avoid landing on islands when birds are nesting, so as not to disturb them
camping for 1 - 3 days is an Everyman's Right (www.ymparisto.fi) in the entire area, but we recommend that you stay in the vicinity of excursion harbours
picking berries and mushrooms
hook and line fishing and ice fishing.
lighting campfires which is restricted to the spots, which are designated for this purpose
Persons aged 18-64 years must pay the fisheries management fee for lure fishing. If you are fishing with more than one rod, you also need Metsähallitus' angling permit no 7413 for Southern Finland. Permits can be bought from Metsähallitus netstore (www.eräluvat.fi).
For trap fishing, in addition to paying the fisheries management fee, you will need Metsähallitus' trap fishing permit no 7010 for Kermajärvi. Permits can also be purchased by phone at +358 (0)20 69 2424.
snowmobiling, which is only permitted on marked snowmobile tracks
hunting, which is only allowed if you have a Metsähallitus hunting permit.
lighting campfires or other open flames when there is a forest fire warning in effect
taking or damaging trees, bushes, other plants or their parts, or mushrooms other than edible ones
damaging soil or rock, and extraction of earth material or minerals
killing, catching or disturbing wild vertebrates, or damaging their nests
catching or collecting invertebrates
driving motor vehicles except on roads
littering and damaging structures.
Mobile Phone Coverage
Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in Kermajärvi 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.