Ikolanaho, Rental Hut

Exceptionally, bookings for the reservation and rental huts maintained by National Parks Finland for the year 2025 can only be made starting from the beginning of November 2024. More information

Rental Hut, 4 persons / 18 m², 1 room, kitchenette


The reservations from our webshop (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi)Terms of reservation for the rental hut. Available for rent all year round. 

Ikolanaho is located on the slope of Mäkrävaara Hill, at the intersection of the Herajärven kierros Trail in Koli National Park. The hut is surrounded by a hilly meadow. The flowers are at their most beautiful in the middle of summer. Mäkrävaara’s iconic viewing spots are a bit over a kilometre’s demanding hike away from the hut. There is a public campfire site right around the corner. Ikolanaho is at its busiest in the summer. 


  • Eastern Finland, North Karelia Region, Municipality of Lieksa, Koli National Park
  • Ikolanaho, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 04.4817' lon: 29° 49.7580' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6997058 E: 642910
  • Kotaniementie 28, 83960 Koli


The distance from Nature Centre Ukko to hut via the peaks of Ukko-Koli and Mäkränaho is 2.8 km.

Driving Instructions

The rental hut is a 700 m walking trip from Peiponpelto parking area. To get to the parking area, drive from Koli Nature Centre Ukko downwards along Ylä-Kolintie Road for 2 km and turn left onto Jerontie Road. Continue for 1,3 km and turn left onto Kotaniementie Road. Continue for 2,6 km until you reach Pieni Mäkräntie Road intersection where the Peiponpelto parking area is.



Price group A (1.1.-9.6. and 26.8.-31.12.)
1st day 42 €
2nd–7th day 34 € 
Price group B (10.6. - 25.8.)
1st day 50 €
2nd–7th day 40 € 

Rental time 14:00–12:00.
No reservations longer than one week at a time.


Keys to the rental hut are placed in the key box next to the door of the hut. The key box opens with a 4-digit key combination. As soon as you have booked the hut, you will receive a booking confirmation in your email. Check the confirmation's attached files, in which you will find the 4-digit key code and additional information (please also check your spam folder). Keep the information with you until the end of the reservation. If you have not gotten the key combination at least two weekdays before the beginning of your reservation, please contact Koli Nature Centre Ukko
When you arrive at the hut, enter the code in the box by rotating the numbers in the key box. Take the key from the box, unlock the hut, and put the key back in the box. Roll the numbers back to zero again. Always keep the keys inside the key box. At the end of the reservation, leave the keys in the same box.


  • The well and spring nearby the Ikolanaho reservable hut are out of commission. Therefore do not drink the water even after boiling it. It it recommended to bring enough drinking water with you to the hut. It is also possible to borrow water containers and get clean drinking water from the Nature Centre Ukko
  • Sleeping spots for 4 in bunk beds, mattresses and pillows, no linen.
  • Soapstone fireplace, gas cooker, pots, coffee pot, frying pan and small set of cutlery.
  • Solar panel powered lights and charging facility (USB socket).
  • There is a firewood shed and a public campfire site right next to the hut.
  • The firewood consists of long logs, and you must saw and chop any firewood you intend to use in the hut.
  • The separate dry toilet is located around 60 metres downhill from the hut, in the direction of the Peiponpelto parking area.
  • Dishwashing liquid, spices, fire-making equipment and toilet paper are not included.


  • Please check Koli National Park's What's New before arrival.
  • Visitors must bring enough drinking and domestic water to the hut. Water in the well and spring nearby the hut are not suitable for any kind of household use but only for putting out campfire. Do not take drinking or washing water from the well or the spring. Drinking water from other natural sources in the national park is at your own risk.
  • There are no waste collection containers at the hut, and visitors are required to take their waste away from the terrain. You can put biodegradable waste in the dry toilet. Read more about litter-free hiking.
  • There are no accessible services in the hut.
  • Pets are permitted in the hut.
  • There is a public campfire spot on the grounds.
  • Camping in the yard is prohibited.
  • Please note that in rainy weather and during low pressure, smoke will not exit the fireplaces properly. The fireplace may then smoke up the hut. It is a good idea to preheat the fireplace so that smoke exits properly. Check the heating instructions in the hut folder. Be prepared to wait some time while the hut warms up.
  • In winter, the hut’s base temperature will remain cool despite heating. Bring along a warm winter sleeping bag and warm clothes.
  • In the summertime it's recommended to bring a mosquito net with you to quarantee a good night's sleep.
  • Safety on hiking.

Maintenance and Management

General customer service, customer feedback and maintenance: 
Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland,  
Koli Nature Centre Ukko, tel. int. +358 40 7732442.
Booking, payments, and cancellations: 
Eräluvat.fi Customer Service (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi) 

Booking information

Book from Eräluvat-webshop

Terms of reservation

Read the terms of reservation.

Guidelines on using Rental Huts

Read Guidelines on using Rental Huts.

112 Emergency Number

If you have an emergency during your trip, such as getting lost, injured or finding a wildfire, call 112. Read more detailed emergency instructions.

Download the 112 Finland application (112.fi) to your phone. When an emergency call is made through the 112 Finland application, the emergency centre attendant is automatically informed of the caller's location.

It is recommended to keep the mobile phone warm and to bring extra food and water with you. There are many excursion locations with no mobile coverage and some mobile phones does not work in sub-zero temperatures, that is why it is always a good idea to let someone know about your itinerary and timetable.

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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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