Siilastupa Open Wilderness Hut

Siilastupa Open Wilderness Hut. Photo: Jonna Kalliomäki.

A Finnish general by the name of Siilasvuo had this wilderness hut built. The hut is situated on the bank of the River Kitkajoki 3,5 km from the village of Juuma and is on both Karhunkierrros Trail and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.


Open wilderness hut for 12 persons. 


North Ostrobothnia, Municipality of Kuusamo, Oulanka National Park and Karhunkierros Hiking Trail, Pieni karhunkierros Hiking Trail.



Siilastupa, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 66° 15.2416' lon: 29° 26.2119'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7350356 E: 609477


A stove, a stretcher and an ice chisel.


  • There is a dry toilet 50 m from the wilderness hut.
  • Pets are allowed in the hut.
  • Safety on hiking

Waste Management

Hikers are asked to bring their own waste out of the area. The nearest recycling point is the middle of the trail between Myllykoski and Jyrävä. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Kuusamo.

For more information contact

Oulanka Visitor Centre tel. int. +358 206 39 6850 or
Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu tel. int. +358 206 39 6804.

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

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Open the map of Siilastupa 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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