Instructions and Rules in Arctic Circle Hiking Area
Instructions on Exploring Arctic Circle Hiking Area
In the hiking area, the following are
Hiking and camping, which are Everyman's Rights (www.environment.fi), but we recommend that you camp in the vicinity of campfire sites and other rest spots.
picking berries and mushrooms
We ask that you light campfires at designated campfire sites.
Hook and line fishing and ice fishing are allowed under everyman's rights, except where specific restrictions apply.
Angling with a single rod is permitted, except in the restricted waters. Persons aged 18-64 years must pay the fisheries management fee. Angling permits for restricted areas are available from Metsähallitus' online shop (www.eraluvat.fi)
Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the Arctic Circle Hiking Area 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.