You are welcome to explore Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark in a responsible and safe manner. Here are some tips for the responsible visitor!
Please take note of these coronavirus instructions when visiting the Geopark area. Visitors can enjoy relaxing trips to nature sites while still following the instructions of the health authorities.
The geosites of Lauhanvuori – Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark – including the mires, rocks, stones, and ancient shorelines, the sinkholes, canyons and gorges along the ridges, and the springs and brooks – are all part of its unique geological heritage, so lets work together to keep them intact. Enjoy exploring the nature, but leave no trace of your visit.
Finland has in place an extensive set of Everyman’s Rights, which allow everyone to roam and enjoy the outdoors, regardless of who owns the area. However, there are certain restrictions that apply to the Everyman’s Rights in conservation areas, and these must be checked separately for each destination.
Everyman’s Rights give you permission to
provided that you don’t cause any harm to nature or other people. Please do not go near anyone’s private property.
If you wish to engage in forms of fishing other than ice fishing or fishing with a rod and line, you must obtain a permit and pay the appropriate fees.
In addition to its geology and nature, the Geopark also showcases the unique culture, history and traditions of the area. During your trip, you can visit the Geopark’s cultural sites, attend different kinds of events and get to know the locals and their way of life.
When in the Geopark area, please take the local residents and other hikers and tourists into account. Remember to keep your voice down in the wild and in your shelter or lodgings so you do not disturb the animals or other people.
Consider the privacy of others when taking photographs.
By consuming the services and products of local companies during your visit, you support the vitality of the Geopark area.