Guonjarjohka (Kuonjarjoki) Reservable Wilderness Hut

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

The hut is located on an open fell in the Käsivarsi Wilderness Area, approximately a 20 km hike or ski from Kilpisjärvi. The wilderness hut is situated south of the Kahperusvaara Hills on the north bank of the River Kuonjarjoki which runs between the Kahperusvaara Hills and Guonjarvárri Fell.  The hut is suitable for hikers and skiers on Nordkalott Trail.

Reservable wilderness hut, 10 persons.


Read important Safety Checklist before booking the hut.

Hut can be booked directly at the Erä webshop ( Read the terms of reservation.

Reservable huts are meant for those travelling by foot, skis or other means of physical movement (not motorized vehicles). These huts may be used for 1 to 2 days by those who have reserved a bed in advance. Commercial use (i.e. guided hikes and tours etc.) of reservable huts is only allowed with special permission from Metsähallitus.

Location, Maps and Description

Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Enontekiö (, Käsivarsi Wilderness Area

Guonjarjohka (Kuonjarjoki), coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 69° 06.1135' lon: 21° 13.1470'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7676567 E: 270159

The building also houses an open wilderness hut for 10 persons. The nearest other reservable huts are Saarijärvi and Megonjávri / Meekonjärvi.

Nordkalott Trail map
Othermaps of the area

Directions to Kilpisjärvi and Käsivarsi Wilderness Area.

Price and keys

16,50 €/night/person (incl. VAT 10%). 

The key is in the coded key box on the wall of the hut. Instructions and code will be sent when booking.


A stove and a gas cooker. Basic cookware (pot, frying pan, coffee pot). Bunk beds fot 10 people with mattresses, pillows and blankets. In the reservable hut, hikers sleep side-by-side in bunk beds, so hikers have to be comfortable with strangers. There is a drying room between the two huts. Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.

There is a dry toilet and woodshed outside the hut. You can camp near the hut.

Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.


Ski touring season runs from March to April. In the summer, the recommended time for hiking is from the beginning of July to the beginning of September.

It is recommended to boil water from natural sources before consumption. The river is approximately 100 metres away.

Weather conditions should be taken into account when planning an outing. Weather conditions in the wilderness can be extremely challenging. Fog or storms can form in just a few hours. Make sure that you have proper wilderness survival skills for the trek. Make sure you have appropriate equipment: warm clothing, food, drink, maps, compass, orienteering skills and matches. Take also your own toilet paper.

The firewood is intended for heating huts. Making campfires outdoors is prohibited if the hut does not have an official campfire site.

Pets are not permitted in the hut.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

Metsähallitus follows the principles of litter-free hiking. Visitors are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Recycling point can be found at Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre. Read more aboutHiking without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 206 39 7950.

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Booking information

Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts 

Read Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts.

Outdoor Etiquette

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1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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