Customer Service and Guidance

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the National Park

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Cafés, Restaurants and Shops

Campfire Sites and huts

  • There is a campfire hut near the harbour of Selkä-Sarvi Island. The fireplace of the hut has a flue.
  • Campfires can only be lit at the north-end of Selkä-Sarvi Island and on Vähä-Huituri Island at designated campfire sites.
  • Campfire sites have firewood shelters and dry toilets.
  • Making open fires is always prohibited at both marked campfire sites and when fires are permitted by the land owner if a wildfire warning has been issued for the area (
    • This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.

Drinking Water

  • Visitors must bring their own drinking water. The water of the well in the Selkä-Sarvi Island fishing village is not suitable for drinking.

Waste Management

  • There are no waste-bins in the park. 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. Read more about Hiking without littering.


  • There are dry toilets at the north and south end of Selkä-Sarvi Island, at the Vähä-Huituri campfire site and in the fishing village on Pensaskari Island.

Overnight Stays


  • A camping site can be found at the north-end of Selkä-Sarvi Island.

Open and Reservable Wilderness Huts

Reservable Sauna

Landing Places

  • Suitable places for boaters to spend the night are the excursion harbour at the north-end of Selkä-Sarvi Island and the landing places on the islands of Iso-Huituri and Pensaskari.

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Accessible services

  • There are no special accessible services in the area.

Services for Boaters


  • The waterways to the National Park's islands are not marked.
  • From Tornio an 8 metre deep route cuts through the National Park.

Excursion Harbours and Landing Places

  • The excursion harbour at the north-end of Selkä-Sarvi island can fit 10-20 boats, with a maximum draught of 2,5 metres, depending on how the boats are anchored. Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 65° 36.9' lon: 24° 12.0' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7279868 E: 371038.
  • At the north-end of Pensaskari island there is a harbour (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 65° 40.7750' lon: 24° 13.7482' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7287001 E: 372696) and a buoy (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 65° 40.7685' lon: 24° 13.4425' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7287000 E: 372462). Overnight stay is not allowed at Pensaskari. For overnight stay one should use the harbour at Selkä-Sarvi island.
  • The shores of island are shallow and rocky, so landing on most shores is impossible with a large boat. A rowboat or dinghy are the best way to access these shores.

Boat Launch Ramps

  • The sailing centre (purjehduskeskus) at Ulleninranta in Kemi has a concrete covered boat launch ramp.
  • The Myllyniemi service harbour at Sotisaari in Kemi has a gravel covered boat launch ramp.
  • Other places with boat launch ramps are Letto inTornio and Ajos in Kemi.

Other Services for Boaters in the Surrounding Area

  • The sailing centre (purjehduskeskus) (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 65° 43.7' lon: 24° 33.5' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7291805 E: 388025) at Ulleninranta in Kemi has facilities such as; electrical supply points, suction draining, chemical toilet waste disposal, showers, a laundry machine, waste bins and a public phone.
  • Toranda service harbour in Tornio, restaurant, water, electrical supply points, shower, sauna. 

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

Bothian Bay Brochure

Bothnia Bay National Park Brochure
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Check for Warnings

When wildfire 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. 

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