What's Currently Happening in Linnansaari National Park

Report Seal Carcasses or seals in need of help

It is essential for the conservation of the Saimaa ringed seal that all dead seals are examined. Please, report +358 206 39 5000. More information.

Check for Warnings

When wildfire 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. 

Drawing of a fireplace. The drawing shows the roof, the flue and off the ground.

Badger warning in Linnansaari

(Updated 14/09/2022 and 05/05/2024)

Attention to hikers in Linnansaari and especially in Sammakkoniemi! A badger used to easy food steals food from hikers in Sammakkoniemi. Don't leave any food unattended outside or in the tent! You should lift the food for example on a tree branch or somewhere higher or put it in a waterproof bag, so that the smells do not attract unwanted visitors.

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Tips for Outdoors

Knife and firewood.
Outdoor Guide: Making a fire