Ruktajärvi Open Wilderness Hut


Open wilderness hut for 10 persons

Location, Maps and Description

Ruktajärvi Open Wilderness Hut. Photo: Erkki Tuovinen

Northern Lapland Region, Municipality Utsjoki, Paistunturi Wilderness Area (in Finnish)

Ruktajärvi, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 69° 27.3686' lon: 26° 17.6434'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7705385 E: 472352

The wilderness hut is situated on Kevo Hiking Trail before the boundary of the strict nature reserve when coming from Karigasniemi.

Terrain map no W444 1:50 000
Outdoor map Utsjoki-Kevo 1:100 000

This wilderness hut is suited for winter use.


A stove and a gas cooker.


Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

There is a recycling point at the wilderness hut, but hikers are asked to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

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