Montellin Maja Open Wilderness Hut


Open wilderness hut for 4 persons

Location, Maps and Description

Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Enontekiö, Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

The wilderness hut is situated by the Hetta-Pallas Trail, 40 km from Hetta and 15 km from Pallas.

Montellin maja open wilderness hut, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 8.310' lon: 24° 2.440' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7561253 E: 377065.

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park map
Outdoor maps Pallas-Yllästunturi, 1:50,000 and Pallas-Olos, 1:50,000
Pallas-Ounastunturi geological hiking map, 1:50,000
Enontekiö guide and recreation map, 1:100,000





During mid-winter the wilderness hut is cold.

Water can be taken from the brook but it is recommended to boil or filter it before use.

The peak seasons for this hut are Easter holidays and the autumn´s ruska season. The hut is also used by reindeer herders.

Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.

Visitors must come prepared with warm clothing, food, drink, maps, compass, orienteering skills and matches. Fog or storms can form in just a few hours. Take also your own toilet paper.

Waste Management

The closest waste bins and recycling points are at Nammalakuru Open Wilderness Hut, 1.2 km to the south, and at Hannukuru Open Wilderness Hut 12.5 km to the north. The goal of the National Park is to be a litter-free area and hikers are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Pallastunturi Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 206 39 7930 or Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 206 39 7950.