Services in Iso-Syöte Hiking Area

An adult and a small child at a campfire place. The child is holding a chanterelle in their hand.

Customer Service and Guidance

  • Syöte Visitor Centre, tel +358 206 39 6550
    • Syöte Visitor Centre has the following services: Information on and instructions for hiking, maps and small nature-related products on sale, auditorium (60 seats), exhibitions, a café and guided tours on nature trails.

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Cafés and Restaurants

  • The café at Nature Centre is open at our opening hours. We offer hot and cold drinks and something salty and sweet to eat.
  • The services of the Iso-Syöte holiday resort (syote.fi) are close by.
  • Several local tourism enterprises and other organisations offer also cafe and restaurant services.

Lean-to Shelters and Wilderness Huts

  • Day trip huts Riihitupa and Annintupa
  • Lake Lauttalampi and Lake Kellarilampi lean-to shelters

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.

Drinking Water

The water in springs and flowing streams within the hiking area is usually safe to drink, but it has not been tested.

Waste Management

  • It is the responsibility of each hiker to dispose of waste that accumulates during the trip. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a dry toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Read more about Hiking without littering.

Toilets

  • Syöte Visitor Centre has toilets including a toilet for the disabled.
  • There are dry toilets at all the hiking area's rest spots and wilderness huts.
  • There is a dry toilet at Lake Kellarilampi, which is wheelchair accessible.

Overnight Stays

Camping and Lean-to Shelters

Camping in Iso-Syöte Hiking Area is permitted as an Everyman's Right (environment.fi).

  • There are lean-to shelters at Lakes Lauttalampi and Kellarilampi.
  • Lighting campfire is only permitted at designated spots at lean-to shelters.

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Holiday resorts in the Syöte area offer many different types of accommodation; hotels, cottages, camping grounds, caravan parks and farm lodging. More information can be found on the Iso-Syöte holiday resort website (syote.fi).

Equipment Rental

Accessible Services

Services Offered by Enterprises and Other Organisations in Iso-Syöte

There is a variety of tourism enterprises and other organisations that offer services in the nature reserve. They have a cooperation agreement with Metsähallitus and they follow the principles of sustainable nature tourism when operating in nature reserve.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area