The Örö fortress island offers plenty to see for visitors interested in cultural heritage and natural features. The oldest structures on the island, sometimes called the paradise of butterflies, date back to the 1910s, the period of Peter the Great's naval fortress. The mysterious fortress island was closed to the general public until 2015, when the island was transferred from the Defence Forces to Metsähallitus and became part of the Archipelago National Park.


112 Emergency Number

If you have an emergency during your trip, such as getting lost, injured or finding a wildfire, call 112. Read more detailed emergency instructions.

Download the 112 Finland application ( to your phone. When an emergency call is made through the 112 Finland application, the emergency centre attendant is automatically informed of the caller's location.

It is recommended to keep the mobile phone warm and to bring extra food and water with you. There are many excursion locations with no mobile coverage and some mobile phones does not work in sub-zero temperatures, that is why it is always a good idea to let someone know about your itinerary and timetable.

Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

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.

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