Drinking Water

  • The water, in the River Nuorttijoki and the areas smaller streams as well as in tributaries with flowing water, is usually safe to drink. Drinking water from natural bodies of water is however at each visitor's own risk. During warm weather we recommend that you always boil water before drinking it.

Waste Management

  • There are mixed waste bins and composts at all the area's wilderness huts except Saiho Open Wilderness Hut, where there is only a compost. There are no waste bins at campfire sites.
  • 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. We ask that visitors bring all of their other waste out of the area. At Tulppio there is a recycling and waste point, which is managed by the municipality.
  • Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Campfire Sites

  • There are numerous campfire sites by Nuortti Trail and along the banks of the River Nuorttijoki. They are often in the vicinity of lean-to shelters, Lapp pole tents or wilderness huts, but there are also campfire sites on their own.
  • The area's campfire sites are marked on outdoor maps.

Firewood Supply

  • The wilderness huts and campfire sites along the trail are all firewood supplied points. Firewood is taken to these points predominantly during winter by snowmobile. During summer supplies are restocked when needed. The supplied wood pieces are large logs which visitors must chop before being able to burn them. At campfire sites visitors will find a saw, a saw-horse and an axe at campfire sites. Use firewood sparingly.

Maintenance and Management

Toilets

  • There are dry toilets at all the area's wilderness huts and some of the campfire sites.

Overnight stays

Camping and Lean-to Shelters

Visitors should bring their own tents when planning to travel the hiking trail. The trail is within the wilderness zone of Urho Kekkonen National Park, where camping is allowed everywhere except on open fell tops or near old structures. Camping may be restricted in other areas that are susceptible to erosion and wear. We recommend that you camp near campfire sites and wilderness huts. There are 4 Campfire shelters and 6 lean-to shelters along the trail or near it. Additionally there are numerous campfire sites along the banks of the River Nuorttijoki.

Lean-to shelters and Campfire shelters located on the south side of the River Nuorttijoki; listed from south to north

  • Silpakurunsuu campfire shelter is situated on the bank of the River Nuorttijoki about 1.4 km from the hiking trail.
  • Jänkäkoski lean-to shelter is situated in the bank of the River Nuorttijoki about 2 km from the hiking trail.
  • Voittinköngäs campfire shelter is situated by the side of the River Nuorttijoki about 300 metres from the hiking trail.
  • Saukkosuvanto campfire shelter is situated on the bank of the River Nuorttijoki about 500 metres from the hiking trail.
  • Saukkosuvannonvaara lean-to shelter is situated about 100 metres southeast of the hiking trail.
In the Lean-to Shelter ashore Nuorttijoki. Photo: Sulo Norberg


Lean-to shelters and Campfire shelters located on the north side of the River Nuorttijoki; listed from south to north

  • Haukijärvenoja lean-to shelter is located on the bank of the River Nuorttijoki, near Haukiniva parking area, from where it is 300 metres to the rivers crossing point and wading cable.
  • Liemussuvanto lean-to shelter is on the hiking trail on the west side of the River Nuorttijoki.
  • Kurtsinniska lean-to shelter is on Nuortti Hiking Trail and is about 3 km north of Liemussuvanto lean-to shelter.
  • The Ylempi Hirvashauta lean-to shelter is situated on the bank of the River Nuorttijoki at the mouth of the River Hirvashaudanoja.
  • The Alempi Hirvashauta campfire shelter is about 500 metres from Nuortti Hiking Trail.
  • Kolsankoskenoja lean-to shelter is situated on Nuortti Hiking Trail on the bank of the River Kolsankoskenoja.

Open and Reservable Wilderness Huts

Along Nuortti Hiking Trail there are open and reservable wilderness huts where hikers can stay overnight. The following huts can be found on the trail:

On the south side of the River Nuorttijoki; listed from south to north

In the Hirvashauta Open Wilderness Hut. Photo: Sulo Norberg


On the north side of the River Nuorttijoki; listed from south to north