Saunasaari Open Wilderness Hut

Two hikers sit on the steps of a logwood open wilderness hut. The third hiker sits one on a stump next to the hut. Sun is shining and the ground is covered with snow.


Open wilderness hut for 4 persons

Location, Maps and Description

Southern Lapland, Municipality of Simo, Martimoaapa Mire Reserve (in Finnish)

Saunasaari, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 65° 51.6042' lon: 25° 05.5968'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7305634 E: 412997

The hut is located along the hiking trail, around 4 km to the west of Koivuselkä Open Wilderness Hut.

Map of Martimoaapa (in Finnish)
Terrain map S441 Ala-Jokikylä, 1:50 000

An older hut can be found near the wilderness hut which has been renovated from a logging hut's sauna. It is meant for temporary use only.




There is a maintained campfire site and dry toilet at the wilderness hut.                                                                     

There are two beds that can be converted to fit 4 persons.                                                                                                       

The hut does not have a water supply. Surface water, for example from streams, should be boiled before drinking, as water quality varies between different areas.

Pets are permitted in the hut, but only in case that other visitors agree with it.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

There are no waste bins at the hut, so we ask that visitors bring their own litter out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Natural Heritage Services Lapland. For more information contact Pilke House Customer Service, tel. int. +358 206 39 7820.


Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

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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