Megonjávri / Meekonjärvi Reservable Wilderness Hut

The reservable hut is an approximately 30 km hike or ski from Kilpisjärvi. The hut is located in a beautiful spot on the south shore of Lake Meekonjärvi.  The hut is suitable for hikers and skiers on the Kalottireitti Trail. Saivaara (Čáivárri), a fell which appears in the emblem of Käsivarsi Wilderness Area, is close to the hut. The fell summit is approximately 830 metres. 

Reservable wilderness hut, 8 persons.


Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre, 99490 Kilpisjärvi, tel. int. +358 206 39 7990 and Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, Peuratie 15, 99400 Enontekiö, tel. int. +358 206 39 7950Terms of reservation for the Meekonjärvi reservable hut. See where to pick up the keys.

Reservable huts are meant for those travelling by foot, skis or other means of physical movement (not motorized vehicles). These huts may be used for 1 to 2 days by those who have reserved a bed in advance. Commercial use (i.e. guided hikes and tours etc.) of reservable huts is only allowed with special permission from Metsähallitus. 

Location, Maps and Description

Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Enontekiö (, Käsivarsi Wilderness Area

Meekonjärvi, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 69° 09.7220' lon: 21° 20.5421'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7682791 E: 275666

The wilderness hut is situated by Nordkalott TrailMegonjávri/Meekonjärvi Open Wilderness Hut is located approximately 500 metres northwest, on the other side of Bierfejohka. The distance to the open wilderness hut is 1.4 km along the Kalottireitti Trail via a bridge across the river.  The nearest other reservable huts are Guonjarjohka and Bihčosjávri / Pitsusjärvi.

Nordkalott Trail map
Other maps of the area

Directions to Kilpisjärvi and Käsivarsi Wilderness Area.

Price and Keys

16,50 €/night/person (incl. VAT 10%).

Keys for the hut can be picked up from the Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre and when the visitor centre is closed from the customs station of Kilpisjärvi, tel. int +358 295 527 007 (open 24 hours).
Reservations for 2024 can be made from Tue 2.5.2023 at 12am.


A stove and a gas cooker. Basic cookware (pot, frying pan, coffee pot). Bunk beds with mattresses, pillows and blankets. In the reservable hut, hikers sleep side-by-side in bunk beds, so hikers have to be comfortable with strangers. 

There are three locked huts on the grounds, the northernmost of which is the reservable hut. There is a dry toilet, wood shed and nature tourism entrepreneurs' hut on the hut grounds. You can camp near the hut.  

Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.


Ski touring season runs from March to April. In the summer, the recommended time for hiking is from the beginning of July to the beginning of September.

It is recommended to boil water from natural sources before consumption. The lake is approximately 50 metres away.

Weather conditions should be taken into account when planning an outing. Weather conditions in the wilderness can be extremely challenging.  Fog or storms can form in just a few hours. Make sure that you have proper wilderness survival skills for the trek. Visitors must have appropriate equipment: warm clothing, food, drink, maps, compass, orienteering skills and matches. Take also your own toilet paper.

The firewood should only be used for heating the huts. Making campfires outdoors is prohibited if the hut does not have an official campfire site. 

Pets are not permitted in the hut.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

Metsähallitus follows the principles of litter-free hiking. Visitors are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Recycling point can be found at Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre. Read more about Hiking without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Fell Lapland Visitor Centre tel. int. +358 20 639 7950.

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Open the map of Meekonjärvi hut in

Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts 

Read Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts.

The booking calendar

By checking the booking calendar of the huts ( you can see the availability beforehand. For making the reservation, please contact Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre or Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.

Booking information