Instructions and Rules in Aulanko Nature Reserve

Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19

Instructions on Exploring Aulanko Nature Reserve

In the Nature Reserve, the following are

allowed:

  • Walking and skiing,
  • Driving cars in the summer from 8 am to 11 pm on the ring road,
  • Picking edible mushrooms and berries.

restricted:

forbidden:

  • Littering,
  • Camping and lighting campfires,
  • Pets running at large,
  • Damaging signboards or other constructions and experimental plots,
  • Damaging or disturbing vegetation, soil or other natural features, and disturbing other visitors,
  • Hunting and fishing.

Preparations

Equipment and Safety

A spruce forest. A path is winding between the trees. There is moss beneath the spruce trees.

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.

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Download the 112 Finland application (112.fi) to your phone. When an emergency call is made through the 112 Finland application, the emergency center 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

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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