They have a cooperation agreement with Metsähallitus and they follow the principles of sustainable nature tourism when operating in the wilderness area.
Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare
Cafés, Restaurants and Shops
There are a few restaurants and shops in the centre of Kilpisjärvi Village.
Campfire Sites, Turf Huts, Wilderness Huts and Cooking Shelters
Meals are easiest to prepare at open or reservable wilderness huts, which each have a gas stove and/or an iron heating stove.
Lighting campfires is permitted, but not recommended as there are very few fallen branches to gather as firewood. Lighting campfires is forbidden when there is a forest fire warning in effect.
The water in the area's lakes and rivers is usually safe to drink, but during hot weather we recommend that you boil water before drinking it.
Most of the open and reservable wilderness huts in Käsivarsi Wilderness Area still have waste bins. Waste bins have been removed from some of the wilderness huts; such as Kuonjarjoki and Halti open/reservable wilderness huts and Kaskasjoki open wilderness hut. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Each visitor is responsible for the waste that accumulates during his/her stay. Please bring waste out of the wilderness area to recycling points.
This hut is at the point where Finland's, Sweden's and Norway's borders meet. It is on the northeast shore of Lake Kuohkimajärvi 100 m from the Norwegian border. Kuohkimajärvi owh is owned by Finnish Forest Research Institute.
The hut is located near the Norwegian border to the north of the Salmivaara Hills at the western end of Lake Saarijärvi. One part of the building is an open wilderness hut and at the other end there is a reservable wilderness hut.
The hut is on the north shore of the River Kuonjarjoki, south of the Kahperusvaara Hills peaks, in a valley between the Kahperusvaara Hills and Guonjarvárri Fell. One part of the building is an open wilderness hut and at the other end there is a reservable wilderness hut.
The hut is on the southeastern shore of the River Pierfejoki, which flows into the sound between Lakes Meekonjärvi and Skadjajärvi at the western end of Porojärvi Valley. The hut is 500 m from river delta.
The hut is on the north shore of Lake Termisjärvi on the west side of the stream which flows out of Salmikuru Ravine. One part of the building is an open wilderness hut and at the other end there is a reservable wilderness hut.
Ailakkajärvi owhThe hut is 1 km southeast of the northern tip of Lake Ailakkajärvi. It is on the shore of the lake. Lake Ailakkajärvi is located about 5,5 km east of Lake Ala-Kilpisjärvi.