Pyhäkero Open Wilderness Hut

Due to the serious Covid-situation Regional State Administrative Agency in Lappland has made decisions on restrictions. Metsähallitus limits the number of visitors to 6 (at huts that normally have room for over 10 persons).The restriction is valid until January 22, 2022.

Guidelines on using Open Wilderness Hut

Read Guidelines on using Open Wilderness Hut.


Open wilderness hut for 5 persons

Location, Maps and Description

Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Enontekiö, Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

Pyhäkero, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 20.5731' lon: 23° 43.2225'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7584686 E: 364981

The wilderness hut is situated by the Hetta-Pallas Trail, 7 km from Hetta.

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park map


Fireplace, gas cooker, a dry toilet and a wood shed.


The peak seasons for the hut are Easter holidays and the autumn´s ruska season.

There is a service hut on the grounds, which houses a café during spring season.

Pets are not permitted in the hut.

Visitors must come prepared with warm clothing, food, drink, maps, compass, orienteering skills and matches. Fog or storms can form in just a few hours. Take also your own toilet paper.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

There are no waste management services at the hut. The goal of the National Park is to be a litter-free area and hikers are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Recycling points can be found at Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas, Pallastunturi Visitor Centre and Fell Lapland Visitor Centre. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Natural Heritage Services Lapland. For more information contact Pallastunturi Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 206 39 7930 or Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 206 39 7950

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Outdoor Etiquette

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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