Customer Service and Guidance

  • There is an information sign and a map at the beginning of the trail.
  • Metsähallitus' Customer service
    Tel. +358 40 595 5114 
    merenkurkku@metsa.fi

Photo: Tuija Warén

Meals and Cooking

There are several grocery stores, cafes and restaurants in Vaasa (www.visitvaasa.fi). Also the nearby village Sundom has a retail shop and a cafe.

Campfire

  • There is a campfire site along Öjen's nature trail.

Making an open fire is prohibited also at the campfire site when forest fire warning is in effect. Further information about lighting a fire.

Waste Disposal

  • There are no waste bins in the area so everyone takes responsibility for their own waste. 
  • Biodegradable waste can be placed in a toilet or composter and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Carry all other types of waste out of the forest in your backpack. 
  • Read more about litter-free hiking.

Toilets

  • There is a dry toilet at the campfire site. Bring toilet paper with you.

Staying Overnight

  • There is no camping area in Öjen, but traditional Finnish legal concept known as everyman's right (www.ymparisto.fi) allows you to camp overnight in a tent.  

Staying Overnight Nearby Öjen

  • In Vaasa (www.visitvaasa.fi), there are several options for accommodation, from campsites to hotels.

Services for Physically Handicapped

  • There are no particular services for physically handicapped.