Jyrkkävaara Reservable Wilderness Hut

Suitable for overnight stays for hikers and groups with good navigation skills. The hut is located in the Urho Kekkonen National Park's wilderness zone, which has no marked trails. The nearest shops and restaurants are located in Saariselkä. The hut was built in 1968.

Reservation situation

Look the reservation status of the pages eraluvat.fi online store (eraluvat.fi) in advance. The reservation is made via the given contact information. 

Location

Price

12 € / 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.

Facilities

  • Two-tiered sleeping platforms, mattresses, pillows, a table, and benches.
  • A wood-burning stove, a gas cooker, a saucepan, and a frying pan.
  • A campfire site, a dry toilet and a woodshed.
  • There is a smoke alarm in the hut, but we recommend bringing your own device with you.
  • Take own candles, toilet paper and headlamp with you.
  • Household water is taken from the pond.

Keys

You can pick up the keys from Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service KiehinenIvalo Customer ServiceFell Centre Kiilopää (kiilopaa.fi)Hotel Samperin Savotta (samperi.com)Tulppion Majat (tulppiomajat.fi, in Finnish)Sodankylän Väri- ja Urheilu Simonen Oy (simonen.fi, in Finnish) or from the Vuotso JJR Pehkonen Oy tel. +358 442 432 449.

Please check the opening hours by phone, from www-pages or by e-mail.

Notices

  • The customer shall have payment receipt and hut reservation confirmation along in order to show proof of reservation and its payment.
  • There are no accessible services in the hut.
  • You can camp by the campfire sites.
  • The route includes some river crossings.
  • There are bridges by the River Suomujoki at Aitaoja, Kotaköngäs, and Porttikoski and by the River Luttojoki at Raja-Jooseppi.
  • 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.

Maps

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. 

For more information contact Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen tel. int. +358 206 39 7200.

Terms of reservation

Read the terms of reservation.

Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts 

Read Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts.

Reservation situation

Look the reservation status of the pages eraluvat.fi online store (eraluvat.fi) in advance. The reservation is made via the given contact information. 

Booking information

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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