Bievrrašjávri / Pöyrisjärvi Reservable Wilderness Hut
The landscape is dotted with sand dunes and eskers on the north side of Lake Pöyrisjärvi. There are numerous small lakes with sandy shores near the hut. The area surrounding the hut is barren fell heaths, which offer unimpeded views far into the distance. As there are no signposted trails in Pöyrisjärvi, it is more suited to experienced hikers. There are old, unmarked trails throughout the area, as it is an important fishing, hunting and reindeer herding area for local residents. The most popular time to visit is August-September. The hut is particularly popular with mountain bikers.
Reservable wilderness hut, 14 persons.
Reservable huts are meant for those travelling by foot, skis or other means of physical movement (not motorized vehicles). These huts may be used for 1 to 2 days by those who have reserved a bed in advance. Commercial use (i.e. guided hikes and tours etc.) of reservable huts is only allowed with special permission from Metsähallitus.
Location, Maps and Description
Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Enontekiö, Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area
Bievrrašjávri / Pöyrisjärvi, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 42.0049' lon: 23° 48.7611' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7624268 E: 370839
Hut is located on the southern shore of Pöyrisjärvi Lake, near the river running from Naapajärvi Lake to Pöyrisjärvi Lake.
The building also houses an open wilderness hut for 12 persons.
From the village of Näkkälä, there is an unmarked, but clearly distinguishable 18 km track leading to the hut.
Arrival instructions for the Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area. Please check the opening times in advance.
16,50 €/night/person (incl. VAT 10%).
Keys can be picked up from the Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.
A stove, a gas cooker. Basic cookware (pot, frying pan, coffee pot). The hut has bunk beds with mattresses, pillows and blankets, with space for a total of 14 people. In the reservable hut, hikers sleep side-by-side in bunk beds, so hikers have to be comfortable with strangers.
There is a dry toilet, woodshed and campfire site on the hut grounds. You can camp near the hut.
Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.
It is recommended to boil water from natural sources before consumption. There is a river approximately 50 metres from the hut.
Weather conditions should be taken into account when planning an outing. Weather conditions in the wilderness can be extremely challenging. Fog or storms can form in just a few hours. Make sure that you have proper wilderness survival skills for the trek. Visitors must have appropriate equipment: warm clothing, food, drink, maps, compass, orienteering skills and matches. Take also your own toilet paper.
The firewood should only be used for heating the huts. Making campfires outdoors is prohibited if the hut does not have an official campfire site.
Pets are not permitted in the hut.
Metsähallitus follows the principles of litter-free hiking. Visitors are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Recycling points can be found at Kilpisjärvi and Fell Lapland Visitor Centre. Read more about Hiking without littering.
Maintenance and Management