Guidance and information on hiking, tourist information
Exhibitions with an admission fee: The permanent exhibition features the Sámi culture and the Northern Lapland ´s natural features. In addition there are temporary exhibitions.
Museum shop and a restaurant
Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare
On state-owned lands, it is allowed to use branches and sticks from the ground for making a campfire. To take and use fallen trees of little value from the ground, you need a permit. This permit can be obtained from Ivalo Customer Service and Siida - Northern Lapland Nature Centre. However, if you find a used campfire place, it is recommended to use that.
There are seven designated campfire sites in the Wilderness Area. Campfire sites of Johtalanvárri, Lake Koahpelasjärvi, Lake Nammajärvi and Vuolleseavttet are located along the Utsjoki Hiking Trail. In the southern part of the wilderness area, along Guivi Circle Trail, there are campfire sites at the open wilderness huts of Ruktajärvi and Njavgoaivi, and at the turf hut of Akujoki.
Please note that lighting campires is forbidden also at the constructed campfire sites if the forest fire warning is in effect. However, it is allowed to use a camping cooker.
This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.
Water in the area is normally drinkable, but during the hot periods in the summer, it is recommended to boil the water before drinking. Usually running water is better for drinking than still water.
Please consider in advance for taking unnecessary waste into the area. It is desiderable that you take all the non-degradable waste out of the area.
Biodegradable waste should be placed in a toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire.
There are recycling points at the open wilderness huts and at the end of Kevo Hiking Trail.
There are dry toilets at the open wilderness huts and at the designated campfire sites.
Camping and Lean-to Shelters
The hiker is free to choose his own camping place in the wilderness. However, to avoid erosion, it is recommended to use the grounds of the open wilderness huts and other previously used places for camping.
Open Wilderness Huts (owh)
There are three open wilderness huts in the wilderness area.
Ruktajärvi owh is located on the northeastern side of the Lake Ruktajärvi, in the southern end of Kevo Trail, in the southwestern part of the Wilderness Area.
Njavgoaivi owh is located northwest of Njavgoroáivi Fell (Nauguvaara), along Guivi Trail, in the southwestern part of the Wilderness Area, west of Kevo Strict Nature Reserve.
Koahppelasjärvi owh is located in the southern end of the Lake Koahppelasjärvi, along Utsjoki Hiking Trail, in the northern part of the Wilderness Area.