Villa Elfvik service offering for groups

This page contains general instructions and services for groups visiting the Nature House during its opening hours.

Groups are encouraged to contact the Nature House customer service in advance. Groups can request a short introduction to the history and current activities of the Art Nouveau villa held inside the building free of charge. Please read the instructions for group trips before your visit. 

There is no room for a bus to turn in the Nature House courtyard, so charter buses should be left in the parking area by Elfvikintie. See how to get to the Nature House.

Hiking in the surroundings of the Nature House

There are various themed nature trails around the Nature House, for which you can borrow a guide booklet from the Nature House: Nature trails around Villa Elfvik. 

Task materials for independent trips in the surrounding nature are available to borrow for people of all ages.

You can get a paid guide for your nature excursion, provided by our partners: Guides for independent trips.

Catering and packed lunches

On weekdays, you can eat packed lunch in the café room of the Nature House. You can borrow dishes from the Nature House, so please do not bring disposable dishes to the house.

There are tables for eating packed lunch in the yard and along the nature trails. There is no campfire site in the area.

The Nature House sorts waste fractions and composts biowaste. Sorting points for biowaste, plastic, glass, metal, cardboard and mixed waste can be found in the café room and the waste collection point located in the upper yard. 

Café Elfvik is open on weekends and holidays in the café room, also providing catering on order for groups on weekdays. 

Groups of children

Services for groups of children can be found under school and early childhood education and care services.

Facilities that can be booked

You can rent Conference Room Uuttu located upstairs of the Nature House. Uuttu has room for approximately 15 people.

Espoo-based groups can reserve the club facility Uikunpesä in the ancillary building as a base for their nature trip, complete with kitchen utilities and equipment for nature studies. 


There is accessible entry to the exhibition rooms and café room on the first floor of the Nature House. The disabled toilet is located in the corridor next to Info. The approximately 700-metre-long Nature Sanctuary nature trail is wheelchair accessible outside the winter season. Elfvik bird-watching tower is also accessible by wheelchair.