Instructions and Rules in Teerisuo - Lososuo Mire Reserve

Instructions on Exploring Teerisuo - Lososuo Mire Reserve

In the Mire Reserve, the following are

allowed:

  • Walking and skiing
    • In spring and early summer we ask that you do not wander off trails so as not to disturb birds during nesting season.
  • Temporary camping (1 - 3 days) according to the Everyman's rights (www.ymparisto.fi)
    • We recommend that you camp in the vicinity of a lean-to shelter or campfire site.
  • Picking berries and mushrooms
  • Hook and line fishing and ice fishing. Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (In Finnish).

restricted:

  • Lighting campfires is only allowed at sites marked for this purpose
    • You should only use the firewood left for this campfire site.
  • Fishing other than hook and line fishing or ice fishing
    • Read more on regulations concerning fishing.
    • Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (In Finnish).
  • Hunting

forbidden:

  • 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.

Preparations

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

  • The sections of the hiking trail which travel through mires have duckboards, but in some place they may be in bad condition. Therefore you should have rubber boots or other water resistant boots with you.
  • Always have a water bottle and food with you, as there are no cafes or shops in the area.
  • Gnats, sand flies, gad flies and midges are constant company for hikers during summer. Hikers should make sure they have the right gear to deter these pests.
  • Hiking in Finland.
  • 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.
  • Hiking in Finland:

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!