Palolampi, Rental Hut

Rental hut, There is room for approx. 25 people at the hut. A main room and a kitchen. Total area approx. 99 m2. The hut is not suitable for accommodation.

Reservation

Terms of reservation for the Palolampi rental hut.

See where to pick up the keys.

Palolampi. Photo: Eeva Pulkkinen

Palolampi Rental Hut is located in the northwestern corner of Hiidenportti National Park next to the park's main information point. From the information point, it is easy to set out on an excursion to the stately Hiidenportti Gorge and to the grounds of the deserted Kovasinvaara Croft. Palolampi is also a good starting point for longer hikes to the wilderness of Kainuu. The rental hut provides an excellent setting for group meals or coffee breaks. The hut is particularly suitable for tourism entrepreneurs. The hut is not meant for overnight stays.
 

Location

Oulu region and Kainuu, Kainuu, Sotkamo (www.sotkamo.fi), Hiidenportti National Park.

Palolampi, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 54.1156' lon: 28° 59.9295'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7087622 E: 598097


Map of the surroundings of Hiidenportti National Park
 

Arriving by car:
From Sotkamo to Palolampi is about 45 km. Drive along the signposted road to the Palolampi information point from the Sotkamo–Kuhmo Road (no. 76) or from Kuhmo–Valtimo Road (no. 5284). There is a parking area at Palolampi. If using a navigation device, the address is Hiidenportintie 86, 88600 Sotkamo.

The Hiidenportti road is not ploughed through the winter, but it is normally ploughed from February till April. 

Palolampi Rental Hut cannot be reached by public transport.

 

Maps Hiidenportti National Park Map
Basic map Q5321 Peurajärvi, 1:25 000.
Topographic map Q532 Lauvuskylä, 1: 50 000.
 

Price

40 €/day

Keys Hiiden Torppa, Nimisenkankaantie 36, 88600 Sotkamo, tel. +358 (0)400 213777. You must show the receipt as proof of payment when collecting the key. The key must be returned to its collection point.
 

Facilities

A gas cooker and a gas refrigerator, crockery and cooking utensils are available in the kitchen. A heating stove in the dining/lounge space. Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm! No electricity, a power storage unit for your own aggregate. Lighting: candles or your own equipment. Water from the well in the yard.

Hut. Photo: Eeva Pulkkinen

Kitchen. Photo: Eeva Pulkkinen

The yard has an information shelter, a campfire site, a cooking shelter, a well, a woodshed and dry toilets.

The hut is not meant for overnight stays.

There is waste management at the hut. Please do not leave any litter or other traces of your stay. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.
 

Notices

  • There are no washing or accommodation facilities at the hut.
  • The rental hut's yard is the starting point for the Hiidenportti National Park's trails. There may be some hikers at the yard.
  • The campfire site, the cooking shelter and the dry toilet located by the rental hut are available to all hikers.
  • You may only bring pets into the rental hut on private occasions.
  • There are no services for the disabled at the hut.
  • The water in the well has been inspected in 2014 and proved to be drinkable.
  • Safety on hiking

Maintenence and Management   

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. More information from The Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola, tel. +358 (0)40 825 6060.