Saarijärvi Open Wilderness Hut (Enontekiö)


Open wilderness hut for 16 persons.

There is a new open and a separate reservable wilderness hut on the north western side of the Saarijärvi Lake. The old hut will serve as open hut untill the end of May. (Updated 4.4.2023)

Location, Maps and Description

Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Enontekiö (, Käsivarsi Wilderness Area

Saarijärvi, coordinates: ETR S89 (~ WGS84) lat: 69° 03.901' lon: 21° 05.337' ETRS-TM35FIN; P: 7672969m I: 264580m

The wilderness hut is situated by Nordkalott Trail near the Norwegian border. It is situated to the north of the Salmivaara Fell at north western side of the Lake Saarijärvi.

Nordkalott Trail map
Other maps of the area


A stove and a gas cooker. A dry toilet and a woodshed outside the hut.


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

There is a separate reservable wilderness hut for 8+8 persons nearby.

Visitors must come prepared with warm clothing, food, drink, maps, compass, orienteering skills and matches. Fog or storms can form in just a few hours. Take also your own toilet paper.

Firewood should only be used for heating the cabin, not for outdoor fires.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

Metsähallitus follows the principles of litter-free hiking. Visitors are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Recycling points can be found at Yllästunturi, Pallastunturi and Fell Lapland Visitor Centre. Read more about Hiking without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 20 639 7990 and  Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 20 639 7950.

For Entrepreneurs

Tourist entrepreneurs operating in national parks or other areas managed by Metsähallitus need a cooperation agreement. A fee is charged for using the routes and service infrastructure for business activities.

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Guidelines on using Open Wilderness Hut

Read Guidelines on using Open Wilderness Hut.

Outdoor Etiquette

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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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