Tahvontupa Reservable Wilderness Hut

Reservable wilderness hut for 4 persons. In the same building there is a open wilderness hutThe sauna is in a separate building.

Booking

Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen or by e-mail ukpuisto(at)metsa.fi. Terms of reservation for the Tahvontupa reservable hut. See where to pick up the keys.

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 nearest shops and restaurants are located in Savukoski and in Sodankylä. The hut was built in 1966.

Location

Price

12 € / night / person (incl. VAT 10%). From 2.5.2022 on 16,50 €/night / person (incl. VAT 10%). 
  • From the March to September is possible to stay in the hut maximum two nights in a row and from October to February maximum 7 nights in a row.

Keys

  • Please check the opening hours by phone, from www-pages or by e-mail. 
  • The customer shall have payment receipt and hut reservation confirmation along in order to show proof of reservation and its payment.
Facilities
  • Two extendable sleeping platforms, mattresses, pillows, quilts,  a table, and benches.
  • A wood-burning stove, a gas cooker, a saucepan, and a frying pan.
  • A campfire site, a dry toilet and a woodshed. 
  • There is a smoke alarm in the hut, but we recommend bringing your own device with you.
  • The sauna is in a separate building.
  • Take own candles, toilet paper and headlamp with you.
  • Household water is taken from the river Tyyroja.

Notices

  • The sauna fee is 10 € / adult, 5 € / child (under 7 years) or for a member of a group (a group min. 10 persons). Payment in advance in Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen Ivalo Customer Service. The sauna fee is possible to pay also in Eräluvat webstore (eraluvat.fi).
    • The sauna is available for use by all hikers, so you should be considerate of others and not stay too long in the sauna.During peak seasons you should agree bathing times with other hikers, for example, take turns between men and women at alternate hours.
  • There are no accessible services in the hut.
  • You can camp by the campfire sites.
  • 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.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hut.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • There is a recycling point at the reservable wilderness hut. Hikers are however adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.
  • Safety on hiking.

Maps

Maintenance and Management 

Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts 

Read Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts.


The booking calendar

By checking the booking calendar of the huts (eraluvat.fi) you can see the availability beforehand. Bookings: Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen, tel. +358 206 39 7200 or by e-mail ukpuisto(at)metsa.fi.

Due to the serious Covid-situation Regional State Administrative Agency in Lappland has made decisions on restrictions. Metsähallitus limits the number of visitors to 6 (at huts that normally have room for over 8 persons), but the reduction will not appear in the booking calendar! Huts may be booked full for one group. The restriction is valid until May 31, 2022.
 

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