Customer Service and Guidance

  • Korvatunturi Visitor Centre is located about 100 km from Tuntsa Wilderness Area. Korvatunturi Visitor Centre offers information on the area. You can also buy maps and fishing permits from the Visitor Centre.

Services offered by enterprises and other organisations in Kemihaara Wilderness Area

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Shops and Kiosks

  • The closest shops are in the villages of Savukoski ( and Lokka (
  • In Kemihaara there is a lodging enterprise and has restaurant services. It is housed at an old border crossing station.

Wilderness Huts

  • It is possible to prepare meals at Uittipiekka open and reservable wilderness hut.
  • You must always have the landowner's permission before lighting a campfire.
  • Please note that lighting campires is forbidden also at the constructed campfire places if the forest fire warning is in effect. However, it is allowed to use a camping cooker.
    • ​​This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.

Drinking Water

  • Natural waters in the area is normally suitable for drinking, but it is recommended to boil the water before drinking.

Waste Management

  • There is a waste container at Kemihaara parking area.
  • Biodegradable waste should be placed in a toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. 
  • There are waste bins at the wilderness huts, but visitors are asked to bring their own waste out of the wilderness area.
  • Read more about Hiking Without Littering.


  • There are dry toilets at Uittipiekka open and reservable wilderness hut and at Kemihaara parking area.

Overnight Stays


  • There are no camping sites within the wilderness area, but you may camp there as it is an Everyman's Right (

Open and Reservable Wilderness Huts

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

  • In Kemihaara there is a lodging enterprise at a former border crossing station.
  • Information on other places offering accommodation can be found on the municipality of Savukoski website (

Equipment Rental

  • Local tourist enterprises rent hiking equipment. For information on local enterprises visit the municipality of Savukoski website (

Service for the Disabled

  • There are no special services for the disabled in the area.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • Information on services in the surrounding area can be found on the municipality of Savukoski website (
  • Find out more about visiting Lapland (