Vášku / Vaskojoki Rental Hut

15.4.2024
Vaskolompola open wilderness hut: A wood-burning stove is broken and not in use at the moment. Do not make fire now.

Rental hut, 3 persons / 10 m2.

Booking

Reservations should be made to Lemmenjoen lomamajat Oy Ahkuntupa, Njurkulahti tel. int. ++358407554306.
See where to pick up the keys.

The log cabin is suited for winter use and was built by the Finnish Air Force's Lapinmaja Foundation in 1966. Hut was renovated at spring 2021.

Location

Northern Lapland Region, Municipality of Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park.

Vaskojoki, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 68° 47.5527' lon: 25° 36.7223'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7631863 E: 443970.

The wilderness hut is situated at the mouth of the River Puordnajoki which flows from the south into the River Vaskojoki. It is on the east bank in the southwesternmost cape at the mouth of the river.

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Price

1.1.2024 from 80 e / day or 560 e / week (incl. VAT 10%). The hut can be reserved for up to one week at a time by the same person.

Facilities

A wood-burning stove, a gas cooker, a fireplace, tableware and bed clothes. There is a sauna in a separate building, and is shared by all hikers.

  • Consider other hikers, don't stay too long in the sauna. During high season, it is good to arrange sauna times among other hikers.
  • The fee for using the Vaskojoki sauna is € 10 /adult, € 5 /child (under 7 years old) or group member (group is min. 10 people). Sauna fees include VAT 24%.
  • For those booking a rental, the use of the sauna is included in the rent.

The payment can be made at the Northern Lapland nature center Siida, Ahkuntupa (Njurkulahti) or Ivalo's customer service point. You can also pay the sauna fee in the Eräluvat online store (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi).

Please note that it takes some time before the hut is properly warm!

There is a recycling point at the wilderness hut, but hikers are asked to bring their own waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.

Keys

The key can be picked up at Lemmenjoen lomamajat Oy Ahkuntupa (ahkuntupa.fi), Njurkulahti Village, tel. int. +358 16 673 435. A deposit of 20 € must be paid when picking up the key. This will be returned when the key is returned.

The road to Njurkulahti and Lemmenjoki National Park (road 9551) turns off road 955 (Inari - Kittilä). You can get all the way to the village of Njurkulahti by car, but from there you must continue towards the hut by foot or on skis. It is about 30 km from Njurkulahti to the hut.

During summer there is also boat transportation from Njurkulahti to Kultahamina from where it is about 20 km to the rental hut.

Notices

Pets are not permitted in the hut. The building also houses an open wilderness hut.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. For more information contact Ivalo Customer Service, tel. int. +358 206 39 7701 or Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida, tel. int. +358 206 39 7740.

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Guidelines on using Rental Huts

Read Guidelines on using Rental Huts.