Pahtavaara, Open Wilderness Hut


Open wilderness hut, 6 persons

Location, Maps and Description

Western Lapland Region, Municipality of Muonio

Pahtavaara, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 67° 47.4207' lon: 24° 01.4736'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7522507 E: 374528

The wilderness hut is situated on the south side of Tupakkalaki Fell at the foot of Pahtavaara Hill on the shore of a small lake by the Ylläs-Olos Trail. The wilderness hut is 7 km from the Muotkavaara – Äkäslompolo road. The hut was moved here from its previous location at Ruostevaara in 2006.

Geological hiking map Ylläs - Levi 1:50,000



Wood oven, a bunk which sleeps 6 persons. The grounds are equipped with a woodshed, a dry toilet and a campfire site.


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

Water can be taken from the pond but it must be boiled before use.

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

There are waste bins at the hut, but hikers are advised 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 Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas, tel. int. +358 206 39 7039.