Björkören, Rental Hut

Rental hut, 6+2 people / 30 m², 1 room, sleeping alcove and kitchen. The separate boat shed contains a sauna and a changing room with two wooden benches that can be used as extra beds if necessary.


Eräluvat-webshop or Service Number +358 (0)20 69 2424

Terms of reservation for the Björkören rental hut  
See where to pick up the keys

Arrival at 2:00 PM and departure at 12 AM.  

More information (no bookings) +358 (0)40 595 5114

What´  s new

(Updated 18.1.2019)
The cottage area is very slippery. It is advisable to leave the car at the end of the road in the parking area about 80 m from the cottage.

The hut has a colourful history, both as a hunting hideout and as a base for smugglers during the prohibition period. The hut is a good base for canoe trips as it is situated by a channel that is suitable for canoes and small watercraft.

The hut is also situated near the starting point of the 12,5 km long Björkö-Panike hiking trail. A boat is needed to cross the sound in order to reach the hiking trail. You can order a boat transportation from the partners of Parks & Wildlife Finland


Western Finland, Ostrobothnia, Korsholm,
Kvarken archipelago

Address: Vargisvägen 64, 65970 SÖDERUDDEN
Vargisvägen road has signposts to the hut. 


Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) 
lat: 63° 19.1645' 
lon: 21° 10.8573' 

N: 7034407 E: 208775



Map of the surroundings of Kvarken Archipelago © Metsähallitus 2006

Driving directions

Start by driving 21 km north from Vaasa along road no.
724 towards Replot.

At Replot, you will reach grocery store Sale. Turn left
from Sale towards Norra Vallgrund and continue for
7,4 km to Norra Vallgrund.

At Norra Vallgrund, turn right towards Panike and
(road no. 7245). Continue for 20 km.
Note that after about 
16 km the road will turn into 
a dirt road after a small bridge. Drive this dirt road for
about 4 km and then turn 
right to Vargisvägen road. 

At the beginning of Vargisvägen road, you will pass
an unlocked gate. After the gate, there are signposts
to Björkören hut. 


Topographic map (1:20 000) nr 1332 02 Panike,
Nautical chart series F (1:50 000)



Arrival at 2:00 PM and
departure at 12 AM.





You can pick up and return the keys at
Berny´s Café and Restaurant 
by the Replot bridge.

Address: Replotvägen 2, 65800 Replot.
Phone: +358 (0)6 3521200

The keys will only be issued against receipt.

  • Bring drinking water and toilet paper with you 
  • Always remember to close the unlocked
    gate at the beginning of Vargisvägen
  • You must clean the premises after your stay
  • Read about fishing rights and make sure that
    you have the required permits
  • Pets are allowed in the hut
  • Safety on hiking


At the hut, there are beds for 6 persons:
two bunk beds and a sofa-bed for two persons. 
There are mattresses, pillows and blankets. 

Bring your own sheets or a sleeping bag.
If you use a
sleeping bag, take undersheet
and pillowcase with you.
Björkören Cottege. Photo:Tuija Warén
The hut is also equipped with a stove,
cookware for 6 persons, electric lighting,
coffee maker, electric water boiler and

You must bring drinking water with you.
The hut's kitchen. Photo: Tuija Warén
The hut is heated with the fireplace.
Hut's fireplace. Photo: Tuija Warén
Sauna is located in the separate building.
Sauna.Photo: Tuija Warén
There is a changing room in the sauna building.
Two persons can sleep on the wide benches if
necessary. The changing room is heated with
a wood-heated stove.
Changing room in the sauna building. Photo: Tuija Warén

In the sauna, there is a wood-heated hot-water tank
in the separate washroom. You can use sea water
for washing or alternatively, bring fresh water with you. 

Sauna's washroom. Photo: Tuija Warén

The sauna stove is heated with wood.
There is a smaller hot-water tank
on the side of the sauna stove. 

Sauna. Photo: Tuija Warén

Locked woodshed with firewood is located at the
storage shed near the dry closet. There are an axe
anda saw in the woodshed and visitors saw and chop
their own firewood from bigger logs. 

There is a dry closet at the back
of the yard. 

A rowing boat is included in the rent. 
Life vests are at the sauna's changing room.

The low dock is also suitable for canoeists.

The dock and the rowing boat are raised
up for the winter and not in use.

There is a campfire site at the waterside. 

The campfire site. Photo:Tuija Warén

Waste disposal
With the main huts key comes a key to a
locked container at 
Stormossen recycling point,
which is located in the Replot 
Sale parking lot,
Vallgrundvägen 1.

You can put 
 both combustible waste and 
biowaste in the container. Clean paper, glass,
and metal have their own containers at

the recycling point.

On the huts wall there is a more accurate waste
sorting guide. 

The hut is equipped with a composter for small
food scrapings.

Read more about Hiking Without Littering.


Jetty. Photo: Tuija Warén

Maintenance and Management   

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland 
Phone +358 (0)40 595 5114


Booking information
  • Available
  • Fully booked

Terms of reservation

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