Instructions and Rules in Juortanansalo - Lapinsuo Mire Reserve

Instructions on Exploring Juortanansalo - Lapinsuo Mire Reserve

In the Mire Reserve, the following are


  • Walking, skiing, rowing and canoeing
    • Please remember to let birds nest in peace
  • Camping is allowed in accordance with everyman's right (
  • Picking berries and edible mushrooms
  • Hook and line fishing and ice-fishing. Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at (In Finnish).


  • You need permission from the Border Guard to enter the frontier zone
  • Hunting, which is allowed with permission from Metsähallitus (permit area 5618). Permits can be bought from Metsähallitus netstore (www.erä  

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
  • Damaging soil or rock, and extraction of earth material or minerals
  • Killing, catching or disturbing wild vertebrates, or damaging their nests
  • 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 mire 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.

Equipment and Safety

Emergency number 112

In case of an emergency along the way, for example if you get lost or injured or see a forest fire, dial 112. Detailed instructions.

Dogs must be kept on a leash! Photo: Seppo Leinonen.

Dogs must be kept on a leash!