Instructions on Exploring Tapion taival Trail

Tapion taival Trail leads through the Koitajoki Area.

Camping and Campfire Sites

  • Camping is allowed for 1 to 3 days as an Everyman's Right  ( at any point along the trail except for in Koivusuo Strict Nature Reserve. However, we recommend that you camp at campfire sites.
  • Lighting campfires and camping are only allowed at sites marked for this purpose. Lighting campfires is forbidden 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 (
    • This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.
  • Read more about campfires.


Mobile Phone Coverage

  • Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some 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.

Equipment and Safety

  • During springtime floods hikers should wear waterproof footwear.
  • Other supplies visitors should bring with them are drinking water and toilet paper.
  • Protect your skin from mosquitoes and sand flies June through August and elk flies August through September.
  • If you face an emergency on your hike, e.g. get lost, get injured or observe wildfire, call 112 and report an emergency. More information on how to act in an emergency.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • For more information on equipment you may need in the area see Hiking in Finland.
  • Read more about Safety.

Peak Seasons

  • The area's open wilderness huts are especially busy during hunting season in autumn.

ilmatieteenlaitos.fiCheck for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Check the current warnings (

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!