Register your arrival at parking places, campfire sites and other facilities around the park in the notebooks or guest books provided, as this can help in cases of emergency. Comments and suggestions for improvements are also welcome.
Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the park where cliffs or forest block signals. 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.
The mire sections of the trails mostly have duckboards, but typically moist forest is always damp.
The water in the springs and running water in the brooks of the National Park is usually good for drinking. However, the quality of the water cannot be monitored, so the use of natural water is at your own risk.
When hiking outside the marked trails, it is necessary to bear in mind that the spruce forests typical for the area are quite dense, so you cannot see very far.
Winter: First snow that stays on the ground usually comes in the end of October. The skiing season begins in mid November or beginning of December, and ends around Mayday (1st of May). The last snow usually melts before mid May.
"Ruska" -season: The best time to see the autumn colours is from mid September to the beginning of October..
Peak seasons: The peak time for tourism in Syöte region and in the National Park is during the skiing season, from February to April. Most popular trails with cross-country skiers in the National Park are Ahmatupa and Toraslampi skiing trails. In summer there are most visitors during the summer holidays (June - August), and in the autumn during "ruska" time. The most popular hiking destinations in summer are Syöte Visitor Centre - Ahmatupa - Jaaskamonvaara areas, and the nature trails of the surroundings.
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.