Tahvontupa Reservable Wilderness 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

Reservable wilderness hut for 4 persons. In the same building there is a open wilderness hutThe sauna is in a separate building.

Booking

Hut can be booked directly at Eräluvat.fi webshop (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi/en/). Terms of reservation for the Tahvontupa reservable hut

Suitable for overnight stays for hikers 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 Savukoski and in Sodankylä. The hut was built in 1966. The hut is situated on the bank of the River Tyyryoja, which flows into the River Jaurujoki from the north.

Location

Price

16,50 € / night / person (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.

Facilities

  • Two extendable sleeping platforms, mattresses, pillows, quilts,  a table, and benches.
  • A wood-burning stove, 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.
  • The sauna is in a separate building.
  • Take own candles, toilet paper and headlamp with you.
  • Household water is taken from the river Tyyroja.

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.

Notices

  • The customer shall have payment receipt and hut reservation confirmation along in order to show proof of reservation and its payment.
  • The sauna fee is 10 € / adult, 5 € / child (under 7 years) or for a member of a group (a group min. 10 persons). Payment in advance in Ivalo Customer Service. The sauna fee is possible to pay also in Eräluvat webstore (eraluvat.fi).
    • The sauna is available for use by all hikers, so you should be considerate of others and not stay too long in the sauna.During peak seasons you should agree bathing times with other hikers, for example, take turns between men and women at alternate hours.
  • 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.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hut.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • There is a recycling point at the reservable wilderness hut. Hikers are however adviced to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.
  • Safety on hiking.

Maintenance and Management 

Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts 

Read Guidelines on using Reservable Wilderness Huts.


The booking calendar

By checking the booking calendar of the huts (eraluvat.fi) you can see the availability beforehand. 

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