Hannukuru Reservable Wilderness Hut

The forested and rocky valley of Hannukuru is the true centre of the Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail. It is located in the middle of the summer trail, close to beautiful fell heaths. The hut is ideal for Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail hikers, who appreciate sleeping in a proper bed and want to make they get a bed place on this popular trail. During spring time, the hut can be reached on a maintained ski track. Those travelling at other times of the year must be able to find their way in extremely demanding conditions, as there is only a short amount of daylight in the winter and the weather can change very quickly.  

Reservable wilderness hut, 24 persons (Hanna 12 + Hannu 12) 

Booking

Pallastunturi Visitor Centre, 99330 Pallastunturi, tel. int. +358 206 39 7930
Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, 99400 Enontekiö, tel. int. +358 206 39 7950.
Terms of reservation for the Hannukuru reservable hutSee where to pick up the keys.

Reservable huts are meant for those travelling by foot, skis or other means of physical movement. 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 a permission from Metsähallitus.

Hiking and skiing groups of partner entrepreneurs in the national park can book reservable wilderness huts on the Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail between 1 March and 30 April two times/entrepreneur, between 1 June and 15 October three times/entrepreneur and at other times no more than six times/entrepreneur.

Location, Maps and Description

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

Hannukuru, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 13.0573' lon: 23° 56.6526'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7570261 E: 373497
 

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

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park map
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Arrival instructions to Pallastunturi and Hetta.

Price and Keys

16,5 €/ night / person (incl. VAT 10%).

Keys can be picked up from Fell Lapland Visitor Centre. Please check the opening times in advance.
Pallastunturi Visitor Centre is closed, so separate arrangements to pick up the keys must be made.

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.

Facilities

The reservable wilderness hut building has two sides: Hanna and Hannu. There are bunk beds in the huts, with a total of 24 beds (12 in Hanna and 12 in Hannu). The huts have a shared drying room with a wood-burning oven.  

A stove, a gas cooker, a well. Basic cookware (pot, frying pan, coffee pot). Bunk beds with mattresses, pillows and blankets. Please, take your own sheets and pillowcase to protect the bedding. In the reservable hut, hikers sleep side-by-side in bunk beds, so hikers have to be comfortable with strangers. 

The well is only available for use in the summer.  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.

There is a campfire hut, two campfire sites, three dry toilets, a wood shed and a tent site near the hut. There is an open wilderness hut located 200 meters from the reservable wilderness hut. There are plenty of campsites in the tent area. 

There is a sauna at the small lake, situated about 150 metres from the hut. The sauna can be used for an additional fee. 

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

Bring along your own headlamp, etc.  

Notices

The peak seasons for this hut are Easter holidays and the autumn´s ruska season. The yard area can get crowded, as it also brings in hikers from the Hetta-Pallas Trail who are only making a single stop on their hikes. 

It is recommended to boil water from natural sources before consumption. Water from the Hannukuru well must be boiled before using the water.

Weather conditions should be taken into account when planning a trip. 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. Pack your food in resealable containers and bags to reduce the amount of waste you will have to carry. Recycling points can be found at Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas, Pallastunturi Visitor Centre and Fell Lapland Visitor Centre. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Pallastunturi Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 (0)206 39 7930 or Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 (0)206 39 7950

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Terms of reservation

Read the terms of reservation.

Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts 

Read Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts.

The booking calendar

By checking the booking calendar of the huts (eraluvat.fi) you can see the availability beforehand. For making the reservation, please contact Pallastunturi Visitor Centre or Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.

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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