Escape the hustle and bustle

Helsinki is a beautiful city, though sometimes one needs to break out of the city’s hustle and bustle.

Sometimes the best you can do is to escape to the nature, to enjoy the mystery of the forests, to feel the cold water of the lakes on ones feet and enjoy the sound of the wind in the trees. Walking in Finnish nature not only refreshes and relaxes the brain, but also frees the spirit. Regularly spending time in the forest is proven to lower blood pressure, detox your body and improve your overall mood.

That is when I pack my backpack and escape to the nearby Nuuksio National Park, writes Hendrik Morkel, a Wilderness Guide.



Helsinki is a modern, pocket-sized European city known for design and high technology. Helsinki’s attractive and unique character comes from its proximity to the sea, as well as its location between the East and the West.