Luirojärvi Open Wilderness Hut

Open Wilderness hut for 14 persons. In the same building, there is also an reservable wilderness hut and a drying room. The sauna is in a separate building.

Suitable for overnight stays for hikers with good navigation skills. The hut is located in the Urho Kekkonen National Park's wilderness zone, which has no marked trails. The nearest shops and restaurants are located in Saariselkä and in Ivalo. The hut was built in 1991 by the idyllic Lake Luirojärvi, at the foot of Sokosti, the highest fell in the area.

Location

Facilities

  • Two-tiered sleeping platforms, a table, and benches.
  • A wood-burning stove and a gas cooker.
  • A campfire site, a dry toilet and a woodshed. 
  • In the same building, there is also an reservable wilderness hut and a drying room. A drying room shared with the other hut.
  • There is a smoke alarm in the hut, but we recommend bringing your own device with you.
  • Take own candles, toilet paper and headlamp with you.
  • Household water is taken from the lake.

Notices

  • The sauna fee is 7 € / adult, 4 € / child (under 7 years) or for a member of a group (a group min. 10 persons). Payment in advance in Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen or Ivalo Customer Service. The sauna fee is possible to pay also in Eräluvat webstore (eraluvat.fi).
    • The sauna is available for use by all hikers, so you should be considerate of others and not stay too long in the sauna.During peak seasons you should agree bathing times with other hikers, for example, take turns between men and women at alternate hours.
  • You can camp by the campfire sites.
  • The hut is not suited for the disabled.
  • The route includes some river crossings. There are bridges by the River Suomujoki at Aitaoja, Kotaköngäs, and Porttikoski and by the River Luttojoki at Raja-Jooseppi. 
  • Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.
  • When leaving the hut, remember that it has to be clean and ready for the next customers.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.
  • There is a recycling point at the open wilderness hut. Hikers are however adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.
  • Safety on hiking.

Maps

Maintenance and Management

 

Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts

Read Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts.