Instructions and Rules in Tiilikkajärvi National Park

Instructions on Exploring Tiilikkajärvi National Park

In the National Park, the following are

allowed:

  • Hiking, skiing, biking, rowing and canoeing, except in restricted areas
  • Picking berries and mushrooms, except in restricted areas.
  • Hook and line fishing and ice fishing are allowed under everyman's rights, except where specific restrictions apply.
    • However, hook and line fishing and lure fishing from the shore are prohibited in the parts of Pohjoisniemi and Venäjänhiekka beaches where restrictions apply.
    • Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (In Finnish).

restricted:

  • Entering the park's restricted area or landing there by boat, which is only permitted on marked trails and at marked spots and only while there is no snow on the ground
  • Making campfires and camping in the open. These are only permitted at sites marked for these purposes
  • Fishing:

forbidden:

  • Entering the park's restricted area or landing there by boat from 15.4. to 15.7.
  • 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
  • Taking or damaging trees, bushes, other plants or their parts, or mushrooms other than edible ones
  • Damaging soil or rock, and extraction of earth material or minerals
  • Killing, catching or disturbing wild vertebrates, or damaging their nests
  • Catching or collecting invertebrates
  • Driving motor vehicles, except on roads designated for motor vehicles
  • Leaving waste in the area, or damaging structures.

Preparations

Mobile Phone Coverage

  • Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the park where cliffs or forest block signals. 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

  • During dry prerioids in summer even sneakers will do for footwear. However spring flood and rainy perioids will raise waterlevels so high that rubberboots with long shaft are needed.
  • Visitors going to Tiilikanautio estate should take a snake venom antidote pack with them as vipers have been seen each year on the grounds.
  • 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

Peak Seasons

  • Tiilikkajärvi National Park is a popular summer weekend destination, so that is when it will be the most crowded. Most visitors walk the Uiton kierto Trail.

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!