Instructions and Rules in Hepoköngäs Nature Reserve
Instructions on Exploring Hepoköngäs Nature Reserve
In Hepoköngäs Nature Reserve, the following are
Walking, skiing, rowing and canoeing, except in the restricted areas
Picking berries and mushrooms
Hook and line fishing and ice fishing. Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (In Finnish).
Hunting, which is allowed with permission from Metsähallitus (permit area 5608). Permits can be bought from Metsähallitus netstore (www.eräluvat.fi, in Finnish).
Pets running at large
Taking or damaging trees, bushes, other plants or their parts, or mushrooms other than edible ones
Damaging soil or rock, and extraction of earth material or minerals
Killing, catching or disturbing wild vertebrates, or damaging their nests
Catching or collecting invertebrates
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 Hepoköngäs Nature Reserve 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.