Services in Ilmakkiaapa
Customer Service and Guidance
- Where the Ilmakkiaapa Duckboard Trail begins there is an information board describing the area in Finnish and English.
- More information on this destination is available at the customer service points nearest to it: the Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava in Pyhätunturi.
Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare
- There are no maintained campfire sites in Ilmakkiaapa. Lighting a fire is not forbidden in the area but it is not recommended.
- 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).
- For more information about lighting campfires in the wilderness, see the fire-related instructions in the Hiking in Finland pages.
- Please bring your own drinking water because you cannot get any in the area.
- For tips on drinking water, please see the Hiking in Finland pages.
- There are no waste collection bins along the trails, so you must take care of waste disposal yourself. This means that it is the responsibility of each hiker to bring the waste that accumulates during the trip back to a recycling point. Read more about Hiking without Littering.
- There are no toilets in the area.
- The mire reserve does not lend itself well to overnight stays, but spending the night in a tent, for example, is allowed by the traditional Finnish legal concept known as everyman's right.
- There are no accessible trails or services in Ilmakkiaapa.
Lodging and Other Services in the Surrounding Area
- There is a campsite in the nearby village of Petkula.
- For information on the services available in the Sodankylä region, please go to the Sodankylä tourist information web pages (visitsodankyla.fi).
Check for Warnings
When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) 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.