For some time the hut was left uninhabited but in the 1980’s the Takala sisters stepped into the picture and truly left their mark on the hut.
The sisters transformed the hut into a ski cafe, which created the doughnut tradition that’s still around even today. Esko Takala built a big and impressive fireplace into the hut. The fireplace has Luostos famous amethyst stones embedded into it. The whole Takala family put a lot of time and effort into the hut, which we can all be grateful of today.
Today Torvinen hut works as a ski and summer cafe on the side of the national park, only 5 kilometres away from the town centre of Luosto. People no longer arrive with a horse-pulled carriage but with a car. Still many guests choose to travel to their destination by foot, skis or snowshoes.