Valtavaara Day Trip Hut

Due to the serious Covid-situation Regional State Administrative Agency in Lappland has made decisions on restrictions. Metsähallitus limits the number of visitors to 6 (at huts that normally have room for over 10 persons).The restriction is valid until January 22, 2022.

This hut was originally a fire guard's hut. It is situated on Valtavaara, the highest hill in Kuusamo. It is on Karhunkierros Trail, 4 km from Rukatunturi Fell, and by the Valtavaara Ski Trail.


Day Trip Hut


North Ostrobothnia, Municipality of Kuusamo, Valtavaara Nature Reserve and Karhunkierros Hiking Trail.



Valtavaara, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 66° 11.2080' lon: 29° 11.5117'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7342459 E: 598736


  • A dry toilet 300 meters down the slope at Valtavaara hut.

Stove removed in January 2020.


  • There is a dry toilet at Valtavaara campfire shelter, 300 m from the hut.
  • Pets are allowed in the hut.
  • Safety on hiking

Waste Management

Hikers are asked to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Kuusamo.

For more information contact

Oulanka Visitor Centre tel. int. +358 206 39 6850 or
Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu tel. int. +358 206 39 6804.

Guidelines on using Day Trip Huts

Read Guidelines on using Day Trip 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 Trip Huts

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Open the map of Valtavaara day trip hut in


Outdoor Etiquette

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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