Instructions and Rules in Sanginjoki

29.11.2023
Extensive renovation and construction work is underway in the Sanginjoki Nature Reserve. The parking areas and rest areas in the area are out of use. There is a lot of heavy machinery in the area. The work will be completed in autumn 2024.

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Instructions and rules

  • Respect nature while camping and hiking.
  • Terrain of the area erodes easily. Prefer ready paths during your journeys.
  • You can walk, ski, paddle, and row in the area. Drive motored vehicles only on the roads designated to that.
  • Temporary camping is only allowed at the campfire sites. Prefer alreay eroded places for your tent.
  • Do not damage structures.
  • Lighting an open fire is allowed at the maintained campfire sites when the forest fire warning is not in effect. Check the warnings before you make fire!
  • Letting pets run free is forbidden.
  • Damaging animals, plants, or soil is forbidden.
  • You can pick berries and edible mushrooms.
  • You can fish with appropriate licenses.

Preparations

Mobile Phone Coverage

  • Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the park where cliffs or forest block signals. 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.

Equipment and Safety

Outdoor Etiquette

Read more about Finland's outdoor etiquette. 

112 Emergency Number

If you have an emergency during your trip, such as getting lost, injured or finding a wildfire, call 112. Read more detailed emergency instructions.

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Download the 112 Finland application (112.fi) to your phone. When an emergency call is made through the 112 Finland application, the emergency centre attendant is automatically informed of the caller's location.

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.

Outdoor Etiquette

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1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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