You can drink the lake water (it is recommended to boil it before drinking). Since the lake water contains organic matter many choose to bring some drinking water and use lake water only for cooking etc. You can fill up your water bottles in Oravi and Linnansaari.
In the national parks lighting campfires is only allowed at designated camp sites. It is forbidden to lighting campfires when a forest fire warning is in effect. Outside the national parks (for example Joutenvesi area) it is not allowed to make fire. You are allowed to use a camping cooker.
In the national parks camping is only allowed at designated camp sites (marked on the map). Outside the national parks the everyman’s right is applied. You may camp out temporarily (1-2 nights) at a reasonable distance from private property. According to the everyman’s right you are not allowed to light open campfires without permission, except in an emergency
Short picnic brakes are allowed everywhere accept for some restricted areas in the national parks (marked on the map) between 1st January – 30th April or 1st January – 15th July
Everyone can fish with a rod and line without license. If you want to fish with a spinner you need to buy fishing licenses (the state license + the local license). You can read more about fishing licenses here.
When boating or canoeing, an appropriate map is always needed.
There are hundreds of islands and we recommend you plan your trip according to the wind forecast, paddle on the calm sides of the islands. If you start your trip in Oravi you can get help from our canoeing guides when you are planning the route. During your trip you can also call or send a sms to our office and ask for advice. If you face a serious emergency on your hike call 112.
Mobile Phone Coverage:
Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there can be 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. Different phones also differ in their coverage.