Workers' quarters in the Kultala Gold Village Reservable Wilderness Hut

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


Hut can be booked directly at Erä webshop ( 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 Reservable Wilderness Hut is part of this group of historic buildings. The hut was originally built for security guards during the Ivalo Gold Rush in the 1870s. The hut was almost completely rebuilt according to old drawings in 1982, when film director Åke Lindman planned to make a film on the Ivao Gold Rush. Titled, Gold Fever in Lapland (Lapin kullan kimallus), the film premiered in 1999.


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. The grounds comprise a museum area and there is the historic Kultala Crown Station, which was built in the late 1860s, as well as the original storehouse and waterfront sauna. The grounds also have a large bakery, which was built using the original drawings and a wood shed-dry toilet and campfire site.


16,50 €/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 at the following places

Ivalo Customer Service
the key drop box in Kiilopää
Taxi Vuotso / JJR Pehkonen Oy, tel. 044-243 2449, 044 2422967 (call in advance).

The customer must have payment receipt and hut reservation confirmation with in so that one can prove the reservation and its payment.

Please check the opening hours of the place where you intend to collect the key in advance. Outside opening hours, the key can be collected from the key box at all key collection points by appointment. If you intend to collect the key after opening hours, contact the key collection point 3-5 weekdays before the key collection date.

When collecting the key from Kiilopää, you get instructions for collecting the key from Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service. Contact customer service 5 weekdays before you collect the key (, 020 6397200).

The key can be returned to any of the locations mentioned.


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. There are suspension bridges across the River Ivalojoki and River Sotajoki. 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.
  • 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, 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.

Booking information

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