Karvaselkä Day Trip Hut


Day Trip Hut

Location, Maps and Description

Northern Lapland, Municipality of Inari, Saariselkä Area

Karvaselkä, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 25.2760' lon: 27° 25.9845'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7589895 E: 517774

The hut is also known as haunted hut (‘kummituskämppä'). It is situated along the trail leading to Vellinsärpimä, just before Saariselkä Tourist Centre.

Urho Kekkosen kansallispuisto outdoor map, 1:100 000.
Saariselkä - Sokosti outdoor map, 1:50 000.
Terrain map V521, 1:50 000.

The hut was moved to its present location from near the old postal route which is now the Inari-Kittilä road.


About 150 m north of the hut there is a wooden campfire shelter and a firewood shelter. Staying overnight in the hut is forbidden. There is no toilet at the hut. Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.

Safety on Hiking.

Waste Management

Each hiker is responsible for his or her own waste. There are no waste bins at the hut and hikers are asked to bring their mixed and biodegradable waste to recycling points which are located along the trails and at the trail starting and ending points. Burnable waste can be burnt in fireplaces or at campfire sites. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen