Soikkeli Rental Hut

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Rental Hut, for 2 persons, 26 m², 1 room, cold vestibule


The reservations from our webshop ( of reservation for the rental hut. Available for rent 15th April – 30th September.

The pretty Soikkeli rental hut for two is located in a quiet place near Vesivaara in Koli National Park. There is a campfire site for tenants only in the middle of a meadow near the Soikkeli hut. A 600-metre offshoot leads to the hut from the Herajärven kierros Trail.


  • Eastern Finland, North Karelia Region, Municipality of Lieksa, Koli National Park.
  • Soikkeli, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 01.6867' lon: 29° 56.2499'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6992117 E: 648610
  • Rantatie 131, 83960 Koli


Soikkeli is located in the southern part of the Koli National Park on the slope of the hill. The walking distance from the Rantatie road to the hut along the footpath is roughly 300 m. Turusenaho at the intersection of Herajärven kierros Trail is approximately 600 metres away from Soikkeli.

Driving Instructions

Via Koli village:
From Koli Nature Centre Ukko, drive downwards along Ylä-Kolintie road for 2 km and turn right towards the Koli village. Distance from the Nature Centre to the Koli village is altogether 3,6 km. When you reach the village, turn right onto Merilänrannantie towards Loma-Koli and drive for roughly 1 km, then turn right onto Rantatie road and continue for another 1 km until you reach the harbor. After Koli Harbour, continue south along Rantatie and Vesivaarantie for roughly 12 km. You can park your car at the lay-by at the crossing of the road and path. Take the track to the left and walk for 300 metres, until you arrive at the Soikkeli Hut.



Prize group A 
(15.5.-12.6. and 29.8.-30.9.)
1st day 42 €
2nd–7th day 34 €
Prize group B (13.6.-28.8.)
1st day 50 €
2nd–7th day 40 €

Prize group A
(15.5.-9.6. and 26.8.-30.9.)
1st day 42 €
2nd–7th day 34 € 
Prize group B (10.6. -25.8.)
1st day 50 €
2nd–7th day 40 € 

Rental time 14:00–12:00.
No reservations longer than one week at a time.


Keys to the rental hut are placed in the key box next to the door of the hut. The key box opens with a 4-digit key combination. As soon as you have booked the hut, you will receive a booking confirmation in your email. Check the confirmation's attached files, in which you will find the 4-digit key code and additional information (please also check your spam folder). Keep the information with you until the end of the reservation. If you have not gotten the key combination at least two weekdays before the beginning of your reservation, please contact Koli Nature Centre Ukko
When you arrive at the hut, enter the code in the box by rotating the numbers in the key box. Take the key from the box, unlock the lock of the hut and the lock of the next door leading inside the hut, and put the key back in the box. Roll the numbers back to zero again. Always keep the keys inside the key box, so they won’t get lost. At the end of the reservation, leave the keys in the same box.


  • Visitors must bring their own domestic and drinking water with them. You can get water e.g. from Koli Nature Centre Ukko.
  • A double pull-out bed, 2 mattresses and pillows but no linen.
  • A traditional baking oven, gas cooker, kettles, frying pan and tableware.
  • Solar panel powered lights and charging facility (USB socket).
  • Outdoor dry toilet, a firewood shed and a campfire place.
  • Dishwashing liquid, spices, fire-making equipment and toilet paper are not included.


  • Please check Koli National Park's What's New before arrival.
  • There are no waste collection containers at the hut, and visitors are required to take their waste away from the terrain. You can put biodegradable waste in the dry toilet. Read more about litter-free hiking.
  • There are no accessible services in the hut.
  • Pets are permitted in the hut.
  • Camping in the yard is prohibited.
  • Please note that in rainy weather and during low pressure, smoke will not exit the fireplaces properly. The fireplace may then smoke up the hut. It is a good idea to preheat the fireplace so that smoke exits properly. Check the heating instructions in the hut folder. Be prepared to wait some time while the hut warms up.
  • To ensure an undisturbed night's sleep, it is recommended to bring a mosquito net that fits over a sleeping bag.
  • Safety on hiking.

Maintenance and Management

General customer service, customer feedback and maintenance: 
Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland,  
Koli Nature Centre Ukko, tel. int. +358 40 7732442.

Booking, payments, and cancellations: 
Erä Customer Service ( 

Booking information

Book from Eräluvat-webshop

Terms of reservation

Read the terms of reservation.

Guidelines on using Rental Huts

Read Guidelines on using Rental Huts.

112 Emergency Number

If you have an emergency during your trip, such as getting lost, injured or finding a wildfire, call 112. Read more detailed emergency instructions.

Download the 112 Finland application ( to your phone. When an emergency call is made through the 112 Finland application, the emergency centre attendant is automatically informed of the caller's location.

It is recommended to keep the mobile phone warm and to bring extra food and water with you. There are many excursion locations with no mobile coverage and some mobile phones does not work in sub-zero temperatures, that is why it is always a good idea to let someone know about your itinerary and timetable.

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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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