Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings ( 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.

In the Teijo National Park

Two hikers on a bridge built for pedestrians. A lake on the right, a reedbed on the left. A cloudless sky and a rocky island in the background.

visitors may:

  • Walk, cross-country ski, cycle and rent rowing boats or canoes

    • Mountain biking is allowed according to everyman's rights. Always stay on clearly visible tracks and pay attention to other hikers.

  • Camp out in the campfire sites and in the proximity of lean-to-shelters

    • Groups may only camp in the park's official campsite which can be booked at the Nature Centre.

  • Picking berries and mushrooms

  • Light campfires in the campsites provided
  • Fishing:
    • In the other lakes and the sea area of the national park, hook and line fishing, ice fishing and fishing with a single lure are permitted under everyman's rights. The fisheries management fee (erä is required if you are 18-64 years of age and will be fishing with lures or traps or crayfishing.
    • In Matildanjärvi Lake, a permit is required for all types of fishing. 
    • Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at (In Finnish).

A fisherman stands on a stone. He holds a spinning rod. A lake landscape in the background and a forest on the shore.

visitors may not:

  • Please note that lighting campfires is also forbidden at campfire sites if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect. Check the current warnings ( This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelter at Kariholma. 

  • Let pets off lead  

  • Let dogs swim by shores where people swim

  • Use motor vehicles away from the roads indicated

  • Leave litter behind or damage the park's facilities

  • As a rule, a permit issued by Metsähallitus is required for activities other than those included in everyman's rights, which may include research and organised events. Further information on required permits: research and access permits ( and permits and notifications related to events (

Further official regulations will be finalised later.



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 signal is lost, 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 if you need to make an emergency call. Different phones and network operators also differ in their coverage.

  • In Kirjakkala, in the northern part of the area, signal is usually bad.

  • 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

  • There are ticks living in the area. It is useful to pack tick pliers, and a tick check should be done every night.

  • Snakes can be seen at the area enjoying the sunshine during warm seasons, so it is advisable to pack an antidote.

  • If you face an emergency on your hike, e.g. get lost, get injured or observe wildfire, call 112 and report the emergency. More information on how to act in an emergency.

  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.

  • Hiking in Finland:

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.

Download the 112 Finland application ( to your phone. When an emergency call is made through the 112 Finland application, the emergency center 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

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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