On state-owned lands in the Northern Lapland, it is allowed to use branches and sticks from the ground for making a campfire.
To take and use fallen trees of little value from the ground, you need a permit. This permit can be obtained from Ivalo Customer Service.
It is recommended to use a campfire place which has been previously used, if you find one. Lighting campfires is forbidden when there is a forest fire warning in effect but you are allowed to use a camping stove.
You will need a permit to enter the frontier zone (www.raja.fi). The rear boundary of the frontier zone has been marked in the terrain with yellow boards, yellow rings painted on trees or with plastic ribbons fastened on trees.
Hook and line fishing and ice fishing are allowed under everyman's rights, except where specific restrictions apply.
Angling with a single rod is permitted, except in the restricted waters. Persons aged 18-64 years must pay the fisheries management fee. Angling permits for restricted areas are available from Metsähallitus' online shop (www.eraluvat.fi)
Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the Nellim Area 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.
Please, do not forget to tell your friends, family, or the Ivalo Customer Service about your planned route and timetable. The emergency phone number is 112! The rescue service in the area is statutory, and it can be connected through the emergency number. Do not forget to report that you have returned, so that the rescue service will not look for you unnecessarily. The rescue service charges for unnecessary search.