In the Teijo National Park

visitors may:

  • Walk, cross-country ski, cycle and rent rowing boats or canoes
    • Mountain biking is allowed according to everyman's rights. Always stay on clearly visible tracks and pay attention to other hikers.
  • Camp out in the campfire sites and in the proximity of lean-to-shelters
    • Groups may only camp in the park's official campsite which can be booked at the Nature Centre.
  • Picking berries and mushrooms
  • Fishing:
    • In the other lakes and the sea area of the national park, hook and line fishing, ice fishing and fishing with a single lure are permitted.
    • In Matildanjärvi Lake, a permit is required for all types of fishing.
  • Light campfires in the campsites provided

visitors may not:

  • Light open campfires during forest fire warnings 
  • Let pets off lead  
  • Let dogs swim by shores where people swim
  • Use motor vehicles away from the roads indicated
  • Leave litter behind or damage the park's facilities

Further official regulations will be finalised later.

Mountain biking is allowed according to everyman's rights. Photo: Jari Kostet

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 signal is lost, 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 if you need to make an emergency call. Different phones and network operators also differ in their coverage.
  • In Kirjakkala, in the northern part of the area, signal is usually bad.
  • 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.

Photo: Pertti Heinonen

Equipment and Safety

  • There are ticks living in the area. It is useful to pack tick pliers, and a tick check should be done every night.
  • Snakes can be seen at the area enjoying the sunshine during warm seasons, so it is advisable to pack an antidote.
  • If you face an emergency on your hike, e.g. get lost, get injured or observe wildfire, call 112 and report the emergency. More information on how to act in an emergency.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • Hiking in Finland:

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!