lighting campfires if the forest fire warning is in effect
Making open fires is always prohibited at both marked campfire sites and when fires are permitted by the land owner if a forest fire warning has been issued for the area (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).
This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.
pets running at large
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 Simojärvi and Soppana Areas 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.
When boating or canoeing, an appropriate map is always needed.
When out on large bodies of water boaters should be prepared for changing weather conditions. The waves in the open areas of Lake Simojärvi can get quite high and rough especially when there are high winds. Fog can make orienteering difficult. When out on the water boaters must also be cautious of reefs and rocks. During winter visitors must be cautious when on the ice.
The winds are often strong at the areas' lakes and therefore windproof clothing is essential when out on the water. If visitors travel in the area by boat they should have a Simojärvi boating map and a compass with them.