”- There is no electricity or running water in Oravankolo Hut, is it ok for you?
-Yes, it’s perfect. We`ll take it.”
If you are looking for silence and a place without modern amenities within an hour from Helsinki, you will like this place for sure. I have visited Nuuksio National Park several times, but only during the daytime. The idea of spending a night or several nights in Nuuksio had been on my mind for a long time. When I read about Oravankolo rental hut, I booked the place at once. And I am glad I did – the place is so beautiful and peaceful!
”Few minutes in the forest lowers your blood pressure, few hour in the forest boosts immune system”
The hut is fairly easy to find. Bus 245(A) from the Espoo city center takes you to Nuuksio. You step out at the end stop and after the tree kilometer walk from the bus, you will find a little path, which will lead you to the hut. The hut itself is ok, but the scenery, sauna, campfire by the lake as well as the the boat were all more than we expected. Only one thing annoyed me a bit was the fact that not all the guests clean up afterwards, so you may have to clean the place before settling in. (Also, I recommend taking your own sheets with you. Just in case.) I already dream of another night at the wilderness, but next time I will definately take my tent and go camping. Just imagine waking up by that lake…
Ps. the forest is full of lingonberries, so if you are going there right now, take a bucket with you!
Oravankolo Hut is maintained and managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife in Finland.
You can find information by klicking here Oravankolo Rental Hut