Services in Malla Strict Nature Reserve

A wintry fell landscape at dusk. Northern lights are illuminating the sky.

Customer Service and Guidance

  • Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre in Kilpisjärvi
    • Information on the area's nature, hiking and services.
    • Permits, maps, books and souvenirs available for purchase.
  • Fell Lapland Visitor Centre in Hetta, Enontekiö
  • Information boards in Malla Strict Nature Reserve are in Finnish, English, Northern Sámi and Norwegian.

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Restaurants and shops


  • Use your own camping cooker to prepare meals.
  • At Kuohkimajärvi open and reservable wilderness hut there is a gas cooker and a wood stove for cooking. Huts firewood can be used only inside in the hut stoves. Lighting campfires is prohibited in Malla Strict Nature Reserve.

Drinking Water

  • Water in the area is usually drinkable, but on hot summer days it is recommended to boil the water first.
  • For tips on drinking water, please see the Hiking in Finland pages.

Waste Management

  • There are usually no waste collection bins along the trails, so you must take care of waste disposal yourself. This means that it is the responsibility of each hiker to bring the waste that accumulates during the trip back to a recycling point. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a dry toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire.
  • Read more about Hiking without Littering


  • There is a dry toilet at Kuohkimajärvi open and reservable wilderness hut.

Overnight stays


  • Camping is prohibited in Malla Strict Nature Reserve, but pitching a tent is allowed in the Kuohkimajärvi open and reservable wilderness hut grounds.

Open and Reservable Wilderness Huts

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

  • Rental cabins are available through the local entrepreneurs, and caravan sites with a power connection are available as well, and there is one hotel in the village of Kilpisjärvi.
  • More information on services.

Equipment Rental

Accessible Services

  • Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre is accessible by wheelchair. There is an accessible toilet in the visitor centre. Hiking routes in Malla Strict Nature Reserve are not suitable for the physically challenged.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • The nearest banks, cash points, medical centres and pharmacies are located in Hetta, the municipal centre of Enontekiö, and in the village of Muonio.
  • There is a medical centre in Karesuvanto.
  • Kilpisjärvi village has a service station and a shop as well as points for permit sales, postal services and pharmacy services. Transportation services (taxi, boat and plane services, car transport service) are also available.
  • More information on the municipality of Enontekiö's website (

Check for Warnings

When wildfire warnings ( are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Drawing of a fireplace. The drawing shows the roof, the flue and off the ground.