Instructions on Exploring Komio Nature Reserve

In the Komio Nature Reserve, the following are

allowed:

  • walking and skiing
  • picking berries and mushrooms
  • hook and line fishing and ice fishing. Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (In Finnish).

restricted:

forbidden:

  • lighting campfires if the forest fire warning is in effect
  • pets running loose
  • 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
  • hunting
  • driving motor vehicles, except on roads designated for motor vehicles
  • leaving waste in the area, or damaging constructions

Preparations

Mobile Phone Coverage

  • Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in Komio 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 an 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.

Equipment and Safety

  • When there is no ice or snow in the area light footwear, such as jogging shoes, are enough for travelling the trails in Komio Nature Reserve. Majority of the area's marked trails lead through varying forest terrain. The steepest slopes up the area's ridges have steps. There are duckboards across the nature reserve's mires. The duckboards may be slippery during rainy weather.
  • If you face an emergency on your hike, e.g. get lost, get injured or observe wildfire, call 112 and report an emergency. More information on how to act in an emergency.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • Hiking in Finland:

Emergency number 112

In case of an emergency along the way, for example if you get lost or injured or see a forest fire, dial 112. Detailed instructions.

Dogs must be kept on a leash! Photo: Seppo Leinonen.

Dogs must be kept on a leash!