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 ( 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.

Nordkalott Trail map
Other maps of the area

Price and Keys

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.

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.

Terms of reservation

Read the terms of reservation.

Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts 

Read Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts.

The booking calendar

By checking the booking calendar of the huts ( you can see the availability beforehand. For making the reservation, please contact Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre or Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.

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

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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