Suomu House, Rental Hut

Rental hut, 14 beds and extra mattresses, a total of 20 people, about 150 m². There are two rooms and a kitchen downstairs and two rooms and a hallway upstairs.


Reservations can be made through the guide by phone: +358 465 720 766 / Pekka Turunen.
At other times by special appointment.
For information on this contact Koli Nature Centre Ukko +358 206 39 5654. Terms of reservation for the Suomu House rental hut. See where to pick up the keys.

The Suomu house was formerly the home of a forest ranger.


Eastern Finland, North Karelia Region, Municipality of Lieksa, Patvinsuo National Park

Suomuntie 54, 81650 Hattuvaara

The house is located in the middle of the Patvinsuo National Park in the immediate vicinity of the Suomu Nature Information Hut.     

From Lieksa:
Take main road 73 then on the south side of Lieksa turn onto road 522 (Pankakoski - Ilomantsi). Follow this road for 39 km through Hatunkylä Village to road 5202 (Kivilahti - Kitsi). At the intersection turn towards Uimaharju; the direction shown for Patvinsuo National Park. Drive this road for about 15 km at which point there is an intersection with signs to the National Park and nature information hut (luontotupa) and turn left. It is about 6 km to the Suomu house from the intersection.

From Joensuu:
Take main road 73. At Uimaharju round-about turn onto road 5160. Follow this road for 16 km and then turn right onto road 5202 (Kivilahti - Kitsi). There are signposts to Patvinsuo National Park along this road. Follow the road for about 20 km at which point you will arrive at an intersection with signs direction you to the nature information hut (luontotupa). It is about 6 km to the Suomu house from the intersection.

A coach travels from Uimaharju to Kivilahti.

Maps Patvinsuo National Park map

Terrain map 1:20 000, numbers 4331 08, 4331 09, 4331 10, 4331 11, 4331 12, 4333 02 and 4333 03.
Terrain map 1:50 000 P543 and P534.
Patvinsuo outdoor map 1:50 000


Room 1-4 persons 90 € / day
The whole downstairs 180 € / day
The Suomu house 250 € / day

The sauna by the lake: Basic fee 20 € / 2 hours and additional hours 20 €/ hour.
Sauna in the yard: 25 €/ 2 hours, additional hours 25 € /hour. There is room for about ten bathers in each sauna.

The Suomu house and sauna can be rented in the opening hours of the Suomu nature information hut.

Payment by cash or invoice. VAT 10% is incuded in price.


The key must be picked up from and returned to the guide at Suomu Nature Information Hut. 


There are beds, mattresses, blankets and pillows in the rooms. In addition, there are extra mattresses, blankets and pillows in the house. The rooms are heated with wood. The kitchen downstairs is equipped with a gas cooker, a refrigerator, a wood-burning cooker and oven, a table and benches as well as tableware. The house has an electric lighting system (solar cell and batteries). The yard has a dry toilet, a recycling point and a well. 


The hut is not suited for the disabled.

The Suomu house can be rented in summer.

It is not allowed to bring pets in the hut.

Safety on hiking

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Koli Nature Centre Ukko.


Photo: Heidi Kilpeläinen