Vongoiva Rental Turf Hut

Rental Turf hut for 3 persons.

Booking

Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen or by e-mail ukpuisto@metsa.fi. Terms of reservation for the Vongoiva rental hut. 

22.3.2024
Exceptionally, bookings for the reservation and rental huts maintained by National Parks Finland for the year 2025 can only be made starting from the beginning of November 2024. More information
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 Saariselkä and in Ivalo. Built in 2015–2016, the hut is located at the spot where the two last branches of the River Vongoivajoki meet.

Location

Price

45 €/night (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

Key for the hut is in a coded key box located outside at the hut door. You will receive further instructions and the code when booking.

Facilities

  • A sleeping platform, mattresses, pillows, a table, and benche.
  • A wood-burning stove, a gas cooker, a saucepan, and a frying pan.
  • 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. 
  • Take own candles, toilet paper and headlamp with you.
  • Household water is taken from the river Vongoivajoki.

Notices

  • It is allowed to bring pets in the hut.
  • There are no accessible services in the hut.
  • Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.
  • You can camp by the campfire sites.
  • When leaving the hut, remember that it has to be clean and ready for the next customers.
  • 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. 
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • There is a recycling point at the hut. Hikers are however adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.
  • Safety on hiking.

Maintenance and Management 

Booking information

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