Saarijärvi Reservable Wilderness Hut (Enontekiö)
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 open wilderness hut is open normally. (Updated 2.9.2021)
Please note that due to the corona situation, the number of beds in the hut has been halved, but the reduction will not appear in the booking calendar! If the hut is empty, more than half of the beds can be reserved for one group. Beds are reserved according to the number of people in the group. (Updated 2.9.2021)
Location, Maps and Description
Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Enontekiö (tosilappi.fi. in Finnish), 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.
12 € / 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).
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.
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.
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
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.