Nuuksio National Park is located in Espoo, Finland. It is a large forest park with beautiful scenery and well-protected primitive ecology. There are many wild animals here, such as elk, grizzly bears, etc. Of course, you must follow the prescribed routes to visit. One is not to disturb the animals, but to protect your own safety.
Nuuksio National Park is located in the northwest corner of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Although I have not checked the official statistics, many Finns feel that this forest park should be the closest national forest park to a capital in the world. Therefore, starting from Helsinki to Nuuksio National Park, the transportation is close and convenient. To put it bluntly, there are basically two ways: traveling by car or backpacking on the bus. Self-driving route: Rent a car at a car rental agency in Helsinki (such as Hertz or Avis). You can ask the clerk to help you enter Nuuksio's geographic coordinates on the GPS navigation during the car rental procedures. Driving in Finland is so easy. The premise is that you must have an EU driver’s license or use a Chinese driver’s license certified in English by the local police station. Backpacker bus line: From Helsinki city center to the main entrance of the park, take the intercity train S, U, E, or L line at Helsinki Central Station and get off at Espoo Central Station. Then transfer to bus 85 or 85A, get off at Nuuksionpää stop, and you will reach the main entrance of the park's visitor center. The Haltia Nature Center, newly built by the Ministry of Forestry of Finland, is also located at the entrance of the park. In short, every sunny summer day, it takes about 40 minutes by car to reach Nuuksio National Park from the center of Helsinki. Nuuksio National Park is full of traces of glaciers. The ice sheet that year moved horizontally from the North Pole to the south. When the lower part of the glacier passed the softer surface of the geology below, pits were cut in the ground. After the glacier retreated, the melted ice water was left in these pits. Down, this is the important cause of Finland's Thousand Lakes Country.
Driving from Helsinki’s city centre, within an hour, the reinforced concrete buildings in the city have been replaced by forests. In winter, the lake has been frozen and covered with snow, leaving a large patch of white. Our destination is this dog sledding base in NUUKSIO National Park. Unexpectedly, the dogs were flying so fast. The sled ran on the road in the forest, and the splashed snowflakes hit the face and the camera. This is only fun on the ice and snow. Dog sledding can be carried out from December to April of the following year. Usually, Helsinki will be covered with thick snow during this time. In other months, when the temperature is suitable, the owner will take the dog for training. On the hottest days of summer, the sled dogs with thick fur are not suitable for exercise, and the owner will take them out for camping holiday. Driving a sled is also a science, and dogs also need a combination of work and rest, so they are asked to slow down or stop to rest in the middle. Sled dogs are naturally active, full of curiosity and exploration spirit, running is their nature. We sat around the campfire and chatted while grilling cheese and a kind of food made from dough by the Sami people. In this atmosphere, strangers will quickly get acquainted.