Lankojärvi Open Wilderness Hut

Open Wilderness hut for 8 persons. In the same building there is a reservable wilderness hut.

Suitable for overnight stays for hikers with good navigation skills. The hut is located in the Urho Kekkonen National Park's wilderness zone, which has no marked trails. The marked trail will lead you to Rautulampi. From there, Lankojärvi is eight kilometres away. Proceed using a map and a compass. The nearest shops and restaurants are located in Saariselkä. The hut was built in 1967.



  • Two-tiered sleeping platforms, a table and benches.
  • A wood-burning stove, a gas cooker.
  • There's no lighting in the hut, please bring your own candles
  • There is a smoke alarm in the hut, but we recommend bringing your own device with you.
  • A campfire site, a dry toilet and a woodshed.
  • Drinking water can be collected from the River Suomujoki.


  • You can camp by the campfire sites.
  • There are no accessible services in the hut.
  • The route includes some river crossings. There are bridges by the River Suomujoki at Aitaoja, Kotaköngäs, and Porttikoski and by the River Luttojoki at Raja-Jooseppi. 
  • Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.
  • When leaving the hut, remember that it has to be clean and ready for the next customers.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.
  • Metsähallitus follows the principles of litter-free hiking. Visitors are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.
  • Safety on hiking.

Maintenance and Management 


Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts

Read Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts.