Ristikallio Open Wilderness Hut

Ristikallio Open Wilderness Hut. Photo: Marko Niemelä

The wilderness hut built for tourism in the late 1960s is situated in the northern portion of Oulanka National Park on the bank of the River Aventojoki. The hut is on Karhunkierros Trail 5 km from the Ristikallio starting point.


Open wilderness hut for 10 persons.


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



Ristikallio, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 66° 24.0413' lon: 29° 07.2209'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7366179 E: 594708


  • Stove (heats with firewood).
  • No gas cooker in the hut.
  • Firewood shelter.
  • Dry toilet 100 meters 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 Open Wilderness Huts

Read Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness 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

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Ristikallio hut in Excursionmap.fi.

Excursionmap.fi is a free map service provided by Metsähallitus. It can be used to search destinations, choose map layers and print maps.

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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