Guonjarjohka (Kuonjarjoki) Reservable Wilderness Hut
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.
Reservations: Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre, 99490 Kilpisjärvi, tel. int. +358 206 39 7990 and Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, Peuratie 15, 99400 Enontekiö, tel. int. +358 206 39 7950. Terms of reservation for the Guonjarjohka (Kuonjarjoki) reservable hut. See where to pick up the keys.
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
Guonjarjohka (Kuonjarjoki), coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 69° 06.1135' lon: 21° 13.1470' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7676567 E: 270159
Directions to Kilpisjärvi and Käsivarsi Wilderness Area.
16,50 €/night/person (incl. VAT 10%).
Keys for the hut can be picked up from the Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre and when the visitor centre is closed from the customs station of Kilpisjärvi, tel. int +358 295 527 007 (open 24 hours).
Reservations for 2024 can be made from Tue 2.5.2023 at 12am.
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.
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.