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Finnish Nature Centre Haltia strengthens position as tourist attraction in Helsinki area

128,000 visits in 2015

Visitor numbers to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia have remained high: there were 128,300 visits in 2015. In addition to the main exhibition, visitors flocked to enjoy the special exhibition Moving, a nature school for schoolchildren, and conference and restaurant services.

A total of over 600,000 visits were paid to wilderness attractions, maintained by Parks & Wildlife Finland of Metsähallitus, in the Helsinki region. The popularity of the Nuuksio National Park rose by 21 percent, with 343,800 visitors, and the number of visits to the Sipoonkorpi National Park rose by nine percent to 81,000

There are plenty of nature tourism destinations in the Helsinki area, with both Finnish and foreign tourists being spoiled for choice. Haltia, which is located in Nuuksio, Espoo, offers wilderness experiences and helps visitors to find their way to the nearby natural surroundings, as well as to national parks throughout Finland. Steadily increasing cooperation with the private sector has formed the basis for finding more ways to help visitors and conference guests enjoy the natural environment and excursion experiences.

"Smooth cooperation between companies and the municipalities lies in the background of Haltia's development and high visitor numbers," says Tom Selänniemi, Director of Haltia.