Plan your trip carefully beforehand and reserve plenty of time for transportation.
Equipment and Safety
We recommend that you fill up drinking water bottles at service points.
Be prepared for mosquitoes from midsummer to the end of August. The amount of mosquitoes varies significantly from year to year.
In winter, hiking in deep snow and sub-zero temperatures is tough going. Study the map of the area carefully beforehand and be sure to carry a mobile phone with you in the wilderness at all times.
If something happens during your hike – for example if you get lost, hurt yourself, or spot a wildfire – call 112 and explain the problem. Instructions on how to act in an emergency situation.
It is goof to have a First aid kit with you when you go hiking.
Mobile Phone Coverage
Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there can be some areas in the nature reserve without signal. There may also be some smaller spots where there is interference. If this happens try to climb to a higher place or go into an open area. It may be worth removing the SIM card from your phone and then trying again to make emergency call. Different phones also differ in their coverage.
We recommend that you keep your mobile phone warm at all times and take along food and drink. Certain phone models do not work when the temperature falls below zero. You should therefore let someone know your planned route. To keep your mobile phone charged, bring along a spare power source, a spare battery or an old phone with a working battery.