Kivalo Open Wilderness Hut

A logwood open wilderness hut covered in snow. There's skis and ski poles next to the hut on the snow.


Open wilderness hut for 4 persons

Location, Maps and Description

Southern Lapland, Municipality of Keminmaa, Martimoaapa Mire Reserve (in Finnish)

Kivalo, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 65° 52.2666' lon: 25° 01.7017'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7306955 E: 410074

The hut is located at the top of Keski-Penikka Hill, in the western part of the Mire Reserve Area. The trail leading to the wilderness hut passes through boulder fields.

Map of Martimoaapa (in Finnish)
Terrain map S441 Ala-Jokikylä, 1:50 000

Next to it is a fire tower, now an observation tower.




There is a maintained campfire site and dry toilet at the hut.
There is no source of water at the hut, so you need to take enough water with you.
Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

There are no waste bins at the hut, so we ask that visitors bring their own litter out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Pilke House Customer Service, tel. int. +358 206 39 7820.

Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts

Read Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts.

Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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