Valtavaara Day-use 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.


Day-use 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


  • 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


Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.

For more information contact

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

Guidelines on using Day-use Huts

Read Guidelines on using Day-use 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 Open the map of Valtavaara day trip hut in 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.

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