Friday, April 12, 2013

Puikkokämppä Hut on the Karhunkierros Trail is now a Day Trip Hut

Originally a reindeer herders’ hut, Karhunkierros trail’s Puikkokämppä hut is a significant part of Oulanka National Park’s cultural heritage. Having served hikers for decades, fairly extensive renovations would be needed to make the hut meet current customer and fire safety regulations, so it has been decided to turn it from a wilderness hut into a day trip hut.

The hut’s heating stove has been removed for safety reasons, meaning the hut can no longer be heated. As a day trip hut, it will serve visitors as a rest spot and rain shelter, but may also be used for overnight stays in warm weather. The campfire site next to the Puikkokämppä hut is still in use normally.

The closest wilderness huts near Puikkokämppä hut are Ristikallio (2.2 km) and Taivalköngäs (1.8 km). Their conditions of use remain unchanged.

Puikkokämppä hut is in the northern parts of Oulanka National Park by Lake Vaululampi, 7.2 kilometres from the Ristikallio starting point of the Karhunkierros Trail.

Further information:
Oulanka Visitor Centre, tel. +358 (0)40 732 5615
Hautajärvi Visitor Centre, tel. +358 (0)40 834 6814 - Karhunkierros

Karhunkierros Trail Map

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