Staying at Verla is based on self-reliance and self-direction. To make your stay as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone, always be considerate of other users. Here are some key considerations for your stay:
Know what you are doing
Always know what you are doing. And if you don't know, ask. If you're unsure about something, we're happy to help. Familiarize yourself with all instructions and guidance properly.
Hygiene - cleanliness is up to you
- We maintain and clean our cottages/cabin consistently, but they are not cleaned after every user. So pay attention to your own cleanliness at all times and pay attention to other users.
- Always clean the place you use properly so that the next user is happy to arrive.
- Wash your hands at regular intervals.
Getting around in Verla
- Move only in authorised areas. Use marked/marked pathways.
- The yards of the cottages/cabins are private and walking there without a valid reservation is strictly forbidden.
- Verlantie is a public road, always walk on the side of the road.
- When driving, drive slowly. There is a lot of foot traffic in the area and surprises are always possible.
- It is forbidden to move around the power plant area.
- The parking area is almost directly connected to the rapids which has a very strong current, with two power plants about 150 m downstream. There are also dangerous currents downstream of the power plants. It is dangerous to walk and stay on the shore.
- See also the safety instructions for the museum area.
Starting a fire
- In Verla, you may only make an open fire if there is a fireplace at the cottage/cabin.
- It is strictly forbidden to make an open fire during a forest/land fire warning.
- The use of bushcrat stoves is prohibited in Verla.
- Always use mosquito repellent candles/outdoor fires in a controlled manner on non-combustible surfaces.
Ask for help when you really need it
We have developed an on-call system to ensure that we are available to our customers when they need us. This system has been in place in the area for a long time. So, if a situation arises where things don't go as planned and you need help, please send us a message through the system. We will be happy to help.
In case of an emergency, always contact the emergency centre. Instructions and detailed information for emergencies can be found on the wall of all sites.
Museum staff will also be on hand to help if needed. There is also a defibrillator in the Museum Info.
In the event of a major accident, the museum car park will be used as a meeting point.