Björkören, Rental Hut

Exceptionally, bookings for the reservation and rental huts maintained by National Parks Finland for the year 2025 can only be made starting from the beginning of November 2024. More information

Rental hut, 6+2 people / 30 m², 1 room, sleeping alcove and kitchen. The separate boat shed contains a sauna and a changing room with two wooden benches that can be used as extra beds if necessary.

A locked boom has been placed on the small road leading to Björkören rental hut. The boom key will be handed over to the renter with the other keys.


Terms of reservation for the Björkören rental hut.

Reservations Paniken mökkitalkkarit Oy (  

See where to pick up the keys.  The key pick up and return location is Sale Replot, Vallgrundvägen 1, 65800 Replot.

Arrival at 2:00 PM and departure at 12 AM.  

Frequently asked questions

The hut has a colourful history, both as a hunting hideout and as a base for smugglers during the prohibition period. The hut is a good base for canoe trips as it is situated by a channel that is suitable for canoes and small watercraft.

The hut is also situated near the starting point of the 12,5 km long Björkö-Panike hiking trail. A boat is needed to cross the sound in order to reach the hiking trail. You can order a boat transportation from the partners of Parks & Wildlife Finland



Western Finland, Ostrobothnia, Korsholm,
Kvarken archipelago

Address: Vargisvägen 64, 65970 SÖDERUDDEN
Vargisvägen road has signposts to the hut. 


Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) 
lat: 63° 19.1645' 
lon: 21° 10.8573' 

N: 7034407 E: 208775




Driving directions

Start by driving 21 km north from Vaasa along road no.
724 towards Replot.

At Replot, you will reach grocery store Sale. Turn left
from Sale towards Norra Vallgrund and continue for
7,4 km to Norra Vallgrund.

At Norra Vallgrund, turn right towards Panike and
(road no. 7245). Continue for 20 km.
Note that after about 
16 km the road will turn into 
a dirt road after a small bridge. Drive this dirt road for
about 4 km and then turn 
right to Vargisvägen road. 

At the beginning of Vargisvägen road, you will pass
an unlocked gate. After the gate, there are signposts
to Björkören hut. 


Topographic map (1:20 000) nr 1332 02 Panike,
Nautical chart series F (1:50 000)


180 €/day (incl. VAT 10%)

Arrival at 2:00 PM and departure at 12 AM.




You can pick up and return the keys Sale Replot. 
Address: Vallgrundvägen 1, 65800 Replot. 
The keys will only be issued against receipt. 
Only handover and return of keys in Sale Replot.
More information about Björkören rental hut.

  • Bring drinking water and toilet paper with you 
  • Always remember to close the unlocked
    gate at the beginning of Vargisvägen
  • You must clean the premises after your stay
  • Read about fishing rights and make sure that
    you have the required permits
  • Pets are allowed in the hut
  • Safety on hiking


At the hut, there are beds for 6 persons:
two bunk beds and a sofa-bed for two persons. 
There are mattresses, pillows and blankets. 

Bring your own sheets or a sleeping bag.
If you use a
sleeping bag, take undersheet
and pillowcase with you.
The hut is also equipped with a stove,
cookware for 6 persons, electric lighting,
coffee maker, electric water boiler and

You must bring drinking water with you.
The hut is heated with the fireplace.
Sauna is located in the separate building.
There is a changing room in the sauna building.
Two persons can sleep on the wide benches if
necessary. The changing room is heated with
a wood-heated stove.

In the sauna, there is a wood-heated hot-water tank
in the separate washroom. You can use sea water
for washing or alternatively, bring fresh water with you. 

Only fresh water should be poured on the sauna stove;
rain water, melted snow or water you have
brought. Never pour seawater into the sauna
stove, because it will rust!

The sauna stove is heated with wood.
There is a smaller hot-water tank
on the side of the sauna stove. 

Locked woodshed with firewood is located at the
storage shed near the dry closet. There are an axe
anda saw in the woodshed and visitors saw and chop
their own firewood from bigger logs. 

There is a dry closet at the back
of the yard. 

A rowing boat is included in the rent. 
Life vests are at the sauna's changing room.

The low dock is also suitable for canoeists.

The dock and the rowing boat are raised
up for the winter and not in use then.

There is a campfire site at the waterside. 

Waste disposal
With the main huts key comes a key to a
locked container at 
Stormossen recycling point,
which is located in the Replot 
Sale parking lot,
Vallgrundvägen 1.

You can put 
 both combustible waste and 
biowaste in the container. Clean paper, glass,
and metal have their own containers at

the recycling point.

On the huts wall there is a more accurate waste
sorting guide. 

The hut is equipped with a composter for small
food scrapings.

Read more about Hiking Without Littering.


Maintenance and Management   

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.
For more information: Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, tel. +358 40 163 6200, info(at)


Booking information

Terms of reservation

Read the terms of reservation.

Guidelines on using Rental Huts

Read Guidelines on using Rental Huts.

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Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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