Instructions and Rules in Hiidenportti National Park

A warning sign in a stony landscape at the edge of a gorge, the sign urges hikers to walk carefully along the edge of the gorge.

In Hiidenportti National Park the following is

allowed

restricted

forbidden

  • lighting campfires if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect
  • pets running at large
  • taking or damaging trees, bushes, other plants or their parts, or mushrooms other than edible ones
  • damaging soil or rock, and extraction of earth material or minerals
  • killing, catching or disturbing wild vertebrates, or damaging their nests
  • catching or collecting invertebrates
  • 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 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.
  • Background information on how to act in case of an emergency.

Equipment and Safety

  • Because the park does not have a café or shop, food and drink are always good to take with you.
  • The cliffs at the top of Hiidenportti Gorge can be slippery. Be sure to watch your step.
  • The areas trails lead at points through demanding terrain.
  • Be sure to follow the suggestions made in Hiking Without Littering.
  • 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:
  • Before your trip see also page What is New.

112 Suomi - mobile application

When an emergency call is being made through the 112 Suomi - mobile application (112.fi) the dispatcher will automatically receive the callers position. 

It is recommended to keep the mobile phone warm and to bring extra food and water with you. There are many excursion locations with no mobile coverage and some mobile phones does not work in sub-zero temperatures, that is why it is always a good idea to let someone know about your itinerary and timetable.

Hiidenportti Brochure


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