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STF Akka Mountain cabin

Stunning views and sauna, close to Padjelanta

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About the accommodation

Mount Áhkká (also known as the “Queen of Lappland”) provides an eastern wall for the mountain cabin, with the faint sound of cascading water from the magnificent waterfall at Vuojatädno, two kilometres away on the Padjelantaleden hiking trail. Many people consider the view from the cabin to be the best STF has to offer.
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The location and surroundings make this mountain cabin popular among widely diverse groups, like families with children and alpinists. It’s only two kilometres from the boat landing near Änonjálmme to STF Akka, which makes getting here easy for families with children who want to use the cabin as a base camp for few days. Fishing, short hikes and swimming with rock slabs along the stream attract both children and adults.
 
At the mountain cabin, you have mobile coverage via GSM Telia.
 
The easiest alpine tour is to Pålnotjåkko Peak, from where you gain a panoramic view towards Áhkká and Padjelanta – the highest in the country. Only 300 metres from the cabin, near the beach at Akkajaure, is a field 200 metres long and 100 metres wide with possibly the largest concentration of Moor-king in northern Lapland.
 
Skiing in area is superb, with all types accessible. For those who want that little extra, they can dream of Áhkkás massive peak, 2,015 m.a.s.l. From the peak goes one of Sweden’s greatest ski runs – a change in altitude of an amazing 1,500 metres down to the lake.
 
A 200-metre icefall can be climbed on the northwest side of the massif. The first known climb from the valley straight up to point 1004 was done in March 2008 by two Polish climbers.
 
This is how it works in a mountain cabin
Our mountain cabins offer a simple and authentic stay in multi-bedded rooms with self catering. The rooms are different sizes with bunk beds and usually heated by gas stoves. On site you will be greeted by a cabin manager. As a guest you chop wood, fetch water from the stream or lake, wash up and clean up after youself.
 
Here we have gathered all the information you need for a stay in one of our mountain cabins www.swedishtouristassociation.com/stfmountaincabin

Our service

  • Guest kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The kitchen is shared with other guests.

  • Pets allowed

    Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.

  • Sauna

    A sauna is available.

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Travel options
To visit STF Akka, you need to cross Lake Akkajaure. In winter, there is a marked ice trail from Ritsem. In summer, you can take the boat from Ritsem to Änonjalme. From there it is an easy hike of about 2 km to the cabin.

For more information on boats in the mountains, see swedishtouristassociation.com/boats

STF Akka is another cabin on the Padjelantaleden trail. Read more about Padjelantaleden
www.swedishtouristassociation.com/padjelantatrail

It is easiest to get to Ritsem by bus from Gällivare, from where there are daily rail connections from Stockholm and other cities. It is a good idea to book train and bus travel in advance on the same Resplus ticket. If you want to book only the bus journey, you can do so at www.roadtoritsem.com/ Länstrafiken in Norrbotten no longer services the route between Gällivare and Ritsem.

If you are taking your own car to Ritsem, there are parking options at the harbor and at STF Ritsem. STF Ritsem also offers EV charging stations.

Mountain map:
Calazo mountain map Sarek & Padjelanta

GPS-coordinates

N67.634363°, E17.360402°

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Opening hours

2024:
1 March - 21 April
28 June - 1 September

Number of rooms

5

Number of beds

26-50

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Sustainability

  • Sustainability pledge

    Sustainability pledge

    The accommodation has taken the STF Sustainability pledge on working sustainably in their daily operations and involve you as a guest.

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