A snowmobile may be operated in terrain by a person who is at least 15 years of age. In addition to meeting this age requirement, driving a snowmobile on a snowmobile route or across roads requires a T-class driver's licence.
Driving in terrain outside of snowmobile tracks and routes requires separate permission from the landowner. Metsähallitus issues these permits for the lands it controls.
Drunk-driving regulations also apply to snowmobile drivers.
A snowmobile cannot be driven on roads except for the purpose of crossing a road or a bridge.
Always drive with your headlights on. The use of headlights is mandatory on snowmobile routes.
The highest speed limit for snowmobiles in terrain and on routes is 60 km/h. On ice-covered water areas the speed limit is 80 km/h. If the snowmobile is connected to a sled with passengers on-board, the speed limit is 40 km/h.
The use of a crash helmet to protect against noise and injury is mandatory.
The traffic on snowmobile routes is subject to the stipulations of the Road Traffic Act. The traffic on the routes is right-sided.
Snowmobile drivers respect nature. Do not be wasteful, leave rubbish behind or make unnecessary noise, and always be mindful of others moving in the nature around you.