Taivalköngäs Open Wilderness Hut


Open wilderness hut for 10-15 persons.

Maps and

North Ostrobothnia, Municipality of Kuusamo
Oulanka National Park, Karhunkierros Hiking Trail

Taivalköngäs, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 66° 24.5227' lon: 29° 11.4147'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7367180 E: 597798

This two floored wilderness hut was built at the beginning of the 1900s. It is situated on the bank of the River Oulankajoki on Karhunkierros Trail, 9 km north of Oulanka Visitor Centre.

Oulanka National Park Map,
Rukatunturi-Oulanka outdoor map 1:50 000




A stove and a gas cooker. Dry toilet.


Pets are allowed in the hut.

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

Hikers are asked to bring their own waste out of the area. The nearest recycling point is at Oulanka National Park Camping Ground. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.

For more information contact:
Oulanka Visitor Centre tel. int. +358 206 39 6850 or Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu tel. int. +358 206 39 6804.

Photo: Tuuli Turunen.

Information for Companies and Big Groups

Do you plan to organize guided excursions to the Finnish National Parks or other protected areas? It is possible due to partnership agreement with Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.


Many kinds of Huts for the Hiker. Please note, that it is not allowed for big groups or commercial groups to overnight in Open Wilderness Huts and in Day Trip Huts