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Break free in summertime Finland

Sleep beneath the stars in pioneering tree tents, learn to canoe on Lake Haukkalampi and master the art of wilderness cooking

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About your trip

Fancy a break from the hustle of life? Our weekend adventure to Finland is all about untapped thrills, experiential food and astounding natural beauty.

You’ll start in Helsinki, with our 19th-century prison hotel showcasing the Finnish flair for design, and a visit to an artisan brewery. Then you’ll cut free to the untouched greenery of Nuuksio National Park, canoeing your way around serene tree-lined lakes, and wallowing in a woodland sauna.
With a long Northern Hemisphere night stretching ahead, tuck into an al fresco feast whipped up by a wilderness chef. We’ll bed down in pioneering tree tents that swing between the canopy before signing off the weekend in grand Finnish tradition at one of Helsinki’s most famous thermal baths. Who said you can’t switch off in three days?

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local transport
  • Most meals included
  • Max 14 Flashpackers
  • Atol protected
  • Private airport transfers

Remember, flights aren't included. We're happy to help you find the best ones for you.

Itinerary

Your Itinerary

  • Day 01 HOTEL JAIL AND CRAFT ALE

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    Welcome to the Finnish capital. An unsung jewel in Scandinavia’s crown, harbourside Helsinki is a delight to discover, with a burgeoning food scene and sleek design credentials. Catch a private transfer to our hotel; a 19th-century prison complete with barred windows and original stairwells. We’ll upgrade to superior rooms, where large beds and luxurious touches offset the jailhouse aesthetic. In the early evening, we’ll gather for a mosey around Helsinki’s handsome waterfront to Bryggeri Helsinki, an artisan brewery in the old town centre. Finland is fast making a name for its pioneering craft brews, and you’re here to taste why (all in the name of research, naturally). Knock back handcrafted pils, ales and wheat beer made in old-school copper kettles, and see the brewmaster work his magic before tucking into a hearty meal. Raise a “Kippis!” to your fellow Flashpackers and warm up for the adventure ahead.

  • Day 02 INTO THE WILD

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    Fuel up on a big breakfast before your getaway to Nuuksio National Park. It’s only 45 minutes from Helsinki by car, but it’s a different world here. Hundreds of lakes scatter the wilderness, with forestland, nature trails and moss-covered peaks. We’ll start by paddle boarding and canoeing on Lake Haukkalampi, wreathed by cedars and pines. A few hours in, we’ll stop for a woodland lunch before taking wallowing in a nearby sauna and wild swimming in the lake. It doesn’t get dark until 11pm in the Northern Hemisphere, so we’ll celebrate with a lavish al fresco feast hosted by a wilderness chef, who’s been shipped in specially for the occasion. Help yourselves to Finnish booze (we recommend Napue Gin with lingonberry garnish) around the wispy smoke of the wood fire, before digging into a seasonal banquet. As darkness finally arrives, retreat to your bed for the night: two-man tree-tents that swing between the forest canopy.

  • Day 03 AL FRESCO BATHING

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    Arise in your leafy nook and grab breakfast by Lake Haukkalampi before your last few hours in the wilderness. Hit the nature trails on a fat bike, hone your canoeing skills or take another dip in the lake. Later, we’ll head back into the city to Allas Sea Pool, one of Helsinki’s leading public baths. Drink in the city skyline from the harbour-facing pools, with temperatures ranging from a balmy 28°C to chilly water pumped directly from the Baltic Sea. Freshen up after your night in the trees and make the most of this quintessential Finnish tradition. After, we’ll wrap our Finnish escape: take a 30-minute train ride to the airport or spend a few extra days in Helsinki, with its food stalls, art galleries and indie boutiques. Whatever you do next, let the force of Finland stay strong within you. From tree-swinging tents to woodland cocktails, it’s been one long balm for the soul.

Our Favourite Hotels

Browse a selection of our favourite hotels, for a flavour of where you may stay on this trip.

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Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki

Renovated 19th-century prison

The red brick facade might seem austere from the outside, but its interior is glowing testimony to the fine Finnish eye for design.

Why we stay here

Original stairwells, barred windows and isolation cells combine with luxe detail such as slippers, mini-bars and a weekend sauna.

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Tentsile, Nuuksio National Park

Eco-friendly campsite near Helsinki

Forget bricks and mortar accommodation, at Tentsile you will be sleeping in tents suspended between trees. There are a few mod cons: an indoor toilet and shower block, plus an on-site sauna.

Why we stay here

You can’t beat this for total immersion in nature. Lake swimming is the order of the day, but make some time to explore the trails in this gorgeous national park.

Important Notes

  • Fly into and out of Helsinki Airport.

  • It is best to arrive before 5pm on Day 1 and we recommend booking flights from 5pm onwards on Day 3.

  • All you need to bring for this wild weekend is the clothes you will wear and a head torch. All bedding in the tree tents is provided.

  • On Day 2 of this adventure we are camping in the national park which is absolutely stunning but it does mean the toilet facilities are very basic and there are no showers. There will be a chance to shower on Day 3 at Allas Sea Pool, or you can go for a wild swim in the lakes.

  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

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