Saiho Open Wilderness Hut

Open wilderness hut for 4 persons.

Suitable for overnight stays for hikers. The nearest shops and restaurants are located in Savukoski. The hut is located along the marked Nuortti Hiking Trail in the Urho Kekkonen National Park.

Location

Facilities

  • Two sleeping platform, a table, and benches.
  • A wood-burning stove and a gas cooker.
  • 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 Nuorttijoki.

Notices

  • You can camp by the campfire sites.
  • The hut is not suited for the disabled.
  • The route includes some river crossings. There are bridge by the River Nuorttijoki at Kolsankoski and the wading cable is located by the River Nuorttijoki some 300 metres upstream from the Kärekeoja hut.
  • 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.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.
  • There is a recycling point at the wilderness hut. Hikers are however adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.
  • The Finnish Border Guard originally built Saiho hut in 1938 at Saihovaara at the foot of Nuorttitunturi Fell. It was the border guard's first guard hut, which was built in order to make long patrol trips easier. The hut was rebuilt at its present location at the bank of the River Nuorttijoki by Nuortti Trail in the autumn of 2006. 
  • Safety on hiking

Maps

Maintenance and Management