Customer Service and Guidance

  • There is a map of the area as well as information boards at Hirvisuo parking area, which is on road 20 (Oulu - Kuusamo).
  • The closest Metsähallitus owned visitor centres are Syöte Visitor Centre and Liminka Bay Visitor Centre
    • Information and guidance on hiking, sale of maps and small nature themed products, an auditorium which seats 60, exhibitions, cafeteria, and other private tourist services.

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Cafés and Kiosks

  • Other services such as food markets and service stations can be found in Ylikiiminki (fi.wikipedia.org, in Finnish) and Kiiminki (www.ouka.fi, in Finnish).

The delicious golden cloudberries are ripe in July-August. Photo: Aarno Tuovinen © Lapland Environment Centre

 

Drinking Water

  • Each visitor must bring their own drinking water with them.
  • Look at the tips for outdoors drinking water in Hiking in Finland -pages.

Waste Management

  • There are no waste-bins in Hirvisuo Mire Reserve. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Read more about Hiking without littering.

Overnight Stays

Camping

  • Camping is permitted as an Everyman's Right in the entire area.
  • There are no lean-to shelters or open wilderness huts in Hirvisuo Mire Reserve.

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

  • The closest enterprise renting rental cabins in the surrounding area is Metsäpirtin Mökit in the village of Arkala.
  • Other lodging places in Ylikiiminki (www.wikipedia.org, in Finnish).

Services for the Disabled

  • There are no services for the disabled in the mire reserve.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • The closest places with many services centred in the same place are Ylikiiminki (www.wikipedia.org, in Finnish) and Kiiminki (www.ouka.fi, in Finnish).