Saarijärvi Reservable Wilderness Hut (Enontekiö)
Reservable wilderness hut, 8+8 persons.
There is a new reservable wilderness hut and a separate open wilderness hut on the north western side of the Saarijärvi Lake. The old building will serve as open hut untill the end of May. (Updated 4.4.2023)
Location, Maps and Description
Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Enontekiö (enontekiolapland.com), Käsivarsi Wilderness Area
Saarijärvi, coordinates: ETR S89 (~ WGS84) lat: 69° 03.927' lon: 21° 05.211' ETRS-TM35FIN; P: 7672972m I: 264602m
The wilderness hut is situated by the Nordkalott Trail near the Norwegian border. It is to the north of the Salmivaara Fell on the north western side of the Lake Saarijärvi.
Nordkalott Trail map
Other maps of the area
Price and Keys
16,50 €/night/person incl. VAT 10%).
Keys for the hut can be picked up from the Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre and when the visitor centre is closed from the customs station of Kilpisjärvi, tel. int +358 295 527 007 (customs open 24 hours).
Reservations for 2024 can be made from Tue 2.5.2023 at 12am.
A stove and a gas cooker. Basic cookware (pot, frying pan, coffee pot). Bunk beds with mattresses, pillows and blankets. Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.
Pets are not permitted in the hut.
In a nearby building there is an open wilderness hut for 16 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
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.
Reservable wilderness hut, 8+8 persons
Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre, 99490 Kilpisjärvi, tel. int. +358 206 39 7990 and Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, Peuratie 15, 99400 Enontekiö, tel. int. +358 206 39 7950. Terms of reservation for the Saarijärvi reservable hut. See where to pick up the keys.
Reservable huts are meant for those travelling by foot, skis or other means of physical movement (not motorized vehicles). These huts may be used for 1 to 2 days by those who have reserved a bed in advance. Commercial use (i.e. guided hikes and tours etc.) of reservable huts is only allowed with special permission from Metsähallitus.
The booking calendar
By checking the booking calendar of the huts (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi) you can see the availability beforehand. For making the reservation, please contact Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre or Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.
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.