More about STF Akka Mountain cabin
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.
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
In a mountain cabin you stay cozy and easy with self catering in multi-bedded rooms. 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. The rooms are different sizes with bunk beds and usually heated by gas stoves. All mountain cabins offer accommodation for guests with dogs. You can not pre-book a specific room or bed - the principle is that you are guranteed a place to sleep. You can pre-pay an unspecified place to sleep on STF's website. An unspecified bed means either a regular bed or a comfortable mattress on the floor. Quilts, pillows and blankets are given for both sleeping options. You need to bring your own bed linen or a sleeping bag. Many of our cabins have shops where you can resupply. Some of these stores also sell gas cylinders, T-fuel, mountain maps and mosquito repellent. Several of the cabins also have a wood-fired sauna.
Payment at mountain cabins
There are several ways for you to pay for your accommodation in the mountain cabins. Information on payment methods and prices can be found here: https://www.swedishtouristassociation.com/payment
Adjustments due to the coronavirus
In order to allow us to welcome you and other guests at our mountain stations in a safe manner, we have made a number of adjustments to how we operate. These changes will be updated regularly.
Mandatory advance booking of STF mountain cabins will continue to apply in 2021. There will be a limited number of advance bookings per cabin and night and this allows us to ensure that each cabin will not be overcrowded.
Duvets and pillows are provided in mountain cabins. It is obligatory to bring your own sheets and pillowcases in addition to your sleeping bag, travel sheet or duvet cover for the duvets in the cabins. You will need to be able to cover all bedclothes for your own safety.
We have also made several other changes which applies to you as a visitor at STFs mountain cabins during 2021. You will find updated information here: https://www.swedishtouristassociation.com/corona
Please make sure that you are updated on the latest general guidelines of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and STF before you head out.