Pihtijoki Open Wilderness Hut

NOTE! The hut is not maintained so far


Open wilderness hut for 4 persons

Location, Maps and Description

Eastern Lapland, Savukoski (savukoski.fi, in Finnish)

Pihtijoki, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 67° 57.9633' lon: 28° 28.3116'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7539813 E: 561616

The hut is located by the upper course of River Pihtijoki (which runs into Lokka Reservoir), on the southern side of the river.

Koilliskaira recreation map 1:100 000

Savukoski - Tuntsa recreation map 1:100 000

Terrain maps V513 1:50 000



A stove


The hut is not maintained, which means eg. that no firewood is delivered to the cabin.

Nature Services is looking for an administrator for the cabin. Maintenance includes responsibility for the condition, safety and maintenance of the cabin. Maintenance includes the supply of firewood to the needs of all users, emptying the toilet and waste disposal, and ensuring the overall cleanliness of the site. For more information on cabin maintenance, please contact Olli Vainio, Fieldwork Manager, olli.vainio@metsa.fi.  

Pets are allowed in the hut, but only with the consent of the other users of the hut.

It is also worth taking the first aid kit.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

Hikers are asked to bring their own waste to one of the area's recycling points. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava Tel. +358 206 39 7302

Guidelines on using Open Wilderness Hut

Read Guidelines on using Open Wilderness Hut.