Pahtavaara, Open Wilderness Hut


Open wilderness hut, 6 persons

Location, Maps and Description

Western Lapland Region, Municipality of Muonio

Pahtavaara, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 67° 47.4207' lon: 24° 01.4736'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7522507 E: 374528

The wilderness hut is situated on the south side of Tupakkalaki Fell at the foot of Pahtavaara Hill on the shore of a small lake. The wilderness hut is 7 km from the Muotkavaara – Äkäslompolo road. The hut was moved here from its previous location at Ruostevaara in 2006.

Maps in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park


A stove, a dry toilet, a wood shed and a campfire site. A bunk which sleeps 6 persons. 


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

Water can be taken from the pond but it must be boiled before use.

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 Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas, tel. int. +358 206 39 7039

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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