Särkänmaja Open Wilderness Hut


The wilderness hut was previously a border guard patrol cabin and is situated near the Finnish-Russian border. The hut is about 8 km southwest of Pirttivaara Village and about 1 km northeast of Lake Särkkälampi, which is southeast of Särkkälamminsuo Mire.


Open wilderness hut for 3 persons.


Kainuu, Municipality of Suomussalmi.


  • Excursionmap.fi
  • Hossa-Martinselkonen outdoor map 1:50 000
  • Basic map 4513 07, 1:20 000


Särkänmaja, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 65° 05.1822' lon: 29° 42.4556'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7220807 E: 627238


  • A stove.


Waste Management 

Every hiker is responsible for his or her own waste. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Ostrobothnia–Kainuu.
More information, tel. +358 40 162 6489.

Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts

Read Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts.

Information for Companies and Big Groups

Do you plan to organize guided excursions to the Finnish National Parks or other protected areas? It is possible due to partnership agreement with Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.


Many kinds of Huts for the Hiker. Please note, that it is not allowed for big groups or commercial groups to overnight in Open Wilderness Huts and in Day Trip 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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