You can get up close and personal with some of Finland’s wildlife on this excursion. Reindeers and Finnish Lapland go together like salt and pepper. After all, the animals almost outnumber people in the country’s northernmost regions. But you don’t have to go that far to meet them. You’ll need to leave Helsinki behind and head into the bordering forests. After a short drive, you’ll reach Nuuksio Reindeer Park, where you can feed and snap photos with these four-legged festive helpers. Later, coffee, tea and juice are served around an open fire in a traditional Lappish kota, which looks a bit like a tepee. Next, you’ll drive back into the capital and along the main street, ticking off some of Helsinki’s iconic buildings. There’s the columned Parliament House, the Gothic-style National Museum and the abstract-shaped Museum of Contemporary Art.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity. • Great choice for families.