Kirakkajoki Rental Hut

Rental hut for 3 persons / 10m2. There is a separate sauna building.

Bookings  

Calling to Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida, tel.int +358 206 39 7740, Ivalo Customer Service, tel.int +358 206 39 7701 or our customer service telephone, tel.int.+358 20 69 2424. Terms of reservation for the Kirakkajoki rental hut. See where to pick up the keys.

Photo: Metsähallitus

The Kirakkajoki log cabin is located on the eastern edge of the Hammastunturi Wilderness Area, by the mouth of the River Kirakkajoki at the western end of Lake Rahajärvi. Lake Rahajärvi is an excellent place for trolling brown trout. The wilderness of the Kirakka area (to the northwest/west of the hut and when travelling up the River Kirakkajoki) offers very beautiful hiking terrain. Lake Rahajärvi is being regulated, so be mindful of the rocks and the shoals when boating on the lake.
 
Location and Description Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Inari (www.inari.fi),  Hammastunturi Wilderness Area.

From Ivalo, drive north for 11 km to Ukonjärvi, from which point a gravel road turns to the left (see signpost: "Kirakkajoen vuokratupa" ("Kirakkajoki rental hut")). Drive along the gravel road for 2.3 km to the Rahajärvi boat harbour. At the boat harbour, there is a locked equipment box and a boat (Kala-Palta, registered for 4 people) as well as an outboard motor (Yamaha 5 hp, 4-stroke uses pure 98okt bensin). The person hiring the boat must provide their own petrol. The boat and the outboard motor are included in the rental of the hut.

The boat trip to the hut at the western end of Lake Rahajärvi is about 11 km. When boating to the hut, be particularly cautious and drive slowly to avoid the rocks and shoals in the lake. It is recommended that you make your boat trip in daylight. In August, evenings and nights are dark and they will be pitch-black in September. The map of Lake Rahajärvi is to be found in the equipment box in the boat harbour. The most dangerous rocks have been marked on the map. The location of the rocks on the map is not exact and not all rocks have been mapped.

Alternative route:
By the Ivalo church, the road turns to the left to Paltojärvi. Along the forest road, you can drive to the northern end of Lake Matala Harrijärvi, from where the walking distance to the Kirakkajoki hut (you must navigate your way there) is about 6 km. The routes have not been marked! 

Kirakkajoki rental hut, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 43.445' lon: 27° 11.773'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7623610 E: 507946.

The closest neighbour is 5 km. The closest village is Ivalo  at a distance of 23 km, where you will find all basic services. Ivalo-Inari busstop 13 km (along the road E4).
 
Maps

Hammastunturi-Saariselkä outdoor map 1:100 000
Excursionmap.fi

Price

75 € / night or 450 € / week (incl. VAT 10%), 
Midnightsummer weekend (thu-sun) 280 €. 
The hut is reservable from March to October.
For July-October only week reservations (sat-sat) are accepted, after 1.st of may also shorter reservations can be done.

Keys St1 and Ivalo River Camping
Opening hours: Please check with the key supplier in advance. Address:  Kerttuojantie 1, 99800 IVALO,
Telephone: +358 40 039 5046. 

Siida - Nature Centre, Opening hours: Check the opening hours in advance. Address: Inarintie 46, 99870 INARI. Telephone: +358 206 39 7740.

When picking up the key the customer must show a receipt proving that he or she has paid the rent for the hut. Please return the key to the same location where you got it from.
 
Facilities

Wood-stove heating, a gas cooker, a dry toilet, candles. Take drinking water from the River Kirakkajoki or from the spring in the vicinity. An earth cellar, a campfire site and a smoker. A separate sauna building. (Please note! The old cabin and smoke sauna in the yard can no longer be used.)  

Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.

Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
Please read about food and drink

There are waste bins at the hut. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Notice

Reservation starts at 2PM and ends at 12PM.

All forms of fishing on the River Kirakkajoki and at its river mouth for a distance of 400 metres along both of the shores of Lake Rahajärvi have been forbidden. 
It is allowed to bring pets in the hut.

Please bring your own linen or a sleeping bag. No toilet paper or paper towels are kept in the hut. Bring candles too.

Safety on hiking

Maintenance and Management Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida tel. int. +358 206 39 7740 or Ivalo Customer Service tel. int. +358 206 39 7701.

 

Terms of reservation

Read the terms of reservation.

Fishing licence