Services in Kemihaara Wilderness Area

Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–20.2.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.

Customer Service and Guidance

Services offered by enterprises and other organisations in Kemihaara Wilderness Area

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Shops and Kiosks

Wilderness Huts

  • It is possible to prepare meals at Uittipiekka open and reservable wilderness hut.
  • You must always have the landowner's permission before lighting a campfire.
  • It is prohibited to light campfires even in the designated campfire sites if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect. Check the current warnings ( However, it is allowed to use a camping cooker.
    • ​​This prohibition does not apply to stoves in Uittipiekka open and reservable wilderness hut.

Drinking Water

  • Natural waters in the area is normally suitable for drinking, but it is recommended to boil the water before drinking.

Waste Management

  • There is a waste container at Kemihaara parking 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. 
  • There are waste bins at the wilderness huts, but visitors are asked to bring their own waste out of the wilderness area.
  • Read more about visitor guidelines and Outdoor Etiquette.


  • There are dry toilets at Uittipiekka open and reservable wilderness hut and at Kemihaara parking area.

Overnight Stays


Open and Reservable Wilderness Huts

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Equipment Rental

Service for the Disabled

  • There are no special services for the disabled in the area.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area