Instructions and Rules in Aulanko Nature Reserve

25.1.2022
Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–20.2.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.

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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