Please stay on designated routes and favour ready-made laybys and service structures. Always choose the right route for a particular activity: skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, walking and mountain biking all have their own routes. For longer hikes, we recommend the Kevo routes, the Utsjoki trail or the Pulmanki-Sevetti route.
Be sure to benefit from the services and expertise of the Utsjoki travel operators. Guided routes and activities are the best way to gain more from the nature experience, be assured of the safety of the activity and learn more about local nature and culture.
Please make fire on official fire places only. Pay attention to fire warnings, as making an open fire is forbidden when there is a forest and grass fire warning. Check the latest warnings from:
Let us keep the nature clean and rubbish-free, which means carrying our own rubbish away with us from the nature. The need to use the toilet may surprise you outdoors as well, so please use the toilets on the routes whenever possible, or otherwise go sufficiently far from brooks and fireplaces. Dig a hole for your waste and cover it afterwards, toilet paper as well.
Nature belongs to the animals, and animals are an integral part of the nature experience. Please respect the animals by not disturbing or harming birds’ nests or chicks, or go near easily frightened reindeer or calves. Always keep a sufficient distance to the animals that you observe or photograph. Remember to keep dogs on a leash, as they may disturb other animals.
Remember to obtain appropriate permits to hunting and fishing. Disinfect the fishing gear prior to fishing. Pay attention to the use of the hunting dog in the sensitive reindeer herding area. You can contact the local reindeer grazing association before a hunting trip and ask about the whereabouts of the reindeer herd, so the hunting dogs will not disturb them.
Read more about sustainable camping here.
More detailed instructions for camping and fishing can be obtained when buying the required permits. Further information from local travel operators, Nature Centre Siida and from the website www.eraluvat.fi