Customer Service and Guidance

  • The Metsähallitus customer service points located closest to the Luiro Mires are Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava 
  • There are Finnish-language information boards at the starting point for Sokanaapa Nature trail as well as along the trail, which feature information on mire nature.

At the bird watching tower. Photo: Juha Paso

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

  • The closest shops and other services can be found at Pelkosenniemi (www.pelkosenniemi.fi, only in Finnish).
  • There are no constructed campfire sites in the Luiro Mires. Visitors are, however, allowed, without a separate permit, to light campfires in the terrain using branches, twigs and shrubs as kindling.
  • It is prohibited to light campfires if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).
  • More information about lighting campfires can be found at Hiking in Finland.

Drinking Water

  • There are no drinking water points in the Luiro Mires, at which the quality of the water is regularly monitored, and therefore visitors should bring their own drinking water with them.
  • The surface water from the lakes, rivers and brooks must be boiled before use. Water in the springs and running water in the brooks 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.
  • Look at the tips for outdoors drinking water in Hiking in Finland -pages.

Waste Management

  • There are no waste bins in the area. 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. Take all other waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking without Littering.

Toilets

  • There is a dry toilet on Sokanaapa Nature Trail, which can also be used by the disabled.

Overnight stays

Camping

  • Camping in tents is allowed in the Luiro Mires as an Everyman's Right (www.environment.fi). The area is for the most part comprised of mire, and thus the spots best suited for camping are forests along the edges of the mire or forest islets within.

Services for the Disabled

  • Sokanaapa Nature Trail is suited for the disabled. Disabled visitors can also get on top of the bird watching tower if they are assisted. There is a dry toilet for the disabled on the nature trail near the bird watching tower.

Lodging and Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • Information on other services in the surrounding area are available on the Pelkosenniemi (www.pelkosenniemi.fi, only in Finnish) and Savukoski (www.savukoski.fi) municipal websites.
  • Versatile information on Lapland and tourist services in the area can be found on the Lapland tourism website (www.lapland.fi).