Valtavaara Day Trip Hut

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.

Type

Day Trip Hut

Location

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

Maps

Coordinates

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

Facilities

  • The nearest dry toilet is located in 300 meters from the hut, down the slope at Valtavaara campfire shelter ("Valtavaaran kota").
  • No stove. The stove was removed in January 2020 to protect the historically valuable hut.

Waste Management

No trash bins. Please do not leave any litter or other traces of your stay. Read more about Hiking Without Littering

Notices

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.

Overnighting

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 Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Valtavaara day trip 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

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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