Siperia Day-use Hut



Day-use hut

Location,  Maps and Description

Southern Lapland, Municipality of Rovaniemi, Kivalo Research Forest

Siperia, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 66° 20.6342' lon: 26° 39.7068'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7358284 E: 484856

The Siperia day-use hut is located on the southern side of the Vanttauskoski Rapids, on the north-western side of Kotikivalo. You can drive close to the hut along the forest road that bypasses Kotikivalo. Turn onto this road from the Rovaniemi–Kuusamo road (no. 81), from the southern side of the Vanttauskoski Rapids. Next to the hut, you can set off for a tree-species nature trail.

Yläkemijoki recreational map 1:50 000

Terrain map T433 Piittisjärvi, 1:50 000

Formerly, the Siperia hut used to function as a base for researchers of the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) in the Kivalo Research Area.


A stove


There is a spring close to the hut. It is recommended that you boil the water before drinking.

Pets are allowed in the hut, but only with the consent of the other users of the hut.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

There are no wastemanagement at the hut, so hikers are asked to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Yläkemijoen kylät ry, Meeri Vaarala, 040 5693971, ylakemijoen.kylat(at)

Guidelines on using Day-use Huts

Read Guidelines on using Day-use Huts.

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.

Read more