The waters in the area are natural waters that have not been tested. You may use the water at your own risk.
It is always advisable to boil surface water such as water from lakes, rivers and streams before drinking it, since water quality varies from one area to another.
It is recommended that you bring your own drinking water.
Look at the tips for outdoors drinking water in Hiking in Finland -pages.
There are no waste-bins in the 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.
There are no dry toilets along the trail.
You can find dry toilets at the Riionlampi lean-to shelter and the Väärälampi wilderness hut outside the trail.
There are no designated places for camping in the area: everyman's right entitles you to choose a place freely.
Outside the reserve, you can also camp near the Riionlampi Pond lean-to shelter.
Wild Nordic (Villi Pohjola) (www.wildnordic.fi/book-a-cabin) offers wilderness cabins, cottages and other accommodation.
Services for the Disabled
There are no special services for the disabled in the Juortanansalo - Lapinsuo area.
Other Services in the Surrounding Area
The Vartius border guard station is located nearby. To travel to Russia, you need a valid passport and visa.
There are several businesses offering nature-based tourism services relatively near the Juortanansalo - Lapinsuo Mire Reserve in both Kuhmo and Suomussalmi. Fore more information on these and other services, contact