Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings ( are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19

The Demanding Accessible Neitikoski Trail is open again

(Published 24th of May 2024)

The repairs on the demanding accessible Neitikoski Trai have been completed and the trail will be open again from the evening of Friday 24 May 2024 onwards. The work will continue at the end of summer from August 19, 2024, when the trail will be closed again.

Renovation works on the structures of the Ruunaa camping area continue - Neitikoski broadwalk bridge will be partially closed during the renovation works

(Published 6th of May 2024)

The accessible boardwalk bridge at Neitikoski will be partially closed for customer safety during the route renovation period in the spring from May 6th to May 30th, 2024, and from August 19th onwards at least until the end of October.

Extensive service infrastructure and signage improvements are being developed and enhanced at the Ruunaa hiking area with separate funding allocated by the Parliament for the years 2023–2025. The development project focuses on improving and renovating structures required for accessible routes and fishing. The renovations will continue throughout the coming summer.

During the upcoming summer, Metsähallitus will be renovating the accessible route at Neitikoski, as well as fishing docks and fire pits. In addition to the accessible route at Neitikoski, trail markings throughout the Ruunaa area will be renewed this summer, and boardwalks, shelters, and fire pits will be renovated.

We will provide information about maintenance work, its timing, and its impact on hiking on this News page

Tips for the spring season excursions 

(Updated 3th of May 2024)

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Knife and firewood.
Outdoor Guide: Making a fire