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Oravankolo - Wilderness hut in Nuuksio National Park
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Oravankolo - a traditional wilderness cabin in Nuuksio National Park!

Oravankolo was built as a summer cottage in 1946. Today, Oravankolo is one of the most popular, authentic wilderness cabins in Nuuksio National Park. Situated on the banks of Ruuhilampi Lake, on the western side of the National Park, Oravankolo is easily accessible by hiking, public transportation and private car.

Since 2019, Oravankolo has been a well-equipped and tidy wilderness cabin that is sure to satisfy the wishes of any nature lover. Book well in advance - the Oravankolo and Tikankolo wilderness cabins are very popular.

Facilities and courtyard at Oravankolo

Oravankolo is divided into the cabin and a separate sauna building. From the yard you can find a woodshed, a storage room and a composting dry toilet.

  • Oravankolo is available all year round and suitable for a maximum of 6 people.

  • There is no electricity or running water - please bring the necessary water and lighting.

  • There are private cottages on the Ruuhilampi - respect the privacy and the natural environment.

  • Tikankolo wilderness cabin is better suited for larger groups.

Location and accessibility

Oravankolo is located on the western edge of Nuuksio National Park, on the shore of Ruuhilampi lake. The cabin is easily accessible by public transportation, hiking and by car:

  • The hiking distance from the Kattila parking area is about 4 km. During the summer season, public transport runs all the way to the Kattila parking area.

  • Other public parking areas can be found at Haukkalampi, Valklammentie and Haltia Nature Centre.

  • There is also a parking area at Oravankolo on Ruuhilammentie, where guests arriving with one car can park.

Oravankolo 360 - the best way to discover the accommodation!

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  • Cutlery, plates, bowls and mugs for six people

  • Gas stove, Gas cylinders and stove

  • Knives and other cooking utensils, serving dishes

  • Coffee pot, frying pan and two pots (1,5l + 3l)

  • Cleaning equipment, first aid kit & fire blanket

  • Beds, mattresses and pillows for 6 persons.


  • Changing room and large steam room - sauna stove and bucket

  • Washing facilities (Pail and buckets)

  • Kaira and open-air pump

  • Wood storage, firewood, axe & fire blanket.


  • Private beach, benches & outdoor fireplace with grate

  • Own pots and pans for open fire (found in storage)

Please always bring your own:

Necessary lighting (matches or torch). Toilet paper, matches and sleeping bags. There is no drinking water well at Oravankolo, so be sure to bring drinking water and water for cooking when you arrive.

Additional information:

  • Oravankolo is available to the tenant from 13:00 on the arrival day until 11:00 on the departure day.

  • Keys are available in the smart key box on arrival. Your personal PIN code will be sent to you one week before the start of your stay.

  • The tenant is responsible for the cleanliness of the accommodation, the yard and the associated facilities. The tenant will leave Oravankolo in a tidy condition for the next tenant.

  • The campsite is a litter-free camping site:

    • Bio-waste can be taken to the toilet.

    • Incineration of burnable rubbish in the sauna oven or in the cabin's chimney. Leave no rubbish for the tenants.

    • All other waste must be carried away - Do not leave any food waste in Oravankolo.

  • Dogs are allowed at Oravankolo, a pet fee must be paid at the time of booking.

    • All pet waste and hair must be cleaned up - Beds must be properly secured.