Customer Service and Guidance

There are no visitor centres or nature information huts in Tsarmitunturi Wilderness Area, but there are several in the nearest population and tourism centres, where you can obtain the necessary maps and permits.

Services offered by enterprises and other organisations in Tsarmitunturi Wilderness Area

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

  • There are no maintained campfire sites or other facilities in the wilderness area.
  • On state-owned lands in the Northern Lapland, 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 which can be obtained from Ivalo Customer Service. It is recommended to use a campfire place which has been previously used, if you find one.
  • Please note that lighting campires is forbidden also at the constructed campfire places if the forest fire warning is in effect. However, it is allowed to use a camping cooker.
  • There are a restaurant-café in the Hotel in Nellim.
  • In Ivalo (, there are several shops and cafés.

Drinking Water

  • Water in the area is suitable for drinking. Usually running water is better for drinking than still water. It is not wise to drink out of small still water ponds. It is recommended to boil or filter the water during hot spells.

Waste Management

  • Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Take all the waste that accumulates during your trip out of the area for recycling. Small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire.

Overnight Stays

  • There are two open wilderness huts, Ahvenjärvi and Artan kämppä.
  • The hiker is free to choose his own camping place in the wilderness, according to the Everyman's right (

Lodging in the Surrounding Areas 

Services for the Disabled

  • There are no special services for the disabled in the area.

Other Services in the Surrounding Areas

  • The nearest banks, pharmacy, health centre, garages, shops, restaurants, cafés, taxis and accommodation services are in Ivalo (, in Finnish).