Sudenpesä Rental Turf Hut

22.3.2024
Exceptionally, bookings for the reservation and rental huts maintained by National Parks Finland for the year 2025 can only be made starting from the beginning of November 2024. More information

Rental turf hut for 5 persons

Booking

Hut can be booked directly at Eräluvat.fi webshop (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi/en/). Terms of reservation for the Sudenpesä rental turf hut. See where to pick up the keys.

Suitable for overnight stays for hikers and groups with good navigation skills. The hut is located in the Urho Kekkonen National Park's wilderness zone, which has no marked trails. The nearest shops and restaurants are located in Saariselkä and in Ivalo. The hut was built in 1985. The turf hut was renovated in 2021 and received a new dry toilet and a wooden litter.

Location

Price

75 €/night (incl. VAT 10%). 
  • From the March to September is possible to stay in the hut maximum two nights in a row and from October to February maximum 7 nights in a row.

Keys

You can pick up the keys at the following places

Ivalo Customer Service
the key drop box in Saariselkä
the key drop box in Kiilopää 
Samperin Savotta (samperi.com) in Savukoski
Tulppion Majat (tulppio.fi, Finnish) in Savukoski
Sodankylä Väri- ja Urheilu Simonen Oy (simonen.fi, in Finnish)
Taxi Vuotso / JJR Pehkonen Oy, tel. 044-243 2449, 044 2422967 (call in advance).

The customer must have payment receipt and hut reservation confirmation with in so that one can prove the reservation and its payment.

Please check the opening hours of the place where you intend to collect the key in advance. Outside opening hours, the key can be collected from the key box at all key collection points by appointment. If you intend to collect the key after opening hours, contact the key collection point 3-5 weekdays before the key collection date.

When collecting the key from Saariselka or Kiilopää, you get instructions for collecting the key from Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service. Contact customer service 3-5 weekdays before you collect the key (ukpuisto@metsa.fi, 020 6397200).

The key can be returned to any of the locations mentioned.

Facilities

  • A sleeping platform, mattresses, pillows, a table, and benches.
  • A wood-burning stove, a fireplace, a gas cooker, a saucepan, and a frying pan.
  • A campfire site, a dry toilet and a woodshed. 
  • There is a smoke alarm in the hut, but we recommend bringing your own device with you. 
  • Take own candles, toilet paper and headlamp with you.
  • Household water is taken from the river Sarvioja.

Notices

  • It is allowed to bring pets in the hut.
  • There are no accessible services in the hut.
  • You can camp by the campfire sites.
  • The route includes some river crossings. There are bridges by the River Suomujoki at Aitaoja, Kotaköngäs, and Porttikoski and by the River Luttojoki at Raja-Jooseppi. 
  • Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm.
  • When leaving the hut, remember that it has to be clean and ready for the next customers.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • Metsähallitus follows the principles of litter-free hiking. Visitors are adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.
  • Safety on hiking.

Maintenance and Management 

Booking information

Guidelines on using Rental Huts

Read Guidelines on using Rental Huts.

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