Fishing and hunting experiences in Finland

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

News

The renewed Excursionmap.fi is an excellent service for hikers in Finland

25.06.2020

Metsähallitus’ Excursionmap.fi map service, known as the number one tool of all hikers, has been renewed. In addition to improvements made to technical functionality, the map has been complemented with photographs of the most popular sites, the information contents of the map have been increased, and the map is now updated more frequently.

Changes to the cancellation policy for wilderness permits

18.03.2020

The terms of purchase and cancellation for permits issued by Metsähallitus will be applied in a modified flexible manner for the time being due to the coronavirus epidemic. This situation is considered a force majeure as specified in our terms and conditions, which means that permits can be cancelled before the permit period begins.

Reservable and rental huts at hiking destinations will be closed

18.03.2020

In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, bookings for reservable and rental huts handled by Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland will be cancelled as of 21 March 2020.

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One permit for thousands of fishing areas – the 2019 fisheries management fees are now available for payment
The fisheries management fee is an excellent investment in fishing waters and fishing – and it’s also a great gift idea for Father’s Day or Christmas. You can pay your fisheries management fee at authorised outlets: the Metsähallitus web store, permit service points, the permit service number at +358 20 69 2424, and all R-kioski shops in Finland.