Porojärvi Rental Hut

Two small cabins situated in the Käsivarsi Wilderness Area, in the southeastern shore of Lake Porojärvi. Porojärvi Rental Hut is known as a holiday destination for the ex-president of Finland, Urho Kekkonen. It is possible to go from Kilpisjärvi to Porojärvi by foot, skiing or by snowmobile (45 km).

Rental hut, 4 + 4 persons. 15 m² + 15 m²

Due to renovations, the Porojärvi Rental Hut  will be out of use from 16th of August to 6th of September 2021. 


Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 206 39 7950.
Service number +358 20 69 2424  
Terms of reservation for the Porojärvi rental hut. See where to pick up the keys.

The 3th of May 2021, at 1 pm begins the reservation of the huts for the year 2022.


Northern Lapland, Municipality of Enontekiö (tosilappi.fi), Käsivarsi Wilderness Area

Driving directions, GPS  X=3285230 Y=7683374

Along the main road E8 to Kilpisjärvi, from where 45 km by foot, skiing or by snowmobile. The cabin is located on the southeastern shore of  Lake Porojärvi, in the place, where begins the River Poroeno.

Porojärvi rental hut, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 69° 8.784' lon: 21° 35.108' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7680184 E: 285117.

Porojärvi open wilderness hut  is situated about 1 km from the rental hut.


Käsivarsi Wilderness Area Map
Other maps of the area


250 € / day or 1500 € / week (incl. VAT 10%).
Available for rent: around the year.


Those renting the hut can pick up the keys at Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 206 39 7990, from Neste Kilpisjärvi, Käsivarrentie 14205, 99490, Kilpisjärvi, tel. int. +358 10 320 4771, neste.kilpis(at)gmail.com, from the shop of Arctic Knife, Muoniontie 1632, 99320 Kätkäsuvanto, tel. int. +358 400 695 796 and at Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 206 39 7950.

When picking up the keys you must have a receipt with you. Please check the opening times of the key suppliers in advance.

Keys should be returned at the same place where you have fetched them.  


The UKK cabin has two bunk beds, candle light, gas stove and wood heated iron heater.
The new cabin was build in 1998. It has wood heated iron heater, living room with a bunk bed, kitchenette with bunk bed and bed room with bunk bed. Candle light. 

Separate wood heated sauna by shore, boat. A dry toilet and a woodshed outside the hut. Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.

Take your own candles, toilet paper and headlamp with you.

The water in the area is usually safe to drink, but we recommend to boil it before use. 

Metsähallitus follows the principles of litter-free hiking. Visitors are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Recycling points can be found at Yllästunturi, Pallastunturi and Fell Lapland Visitor Centre. Read more about Hiking without Littering.


It is 45 km from Porojärvi to Kilpisjärvi village. There is a shop, a fuel distribution point and restaurants. Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre is open during the peak season from March to September. It is 120 km to Hetta village, the centre of the municipality of Enontekiö. In Hetta there is the Fell Lapland Visitor Centre and other services.

It is possible to have snowmobile transportation to the hut.  

When leaving the hut, remember that it has to be clean an ready for the next customers. The hut can´t be checked after each customer. If the previous customer has not cleaned the hut, please contact immediately to the maintenance of the hut.  If the hut is not cleaned after the rent, Metsähallitus will charge for the cleaning.

Visitors must come prepared with warm clothing, food, drink, maps, compass, orienteering skills and matches. Fog or storms can form in just a few hours. Take also your own toilet paper.

Fishing area 

When fishing in the rivers, you have to pay the fisheries management fee (eraluvat.fi) as well as a municipality of Enontekiö permit no 1551. When fishing at Lätäseno you must have a Lätäseno fishing area permit no 1550 (eraluvat.fi). This permit gives you right to fish at Poroeno, too. Fishing permits are sold by the customer service points of Metsähallitus as well as local tourist enterprisers.

Safety on hiking

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Fell Lapland Visitor Centre tel. int. +358 20 639 7950.

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Porojärvi hut in Excursionmap.fi.

You can check the booking situation here. To book the hut, contact Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.

Booking information