Ränkänsaari Open Wilderness Hut

Ränkänsaari open wilderness hut is located on the northern end of lake Iivantiirajärvi, on a small island in a middle of a stream flowing from lake Aidasjärvi to lake Iivantiirajärvi. Ränkänsaari hut is amazingly big for an open wilderness hut. Originally it served as a rest hut for timber floating men.


Open wilderness hut for 8 persons





Ränkänsaari Open Wilderness Hut coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 64° 24.0610' lon: 29° 31.8733'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7144132 E: 622005


  • Stove.
  • A lean-to shelter and fireplace in 50 metres.


Waste Management

Every hiker is responsible for his or her own waste. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Ostrobothnia–Kainuu.

More information from Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola, tel.int. 0206 39 6380.

Guidelines on using Open Wilderness Hut

Read Guidelines on using Open Wilderness Hut.

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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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