Instructions and Rules in Iso-Palonen - Maariansärkät Nature Reserve
Instructions on Exploring Iso-Palonen - Maariansärkät Nature Reserve
In the Nature Reserve, following are
Walking, skiing, rowing and canoeing
Picking berries and edible mushrooms
Hook and line fishing and ice fishing. Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (In Finnish).
Lighting campfires and camping are only allowed at sites marked for this purpose.
Part of the area is located in the frontier zone, which you cannot enter without a permission from the Border Guard.
Please note: In northern Finland, hunting is allowed for local people in their home municipality (Hunting Act, Section 8).
Lighting campfires if the forest fire warning is in effect
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 the 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.