I have made my own Sipoonkorpi tours, by myself, with my family and with my friends. The forest helps me to relax, lower my blood pressure and refreshes my mind. Forest gives me every time something invaluable. I believe our tours can give you also this kind of relaxing feeling, when you meet the Sipoonkorpi forest with us. The forest also helps you to learn something of the Finnish state of mind. Many of us still look at human settlements from the forest rather than vice versa, from the human settlements to the forest.
I have made my academic degree early 1990’s and worked my first career as a high school and primary school teacher. Recently I have made voluntary work in junior sports as a team manager of football and as a head-coach of a floorball team. I find both of these tasks very important and rewarding and they, just as the Finnish forest, are my passions for life.
– Hanna Tapio
How we serve our clients
We help you to visit Finnish forest – Sipoonkorpi – near Helsinki and 20 minutes from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. We pick you up where you are located within 40 kilometres from the Sipoonkorpi area. If you’re staying in Helsinki Metropolitan region, we can take you straight from your hotel to the forest. We want to make this as pleasant and easy for you as possible.
The forest experience groups are small, around 4 persons in every forest visit. If your own travelling group is bigger and you desire to experience the Finnish forest together, of course we will arrange it. Why so small groups? Silence is the main reason. We want you to hear the silence of nature, silence of forest. We offer you an easy and safe experience with Finnish nature. The experience is the feeling of forest itself, and you will be surprised how much is nothing – silence, green forest, nature’s perfume, touch of a moss, and atmosphere of the living room inside forest.
We walk a little, under 2 kilometres. We feel more. If it is allowed we make a fire and fry some sausages, make a coffee or a tea and sit beside the campfire. The campfire is like a living room, open space area with some tables and benches to sit down. Imagine big trees surrounding you like walls and the tree branches covering you like the ceiling. Before humans had mobile phones or the TV, we gathered around the fire to tell stories, get new ideas or just let go of time and space.
How to prepare for your visit to Sipoonkorpi National Park
Our route is guite easy. You don´t have to buy expensive equipment for this trip. You need good shoes to walk – jogging shoes are fine. You need your own bottle of drinking water, one litre water is sufficient. If you have your own little rucksack, take that with you. Don’t worry, we can borrow you a rucksack, if you don’t own one. If it is raining, remember warm clothing. We borrow you raincoats. When it is raining, don’t be afraid. Nature odours specially when raining and the feeling inside forest is different, somehow mystical. We understand if you prefer sunshine, but cloudy days are part of life, you know.
You need your own travelling insurance valid during the trip and of course an open mind to feel and meet the Finnish forest. Then you are ready for the adventure.