Instructions and Rules in The Raseborg Castle Ruin 

The Raseborg Castle was built in the 1370s as an administrative centre for western Uusimaa. It was abandoned in the 16th century. Since the late 19th century, the castle has been restored several times. These days, the Raseborg Castle Ruins have been protected as ancient ruins.

Respect Nature
Getting Around 
Lighting Campfires
Litter-free Hiking
Picking Berries, Mushrooms and Wild Herbs
Other Rules and Instructions
Forbidden Activities

Respect Nature

The outdoor activities in the Raseborg Castle are guided with the rules and regulations. When getting around in nature, let’s show respect for it. Take a look at the Outdoor Etiquette.

Please don’t share any such contents on the Internet that break the rules of the Raseborg Castle.

Pets must always be kept on a leash and their droppings must be picked up.

Sheep in nature management work and their feeding are taken care of. Please do not bring anything to the sheep or give them anything to eat or drink from outside the pastures or anything that is otherwise unsuitable for them, as they may fall ill. If you go through a pasture gate, make sure that you also close the gate behind you.

Getting Around in the Raseborg Castle Ruins

You can move freely in  the Raseborg Castle Ruins area on foot, snowshoeing and skiing.


Biking and mountain biking are allowed with everyone's right on clear routes in the area, with regard the other pedestrians. 
The roads around the castle area are mainly walking paths that run between the castle, Slottsknekten's hut, the information point and the parking area. 
Raseborg Castle Ruins is also one of the stops on the Castle Route (site in Swedish The Castle Route is a 36 km long cycling and hiking trail that passes through a beautiful landscape full of culture, history and ancient memories. 


Camping is prohibited.

Lighting Campfires

Lighting Campfires is prohibited.

Litter-free Hiking

There are mixed waste bins in the Raseborg Castle Ruins. 
Read more about Hiking without littering.

Picking Berries, Mushrooms and Wild Herbs

Taking or damaging trees, bushes, other plants or their parts, or mushrooms other than edible ones is forbidden. Picking wild herbs and flowering plants is prohibited.


Flying drones is allowed anywhere visitors are allowed to go to, as long as it does not disturb other people or wild animals.  They should not be flown at all during bird nesting season from 1 April to 31 July.
Please also consider the vicinity of the Castle, events, private celebrations and performances in the Raseborg Castle Ruins area.

Other Rules and Instructions

As a rule, a permit issued by Metsähallitus is required for activities other than those included in everyman's rights, which may include research, organised events and the shooting of films or advertisements in the terrain. Further information on required permits: research and access permits ( and permits and notifications related to events (

The Raseborg Castle Ruins area is rented to Metsähallitus's contract operator, who provides services at the site. Other business activities in the area are possible in cooperation with the entrepreneur while taking other events, performances and events at the site into account. 

 Other Forbidden Activities

The Raseborg Castle Ruins is a fixed relic site, which may not be excavated, covered or damaged in any way under the Antiquities Act (, in finnish). 
The Raseborg Castle Ruins and its protected areas have been protected under the Antiquities Act.


It is important that you get as much information as possible about your hiking destination in advance and prepare for your trip thoroughly. Knowing your route and sticking to it and knowing what the weather and warnings in effect ( has in store, will help make your trip a success.

  • The ruin castle has steep stairs and uneven terrain, so wear sturdy shoes. The stone stairs, trails and access bridges may be slippery when wet, snowy or frozen.
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing when visiting.
  • At the end of your day trip, check for ticks - also from children and pets. You might find ticks especially in crooks and creases. Remove ticks using tweezers that you can buy at pharmacies.
  • A defibrillator is available at the information point of the Raseborg Castle Ruins during opening hours.  
  • Mobile telephones work quite well in the Raseborg Castle Ruins. Read more about mobile phone coverage (
  • Hiking in Finland

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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