Instructions on Exploring Sipoonkorpi National Park

In the National Park, the following are

allowed:

  • Walking, skiing, canoeing and boating
  • Mountain biking is allowed according to everyman's rights. Always stay on clearly visible tracks and pay attention to other hikers.
  • Picking berries and edible mushrooms
  • Fishing:
    • Hook and line fishing and ice fishing are allowed, except in rivers Byabäcken, Ritobäcken and Hälsängsbäcken as well as Storträsk Lake.
    • Lure fishing with a single rod is permitted, except in rivers Byabäcken, Ritobäcken and Hälsängsbäcken as well as Storträsk Lake. 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)
    • Storträsk pond is regularly stocked with rainbow trout, and to fish there, you need to buy a fishing permit from the local fishing association.
    • Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (In Finnish).

Photo: Tiina Niikkonen

restricted:

  • Lighting campfire and camping are only allowed at sites marked for this purpose.

forbidden:

  • Walking over and flattening farm crops
  • Feeding or disturbing grazing animals
  • Lighting fire in the open 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.
  • Letting pets run free
  • Picking or harming mushrooms (other than edible ones), trees, shrubs or other plants and any parts of the same
  • Damaging the soil or bedrock or taking earth or minerals with you
  • Catching, killing or chasing wild vertebrate animals, or destroying their nests
  • Catching or collecting invertebrate animals
  • Driving a motor vehicle beyond the designated roads
  • 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 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.

Safety and Equipment

  • 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.

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!