Hiking, skiing and camping in the area are Everyman's Rights(www.ymparisto.fi), but we recommend that you stay overnight at lean-to shelters and Lapp pole tents.Hämeenkangas is a military practice area and due to military activity there are sometimes restrictions on which areas visitors may enter. More information: Niinisalo garrison tel. int. +358 2 99800.
Picking berries and mushrooms
Entering the area and moving around within it when there is a military exercise taking place
Driving any vehicle off roads
Lighting campfires, which is only allowed at sites marked for this purpose
Driving through the grounds of Niinisalo garrison
Entering fenced off areas
Lighting campfires when there is a forest fire warning effect, also in Lapp pole tents and lean-to shelters
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 (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).
This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.
Letting pets run free
Mobile Phone Coverage
Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the 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.