Workers' quarters in the Kultala Gold Village Reservable Wilderness Hut

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 10 persons).The restriction is valid until January 22, 2022.
The workers' quarters in the Kultala Gold Village by the River Ivalojoki are part of an historical group of buildings. The hut, which was built in the 1870s at the time of the great gold rush, was originally constructed for the use of the security officials. The hut was rebuilt according to the original drawings in 1982, when Åke Lindman, Film Director, was planning to shoot a film about the River Ivalojoki gold rush. The premiere of the film Lapin kullan kimallus took place in 1999. Today, the building serves as a Reservable Wilderness Hut  for 11 people.


Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Inari (, Hammastunturi Wilderness Area.

Ivalojoen Kultala tupa, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 30.3707' lon: 26° 40.7019'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7599334 E: 486848.

The hut is located on the northern bank of the River Ivalojoki, 7 km west of the River Sotajoki, very close to the Kultala Gold Village on the River Ivalojoki. 


12 € / night / person (incl. VAT 10%). 

The hut is reservable from March to October.


  • A wood burning oven and a gas stove.
  • A woodshed and a dry toilet.
  • Water can be taken from a small creek nearby.
  • Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.


You can pick up the keys from Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service KiehinenIvalo Customer Service or from Vuotso JJR Pehkonen Oy tel. +358 442 432 449. Keys must be returned to the same place they were picked up from.

Maps and Description

Hammastunturi - Etelä-Inari outdoor map 1:100 000.
Hammastunturi - Ivalojoki - Juutua outdoor map 1:50 000.
Terrain map V443 1:50 000.

From Saariselkä, drive south along the E-75 for 10 km (or from Kakslauttanen, drive north for 2 km) and turn onto Kutturantie Road. Drive 17 km along Kutturantie Road and turn onto Pahaojantie Road, continue for 10 km, after which you will arrive at Pahaoja parking area. Pahaojantie Road is not ploughed in winter.

There is no public transport to the hut. The closest coach stop is located on the E-75 by the Kuttura intersection, from which the distance to Pahaoja hut is about 27 km. The 12-km-long marked trail runs from Pahaoja parking area to the workers' quarters in the Kultala Gold Village.


  • Pets are not allowed in the hut.
  • Make sure to pack a first aid kit with you.
  • The 12-km-long marked summer hiking trail to the workers' quarters in the Kultala Gold Village starts out from Pahaoja parking area. The hut is also accessible by canoe.
  • Please bring your own linen or a sleeping bag as well as tableware. No toilet paper or paper towels are kept in the hut. Bring candles, too.
  • It is possible to stay for a maximum of 7 nights in a row in the hut.
  • The principles of Hiking Without Littering are practised in the hut. This means that visitors are asked to take back everything they brought with them into the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.
  • Safety on hiking.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen, tel. int. +358 206 39 7200, Ivalo Customer Service tel. int. +358 206 39 7701 or Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida tel. int. +358 206 39 7740.

Terms of reservation

Read the terms of reservation.

Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts 

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Length of Reservation

Rental time begins at 2 pm and ends at 12 noon in reservable and rental huts. 

Booking information

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Open the map of Ivalojoki Workers´quarters in the Kultala Gold Village reservable wilderness hut in

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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