Workers' quarters in the Kultala Gold Village Reservable Widerness Hut

Reservable hut, two rooms, accommodation space for 11 people.


Reservations: Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen or by e-mail hammastunturi(at) Terms of reservation for the Workers' quarters in the Kultala Gold Village reservable hut. See where to pick up the keys.

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.

Location, Maps and Description

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

Ivalojoen Kultala tupa, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 30.3636' lon: 26° 40.9352'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7599320 E: 487007

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

Hammastunturi - Saariselkä outdoor map 1:100 000
Terrain map V443 1:50 000


Price and Keys

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

The hut is reservable from March to October.

You can pick up the keys from Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen, Tankavaara Visitor Centre or a separately arranged point. Keys must be returned to the same place they were picked up from.


Wood burning oven, a gas stove, candles for lighting, own woodshed and a dry toilet. Water can be taken from a small river nearby. Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.


Pets are not permitted in the hut.
Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
The 12-km-long marked summer hiking trail to the workers' quarters in the Kultala Gold Village starts out from the 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.

In the hut is possible to stay maximum 7 nights in a row.

Safety on hiking


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 the 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 at the Kuttura crossroads, from which the distance to the Pahaoja hut is about 27 km. The 12-km-long marked trail runs from the Pahaoja parking area to the workers' quarters in the Kultala Gold Village.

Waste Management

The principles of Hiking Without Littering are practised in the hut. This means that visitors are asked to take with them everything they brought into the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen, tel. int. +358 206 39 7200, Tankavaara Visitor Centre tel. int. +358 206 39 7251, Ivalo Customer Service tel. int. +358 206 39 7701 or Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida tel. int. +358 206 39 7740.