Gálggoaivi / Kalkkoaivi Open Wilderness Hut


Open wilderness hut for 8 persons

Location, Maps and Description

Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Enontekiö (enontekiolapland.com), Käsivarsi Wilderness Area

Gálggoaivi / Kalkkoaivi, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 43.6674' lon: 22° 05.8051'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7631924 E: 301654

The wilderness hut is situated at the end of a road called Saksalaisten tie ("The Germans' Road") on the south side of Lake Kalkkojärvi.

Käsivarsi Wilderness Area map
Other maps of the area


A stove. A dry toilet and a woodshed outside the hut. 


Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.

The road Saksalaisten tie ("The Germans' Road") is in poor condition.

Visitors must come prepared with warm clothing, food, drink, maps, compass, orienteering skills and matches. Fog or storms can form in just a few hours. Take also your own toilet paper.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

Metsähallitus follows the principles of litter-free hiking. Visitors are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Recycling points can be found at Yllästunturi, Pallastunturi and Fell Lapland Visitor Centre. Read more about Hiking without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Fell Lapland Visitor Centre tel. int. +358 20 639 7950.

For Entrepreneurs

Tourist entrepreneurs operating in national parks or other areas managed by Metsähallitus need a cooperation agreement. A fee is charged for using the routes and service infrastructure for business activities.

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Guidelines on using Open Wilderness Hut

Read Guidelines on using Open Wilderness Hut.

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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