Instructions on Exploring Nuuksio National Park

In the National Park, the following are

allowed:

  • Walking, skiing, rowing and canoeing, except in the possibly restricted areas
  • Picking berries and mushrooms
  • Rock Climbing is allowed in the National Park in two places (pdf-map, in Finnish). Ice climbing is allowed everywhere in the park.

Visitors in Nuuksio National Park. Photo: Raimo Suikkari

restricted:

  • Campfire and camping are only allowed at sites marked for this purpose.
  • Fishing: Excluding protected water areas, ice fishing, hook and line fishing and lure fishing with a single rod are permitted in the national park. Persons aged 18-64 years must pay the fisheries management fee (www.eräluvat.fi). Fishing permits are available from Metsähallitus' online shop (www.eraluvat.fi). Please note that fishing in Myllypuro brook and other fluvial waters is prohibited.
  • Groups over 15 people are requested to tell in advance about their arrival to the customer service. Groups should use the rentable tent sites at Kolmoislampi or Saarilampi if they are camping in the park. 
  • Organising events for large groups (over 50 people) permission is always needed

forbidden:

  • Lighting fire in the open if the forest fire warning is in effect.
  • Pets running free
  • 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 designated for motor vehicles
  • Leaving waste in the area, or damaging constructions.
  • Fishing in Myllypuro brook and other fluvial waters is prohibited.

Preparations

Mobile Phone Coverage

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

Equipment and Safety

  • The Nuuksio Lake Uplands terrain is characterised by great differences in altitude, which means the trails are reasonably demanding and take longer time to walk.
  • Choice of shoes should depend on both weather and the terrain.
  • Water bottle and packed meals are needed, because there are no shops or cafes.
  • 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:
  • Before your trip see also page What is New.

Peak Seasons

  • The most popular times in Nuuksio are spring and autumn weekends, and the summer. Most visitors go to Haukkalampi and its surroundings.

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!