Instructions on Exploring Karkali Strict Nature Reserve

In the Strict Nature Reserve, the following are forbidden:

  • Walking outside the marked trails
  • Moving other than walking and skiing
  • Leaving waste in the area
  • Damaging vegetation, soil or rock
  • Damaging or disturbing animals
  • Hunting, or fishing from the shore
  • Picking berries or mushrooms, taking plants, animals or their parts
  • Cats, dogs or other pets running at large
  • Campfire and camping
  • Swimming or landing except at the designated place
  • Any activity which changes or disturbs the natural features, the landscape or the environment

Common mole (Talpa europaea). Photo: Titta Jylhäkangas


Equipment and Safety

112 Suomi - mobile application

When an emergency call is being made through the 112 Suomi - mobile application ( 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.