Lavajärvi Open Wilderness Hut

This wilderness hut was previously the sauna for a loggers' cabin and has been renovated for its present use. It is situated in the southwest part of the national park on the north shore of Lake Lavajärvi. It is along the Peranka-Hossa Hiking trail and Canoe Route.


Open wilderness hut for 5 persons. 


Kainuu, Municipality of Suomussalmi, Hossa National Park



Lavajärvi, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 65° 25.4961' lon: 29° 13.5917'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7257639 E: 603307


  • A stove.


Waste Management 

Every hiker is responsible for his or her own waste. Take all the waste out of the area: either to the recycling point at Hossa Visitor Centre or home. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.

For more information contact

Hossa Visitor Centre, tel. int. 0206 39 6041, 040 751 7221

Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts

Read Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts.

Information for Companies and Big Groups

Do you plan to organize guided excursions to the Finnish National Parks or other protected areas? It is possible due to partnership agreement with Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.


Many kinds of Huts for the Hiker. Please note, that it is not allowed for big groups or commercial groups to overnight in Open Wilderness Huts and in Day Trip Huts

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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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