Outdoor activities

Backby is served by good transport connections from the centre of Espoo and only a 20-minute drive from central Helsinki. There are several outdoor exercise areas in the vicinity of Backby, and the magnificent courtyard of the manor offers a possibility to independent leisure activities.

Nordic walking sticks, bicycles, snowshoes, and sledges and slides for children can be borrowed from the hotel reception. Petanque, mölkky, croquet, Finnish dart board and darts as well as various board games are available for games.

In the winter, a network of cross-country skiing tracks leaves from the manor grounds, leading all the way to the Nuuksio National Park.

Lake Myllyjärvi

The route to Lake Myllyjärvi is an amazing nature experience in itself, and the small lake atop a high hill is a wonderful destination. Lake Myllyjärvi is surrounded by a nature reserve, and there is a small beach with a platform on the eastern shore of the lake. The distance from Backby Manor to Lake Myllyjärvi is only 800 metres.

Oittaa outdoor area

The Oittaa outdoor area at the southern end of Lake Bodom offers many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The area has a campsite and one of the most popular beaches in Espoo, also with an Angry Birds theme park. You can go jogging and skiing on the 4.4 km illuminated track. A nature trail approx. 2 km long starts from the vicinity of the Oittaa sports centre. There are also fixed control points for orienteering in the Oittaa area.

Address: Kunnarlantie 33-39, 02740 Espoo

Nuuksio National Park

The Nuuksio National Park managed by Metsähallitus is located in the areas of Espoo, Vihti and Kirkkonummi. The Nuuksio National Park forms the westernmost part of the so-called Nuuksio lake highlands, which is the largest and most important continuous forest area in Uusimaa in terms of its nature values. It has an area of 37 square kilometres.

Nuuksio has 38 small lakes and ponds, and it includes shores of twelve other lakes. There are both brown-water ponds with bog shores and also clear lakes with rocky shores. The wilderness-like and challenging terrain offers the opportunity to explore nature also by hiking. The area has a nature hut, marked trails and campfire sites.

Pirttimäki outdoor area

Routes to Brobacka, Solvalla and the Luukka outdoor area start from the Pirttimäki outdoor exercise house, located northwest of Lake Bodom. In the winter, there are cross-country skiing tracks in the area. Pirttimäki Café Ukén is open from Wednesday to Sunday. There is also a break hut, toilets and custom saunas in the area.

Address: Kunnarlantie 110, 02740 Espoo

Primus Stables

We offer instruction in both haute école and show jumping. We highlight the well-being of the horses, the individual interests of the rider and high-quality riding school activities. You can ride in our standard groups or individual training classes with either your own horse or Primus’ well-trained horse. Junior and adult riders of all levels are welcome.

Primus Stable is a high-quality riding school and stable approved by the Equestrian Federation of Finland, located in Marketanpuisto in Espoo.

Welcome to enjoy horses and a riding school run by equestrian professionals.

Address: Matalajärventie 6, 02940 Espoo

Backby is located amidst the most
beautiful natural environment

Bodomintie 37
02740 Espoo, Finland

Tel: +358 (0)9 887 191
We serve as follows: Mon-Sat 7.30 – 21.00 Sun 7.30 – 12.00
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