Saarijärvi Open Wilderness Hut (Enontekiö)
Open wilderness hut for 10 persons.
A completely new open wilderness hut and reservable wilderness hut as well as a dry toilet, firewood shelter and sorting point are under construction for Saarijärvi. The open wilderness hut is open normally. (Updated 2.9.2021)
Location, Maps and Description
Saarijärvi, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 69° 03.7410' lon: 21° 05.4723' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7672660 E: 264663
The wilderness hut is situated by Nordkalott Trail near the Norwegian border. It is to the north of the Salmivaara Fell at the west end of Lake Saarijärvi.
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.
The building also houses a reservable wilderness hut for 10 persons.
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.
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
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.