Ryettikuoškâ / Ritakoski Open Wilderness Hut


Open wilderness hut for 6 persons.


Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Inari, Hammastunturi Wilderness Area.

Ritakoski, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 30.2459' lon: 26° 55.7083'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7599070 E: 497074.

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

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


A gas stove and a wood-burning stove.


Hammastunturi - Etelä-Inari outdoor map 1:100 000.
Terrain map V443 1:50 000.


  • Pets are allowed in the hut, but only if other visitors consent to it.
  • There is a rental hut in the same building.
  • When the water level is low hikers can cross the Ritakoski Rapids by cautiously wading.
  • Safety on hiking.
  • There are waste bins at the wilderness hut, but we ask hikers to 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 Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen, tel. int. +358 206 39 7200, Ivalo Customer Service tel. int. +358 206 39 7701 or Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida tel. int. +358 206 39 7740.

Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts

Read Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts.

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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