Kumputunturi, historical site

Type

An old fire guard's hut, that was used as a day trip hut, but is now closed due to poor condition. Near the trail that leads to the fell, along the snowmobile trail, there is an open campfire hut for resting and making fire.

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 hut. 

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

Driving directions to the offical trail: 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 

Facilities

No facilities on the top of the fell. A campfire hut near the snowmobile track.

Notices

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 on the fell. Kumputunturi fell is a litter-free area and hikers are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. 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

For Entrepreneurs

Tourist entrepreneurs operating in national parks or other areas managed by Metsähallitus need a cooperation agreement. A fee is charged for using the routes and service infrastructure for business activities.

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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