Pahaoja Rental Hut

Rental hut for 4 persons / 25 m²


Kiehinen Customer Service or by e-mail:
Terms of reservation for the Pahaoja rental hut. See where to pick up the keys.

The hut will be the closed Museum target since 31.10.2019 and it's not any more reservable.

Pahaoja rental and wilderness cabin. Photo: Nina Raasakka


Location, Maps and Description

Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Inari (, Hammastunturi Wilderness Area

Pahaoja tupa, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 26.9043' lon: 26° 51.5994'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7592865 E: 494260

The rental hut is situated on the east bank of the River Sotajoki about 1 km from the parking area at the end of Pahaojantie Road.

Hammastunturi - Saariselkä outdoor map 1:100 000
Terrain map V443 1:50 000

The hut is the old Pahaoja gold prospectors' cabin.

Price and Keys

40 Euros / day (incl. VAT 10%)
Your reservation time begins at 12 noon on the day of your arrival and ends at 12 noon on the day of your departure.

The hut is reservable from March to October.

You can pick up the keys from Kiehinen Customer Service, Tankavaara Visitor Centre or a separately arranged point. Keys must be returned to the same place they were picked up from.


Gas stove, blankets, mattresses, pillows, candles for lighting, outdoor toilet. No sauna. Visitors can get water from the River Sotajoki. Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm!

The principles of Hiking Without Littering are practised in the hut. This means that visitors are asked to take with them everything they brought into the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.


The hut will be the closed Museum target since 31.10.2019 and it's not any more reservable.

It is allowed to bring pets in the hut. 

*During the coldest part of winter the hut does not heat fully as it has no heat insulation. There is an
open wilderness hut in the same building. A hanging bridge across the River Sotajoki.

The hut is about 1 km from Pahaoja parking area. A marked trail to Kultala at the River Ivalojoki travels via this rental hut.

In the hut is possible to stay maximum 7 nights in a row.

Safety on hiking


From Saariselkä take road E-75 and drive south along it for 10 km or alternatively drive 2 km north from Kakslauttanen. Then turn onto Kutturantie Road. Follow Kutturantie Road for 17 km and then turn onto Pahaojantie Road, continuing along it for 10 km at which point you will reach Pahaoja parking area. Pahanojantie Road is not cleared of snow during winter.

The wilderness hut can not be reached by public transport. The closest coach stop is on road E-75 at the intersection for Kutturantie Road. From there it is a 27 km hike to Pahaoja open and rental wilderness hut.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For imore information contact Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen, tel. int. +358 206 39 7200, Tankavaara Visitor Centre tel. int. +358 206 39 7251 or Ivalo Customer Service tel. int. +358 206 39 7701.