Hirvashauta Open Wilderness Hut

Open wilderness hut for 6 persons. In the same building there is a reservable wilderness hut.

Suitable for overnight stays for individual hikers and small groups. The nearest shops and restaurants are located in Savukoski. The hut was built in 1985. The hut is located along the marked Nuortti Hiking Trail in the Urho Kekkonen National Park.

Location

Facilities

  • Two bunk beds with extendable lower bunks, a table, and benches.
  • A wood-burning stove and a gas cooker.
  • There is a smoke alarm in the hut, but we recommend bringing your own device with you. 
  • A campfire site, a dry toilet and a woodshed.
  • In the same building, there is also an reservable wilderness hut and a drying room. A drying room shared with the other hut.
  • Take own candles, toilet paper and headlamp with you.
  • Household water is taken from the river Nuorttijoki.

Notices

  • You can camp by the campfire sites.
  • The hut is not suited for the disabled.
  • The route includes some river crossings. The Kolsankoski bridge by the River Nuorttijoki, has collapsed due the heavy snow burden. During year 2020 the bridge is meaning rebuild. The wading cable is located by the River Nuorttijoki some 300 metres upstream from the Kärekeoja hut.
  • Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.
  • When leaving the hut, remember that it has to be clean and ready for the next customers.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.
  • There is a recycling point at the open wilderness hut. Hikers are however adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.
  • Safety on hiking.

Maps

Maintenance and Management 

Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts

Read Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts.