Hirvashauta Reservable Wilderness Hut

Reservable wilderness hut for 6 persons. In the same building there is a open wilderness hut.    

Booking

Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen or by e-mail ukpuisto(at)metsa.fi. Terms of reservation for the Kärekeoja reservable 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

Price

15 € / night / person (incl. VAT 10%). From 2.5.2022 on 16,50 €/night / person (incl. VAT 10%).
 
  • From the March to September is possible to stay in the hut maximum two nights in a row and from October to February maximum 7 nights in a row.

Keys

 
  • Please check the opening hours by phone, from www-pages or by e-mail.
  • The customer shall have payment receipt and hut reservation confirmation along in order to show proof of reservation and its payment.

Facilities

  • Two bunk beds with extendable lower bunks, mattresses, pillows, quilts, a table, and benches.
  • A wood-burning stove, a gas cooker, a saucepan, and a frying pan.
  • 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 open 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

  • There is bridge by the River Nuorttijoki at Kolsankoski.
  • There are no accessible services in the hut.
  • You can camp by the campfire sites.
  • The route includes some river crossings.
  • 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.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hut.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • There is a recycling point at the reservable wilderness hut. Hikers are however adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.
  • Safety on hiking.

Maintenance and Management

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The booking calendar

By checking the booking calendar of the huts (eraluvat.fi) you can see the availability beforehand. Bookings: Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen, tel. +358 206 39 7200 or by e-mail ukpuisto(at)metsa.fi.

Due to the serious Covid-situation Regional State Administrative Agency in Lappland has made decisions on restrictions. Metsähallitus limits the number of visitors to 6 (at huts that normally have room for over 8 persons), but the reduction will not appear in the booking calendar! Huts may be booked full for one group. The restriction is valid until May 31, 2022.
 

Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts 

Read Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts.