Taivalköngäs Open Wilderness Hut

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.


Open wilderness hut for 10-15 persons.


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



  • Stove.
  • Dry toilet.
  • Firewood shelter.

Waste Management

  • No trash bins. Please do not leave any litter or other traces of your stay. Read more aboutHiking Without Littering.
  • The nearest recycling point is at Oulanka Camping Ground.


Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.

For more information contact

Oulanka Visitor Centre tel. int. +358 206 39 6850

Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts

Read Guidelines on Using Open Wilderness Huts.

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-use Huts

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Taivalköngäs hut in Excursionmap.fi.

Excursionmap.fi is a free map service provided by Metsähallitus. It can be used to search destinations, choose map layers and print maps.

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.

Read more