camping is allowed for short periods (1 - 2 days) in the terrain and at marked camping sites
use of Metsähallitus owned structures for commercial nature tourism requires a Metsähallitus permit.
Lighting campfires is always prohibited at both marked campfire sites and when fires are permitted by the land owner if a forest fire warning or a grass fire warning has been issued for the area. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).
This prohibition does not apply to the fireplace in Jääkärinkämppä or the stoves in Koivuselkä, Saunasaari, Kaltiolampi, Kivalo and Martimo-ojan Niittytupa open wilderness huts.
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
motor boating in Lakes Martimojärvi and Pikkujärvi and along the River Martimo-oja.
Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the Martimoaapa 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.
Hike and camp without leaving a trace. We recommend you use only marked trails and camping sites.
Sign the guestbook at each campfire site. In the event of an emergency this will make it easier for search and rescue personnel to find you. You can also leave feedback and suggestions in the guestbook. Your input is always welcome.