Määkijä, Rental Campfire Hut

Campfire hut, 25 m2, seats 20 people. On the benches or the wooden floor there is sleeping space for five people. 

Bookings

The reservations from our webshop (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi)Terms of reservation for the rental hut.

The Määkijä rental campfire hut is located by Lake Kapiavesi, about 2 kms from both the Lapinsalmi and the Tervajärvi parking areas. A small campfire hut is suitable for accommodating small groups or serving as a base camp for larger groups. The small yard, enclosed by fences, features its own campfire site and is exclusively for the use of renters.

Location 

Southern Finland, Kymenlaakso Region, Municipality of Kouvola, Repovesi National Park.  

Määkijä rental campfire hut, coordinates
ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6780302 E: 492352

Euref-Fin (~ WGS84): N 61°09.432’ E 026°51.475’

Maps 

Määkijä rental campfire Hut at Excursionmap.fi 
Repovesi Outdoor Map 1:20 000 
Map of Repovesi National Park (PDF, 3,6,Mt, julkaisut.metsa.fi)


Price

2022-2023 
Price group A (1.11. –31.12.2022 and 17.2. –14.5.2023 and 16.10. –31.1.2023): 80 € (incl. VAT 10 %). 
Price group B (15.5. –15.10.2023): 90 € (incl. VAT 10 %). 

2024
Price group A 
(16.2.-12.5.2024 ja 16.10.-31.12.2024): 90 € (incl. VAT 10 %). 
Price group B (13.5.-15.10.2024): 100 € (incl. VAT 10 %). 

Reservable February/March–December
Rental time 14:00–12:00.
   

Keys 

Keys to the rental campfire hut will be placed in the key box next to the door of the hut. A 4-digit key combination for opening the key box will be sent to you attached to your reservation confirmation. Leave the keys in the same key box when you leave after your stay.
The hut door goes into the lock automatically. Remember to keep the key with you all the time! 

Facilities 

A wood-heated stove in the hut.
Broad benches by the walls, wooden floor. 
Pots and pans for stove and for campfire. 
Campfire site and a picnic table.
Locked woodshed, firewood and an axe.
A dry toilet (not-composting) 
Drinking water well is located right next to the yard. 


Directions

Hiking
Määkijä hut locates just a short walk from popular Ketunlenkki trail.

By Public Transportation
For public transport, see Repovesi National Park Directions.  

By Car

Nearest parking areas are Lapinsalmi and Tervajärvi. There’s no road access with any motor vehicle to the Määkijä kota.
Lapinsalmi parking area, (approximately 2 kms to Määkijä), Riippusillantie 55, Kouvola (Road 368). Space for approximately 300 cars. During the winter maintenance period, the parking area is smaller.
Tervajärvi parking area (approximately 2,5 kms to Määkijä), Kivisilmäntie 720, Kouvola. Space for approximately 45 cars. During the winter maintenance period, the parking area is smaller.

Notices 

There is no electricity or lightning. 
Dishwashing liquid, spices, candles, fire-making equipment and toilet paper are not included.
In winter it takes plenty of time and wood before the hut is properly warm.
Dogs and other pets are not allowed in this campfire hut. Letting pets run free in the national park is strictly forbidden.

Smoking is prohibited in the hut.

There are no waste-bins or recycling points in the park or parking areas. Make sure you leave no litter or other traces of your visit. Biodegradable waste like food scraps can not be placed into the chemical toilets.
Small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Take all other waste out of the area. 
Read more about Hiking without littering.
The hut must always be cleaned after use.  

Lighting campfires is prohibited if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect. 

There is a public campfire spot near the grounds. Määkijä is also a popular camping site. 

Safety on hiking.
 

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.

Customer Service
Koli Nature Centre Ukko, tel.int. +358 40 773 2442.
Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari, tel. int. +358 206 39 5929.

Booking information

Book from Eräluvat-webshop

Terms of reservation

Read the terms of reservation.

Guidelines on using Rental Huts

Read Guidelines on using Rental Huts.

112 Emergency Number

If you have an emergency during your trip, such as getting lost, injured or finding a wildfire, call 112. Read more detailed emergency instructions.

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Download the 112 Finland application (112.fi) to your phone. When an emergency call is made through the 112 Finland application, the emergency centre attendant is automatically informed of the caller's location.

It is recommended to keep the mobile phone warm and to bring extra food and water with you. There are many excursion locations with no mobile coverage and some mobile phones does not work in sub-zero temperatures, that is why it is always a good idea to let someone know about your itinerary and timetable.

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Määkijä rental campfire hut in Excursionmap.fi.

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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