Lodging, Rental Hut (Patvinsuo National Park)

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 hut, indoor lodging for 9 persons, 40 sq.m. One room with 9 bunks upstairs and a modest kitchen downstairs.


For information on this contact Suomu Nature Information Hut: 046 572 0766.

The indoor lodging and sauna can be rented in the opening hours of the Suomu nature information hut.  At other times by special appointment.

Terms of reservation for the Suomu rental hut. See where to pick up the keys

Suomu indoor lodging is located in the centre of Patvinsuo National Park, in the Suomu Nature Information Hut. The cooking area is downstairs. The lodging space and the wood stove are upstairs. The lights are powered with a solar panel. There is a dry toilet, a recycling point, a well in the yard and a sauna and piers on the shore. 


Eastern Finland, North Karelia Region, Municipality of Lieksa (lieksa.fi, in Finnish), Patvinsuo National Park

Suomuntie 54, 81650 Hattuvaara.

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 nature information hut 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 nature information hut from the intersection.

A coach travels from Uimaharju to Kivilahti.

Suomu rental hut, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 7.877' lon: 30° 43.741' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7005676 E: 687957.


Patvinsuo National Park map
Patvinsuo outdoor map 1:50 000

Terrain maps 4331 08, 4331 09, 4331 10, 4331 11, 4331 12, 4333 02 and 4333 03, 1:20 000

Terrain map P543, 1:50 000


30 €/a bunk/a night or 240 €/the entire room/night.

The modest indoor lodging is rented out only during summer.

The sauna by the lake: Basic fee 30 €/2 hours (additional hours 30 €/hour).
Sauna in the yard: 30 €/2 hours (additional hours 30 €/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.

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


There are bunks with mattresses and a stove in the room on the upper floor. On the bottom floor there is a kitchen with a gas cooker and a table. Both rooms have oil lamps. The grounds of the building include a dry toilet, a recycling point, a well and at the shore, a sauna and boat stages.


There are no accessible services in the hut.

It is allowed to bring pets in the hut.

In the yard of the cottage, camping and other forms of overnight stay are prohibited. The nearest camping area and fireplace can be found approximately 150 meters away.

Safety on hiking

Maintenance and Management

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

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 (112.fi) 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.

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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