Kärekeoja Reservable Wilderness Hut

Reservable wilderness hut for 3 persons. In the same building there is a open wilderness hut

Booking

Hut can be booked directly at Eräluvat.fi webshop (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi/en/). Terms of reservation for the Kärekeoja reservable hut. See where to pick up the keys.

Suitable for overnight stays for hikers. The nearest shops and restaurants are located in Savukoski. The hut was built as a shop for a logging camp in 1951. When the economic situation changed, no logging camp was ever established at River Nuorttijoki, and the hut was used by other visitors. The hut is located along the marked Nuortti Hiking Trail in the Urho Kekkonen National Park.

Location

Price

16,50 €/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.

Keys

You can pick up the keys at the following places

Ivalo Customer Service
the key drop box in Kiilopää
Samperin Savotta (samperi.com) in Savukoski 
Tulppion Majat (tulppio.fi, Finnish) in Savukoski

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 (ukpuisto@metsa.fi, 020 6397200).

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

Facilities

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

Notices

  • There are no accessible services in the hut.
  • You can camp by the campfire sites.
  • The route includes some river crossings. There is bridge by the River Nuorttijoki at Kolsankoski and the wading cable is located by the River Nuorttijoki some 300 metres upstream from the Kärekeoja hut.
  • 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.
  • Metsähallitus follows the principles of litter-free hiking. Visitors are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.
  • Safety on hiking.

Maintenance and Management 

Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts 

Read Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts.


The booking calendar

By checking the booking calendar of the huts (eraluvat.fi) you can see the availability beforehand. 

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