Hietalahti, Open Wilderness Hut


Open wilderness hut for 4 persons

Please note that there is no firewood in the Hietalahti open wilderness hut right now. There is water on the ice of Pallasjärvi Lake and no wood can be exported to Hietalahti. (Updated 5.1.2022)

Location, Maps and Description

Western Lapland Region, Municipality of Kittilä, Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

Hietalahti, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 02.0131' lon: 24° 16.4750'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7549114 E: 386260
The hut is situated on the east side of the Lake Pallasjärvi, about 1 km north of the River Pallasjoki, which flows into the River Ounasjoki. There is no bridge across the river.

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park map


A stove, a dry toilet and a wood shed. Water can be taken from the lake but it is recommended to boil it before use.


The hut was renovated in 2019.

Water can be taken from the lake but it is recommended to boil or filter it before use.

The hut is very popular with fishermen.

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

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.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

There are no waste management services at the hut. The goal of the National Park is to be a litter-free area and hikers are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. 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. +358 206 39 7930

Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts

Read Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts.

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Outdoor Etiquette

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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