Háldi / Halti, 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 in Käsivarsi Wilderness Area in open and extremely rocky terrain on large fells. Suitable for those who are able to hike in very demanding conditions and want to experience real wilderness. The hut is an approximately 50 km hike or ski to Kilpisjärvi village and about 5 km to the highest point in Finland on Halti Fell.

Reservable wilderness hut, 12 persons.


Read important Safety Checklist before booking the hut.

Hut can be booked directly at the Eräluvat.fi webshop (eraluvat.fi). Read 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 (enontekiolapland.com), Käsivarsi Wilderness Area

Háldi / Halti, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 69° 17.1802' lon: 21° 16.0865'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7696874 E: 274025

The wilderness hut, which was previously owned by Finland's Border Guard, is situated on the north shore of the lake which is on the south side of Haltitunturi Fell. It is approximately 1,5 km from Nordkalott Trail. The building also houses an open wilderness hut for 8 persons. The nearest reservable wilderness hut is Bihčosjávri / Pitsusjärvi.

Nordkalott Trail map
Other maps 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 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. 

Outside the hut, there is a dry toilet and a woodshed on the grounds. 200 metres from this hut is the old Háldi / Halti open wilderness hut, a woodshed and dry toilet.

During the snow-free season, it is almost impossible to find a campsite due to the rockiness of the grounds.

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


There are significant variations in elevation on the way to the hut, as well as rivers with strong currents that have to be forded by wading. 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 hut is 150 metres from the shore of the lake and about 100 metres from the stream that flows into the lake. 

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. Visitors must have appropriate equipment: warm clothing, food, drink, maps, compass, orienteering skills and matches. Take also your own toilet paper.

The firewood should only be used for heating the 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 about Hiking 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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Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts 

Read Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts.

Booking information

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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