Services in Kemihaara Wilderness Area

14.7.2021
During a forest fire warning (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi), fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue or in fireplaces at huts, but only with extreme caution. The one who lights the fire is always responsible for its safety. Making a fire at campfire sites can be banned locally.

Customer Service and Guidance

Services offered by enterprises and other organisations in Kemihaara Wilderness Area

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Shops and Kiosks

Wilderness Huts

  • It is possible to prepare meals at Uittipiekka open and reservable wilderness hut.
  • You must always have the landowner's permission before lighting a campfire.
  • It is prohibited to light campfires even in the designated campfire sites if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi). However, it is allowed to use a camping cooker.
    • ​​This prohibition does not apply to stoves in Uittipiekka open and reservable wilderness hut.

Drinking Water

  • Natural waters in the area is normally suitable for drinking, but it is recommended to boil the water before drinking.

Waste Management

  • There is a waste container at Kemihaara parking area.
  • Biodegradable waste should be placed in a dry toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. 
  • There are waste bins at the wilderness huts, but visitors are asked to bring their own waste out of the wilderness area.
  • Read more about visitor guidelines and Outdoor Etiquette

Toilets

  • There are dry toilets at Uittipiekka open and reservable wilderness hut and at Kemihaara parking area.

Overnight Stays

Camping

Open and Reservable Wilderness Huts

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Equipment Rental

Accessible Services

  • There are no special accessible services in the area.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19