Customer Service and Guidance

More information on Poronpolku Trail:


Drinking Water

  • There are no drinking water points along the trail, and so hikers must bring their own water.
  • The surface water from the lakes, rivers and brooks must be boiled before use. Water in the springs and running water in the brooks is usually good for drinking. However, the quality of the water cannot be monitored, so the use of natural water is at your own risk.
  • Read tips on drinking water on the Hiking in Finland pages.


Waste Management

  • There are no waste-bins in the area. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a toilet and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire.
  • Read more about Hiking without Littering.


Campfire Sites

  • There are campfire sites at the Lake Pilkutin lean-to shelter and at the north end of Lake Luutalmmi.
  • Lighting campfires is forbidden also at the constructed campfire sites if the forest fire warning is in effect.
  • More information about lighting campfires can be found at Hiking in Finland.


Firewood Supply

There is a supply of firewood at both the Lake Pilkutin lean-to shelter and at the Lake Luutalammi campfire site. There is also an axe at both locations to chop the wood with.


Maintenance of the Skiing Trail

For more information on the area's ski trails contact Lopen Samoojat (www.lopensamoojat.fi, in Finnish). The ski trails are not lit. The trails are only intended for classical cross-country skiing.

Maintenance and Management

The maintenance firms employed by the municipality of Loppi (www.loppi.fi, in Finnish) answer for the maintenance of the Lake Pilkutin lean-to shelter and the Lake Luutalammi campfire site. For more information on the area's ski trails contact Lopen Samoojat (www.lopensamoojat.fi, in Finnish).


Toilets

There are dry toilets at the Lake Pilkutin lean-to shelter and the Lake Luutalammi campfire site.


Overnight stays

Lean-to Shelters

There is a lean-to shelter on the shore of Lake Pilkutin, at which the Loppi municipal council has forbidden overnight stays.


Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Information on lodging options is available from the municipality of Loppi (www.loppi.fi, in Finnish).


Other Services

There is a summertime cafe and a museum at Marskin Maja, which is situated near the trail. For information on other services contact the municipality of Loppi (www.loppi.fi, in Finnish).