Pihtijoki Open Wilderness Hut


Open wilderness hut for 4 persons


Eastern Lapland, Savukoski

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.

There is no marked trail to the hut. Hut can be reached hiking on foot or skiing. Usage of motor vehicles in areas outside roads is prohibited.

Pihtijoki Open Wilderness Hut is situated in a remote area with limited mobile phone coverage. Pihtijoki as a destination requires strong orienteering and survival skills.


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A stove


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

Bring a head torch and a 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 Day-use Huts.

Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

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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