Kumputunturi, Day Trip Hut

31.12.2021
Due to the difficult Covid-19 situation, the number of beds in wilderness huts has been redused to 6. The restriction is valid until 31.5.2022. Customers may cancel the made reservation free of charge.

The use of open wilderness huts and campfire huts is also restricted. The maximum number of persons allowed in bigger huts is 6 persons and in small ones 4 persons.

Type

Day trip hut

Location, Maps and Description

Western Lapland Region, Municipality of Kittilä

Kumputunturi, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 67° 43.3185' lon: 25° 33.6740'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7512574 E: 439136
 
The hut used to be a fire guard's cabin. There is a fire guard's viewing tower nearby from which you can see in every direction.

Driving directions:

Starting from Kittilä, drive 26 km along the Kittilä - Sodankylä road, road number 80. Turn left to the Haarakuusentie road in Mustavaara. Drive 1 km along the road and turn right (there is no sign). Drive 16 km, until snowmobile trail crosses the road and there is a sign 'Kumputunturi 4 km' to the left.

There is an old trail which sets off to Palkaskuru, from where the trail climbs on top of the Kumputunturi Fell. The trail is not marked.

There is a snowmobile trail going to the top of the Fell.

Maps in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park
Excursionmap.fi 

Please notice that the old trail from the west side of the fell runs through private lands. Do not use that trail.

Facilities

A stove, a dry toilet and a wood shed.

Notices

Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.

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

Waste Management

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. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas, tel. int. +358 206 39 7039

Guidelines on using Day Trip Huts

Read Guidelines on using Day Trip Huts.

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Kumputunturi Day Trip Hut in Excursionmap.fi.

Outdoor Etiquette

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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