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Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre

Haltia is a new type of visitor centre, bringing all of Finland’s nature under one roof and closer to the visitor through both the building’s facilities and its stunning exhibitions. Nature from all over Finland can be experienced in the Helsinki region!

The Haltia building was designed by the architect Rainer Mahlamäki, who was inspired by the tales of Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. The design enables man and nature to come together peacefully and harmoniously. 

The centre signals a new era in wood building, for it is the first public building in Finland built entirely of CLT wood elements. The environment has been taken into account in Haltia’s facilities and activities alike through skilful design and the latest ecological solutions. Among other features, the building is heated and cooled with energy derived from the sun and the earth. 

In Haltia, you are surrounded by the spectacular views of Nuuksio and Lake Pitkäjärvi as well as excellent hiking grounds. The Haltia exhibitions offer you an authentic experience of nature from all of Finland. 

Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland are in charge of Haltia’s activities and operations.

Experience Haltia and be enthralled!

Familiarise yourself with the services available at Haltia

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In the spring 2015, at the annual European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) ceremony, Haltia received Special commendation for sustainability.