Because of the coronavirus, safe distances should be kept even in nature, and thorough hand hygiene should be followed at huts, campfire sites and after using the toilet. Metsähallitus' policies and guidelines will be updated as the general corona guidelines become more specific. Check our website for the current situation: nationalparks.fi/coronavirusguidelines.Nationalparks.fi provides up-to-date information on the national parks and Metsähallitus' other hiking destinations and their facilities. Hike and find recreation in these magnificent spots!
1. Respect nature.2. Mainly use marked trails.3. Camp only where it is allowed.4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.5. Do not litter.
The national parks are extensive nature conservation areas with the crucial task of ensuring biodiversity and giving people the opportunity to relax and enjoy nature.
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The Finnish countryside offers nature-lovers many different kinds of experiences. Enjoy the scenery by land or by water at any time of the year.
There are huts which hikers can use for free, and others for which a fee is charged.
In Search on Map, choose Desination’s features > Accessible Destinations, and you will easily find the Metsähallitus destinations that have hiking services that meet the needs of all kinds of nature lovers.
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