Hostel beds are in short supply, especially during summer, so booking ahead is sensible. The Strõmma tickets and tours desk at the tourist office can help with this in person, by phone, email or online (Mon–Fri 10am–4/4.30pm, Sat 10am–4pm; June–Aug also Sun 10am–4pm; 09 2288 1600).

In Nuuksio National Park thirty minutes’ drive from Helsinki you can camp in the world’s greenest campsite, where state-of-the-art tents are suspended from trees so barely a blade of grass gets trampled. Book through the outdoor adventure company Honkalintu who arrange overnight camping adventures for €150 per two people.

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