Koivuselkä Open Wilderness Hut

A logwood open wilderness hut in the forest with a cooking area in the front.


Open wilderness hut for 6 persons

Location, Maps and Description

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

Koivuselkä, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 65° 50.7103' lon: 25° 08.8626'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7303900 E: 415431

The hut is located next to the hiking trail, 2 km north-west of Lake Martimojärvi.

Next to the duckboards leading to the Saunasaari open wilderness hut, about 130 meters from the Koivuselä open wilderness hut, is a spring named Laurinlähde. The quality of the spring water is not monitored, the water should be boiled before use.

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




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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