It's a spring evening by the pond. The air is filled with birdsong. A diverse group of people has gathered on the shore and they are chatting quietly while gazing into the fire. Smoke hovers above the surface of the pond.
Metsähallitus maintains tens of accessible and easy nature destinations that are suitable for those moving with aid or for those who are seeking easy trails. Different sorts of illnesses, injuries, traveling with small children or, for example, challenges that come along with old age don't need to be obstacles for enjoying outdoors and gaining unique nature experiences.
What Is a Typical Accessible Trail like?
The shape of land surfaces and weather conditions create certain boundaries for planning and maintaining national parks and other nature sites in different parts of Finland. This is why each accessible/easy hiking trail is one of a kind. Nearby many of the accessible hiking trails there are typically toilets for invalids as well as camping sites. Many of the destinations also have a bird watching tower or a view spot. Also different kind of services by local enterprises and organizations are offered in many of the nature areas.
Recommendations of specialized organizations are being applied while building accessible trails. Almost all of the Finnish nature centers and other customer service points are built accessible.
How to Find Accessible and Easy Hiking Trails?
Search the Destinations
Accessible and easy hiking trails can be found at Nationalparks.fi in the menu by choosing Suitability criterion -> Barrier-free routes or services
Good to Know
Before traveling outdoors, we recommend you to carefully explore information about the chosen nature destination and, if needed, contact customer service for any questions.
The accessibility of different destinations is distinctive and therefore we recommend reading carefully about available services and trails at the destination of your selection. Getting to know different options will help you find nature destinations that are most suitable for your requirements.
Ask for more Information at the Customer Service!
Can't find a suitable destination? Would you like to know more about services?
We encourage you to contact nature centers or customer service points if you have any questions about nature destinations, trails, services or about planning a suitable trip. Nature centers with their exhibitions and different events are also worth visiting.
Our personnel will be happy to answer all of your questions and help with the planning of new outdoor activities!
Find the nearest customer service point
Physically disabled persons operating motor vehicles off-road
In accordance with section 4 of the Off-Road Traffic Act, any person with severe physical disabilities and their accompanying escort operating a motor vehicle off-road does not require the permission of the land owner.
The right afforded to severely disabled persons by the Off-Road Traffic Act to operate a motor vehicle off-road is primarily indicated by a licence issued by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) or the regional Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) in question.
We wish you enjoyable moments in the most beautiful places of the Finnish nature!