We're off to Norway / Finland in March and it will be the first time we've used the Finnish open huts (ie the free ones).
We're using the ones between Kilpisjarvi and Reisedalen.
Anybody know the likely situation re fuel, stoves etc in these huts ?
Any advice welcome. cheers Geoff
In reply to geoff s:
we're ski touring in a west-east direction from the DNT hut Rostahytta via Kilpi. and finishing in Reisedalen.
Done first part of route before, great scenery.
DNT huts are brill but not sure about the Finnish ones - don't fancy turning up and finding no fuel etc.
The few I've looked in have had firewood and a stove and rough beds, but I've not been in the huts around Kilpisjärvi, in fact I didn't realise there were any there. It's possible some might just be open shelters 'kota' but maybe one of the Finns here will correct me.
In reply to Dave: The ones I've seen in blog post and reports from trips up there are closer to the Norwegian model or a real 'house' than the kotas and lavvus down here in the southern forests. I guess with wild weather they are more necessary?