Hannukuru Open Wilderness Hut


Open wilderness hut for 16 + 16 persons

Litter-Free Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail

The Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail is now officially litter-free and all waste bins has been removed from the trail. Take your own trash out of the terrain to eco-points at the Fell Lapland Visitor Centre or Pallastunturi. 

Location, Maps and Description

Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Enontekiö, Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

Hannukuru, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 13.0782' lon: 23° 56.9398'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7570290 E: 373697

The wilderness hut is situated on the Hetta-Pallas Trail 28 km from Hetta and 27 km from Pallas.

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park map


A stove, a gas cooker, a dry toilet, a wood shed and basic cooking equipment. There is a sauna at the small near-by lake. There is also a reservable hut nearby and a campfire shelter and a camping site.


Water from the Hannukuru well must be boiled before using the water.

In the winter, the well does not work. The water has to be fetched from the stream north of the sauna or melted from snow.

Please, do not wash dishes or yourself closer than 15 m to the well to avoid bacteria to get into the well.

The sauna fee is 10 € / adult, 5 € / child (under 7 years) or for a member of a group (a group is more than 10 persons). Payment in advance in the Eräluvat webshop (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi) or in the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park's visitor centres. You can use the sauna in hour-long men's, women's or joint sauna shifts. The sauna cannot be reserved for private use.

The peak seasons for this hut are Easter holidays and the autumns ruska season.

Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.

There is a reservable wilderness hut for 24 persons located 200 meters from the open wilderness hut.

Visitors must come prepared with warm clothing, food, drink, maps, compass, orienteering skills and matches. Fog or storms can form in just a few hours. Take also your own toilet paper.

When planning camping with a large group of over 10 people, fill in a notification for Metsähallitus (metsa.fi).

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

There are no waste management services at the hut. Hikers are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Recycling points can be found at Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas, Pallastunturi and Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.  Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Pallastunturi Customer service, tel. int. +358 206 39 7930 or Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 206 39 7950.  

For Entrepreneurs

Tourist entrepreneurs operating in national parks or other areas managed by Metsähallitus need a cooperation agreement. A fee is charged for using the routes and service infrastructure for business activities.

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Guidelines on using Open Wilderness Hut

Read Guidelines on using Day-use Huts.

Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

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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