More about STF Arådalen Mountain cabin
The hostel is situated in a genuine mountain environment and has welcomed visitors since 1895, when it first opened its doors as a tourist camp. Today the hostel still welcomes mountain tourists as well as families with children.
There are plenty of opportunities to go for easy day trips up the mountain from Arådalen, including trips to the summit of Hundshögen and to the old and well-preserved pastoral cabin in Östra Arådalen. These cabins were once an important part of farming in Jämtland, and also served as sleeping accommodation for the first generation of mountain tourists.
If you’re a keen angler you can try your luck lake fishing in the Visjön or river fishing in the Arån. The quiet surroundings and welcoming landscape woven with small mountain streams invite families with children to explore the great outdoors together.
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.