Saarijärvi Reservable Wilderness Hut (Enontekiö)
Reservable wilderness hut, 10 persons.
Saarijärvi Reservable Wilderness Hut will be out of use due to renovation from 8 August to 15 August 2021.
Please note that due to the corona situation, the number of beds in the hut has been halved, but the reduction will not appear in the booking calendar! If the hut is empty, more than half of the beds can be reserved for one group. Beds are reserved according to the number of people in the group.
Location, Maps and Description
Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Enontekiö (tosilappi.fi. in Finnish), Käsivarsi Wilderness Area
Saarijärvi, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 69° 03.7410' lon: 21° 05.4723' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7672660 E: 264663
The wilderness hut is situated by Nordkalott Trail near the Norwegian border. It is to the north of the Salmivaara Fell at the west end of Lake Saarijärvi.
16,50 € / night / person (incl. VAT 10%).
Keys for the hut can be picked up from the Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre and when the visitor centre is closed from the customs station of Kilpisjärvi, tel. int +358 295 527 007 (open 24 hours).
A stove and a gas cooker. Basic cookware (pot, frying pan, coffee pot). Bunk beds with mattresses, pillows and blankets. Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.
Pets are not permitted in the hut.
The building also houses an open wilderness hut for 10 persons.
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.
Firewood should only be used for heating the cabin, not for outdoor fires.
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.
Maintenance and Management
Reservable wilderness hut, 10 persons
Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre, 99490 Kilpisjärvi, tel. int. +358 206 39 7990 and Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, Peuratie 15, 99400 Enontekiö, tel. int. +358 206 39 7950. Terms of reservation for the Saarijärvi reservable hut. See where to pick up the keys.
Reservable huts are meant for those travelling by foot, skis or other means of physical movement (not motorized vehicles). These huts may be used for 1 to 2 days by those who have reserved a bed in advance. Commercial use (i.e. guided hikes and tours etc.) of reservable huts is only allowed with special permission from Metsähallitus.
The booking calendar
By checking the booking calendar of the huts (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi) you can see the availability beforehand. For making the reservation, please contact Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre or Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.