Swimming and boating
The villa comes equipped with a rowboat, which is freely available for the customer to use during their rental period (not during winter, naturally).
When boating, always wear safety vest that is properly put on!
Do not stand up when boating, the boat can easily keel!
The best place to go swimming from is either the beach or the pier. Common sense is the best safety equipment you have when swimming (and otherwise too)!
Do not leave children in the vicinity of water unsupervised!
During the winter, be aware of frail ice!
Even if the lake would seem to be iced completely, the ice is not necessarily strong enough to carry a person!
Fire making is only allowed in designated spots and areas:
- sauna stove
- outdoor grill
When adding firewood, be careful that sparks do not fly outside of the fireplace when the hatch is open. Do not leave the hatch open for an extended period! When burning wood, whether in the sauna stove or fireplace, it’s imperative to open the smoke vents! It’s also imperative to keep the smoke vents open for as long as the burning process is completely done (the coals are completely black without any sparks whatsoever).
When burning candles, always keep the candles on a non flammable surface and unable to fall over!
Smoking is not allowed indoors.
Do not leave the cigarrette stumps in the yard!
The villa has a fire blanket in the lobby/hallway.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
When to call 112?
In Finland we use only one emergency number, 112. The same emergency number 112 works in all EU countries. You can call the emergency number 112 free of charge from any phone with no need for an area code. You can also call 112 from a foreign mobile phone connection. You still won’t need an area code, just dial 112.
In case of emergency, call 112
There is only one emergency number in Finland. Please do not call the emergency number unless you have a genuine emergency for which you need urgent assistance from the authorities (police, paramedics, firefighters, social services).
Emergency calls in mainland Finland are answered by trained ERC operators in six emergency response centres. Calls are answered with the words “Hätäkeskus – Nödcentralen”.
Please listen carefully to the operator’s instructions and answer their questions succinctly.
When to call 112
- If you have an emergency or you need urgent assistance from the authorities
- If you know or suspect that somebody’s life, health, property or the environment is under threat or in danger
How to use the emergency number correctly
Abuse of the emergency number is a punishable offence. Unnecessary calls can cause delays in responding to real emergencies and have fatal consequences.
The Emergency Response Centre Agency’s email addresses cannot be used to report emergencies.
If you are unsure as to whether or not your situation is an emergency, it is always better to be safe than sorry and call the emergency number. Make the call yourself if you can. Asking someone else to make the call on your behalf can cause delays in getting help to you.
Do not use the emergency number
- for general enquiries or to ask for advice,
- to report non-life-threatening disturbances such as power cuts, or if the situation is not urgent.
Everyman’s rights in Finland
Everyman’s rights allow people to:
- move about on foot, ski and bicycle in nature, such as in forests, natural meadows and water bodies,
- ride horses,
- stay in and temporarily stay overnight in areas where movement is also permitted,
- pick wild berries, mushrooms and unprotected plants,
- angle and ice fish, and
- boat, swim and wash themselves in waters and move about on ice.
Everyman’s rights do not allow people to:
- disturb the use of land by the landowner,
- move about in yards, cultivated areas or cultivated fields,
- cut down or harm growing trees,
- take dry or fallen wood,
- take moss or lichen,
- light an open fire on another’s land,
- disturb domestic premises, for example, by camping too close to dwellings or making noise,
- drop litter in the environment,
- let their pets run free anywhere without being leashed,
- bring their dog to a public beach,
- let their dog swim in public swimming areas,
- drive a motorised vehicle off-road,
- disturb or damage birds’ nests or chicks,
- disturb animals, or
- hunt or fish without the appropriate permits.
When it is not clear whether it is possible to engage in activities in an area under everyman’s rights or not, an agreement should be made with the landowner in advance to avoid possible conflicts.