Maintenance will be done in the Excursionmap.fi on Tuesday morning 7th of November 2023 from 07:00 to 10:00. During this period, there may be service interruptions in the Excursionmap.fi.
Fishers have been significantly more scrupulous in paying the statutory fisheries management fee than last year. This year, people from Lapland, Kainuu and North Karelia have paid the most in fisheries management fees in proportion to the population. People from Uusimaa paid relatively the smallest amount in fisheries management fees, but the most in volume.
Hunters and fishers are expected to observe the new Outdoor etiquette in Metsähallitus fishing waters and hunting areas in the future. The Outdoor etiquette emphasises respect for the catch or game, nature, and other people enjoying nature. Approximately 200,000 hunting and fishing permits are purchased for state-owned areas each year.
As of Tuesday 2 May 2023 at 12 noon, the public can book reservable huts and rental huts maintained by Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland for 2024. Reservations can be made in the Eräluvat webshop. A small proportion of the huts can be booked at the local nature centre or through our partners.
Maintenance work will be carried out in the Eräluvat.fi website and webshop on Tuesday 4 April, starting at 6:00 AM. During this time, you won’t be able to visit the site or make purchases in the webshop or via Eräluvat customer service or mobile application. The maintenance break will take approximately four hours.
Metsähallitus is looking for 1,000 people to become members of the Wilderness and Nature Community – come and develop the services for nature lovers
The aim is to bring together Finland’s largest customer community focused on spending time in nature and taking part in wilderness activities. Metsähallitus hopes that hikers, hunters, fishers, and trekkers alike will join in, even those who are just starting their hobby.
National Parks Finland has started marking snowmobile tracks in ice-covered areas during the week that began on 9 January 2023. Weather conditions allowing, the aim is to complete the marking during January.
This year, fishermen paid 266,700 fisheries management fees. A large proportion of the fishermen do not pay the statutory fee, estimates Metsähallitus.
For the first time, Metsähallitus wilderness supervision has monitored the results of its work in real time throughout the year. The new system reveals that 368 people violated the law while in nature, and 169 people were caught without necessary permits.