Customer Service and Guidance

Services offered by enterprises and other organisations in Nature Reserve

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Shops

  • The closest shop is at the village of Pirttikoski 10 km from Auttiköngäs. There are other shops in the town of Rovaniemi (www.rovaniemi.fi), Kemijärvi (www.visitkemijarvi.fi) and Posio (www.posio.fi, in Finnish).
  • A Loghouse Café serves visitors from the middle of May until the end of September, see more from the website (in Finnish).

Auttikönkään Uittopirtti, Day Trip Hut. Photo: Olli Vainio

Campfire Sites and Huts

  • There are two campfire sites with lean-to shelters on the nature trail. The first one is situated right next to Auttiköngäs parking area and the second one is halfway down the trail right next to the hanging bridge.
  • There is a Day Trip Hut "Auttiköngäs log floaters hut" next to Auttiköngäs parking area.
  • Lighting a campfire is only allowed at specially constructed campfire sites using the firewood meant for this purpose. Lighting campfires is forbidden also at the constructed campfire sites if the forest fire warning is in effect.
    • This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.
  • More information about lighting campfires can be found at Hiking in Finland.

Drinking Water

  • Water can be drawn from the River Auttijoki. The surface water from the lakes, rivers and brooks must be boiled before use. Water in the springs and running water in the brooks is usually good for drinking. However, the quality of the water cannot be monitored, so the use of natural water is at your own risk.

Waste Management

  • There are no waste bins in the area. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a dry toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Take all other waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking without Littering.
  • There is a waste bin at Auttiköngäs parking area.

Toilets

  • There is a dry toilet at both the campfire sites on the nature trail.

Overnight Stays

Camping and Lean-to Shelters

  • There are no specific areas reserved for camping, but we recommend the environs of the Auttijoki lean-to shelter (the midway point of the trail). Campers may also make overnight stays by the lean-to shelter, but they must not disturb other hikers.
  • The closest camping ground is at the village of Autti 6 km in the direction of Rovaniemi.

Services for the Disabled

  • Next to Auttiköngäs parking area there are a campfire site, a lean-to shelter, Auttiköngäs log floaters hut and a dry toilet, which have structures to assist the disabled.

Lodging, Equipment Rental and Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • For information on these services in the surrounding area see Posio (www.posio.fi, in Finnish), Rovaniemi (www.rovaniemi.fi) and Kemijärvi (www.visitkemijarvi.fi) websites.
  • Find out more about visiting Lapland (www.lapland.fi/visit/).

ilmatieteenlaitos.fiCheck for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings 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. 

Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

Destination Brochure

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