure travel company. Lately I have studied about the healthy benefits of nature and its impact to our mental and physical health. I have worked as a Tour guide few years overseas and in tourism industry already nine years. I have worked and lived beside Finland in five different countries and I´m very interested about different cultures and ways of living. You can find out more from my professional Instagram page @naturested
Finnish snacks: rye bread with cream cheese and Karelian pies.
Local tea made out of Finnish herbs/berries + homemade honey from a Finnish farm.
2 tickets/ person to public transportation (for arrival and departure) if you don`t have a public transportation ticket…
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Where you'll be
During this tour you will experience the hidden beauty of East Helsinki. On the way to Uutela trail you will see Vuosaari living area and Vuosaari sandy beach. Uutela is naturally diversified recreational area by the seaside. There are plenty of different types of forests, cliffs and plants. In Uutela trail there is a toilet for visitors to use.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This activity is outside so remember to dress acccordingly depending of the weather so you can enjoy as much as possible. Keep in mind that the focus is to connect with the nature and avoid to use your phone during the tour. We will do few stops for pictures so you will get them! :)
Forest mindfulness/ mentoring