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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, tel. int. +358 20 639 7950.

Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts

Read Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts.

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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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