Niilanpää Reindeer Herders Hut, Day-use Hut

Day-use Hut.



  • A table and benches.
  • A wood-burning stove
  • 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 taken from the River Kaarreoja, which is 400 meters away.


  • The hut is situated on a marked hiking trail. . 
  • Overnight stays are not possible.
  • You can camp by the campfire sites.
  • The hut is not suited for the disabled.
  • When leaving the hut, remember that it has to be clean and ready for the next customers.
  • The hut is situated on a marked hiking trail. The nearest shops and restaurants are located in Saariselkä and in Kiilopää. 
  • Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.
  • Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.
  • Hiking Without Littering.
  • Safety on hiking.

Urho Kekkonen National Park map. 

Maintenance and Management     

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.
For more information contact Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service

Guidelines on using Day-use Huts

Read Guidelines on using Day-use Huts.

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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