Instructions and Rules in Luiro Mires
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 Luiro Mires
In the Luiro Mires, the following are
- Hiking and camping in the area are permitted as Everyman's Rights (environment.fi)
- Picking berries and mushrooms
- Metsähallitus allows visitors to light campfires in the area, using branches, twigs and shrubs as kindling, without a separate permit to do so.
- Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (in Finnish).
- Lighting campfires is always prohibited at both marked campfire sites and when fires are permitted by the land owner if a forest fire warning or a grass fire warning has been issued for the area. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).
- Pets running at large
- Driving motor vehicles, except on roads designated for motor vehicles
- Leaving waste in the area, or damaging constructions
Mobile Phone Coverage
- Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the Luiro mires 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.
- If you plan to hike off-trails in the Luiro Mires you must be skilled at orienteering.
- Hikers should always have a precise enough map and a compass at hand.
- If you face an emergency on your hike, e.g. get lost, get injured or observe wildfire, call 112 and report an emergency. More information on how to act in an emergency.
- Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
- Hiking in Finland:
- Duckboards have been built along the entire length of Sokanaapa Nature Trail, and thus visitors can walk along it in light shoes.
- If hiking anywhere else in the area visitors will need water-proof footwear.
- Hikers should make sure they have enough food and drink with them for the length of their hike and clothing and equipment which is suitable for seasonal weather conditions.
- Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
- More information on planning your excursion is available on the Hiking in Finland pages.
- Also read the Hiking Without Leaving a Trace pages.
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 (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.