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Location and Maps
Western Lapland, Kolari (www.kolari.fi, in Finnish), Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.
Drive from Äkäslompolo to the road Tunturintie (9401) and continue for 1.5 km, a turnoff to the left to Nililahentie for 900 meters. Then turn to the right to Nilivaarantie until a turnoff to the right to Kesänkijärventie. After 1 km turn to the left to Hankinnantie and once more to the right to Sahatie. Arrival to Kesänkijärvi parking place. Distance from the parking place approx. 800 meters to the cabin.
Kesänkijärvi rental hut, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 67° 36.080' lon: 24° 14.259' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7501035 E: 382569.
Maps in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park
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150 € / day or 900 € / week (incl. VAT 10%).
Year round rental.
|Keys ||Those renting the hut can pick up the keys at Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas, tel. +358 206 39 7039. |
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Wood stove heating, gas hot plate, candle lightning, outdoor dry toilet and a wood shed.
Drinking water from a spring.
Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.
Sauna and fibreglass rowing boat. Notice! Using an outboard motor is forbidden at lake Kesänkijärvi. No official swimming spot.
Distance to the ski centre 5 km. Hundreds of kilometres walking and skiing trails in this area. The trails are connected to Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park and Levi- and Olostunturi trails. No snow mobile driving allowed in the national park, but connections to marked snow mobile tracks from Äkäslompolo and Ylläsjärvi. Canoeing in summer in river Äkäsjoki.
You can fish in Lake Kesänkijärvi with the permit of Äkäsjoki-Kesänkijärvi 2510 (www.eraluvat.fi) Fishing permits are sold in Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas, Äkäslompolo.
Pets are not permitted in the hut.
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
There are no waste management services at the hut. The goal of the National Park is to be a litter-free area and hikers are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Recycling points can be found at Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas, Pallastunturi Visitor Centre and Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.
Maintenance and Management
Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas, tel. +356 206 39 7039.