Ylä-Murhi Rental Hut

Rental Hut, for 3 persons, 20 m², 1 room, cold vestibule


The reservations from our webshop (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi)Terms of reservation for the rental hut. Available for rent all year round. 

The Ylä-Murhi Rental Hut is located by a field with the same name. Ylä-Murhi is located along the Kiehisen kierros Trail. The Herajärven kierros Trail is 300 metres away from the hut. The hut was originally meant as temporary lodging for the haymakers that worked the fields in summer, and the hut is equipped with only the essential amenities. The hut is well-suited for trekkers and hikers. The yard has a public campfire site, camping site and an outbuilding.


  • Eastern Finland, North Karelia Region, Municipality of Lieksa (lieksa.fi, in Finnish)Koli National Park
  • Ylä-Murhi, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 02.1569' lon: 29° 55.2651'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6992952 E: 647740
  • Rantatie 121b, 83960 Koli


You can take two different routes from the Herajärven kierros Trail to Ylä-Murhi: you can either veer off the trail at Turusenautio or go via the Pitkälampi pond. Ylä-Murhi does not have a well, and it is easy to take water for boiling from Pitkälampi along the way.

Driving Instructions

From Koli Nature Centre Ukko, drive downwards along Ylä-Kolintie road for 2 km and turn right towards the Koli village. Distance from the Nature Centre to the Koli village is altogether 3,6 km. When you reach the village, turn right onto Merilänrannantie towards Loma-Koli and drive for roughly 1 km, then turn right onto Rantatie road and continue for another 1 km until you reach the harbor. After Koli Harbour, continue south along Rantatie road all the way (11 km) to the the Ala-Murhi farmhouse. Ala-Murhi farmhouse is a grey house with mansard roof on the right side on the road. In summer, you can park your car at the lay-by on the Ala-Murhi farmyard. Walk 400 metres along the Kiehisen kierros Trail that starts at the corner of the house, until you reach the Ylä-Murhi Hut.



Price group A (1.1.-9.6. and 26.8.-31.12.)
1st day 42 €
2nd–7th day 34 € 
Price group B (10.6.-25.8.)
1st day 50 €
2nd–7th day 40 € 

Rental time 14:00–12:00.
No reservations longer than one week at a time.


Keys to the rental hut are placed in the key box next to the door of the hut. The key box opens with a 4-digit key combination. As soon as you have booked the hut, you will receive a booking confirmation in your email. Check the confirmation's attached files, in which you will find the 4-digit key code and additional information (please also check your spam folder). Keep the information with you until the end of the reservation. If you have not gotten the key combination at least two weekdays before the beginning of your reservation, please contact Koli Nature Centre Ukko.
When you arrive at the hut, enter the code in the box by rotating the numbers in the key box. Take the key from the box, unlock the hut, and put the key back in the box. Roll the numbers back to zero again. Always keep the keys inside the key box. At the end of the reservation, leave the keys in the same box.


  • Visitors must bring enough drinking and domestic water to the hut. Water can also be taken from nearby Pitkälampi pond during summer, but you must boil the water from the pond before drinking. Do not use the pond water, if you see marks of blue-green algae blooming (thl.fi). It is also possible get clean drinking water from Koli Nature Centre Ukko.
  • A bunk bed for two, a platform bed for one, mattresses and pillows but no linen.
  • The hut is heated with a heating stove. The hut also has a gas cooker, kettle, coffee pot, frying pan and tableware. 
  • Solar panel powered lights and charging facility (USB socket).
  • Outdoor dry toilet.
  • Dishwashing liquid, spices, fire-making equipment and toilet paper are not included.


  • Please check Koli National Park's What's New before arrival.
  • Please leave no litter or other traces of your visit. There are no waste collection containers at the hut, and visitors are required to take their waste away from the terrain. You can put biodegradable waste in the dry toilet. 
  • There are no accessible services in the hut.
  • Pets are permitted in the hut.
  • The yard has a public campfire site, firewood shed, camping site and an outbuilding.
  • The firewood consists of long logs, and you must saw and chop any firewood you intend to use in the hut.
  • Especially in the winter, it takes some time before the hut is properly warm. Please note that in rainy weather and during low pressure, smoke will not exit the fireplaces properly. The fireplace may then smoke up the hut. It is a good idea to preheat the fireplace so that smoke exits properly. Check the heating instructions in the hut folder. Be prepared to wait some time while the hut warms up.
  • To ensure an undisturbed night's sleep, it is recommended to bring a mosquito net that fits over a sleeping bag.
  • Safety on hiking

Maintenance and Management

General customer service, customer feedback and maintenance: 
Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland,  
Koli Nature Centre Ukko, tel. int. +358 40 7732442.
Booking, payments, and cancellations: 
Eräluvat.fi Customer Service (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi) 

Booking information

Book from Eräluvat-webshop

Terms of reservation

Read the terms of reservation.

Guidelines on using Rental Huts

Read Guidelines on using Rental Huts.

112 Emergency Number

If you have an emergency during your trip, such as getting lost, injured or finding a wildfire, call 112. Read more detailed emergency instructions.

Download the 112 Finland application (112.fi) to your phone. When an emergency call is made through the 112 Finland application, the emergency centre attendant is automatically informed of the caller's location.

It is recommended to keep the mobile phone warm and to bring extra food and water with you. There are many excursion locations with no mobile coverage and some mobile phones does not work in sub-zero temperatures, that is why it is always a good idea to let someone know about your itinerary and timetable.

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Ylä-Murhi rental hut in Excursionmap.fi.

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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