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STF Aktse Mountain cabin

Stay between Saltoluokta and Kvikkjokk

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About the accommodation

The STF mountain cabin lies on the northern shore of the Laitaure mountain lake, close to the traditional mountain cottage Aktse. Aktse is the gateway to the Sarek national park and the Kungsleden hiking trail between Saltoluokta and Kvikkjokk passes here, just outside the boundary of the national park.
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If you’re in Aktse, the Skierfe cliff is a must. You will walk by Aktsekallio (nine stones) on the way up to Skierfe. The stones are an ancient and sacred place of sacrifice and it is said that nine bears have been killed here. With its almost 700 metres of vertical descent, the view from Skierfe over the Rapa River delta, Lake Laitaure and in to Sarek is magnificent.
The easiest way to visit STF Aktse is to take the road up from Tjåmotis to the Sito River bridge. From there, walk about ten kilometres along a forest road to the boat landing at the east end of Laitaure. The other way into Aktse is along Kungsleden, which passes right over Lake Laitaure. During the summer, a daily water taxi is available. Those who wish to give their arm muscles a workout can row, but bear in mind that the lake is big and very vulnerable to weather.

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.

  • Shop

    Food and equipment for outdoor activities are sold in the shop. The range of goods differs from facility to facility.

  • Pets allowed

    Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.

  • Sauna

    A sauna is available.

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Travel options
STF Aktse is the second cabin on the Kungsleden trail between Kvikkjokk and Saltoluokta, whether you start from Kvikkjokk or Saltoluokta. The distance is about 40 km from Kvikkjokk and about 33 km from Saltoluokta. Distances will vary depending on the season, as the summer and winter trails deviate slightly. On the way to Aktse there is accommodation available at STF Pårte, which is about 24 kilometers south, and at STF Sitojaure, about 13 km north of Aktse. To reach to Aktse by the Kungsleden trail in summer, you must go by boat regardless of whether you approach from the north or the south.

In summer, you can also get to Aktse via the Sitoälvsbron bridge. Aktse is then about a 16 km hike away. The hike can be shortened to around 10 km by booking a boat shuttle at Laitaure. To get to Sitoälvsbron you need to take your own vehicle or a taxi. Follow the road from Jokkmokk and Kvikkjokk to Tjåmåtis, then you take the exit towards Seitevare power plant. Continue past the power plant until you reach the end of the road at the Sitoälvsbron bridge, then follow the cycle path to Laitaure. From there, follow the marked trail to Aktse. Alternatively, you can book a boat from the end of the cycle path.

The distance from Tjåmåtis to Sitoälvsbron is about 20 km. Do note that the road between Seitevare power plant and Sitoälvsbron is only open in summer.

Read more about the boats at swedishtouristassociation.com/boats

It is easiest to get to Kvikkjokk by bus from Jokkmokk. The nearest railway station is in Murjek. For more information on travel to Kvikkjokk, see www.swedishtouristassociation.com/kvikkjokk

It is easiest to get to Saltoluokta by bus from Gällivare. For more information on travel to Saltoluokta, see www.swedishtouristassociation.com/saltoluokta

Read more about Kungsleden Saltoluokta-Kvikkjokk

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N67.148672°, E18.305904°


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1 March – 21 April
20 June – 15 September

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    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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