The waters and lands owned by the Finnish state are there for you to use. The game and fisheries staff of Parks & Wildlife Finland organises all hunting, fishing and off-road traffic in state-owned areas on a sustainable basis. When you purchase a wilderness permit, you invest in Finnish nature; the proceeds are used to benefit the environment. Our job is to ensure that people who would otherwise not have access to wilderness opportunities may also enjoy them. Our wilderness inspectors supervise all wilderness activities on state-owned lands. 

Game and fisheries staff of Parks & Wildlife Finland


Self-Guided Tours for Fishers

Two new self-guided touring routes have been published by Visit Finland and Metsähallitus. "A Fishing Tour of Blue Finland" and "Land of a Thousand Lakes for Fishers" are perfect for those hoping to combine fishing and sight-seeing.

Learn about large carnivores in Finland at

Large carnivore populations are increasing in numbers and spreading to new areas in Europe, thanks to the conservation measures that have been taken. This has aroused considerable interest in large carnivores but also given rise to some concern and public debate.

Mobile Version of Excursion Map Now Available

The Metsähallitus map service will soon be usable on mobile touchscreen devices, including the most common smartphones and tablets. In the form of the service, the mobile version will be available in Finnish (, Swedish ( and English (