The services mentioned on this page are those found on the part of Nordkalottleden Trail running through Finland, except wilderness huts in which case those in Norway and Sweden are included.

Drinking Water

There is a water point in the vicinity of each open and reservable wilderness hut in Finland. This water from these points is clean and safe to drink. The location of each water point is printed in each hut's guest book. Streams along the trail have clean water.

Waste Management

  • It is the responsibility of each hiker to dispose of waste that accumulates during your trip.
  • There are waste bins at all wilderness huts except Kuonjarjoki wilderness hut.
  • You can get more information on recycling and waste management on the Hiking Without Littering page.

Firewood Supply

Ready chopped firewood is supplied to all open and reservable wilderness huts in early spring. As wood is brought to Käsivarsi Wilderness Area from quite far away and transportation is expensive we ask that visitors do not burn firewood outside of wilderness huts.

Maintenance and Management

  • In Finland Metsähallitus is responsible for transportation of firewood and management of waste on Nordkalottleden Trail. More information is available at Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.
  • During peak seasons Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre accepts feedback on all areas of maintenance. They then pass on all comments on.

Overnight Stays

Open Wilderness Huts and Reservable Wilderness Huts in Finland

There are both open wilderness huts and reservable wilderness huts along Nordkalottleden Trail. You can stay over night for 1 to 2 nights in open wilderness huts or rent a bunk from a reservable wilderness hut.

Wilderness Huts in Norway

  • A majority of the wilderness huts along the Norwegian part of Nordkalottleden Trail are owned by Den Norske Turistforening (english.turistforeningen.no): DNT. There is a standard key for all the huts owned by DNT. Visitors can get the key from Kilpisjärvi customs for a deposit, which will be returned when you return the key. Customs tel. int. +358 295 527 007.
  • More information on DNT huts gives Troms Turlag (troms.turistforeningen.no, in Norwegian))
  • Along the Nordkalottleden trail there are huts owned by Statskog (www.statskog.no, in Norwegian)

Wilderness Huts in Sweden

  • The wilderness huts on the part of the trail running through Sweden are owned by Svenska Turistförening (www.svenskaturistforeningen.se): STF. During peak season there is a STF employee at each hut who accepts payment for the huts and can give information and guidance.
  • Huts along Sweden's Kungsleden Trail have kiosks which sell basic necessities incl. foodstuff.

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Information on lodging in the area surrounding Kilpisjärvi Village can be found on the Tosilappi website (www.tosilappi.fi).

Equipment Rental

Information on renting hiking equipment: