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When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Drawing of a fireplace. The drawing shows the roof, the flue and off the ground.

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Reservation of Metsähallitus huts for 2023 will open on Monday 2 May at 12:00 noon

As of Monday 2 May 2022 at 12 noon, the public can book reservable huts and rental huts maintained by Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland for 2023. Reservations can be made in the Eräluvat webshop (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi). A small proportion of the huts can be booked at the local nature centre or through our partners. 

The granaries with the separate sauna building in the background.
 

Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland maintains approximately 150 reservable huts and rental huts for hikers in national parks, other nature conservation areas and wilderness areas. Reservations for the year 2023 will open on Monday 2 May at 12:00 noon. The Eräluvat store is currently being renewed. The customer will receive a hut booking confirmation for 2023 immediately after he/she places the booking, but a payment link to pay for the booking will be sent to the customer's email address later than usual, at the end of 2022.

Most of the huts can be reserved in the Eräluvat webshop (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi) or by calling the service number +358 20 692 424. A few of the huts can only be booked through nature centres. Some huts can only be booked for whole weeks, but most can also be booked for other times. The most popular huts may also have restrictions on the length of the reservation to make it possible for as many people as possible to enjoy them.

Metsähallitus has updated the terms of reservation for the huts, which must be taken into account when planning a reservation as of 2 May 2022. The new terms of reservation will be updated on the nationalparks.fi website.

In the Nationalparks.fi online service, you can find a description of the types of huts and instructions for making a reservation

If you are considering a reservation, you should visit www.nationalparks.fi/huts to see the types of huts available and for more detailed information on making a reservation.

In addition to reservable and rental huts, hikers are offered free day trip huts and wilderness huts. Day trip huts are meant for hikers to use during daytime, and they are not for staying overnight except for in exceptional circumstances. Wilderness huts are for private persons who are hiking, skiing or otherwise arriving there by means of their own efforts to use as a temporary place of rest or for staying overnight.

Coronavirus guidelines

The up-to-date coronavirus guidelines of Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland can be found on the nationalparks.fi website. The page will be updated as the instructions are specified based on the coronavirus situation and official guidelines.

Reservable, rental, and wilderness huts will be kept open in 2022, but in some areas of the country, the maximum capacity of reservable huts may have been reduced for the time being. Metsähallitus recommends that customers go to the nationalparks.fi website to check the situation in the area of their destination before leaving for their trip.  Metsähallitus reserves the right to make changes to the terms and conditions.  

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