Palovartijan maja Open Wilderness Hut


Open wilderness hut for 2 persons.

Maps and Description

Palovartijan maja open wilderness hut. Photo: Metsähallitus

Kainuu, Municipality of Vaala,
Rokua National Park

Palovartijan tupa, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 64° 33.8711' lon: 26° 29.7029'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7160018 E: 475801

This open wilderness hut was previously a fire guard's home. It is situated at the top of Pookivaara Hill in Rokua National Park. It is on Keisarinkierros Hiking Trail (Emperor's Circle Trail) about 2 km south from the Wilderness Hotel Rokuanhovi and ski stadium. The hut was built in 1936 and functioned as a fire guard hut up to the year 1975.

Terrain map nro 3423 04



A stove


Hikers must bring their own drinking water. The quality of the water in the well situated on the grounds of the hut has not been tested.
Pets are not permitted in the hut.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

There are not waste bins at the hut. Hikers are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. The nearest recycling point is in Travel Centre Suppa (, in finnish). Read more about Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Liminka Bay Visitor Centre, tel. +358(0)40 832 1781.

Photo: Tuuli Turunen.

Information for Companies and Big Groups

Do you plan to organize guided excursions to the Finnish National Parks or other protected areas? It is possible due to partnership agreement with Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.


Many kinds of Huts for the Hiker. Please note, that it is not allowed for big groups or commercial groups to overnight in Open Wilderness Huts and in Day Trip Huts