Instructions and Rules in Pyhä-Häkki National Park
Instructions on Exploring Pyhä-Häkki
In the National Park, the following are
Walking and skiing
Mountain biking according to everyman's rights. Always stay on clearly visible tracks and pay attention to other hikers.
Picking berries and edible mushrooms
Camping out under Everyman's Right of access to the land, though campers are asked to stay by the shelter at Tulijärvi.
Campfire is only allowed at Kotajärvi cooking shelter and campfire place. When the forest fire warning is in effect, fire lighting is allowed only in the built fireplace of the cooking shelter.
Riding is allowed only on the roads.
Lighting campfires if the forest fire warning is in effect
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 shelter of Kotajärvi.
Pets running at large
Taking or damaging trees, bushes, other plants or their parts, or mushrooms other than edible ones
Damaging soil or rock, and extraction of earth material or minerals
Killing, catching or disturbing wild animals, or damaging their nests
Driving motor vehicles, except on roads designated for motor vehicles
Leaving waste in the area, or damaging constructions
Mobile Phone Coverage
Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the park without signal. There may also be some smaller spots where there is interference. If this happens try to climb to a higher place or go into an open area. It may be worth removing the SIM card from your phone and then trying again to make emergency call. Different phones also differ in their coverage.
We recommend that you keep your mobile phone warm at all times and take along food and drink. Certain phone models do not work when the temperature falls below zero. You should therefore let someone know your planned route. To keep your mobile phone charged, bring along a spare power source, a spare battery or an old phone with a working battery.