Forest sights in Finland
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In the northwest district of Espoo, Nuuksio National Park is an excellent opportunity to experience a bit of Finnish wilderness if your visit won't take you beyond the Helsinki area. Although so close to town, it's a typical slice of Finnish forest, with a multitude of lakes and ponds, and several walking trails. You may see rare ospreys, grey-headed woodpeckers or black-throated divers on your strolls; the park is also a habitat to elk and nocturnal flying squirrels.
Surrounding Puijo Hill is one of the best-preserved spruce forests in the region. It's a popular local spot for walks and picnicking. Also here is an all-season ski jump and chairlift. Even in summer you can often see ski jumpers in training.
Unfortunately there are no public buses to Puijo, but it's a nice walk through the trees, or a short drive or cab ride.