Campfires are allowed only at designated campfire sites.
Picking berries and mushrooms.
Angling and ice-fishing. Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (In Finnish).
Lighting campfires if the forest fire warning or grass fire warning is in effect
Lighting campfires is always prohibited at both marked campfire sites and when fires are permitted by the land owner if a forest fire warning or a grass fire warning has been issued for the area. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).
This prohibition does not apply to the Lapp 'kota' hut along the Kersilö nature trail.
Letting pets run free.
Damaging the soil or bedrock and taking earth or minerals with you.
Catching, killing or chasing wild vertebrate animals, or destroying their nests.
Driving a motor vehicle beyond the designated roads.
Leaving litter or damaging any constructions.
Mobile Phone Coverage
Although Finland has good mobile phone coverage, there may be 'dead zones' in Viiankiaapa Mire Reserve. Contact your operator to check the network coverage. In addition, there are always spots where mobile phones do not work, or there is interference. If this happens, try climbing to a higher place or going to an open area. You can also try to remove the phone's SIM card for the duration of an emergency call. You should also remember that there are differences in coverage, depending on the mobile phone model.
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.
It is easy to hike along the duckboards of Viiankiaapa Mire Reserve without fear of getting lost. If you want to step off the trails, you should take along a compass or GPS device as well as a topographic map of the area.