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

Campfire Sites

  • 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.

Drinking Water

  • 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.

Waste Management

  • 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.

Toilets

  • There are no toilets in the area.

Overnight stays

Camping

  • 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.

Services for the Disabled

  • There are no trails or services in Ilmakkiaapa that are suitable for the disabled.

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 (www.visitsodankyla.fi).