The Lojukoski kota is located on the lakeshore of lake Tervajärvi. The location of this kota (which roughly translates to a traditional Finnish forest hut) renders it the perfect home base for a paddling trip in the Repovesi national park. The kayaks can be carried with ease from the larger Repovesi lake to the more tranquil Tervajärvi via the Kuutinkanava channel. There’s a kayak platform on a public beach and a campfire site nearby the kota. The clear waters and easily accessible beach formations here invite for a relaxing swim in the lake. And don’t forget to bring your fishing rod!
Two hiking trails, the famous Kaakkurinkierros and the Koppelonkierros, which circles around lake Tervajärvi, pass nearby the Lojukoski kota and offer tremendous trekking possibilities.
Rental object info
This wooden kota, with a living area of 50 m2, was built in 2008. The Lojukoski kota provides seating for around 25-30 persons, and overnighting facilities for 10 persons, on bunk beds and on mattresses. Included in the kota reservation the guests will be able to enjoy the lovely yard, defined by fences. (Without a reservation it is not permitted to enter the yard.)
There’s a nature-shaped beach nearby, and a kayak platform in connection to a public campfire site also in the vicinity.
The Lojukoski kota is located on the lake Tervajärvi shore, about 3 kilometers from the Saarijärvi parking area and 3,5 kilometers from the Tervajärvi parking area. The Kaakkurinkierros and Koppelonkierros hiking trails pass by the Lojukoski kota. There’s no road access with any motor vehicle to the Lojukoski kota.
- Stove (for cooking and heating the kota)
- A shovel and a bucket for ashes
- A wood-shed, some cut firewood and an axe
- Boxes of wood, 2 pcs
- A fireplace on the yard with benches
- Coffee and tea pots
- One big and one small kettle (separate kettles for indoor and outdoor use)
- A skillet & a pot coaster
- Water buckets for dishes and dishwashing water, a water scoop
- A floor brush and a dustpan, outdoor brush, snow shovel
- An outhouse (non-compostable; please bring own toilet paper!)
- No running water; a well is located right beside the kota
Booking info and usage
The Lojukoski kota is available for rent throughout the year; bookings only through our online booking service. Please click ”Book now” for commencing the booking sequence. In case you wish to make multiple bookings simultaneously, please add all the purchases in the shopping cart before payment.
The check-in to the kota will begin at 14.00 on the day of arrival, and the check-out must be made before 10.00 on the day of departure. Please adhere to the schedules.
Specific info regarding the keys will be sent with the booking confirmation. The keys are being kept at the premises, in a smart locker on the kota wall. Instructions can be found pinned on the wall beside the locker. The person making the reservation will be sent a PIN code to the locker via SMS some hours before the start of the lease.
The person making the reservation will be holding the responsibility for the keys throughout the lease. The keys must be returned to the locker once the lease time has expired. In case the the person making the reservation fails to return the keys, a compensation is to be paid according to the booking terms and conditions.
Cleaning and waste disposal
The person making the reservation is responsible of the tidiness of the leased premises, the yard and the connected services. Please clean the premises thoroughly, so that the next visitors will also have a pleasant stay!
The Repovesi national park adheres to the principle of leaving no waste behind, and there are no waste containers in the national park. Every visitor is responsible for their own waste. This means, all non-burnable waste (including aluminium-lined food containers) that you bring with you must be brought out of the national park.
As the outhouse is non-compostable, do not discard any compostable waste, such as food scraps, in the outhouse.
Small paper and cardboard waste can be used as tinders in the campfire, but do not leave non-burned waste behind.
Under any circumstances do not leave any foodstuffs behind, as they attract animals.
Read more about the principles of leaving no trash behind (in Finnish): https://www.luontoon.fi/roskatonretkeily
Pets are allowed in the Lojukoski kota. Remember to clean after your dog and pick up dog litter from the yard before you leave. Always keep your pet in a leash inside the national park.
No smoking inside the kota.
There are mobile phone dead zones in the national park. Please check the connectivity of your mobile phone with your operator. If You have trouble in connecting with your mobile phone, try to climb on a higher terrain or find an open terrain. In case of an emergency call remove the SIM card: this may be helpful in connecting with the emergency operator.
Read more about mobile phone connectivity issues (in Finnish): https://www.luontoon.fi/retkeilynabc/turvallisuus/vaarojenennaltaehkaisy/matkapuhelimienkuuluvuus
Services and maps
There are certified written travel guides describing the Repovesi national park area, and those also feature adventure and educational nature programs. The business partners in the national park offer a multitude of tourist services as well as rental equipment.
Repovesi services: https://www.luontoon.fi/repovesi/palvelut/yhteistyotahot
Rental tent sauna service: https://repovedenkansallispuisto.fi/fi_FI/categories/6-palvelut/products/13-eranen-telttasaunapalvelu-varauskodille
Maps: https://www.luontoon.fi/repovesi/kartatjakulkuyhteydet ja https://www.retkikartta.fi/
A virtual journey to Repovesi: https://www.visitrepovesi.fi/
General info and news: https://www.luontoon.fi/repovesi
Terms and conditions
Please make sure to get acquainted with the terms and conditions before making your reservation.