Instructions and Rules in Sipoonkorpi National Park
Instructions on Exploring Sipoonkorpi National Park
In the National Park, the following are
Walking, skiing, canoeing and boating
Mountain biking is allowed according to everyman's rights. Always stay on clearly visible tracks and pay attention to other hikers.
Picking berries and edible mushrooms
Hook and line fishing and ice fishing are allowed, except in rivers Byabäcken, Ritobäcken and Hälsängsbäcken as well as Storträsk Lake.
Lure fishing with a single rod is permitted, except in rivers Byabäcken, Ritobäcken and Hälsängsbäcken as well as Storträsk Lake. Persons aged 18-64 years must pay the fisheries management fee (www.eräluvat.fi). Fishing permits are available from Metsähallitus' online shop (www.eraluvat.fi)
Storträsk pond is regularly stocked with rainbow trout, and to fish there, you need to buy a fishing permit from the local fishing association.
Lighting campfire and camping are only allowed at sites marked for this purpose.
Walking over and flattening farm crops
Feeding or disturbing grazing animals
Lighting fire in the open 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 shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.
Letting pets run free
Picking or harming mushrooms (other than edible ones), trees, shrubs or other plants and any parts of the same
Damaging the soil or bedrock or taking earth or minerals with you
Catching, killing or chasing wild vertebrate animals, or destroying their nests
Catching or collecting invertebrate animals
Driving a motor vehicle beyond the designated roads
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.