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Helsinki highlights

Haltia: Finnish Nature Centre 

The Finnish Nature Centre, located close to Nuuksio National Park, is built entirely from wood and heated and cooled with energy derived from the sun and the earth.  Learn about its sustainable story on a private guided visit.  Tour can be extended to include a hike along  the surrounding forest trails.

Recycling the Finnish Way

The Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre, Kierrätyskeskus, provides an alternative to single-use culture with unique, usable second hand items and environmentally-friendly consumer choices. The centre sells reusable household items and upcycled furniture, clothing and accessories. Annually around 60 000 children, adolescents, adults, communities and businesses learn about sustainability from their environment educators

Helsinki “Smart City” tour

Our specially-trained guides highlight sustainability in everyday Finnish life both on an off-the-beaten-track tour of one the city's regenerating neighbourhoods,  and a visit to Helsinki’s newest sustainable and architectural icon, Oodi.  More than just a library, our guide will demonstrate how Finns use its amazing resources to work, rest, and play.

Baltic Sea Cleaning by Kayak

A Baltic Sea kayak tour, equipped to safely and easily collect waste.  The guide tells about the marine environment, group participants receive a diploma for work carried out and the John Nurminen Foundation – Baltic Sea & marine culture protection charity benefits.

Itinerary 3 nights/4 days

Departures April to October 2024

Day 1

Arrive at Helsinki airport 

4 day transport pass begins at the airport

Train to Helsinki and Tram to Hostel 

Dinner at hostel 

Day 2

Breakfast at hostel 

Visit to Haltia - the Finnish Nature Centre

Entrance + guided tour 

Short hike in the forest trails can be added if wished

Return to Helsinki for privately guided Helsinki “Smart City” tour 

Free time - make own way back to hostel 

Dinner at hostel 

 Day 3

Breakfast at the hostel 

Visit to Recycling Centre

Learning about waste recycling and circular economy in Finland 

Sea Kayak tour collecting waste

Contributing to local marine protection charity

Dinner at hostel 

Day 4

 Breakfast at the hostel 

Tram and Train transfer to the airport for return flights 


The tour is based on a well-established hostel close to the sea with high sustainable values.  They are one of the highest-rated Helsinki accommodations for the city’s “Think Sustainably” concept, a Sustainable Travel Finland member, a international Quality and Sustainability Certificate by Hostelling International holder, and a contributor to the “Clean Baltic Sea charity project.   

What’s included



3 nights in a Helsinki hostel based on quad-sharing basis.

Bed, breakfast and 3 course dinner included daily 

Packed lunch from the hostel



4 day local travel pass including airport train 

Coach services 6 hours 

Entrance and guided tour of Haltia, the Finnish Nature Centre 

3 hours Helsinki “Smart City” guide service + entrance to Oodi, the Finnish national library 

2 hours visit to Recycling centre including presentation on “Waste Recycling in Finland” (or similar topic)

3 hour Baltic Sea kayak waste collection tour with guide 


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