Ritakoski Open Wilderness Hut


Open wilderness hut for 6 persons

Location, Maps and Description

Ritakoski Open Wilderness Hut. Photo: Pasi NivasaloNorthern Lapland Region, Municipality of Inari, Hammastunturi Wilderness Area

Ritakoski, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 30.2457' lon: 26° 55.7058'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7599069 E: 497073

The wilderness hut is situated on the north bank of the River Ivalojoki about 3 km east of the River Sotajoki's mouth.

Hammastunturi - Saariselkä outdoor map 1:100 000
Terrain map V443 1:50 000

A large gold prospectors' cabin which was built in 1914 and restored in 1991.


Gas stove and wood oven


Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it. There is a rental hut in the same building. When waters are low hikers can cross the Ritakoski Rapids by cautiously wading.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

There are waste bins at the wilderness hut, but we ask that hikers bring their own litter out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen, tel. int. +358 206 39 7200, Tankavaara Visitor Centre tel. int. +358 206 39 7251, Ivalo Customer Service tel. int. +358 206 39 7701 or Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida tel. int. +358 206 39 7740.