Outdoor etiquette

Park & Wildlife Finland has created visitor guidelines to remember while exploring the Finnish nature

Respecting nature, getting around, camping, lighting fires and litter-free hiking – once you have mastered these, you are ready to head outdoors. Take note of the summarised tips for excursion etiquette and always check the detailed rules of your excursion destination on the destination page as well.

1. Respect nature - leave no trace in it. Keep your pets on a leash.

2. Mainly use marked trails and follow the rules for different modes of travel. Check the areas and times in which access is possibly restricted at your destination.

3. Camp only where it is allowed. Do not wash the dishes or yourself directly in a water body. Follow the rules of wilderness huts.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed and use a camping stove where possible. Do not light a fire when a forest or grass fire warning is in effect.

5. Do not litter.

Thank you for keeping our nature as beautiful as it is!