Instructions on Exploring Luiro Mires

In the Luiro Mires, the following are

allowed

  • Hiking and camping in the area are permitted as Everyman's Rights (www.environment.fi)
  • Picking berries and mushrooms
  • Metsähallitus allows visitors to light campfires in the area, using branches, twigs and shrubs as kindling, without a separate permit to do so.

restricted

forbidden

  • 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).
  • Pets running at large
  • Driving motor vehicles, except on roads designated for motor vehicles
  • Leaving waste in the area, or damaging constructions

Preparations

Mobile Phone Coverage

  • Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the Luiro mires 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.

Safety

  • If you plan to hike off-trails in the Luiro Mires you must be skilled at orienteering.
  • Hikers should always have a precise enough map and a compass at hand.
  • If you face an emergency on your hike, e.g. get lost, get injured or observe wildfire, call 112 and report an emergency. More information on how to act in an emergency.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • Hiking in Finland:

Equipment

  • Duckboards have been built along the entire length of Sokanaapa Nature Trail, and thus visitors can walk along it in light shoes.
  • If hiking anywhere else in the area visitors will need water-proof footwear.
  • Hikers should make sure they have enough food and drink with them for the length of their hike and clothing and equipment which is suitable for seasonal weather conditions.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • More information on planning your excursion is available on the Hiking in Finland pages.
  • Also read the Hiking Without Leaving a Trace pages.

Emergency number 112

In case of an emergency along the way, for example if you get lost or injured or see a forest fire, dial 112. Detailed instructions.

Dogs must be kept on a leash! Photo: Seppo Leinonen.

Dogs must be kept on a leash!