The following campfire sites, wilderness huts, cooking shelters and Campfire shelters are situated outside Tuntsa Wilderness Area on the UKK Hiking Trail. They are listed here from south to north by location.
We ask that you light campfires at designated campfire sites. Metsähallitus permits hikers to light campfires using branches and twigs in other spots without a permit if there is no campfire site within 0.5 km of your location.
It is prohibited to light campfires even in the designated campfire sites if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect.Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi). You can however use a camping cooker.
This prohibition does not apply to the cooking shelters at Naruskan tammi and Tuntsajoki and to the lapp huts at Karhutunturi, Halti, Pystökoski, Sorsa and Nuoluskurun. It also does not apply to stoves of the Murhahaara, Härkätunturi and Takkaselkä huts.
The surface water from the lakes, rivers and brooks must be boiled before use. Water in the springs and running water in the brooks is usually good for drinking. However, the quality of the water cannot be monitored, so the use of natural water is at your own risk.
Look at the tips for outdoors drinking water in Hiking in Finland -pages.
Visitors are asked to take measures in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. There are waste bins at the area's wilderness huts, but visitors are encouraged to bring waste out of the area.
Biodegradable waste should be placed in a dry toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire.
There are dry toilets at Murhahaara open wilderness hut and Härkätunturi open and reservable wilderness hut.
There are also dry toilets at the Campfire shelters, cooking shelters and wilderness huts situated outside of the wilderness area on the UKK Hiking Trail.
There are no camping sites within the wilderness area, but you may camp there as it is an Everyman's Right (www.environment.fi).
Hikers may also stay overnight in the Campfire shelters situated on the Naruska - Tulppio section of the UKK Hiking Trail. A list of Campfire shelters higher on this page.
Open and Reservable Wilderness Huts
The two wilderness huts found in Tuntsa Wilderness Area are Murhahaara open wilderness hut and Härkätunturi open and reservable wilderness hut. There is a sauna, which is open to the public at Härkätunturi open and reservable wilderness hut.