Megonjávri / Meekonjärvi Reservable Wilderness Hut

22.3.2024
Exceptionally, bookings for the reservation and rental huts maintained by National Parks Finland for the year 2025 can only be made starting from the beginning of November 2024. More information

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.

Booking

Read important Safety Checklist before booking the hut.

Meekonjärvi reservable hut is is available for the summer season from 17.6.2024. Hut can be booked directly at the Eräluvat.fi webshop (eraluvat.fi) starting from June 2024.

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 (enontekiolapland.com), 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
Excursionmap.fi

Directions to Kilpisjärvi and Käsivarsi Wilderness Area.

Price and Keys

16,50 €/night/person (incl. VAT 10%).

The key is in the coded key box on the wall of the hut. Instructions and code will be sent when booking.

Facilities

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.

Notices

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 Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Meekonjärvi hut in Excursionmap.fi.

Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts 

Read Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts.

The booking calendar

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

Booking information