Oravankolo Rental Hut

Rental hut, for 6 persons. One room, 22 sq. metres. There is a sauna in a separate building.

Reservations     

Finnish Nature Centre Haltia tel. int. +35840 163 6200 or Customer Service Number +358 20 69 2424. The hut is not in use in November and December 2018 due to maintenance work (already made reservations are valid).
In 2019 the entrepreneur in Haukkalampi will take care of the renting. The hut can be rented now for 2019 through the new reservationsystem.

Terms of reservation for the Oravankolo rental hut. See where to pick up the keys.

Oravankolo Rental Hut is located on the shore of Lake ruuhilampi in Nuuksio National Park. Oravankolo offers real nature experiences with its good location in the National Park.

Location

Southern Finland, Uusimaa Region, Municipality of Vihti (www.vihti.fi), Nuuksio National Park.

Oravankolo, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 20.0770' lon: 24° 27.8751'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6691369 E: 360034

 
Excursionmap.fi

Oravankolo Rental Hut is situated on cliffs on the shore of Lake Ruuhilampi in the northern part of Nuuksio National Park. There is a parking area in Kattila (3 km), and there are signs to Oravankolo. You can also leave the car to the Valklampi parking area, south-east from Kurjolampi (3 km from Ruuhilampi).
  
Take Nupurintie road and from there turn north onto Nuuksiontie road. Kattila is at the very end of Nuuksiontie road. To the Valklampi parking area take Lamminpääntie road from Veikkola. At the end of the Lamminpääntie road go on to Kurjolammentie road where the parking area is located. 
 
If you are travelling by public transportation you can get closest to the hut by taking Espoo bus 245(A) (reittiopas.fi) to its end stop. The end stop is in summertime at Kattila (3 km from the hut) and during winter at Nuuksionpää (5 km from the hut).
 

 
Maps Excursionmap.fi

Nuuksio - Luukki outdoor map 1:20 000
 
Terrain map L414, 1:50 000
  
 

Price

In 2018: 63 € / day (Sun-Fri), 84 € / day (Fri-Sun), 399 € / week (incl. VAT 10%)
rental time 14:00 - 12:00

Keys
Keys can be picked up at and returned to:
Haltia, The Finnish Nature Center, Nuuksiontie 84, 02820 Espoo. Tel. 040 163 6200.
R-Kioski Espoo Asema, Kirkkojärventie 6, 02770 Espoo, Tel. 050 448 1474.
Note that from the 1st of July 2018 there will be a service fee of 5 € per key when picking the keys up at R-kioski.
Customer must present a receipt of payment when picking up the keys. Please return the keys to the same place. 
 

Facilities

Bunk beds for 6 with mattresses and pillows. No electricity but there is a wood stove as well as a wood-heated sauna. A saw, an axe, an ice chisel, 2 life vests, a gas cooker, an oil lamp, a candlestick, a stew pot, a frying pan, a kettle and a saucepan. Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm!

Dry toilet and recycling point. There are water containers in sauna. There is a row boat on the lake and a fireplace near the lake. No water point!

Notices

When staying at the huts in Nuuksio you should have the necessary hiking equipment with you. There is a 3-km-hike from the closest parking area to the hut. There is no drinking water at the hut. The closest water point is at Kattila about 3 km from the hut.
 
Things you need to bring with you: enough food and water as well as a sleeping bag, matches, a torch, cutlery (forks, knives, spoons, plates etc.) and the Nuuksio - Luukki outdoor map. 
 
It is allowed to bring pets in the hut.

The hut is not suited for the disabled.
 

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, tel int. +358 206 39 4790
 

  There is a sauna in a separate building. Photo: Teemu Laine

Inside sauna. Photo: Teemu Laine Kitchen at Oravankolo rental hut. Photo: Teemu Laine

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