Pahakuru Open Wilderness Hut


Open wilderness hut for 6 persons

Litter-Free Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail

The Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail is now officially litter-free and all waste bins has been removed from the trail.

Please join the challenge and encourage fellow hikers to take care of our wonderful national park. Share the message on social media with hashtags: #RoskatonHettaPallas and #PallasYllästunturinKansallispuisto. 

Take your own trash out of the terrain to eco-points at the Fell Lapland Visitor Centre or the Pallastunturi Visitor Centre. 

Location, Maps and Description

Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Enontekiö, Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

Pahakuru, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 13.5152' lon: 23° 55.1456'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7571162 E: 372500
The wilderness hut is situated by the Hetta-Pallas Trail 26 km from Hetta and 29 km from Pallas.

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park map


A stove, a gas cooker, a dry toilet, a wood shed and basic cooking equipment; pot, frying pan, coffee pot.


Water can be taken from the spring but it is recommended to boil or filter it before use.

The peak seasons for this hut are Easter holidays and the autumns ruska season.

Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.

Visitors must come prepared with warm clothing, food, drink, maps, compass, orienteering skills and matches. Fog or storms can form in just a few hours. Take also your own toilet paper.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

There are no waste management services at the hut. The goal of the National Park is to be a litter-free area and hikers are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Recycling points can be found at Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas, Pallastunturi Visitor Centre and Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.  Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Pallastunturi Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 206 39 7930 or Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 206 39 7950.


For Entrepreneurs

Tourist entrepreneurs operating in national parks or other areas managed by Metsähallitus need a cooperation agreement. A fee is charged for using the routes and service infrastructure for business activities.

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Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts

Read Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts.

Outdoor Etiquette

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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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