Instructions on Exploring Riuttaskorpi

In Riuttaskorpi Recreational Forest the following are

  • allowed:
    • Entering the area and camping there are Everyman's Rights, but we recommend that you camp at area's designated for the purpose.
    • Picking berries and mushrooms
  • restricted:
    • Lighting campfires and camping are only allowed at sites marked for this purpose
  • forbidden:
    • Lighting campfires if the forest fire warning is in effect
      • Making open fires is always prohibited at both marked campfire sites and when fires are permitted by the land owner if a forest fire warning has been issued for the area (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).
      • This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.
    • Pets running at large
    • 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 the Riuttaskorpi 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.

Equipment and Safety

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!