Kaareehjuuhâ / Kirakkajoki Rental Hut

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


The hut cannot be booked in 2024.

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 Kirakkajoki rental hut. See where to pick up the keys.

To the Kirakkajoki Rental Hut

It is not allowed to bring a dog with you in spring winter, read more.

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 or 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.


Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Inari, Hammastunturi Wilderness Area.

Kirakkajoki rental hut, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 43.4454' lon: 27° 11.7732'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7623610 E: 507945.

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


75 € / night or 525 € / week (incl. VAT 10%). The reservation time starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 12 noon. The hut is reservable from March to October.


A wood-burning stove for heating and a gas cooker, candle light (headlamp). Beds for three and mattresses, pillows and blankets. In the yard there is a dry toilet, a root cellar, a campfire site and a smoker for fish. There is a separate sauna building and rowing boat on the shore. Please note that the old cabin and the smoke sauna in the yard can no longer be used!

Take drinking water from the River Kirakkajoki or from the spring in the vicinity of the hut. Look at the tips for outdoors drinking water and food on Hiking in Finland website.

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

Make sure you pack a first aid kit, candles and toilet paper with you.

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


The key can be picked up from Ivalo River Camping (ivalorivercamping.com) camping area (Kerttuojantie 1, 99800 Ivalo, tel. +358 40 039 5046), Ivalo Customer Service or Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida.
Please check the opening hours by phone, from www-pages or by e-mail.

When picking up the key you must have the receipt of the payment with you. Please return the key to the same location where you collected it from.



From Ivalo, drive north for 11 km to Ukonjärvi, from which point a gravel road turns to the left (see signpost: "Kirakkajoen vuokratupa"). Drive along the gravel road for 2.3 km to Rahajärvi boat harbour. At the boat harbour, there is a locked equipment box and a boat, sc. Kala-Palta, registered for 4 people. There is no outboard motor in the boat, so you must bring your own or rent it.

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! 


  • 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 are forbidden.
  • Please bring your own bed linen or a sleeping bag.
  • No toilet paper or paper towels are kept in the hut. Bring candles too.
  • Safety on hiking.
  • It is allowed to bring pets in the hut, but not dogs at the spring time (March-May). Read more about hiking in the reindeer husbandry area.

The hut is located in a reindeer herding area, take into account the free-grazing reindeer and keep your dog on a leash, read more about hiking in a reindeer herding area. In spring winter, dogs are not allowed at all, the cabin is located in the middle of the reindeer herding area and the reindeer graze in the vicinity of the cabin in spring winter.

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.

Booking information

Book from Eräluvat-webshop

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Guidelines on using Rental Huts

Read Guidelines on using Rental Huts.