Instructions and Rules in Korouoma Nature Reserve

Instructions on Exploring Korouoma Nature Reserve

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  • Lighting campfires, which you should only do at designated campfire sites. You should only use the firewood left for this campfire site. Building campfires is strictly forbidden, even at designated sites, when there is a forest fire warning in effect.
  • You may camp for 1 to 2 days in the terrain and freely at marked camping sites. Camping is forbidden in the herb-rich forest reserve.
  • Cycling is allowed on roads and trails.
  • If your private enterprise wishes to arrange commercial nature tourism visits to any of the structures in the area, you will need permission from Metsähallitus.
  • In the Korouoma area you can fish with the fishing management fee ( or with the Metsähallitus' angling permit for Western Lapland 2410 (
  • As a rule, a permit issued by Metsähallitus is required for activities other than those included in everyman's rights, which may include research and organised events. Further information on required permits: research and access permits ( and permits and notifications related to events (


  • Littering
  • Snowmobiling or entering the area with any other motor vehicle
  • Damaging earth and rock surfaces and disturbing animals
  • Lighting campfires when there is a forest fire warning in effect
    • 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.
    • This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.

A small dog on a leash on the wide path, the owner can be seen in the background.

Hiking Without Leaving a Trace

  • In Korouoma Nature Reserve each visitor is responsible for the waste that accumulates during his/her stay. Please burn all burnable waste, take biodegradable waste to a compost point or a dry toilet, bring recyclable waste to recycling points and mixed waste to waste bins at the recycling points. Recycling points can be found at each trail starting point.
  • Follow the instructions given for exploring the area and Everyman's Rights.
  • By using marked trails and designated camping sites and rest spots you can hike and camp without leaving a trace.
  • Sign the guestbook at each rest spot, this makes it easier to find you if you get lost or have an accident. You may also give feedback in these guest books.
  • Remember that in the canyon the signal for mobile phones is very weak.
  • Hiking Without Leaving a Trace


Mobile Phone Coverage

  • Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the park without signal. There may also be some smaller spots where there is interference. If this happens try to climb to a higher place or go into an open area. It may be worth removing the SIM card from your phone and then trying again to make emergency call. Different phones also differ in their coverage.
  • We recommend that you keep your mobile phone warm at all times and take along food and drink. Certain phone models do not work when the temperature falls below zero. You should therefore let someone know your planned route. To keep your mobile phone charged, bring along a spare power source, a spare battery or an old phone with a working battery.


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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