New player?

In this page we've collected useful information to new players about the arrival to the event and the services of the nearby area.

Finland is a member of the Schengen area, so travelling to Finland from inside of the Schengen area is very easy.

From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you will find information on from which countries you will need a visa and travel documents approved by Finland, and much more:

Find out more about Finland here:

Find out more about Juupajoki and travelling to there from here:

The closest and most suitable airport is Tampere Airport

There are domestic flights to Tampere from Helsinki-Vantaa

Importing an Airsoft gun to Finland does not require a separate permit, but may require a separate guncase depending on the airline. It is good to be in contact with your airline in advance and to reserve time at airports if the authorities want to check your game equipment. If you fly through other countries, make sure to check the laws of the countries about airsoft guns.

The easiest way to fly is to Tampere Airport, from where you can reach Juupajoki by train in about 40 minutes. The price of a train ticket from Tampere is about 3.5 € / way. Check for prices and schedules.

You can also travel to Finland by boat. The main ports are Turku, Helsinki and Vaasa.

In Helsinki you should use taxi or public transport (tram or bus) to get to the main railway station.

It is best to come by car from Vaasa.

Juupajoki is located between Tampere and Jyväskylä with good road connections.

When travelling by car, you need an European registration plate or a country tag.

If you are bringing a special vehicle, please check with the regulations/legislation concerning it.

You can rent a car for your trip from almost everywhere in Finland. When you arrive by plane, you can also rent a car from most of the airports.

Make sure your car is insured.

More information about insurances

By train you travel comfortably to Juupajoki, from where taxi connections take you to Juupavaara in less than 20 minutes. The Juupajoki stop is located on the Tampere – Haapamäki trainline, which is commuted 4 times a day.

Check the car-carriages from vr website.

Services in Juupajoki and near the game area

Juupajoki is a small municipality in Finland. The town is located in Pirkanmaa region. Despite its small size, Juupajoki offers all the services you need from your stay. For more information on the area, visit Travelling in the heart of finland website.

About 20km from the game area you will find the following services.

Grocery stores

Sale Korkeakoski Juupajoki, K-market Hokka

You can find more grocery stores from here: Google maps

Weather in Juupajoki in August

Finnish august can be somewhat warm even up to + 20 °C during the day but also cold days when temperatures are only about 12°C are possible. Cold nights were temperatures to drop from + 5 to + 10 °C, which is aggravated by fog and moisture. So book a warm sleeping bag and clothes for cold nights. Autumn average temperatures.

The sun starts to set after 22:30. The sun rises after 04.30. The nights are really bright, but you should still take for example a headlight with you.

In august, heavy rains / thunderstorms may also occur in Finland during hot summers, which may take a few minutes to hours or then only occur in smaller rains. So take with you your rain equipment, just a rain cover may not be enough in wet woods.

For example, you can check the forecast from Forecas or Finnish meteorological institutes websites.

Gear advice for first timers

  • If you need rental guns or other equipment, contact us at [javascript protected email address], and we will direct you to our partners.
  • If you wish, you can preorder gear to the game area. Most of our partners offer it as an alternative option to mailing. Contact our partners directly by email if you want to pick up your gear at the game area.
  • For new and maybe even for more experienced, we have created our own example of gearlist, which is aimed to help you to think about the tools and supplies needed.
  • Finland uses type F plug and the network operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Other advices

  • Keep in mind that in the event you must use bio bb's and the velocities are measured in joules.
    Please keep in mind that some countries use 0,2g bb's in the measurement, so your gun can easily be overpowered.
  • and for internet browsing generally, you should have a prepaid subscription. These are available in almost all kiosks in Finland (Eg. in Kittilä R-kioski) and larger grocery stores.
    In the gaming area, internet connections are not necessarily the best and the reception varies depending on the network service provider and locations.
  • Compressed air is available at the game area through our partners.
  • For visitors from European countries, we recommend that you apply EHIC card before coming to Finland and keep that card with you. Visitors from other than EHIC-countries we recommend getting a holiday insurance.
  • We check payments manually once in a week or two, so don't worry if it takes time to update your payment status. 99% of cases your payment has arrived, but we have not yet just marked it.
  • If you have any other questions about the game, please contact us via email: [javascript protected email address]

We have collected lots of useful information on the players-site for the players who arrive at the event. You will find there important information about e.g. parking, our food services and ingame vehicle check-in process.