Puikkokämppä Day-use Hut

The wilderness hut, which was previously a reindeer herders' cabin, is situated in the northern portion of Oulanka National Park on the shore of Lake Vaululampi. The hut is on Karhunkierros Trail 7,2 km from the Ristikallio trail starting point.


Day-use Hut for 10-15 persons.


North Ostrobothnia, Municipality of Kuusamo, Oulanka National ParkKarhunkierros Hiking Trail.


Puikkokämppä, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 66° 24.5803' lon: 29° 09.2094'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7367230 E: 596153



  • No stove, no gas cooker.
  • Campfire site outside the hut.
  • There is a dry toilet 100 m from the hut.

Waste Management

  • No trash bins. Please do not leave any litter or other traces of your stay. Read more about Hiking Without Littering
  • The nearest recycling point is at Oulanka Camping Ground.


Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.

For more information contact

Oulanka Visitor Centre tel. int. +358 206 39 6850

Guidelines on using Day-use Huts

Read Guidelines on using Day-use Huts.

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-use Huts

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Outdoor Etiquette

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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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