Saarijärvi Reservable Wilderness Hut (Enontekiö)

31.12.2021
Due to the difficult Covid-19 situation, the number of beds in wilderness huts has been redused to 6. The restriction is valid until 31.5.2022. Customers may cancel the made reservation free of charge.

The use of open wilderness huts and campfire huts is also restricted. The maximum number of persons allowed in bigger huts is 6 persons and in small ones 4 persons.

Type

Reservable wilderness hut, 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 old open wilderness hut is open normally. (Updated 14.12.2021)

Location, Maps and Description

Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Enontekiö (enontekiolapland.com), 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
Excursionmap.fi

Price and Keys

12 €/nigth/person. From 1.2.2022 on 15 €/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 (open 24 hours).

Reservations for 2023 can be made from Mon 2.5.2022 at 12am.

Facilities

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.

Notices

Pets are not permitted in the hut.

The building also houses an open 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.

Reservable wilderness hut, 10 persons

Booking

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. 

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Saarijärvi hut in Excursionmap.fi.

Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts 

Read Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts.

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.

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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