Services in Iso-Syöte Hiking Area

14.7.2021
During a forest fire warning (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi), fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue or in fireplaces at huts, but only with extreme caution. The one who lights the fire is always responsible for its safety. Making a fire at campfire sites can be banned locally.

An adult and a small child at a campfire place. The child is holding a chanterelle in their hand.

Customer Service and Guidance

  • Syöte Visitor Centre, tel +358 206 39 6550
    • Syöte Visitor Centre has the following services: Information on and instructions for hiking, maps and small nature-related products on sale, auditorium (60 seats), exhibitions, a café and guided tours on nature trails.

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Cafés and Restaurants

  • The café at Nature Centre is open at our opening hours. We offer hot and cold drinks and something salty and sweet to eat.
  • The services of the Iso-Syöte holiday resort (syote.fi) are close by.
  • Several local tourism enterprises and other organisations offer also cafe and restaurant services.

Lean-to Shelters and Wilderness Huts

  • Day trip huts Riihitupa and Annintupa
  • Lake Lauttalampi and Lake Kellarilampi lean-to shelters

Making open fires is always prohibited at both marked campfire sites and when fires are permitted by the land owner if a forest fire warning has been issued for the area (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

  • This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.

Riihitupa day trip hut in winter. There's a lot of snow on the roof.

Drinking Water

The water in springs and flowing streams within the hiking area is usually safe to drink, but it has not been tested.

Waste Management

  • It is the responsibility of each hiker to dispose of waste that accumulates during the trip. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a dry toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Read more about Hiking without littering.

Toilets

  • Syöte Visitor Centre has toilets including a toilet for the disabled.
  • There are dry toilets at all the hiking area's rest spots and wilderness huts.
  • There is a dry toilet at Lake Kellarilampi, which is wheelchair accessible.

Overnight Stays

Camping and Lean-to Shelters

Camping in Iso-Syöte Hiking Area is permitted as an Everyman's Right (environment.fi).

  • There are lean-to shelters at Lakes Lauttalampi and Kellarilampi.
  • Lighting campfire is only permitted at designated spots at lean-to shelters.

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Holiday resorts in the Syöte area offer many different types of accommodation; hotels, cottages, camping grounds, caravan parks and farm lodging. More information can be found on the Iso-Syöte holiday resort website (syote.fi).

Equipment Rental

Accessible Services

Services Offered by Enterprises and Other Organisations in Iso-Syöte

There is a variety of tourism enterprises and other organisations that offer services in the nature reserve. They have a cooperation agreement with Metsähallitus and they follow the principles of sustainable nature tourism when operating in nature reserve.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

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. 

Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19