More about STF Grövelsjön Mountain station
STF Grövelsjön Mountain station, 816 metres above sea level, is farthest up in the mountains of Dalarna on the Norwegian border and is an obvious starting point for those who want to hike or ski in a true mountain environment. There are miles of marked trails right outside the door, which is why many people stay with us for a long time and return again and again in order to explore everything the area has to offer.
We offer themed weeks for beginners as well as for those with more experience and the tours are adapted to both families and individuals. The location of the mountain station at the foot of Långfjället with a view of the Norwegian mountains creates a fantastic view and a beautiful environment in which to spend time. Because of the area’s special nature, several nature reserves and national parks have been established on both the Norwegian and Swedish sides of the border. They are natural areas that the mountain station guides know well and are happy to show you.
We are incredibly proud that STF Grövelsjön Mountain Station is one of the world’s most environmentally friendly mountain facilities. The mountain station is certified by the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, our events have Nature’s Best quality label and our restaurant is KRAV labelled (organic) and we only use top-quality organic produce. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and we are fully licensed. Special dietary requirements need to be ordered in advance. After a day outdoors, you can relax in our café, which serves waffles and offers “After Fjäll”, entertainment and refreshment after a day out in the mountains.
Staying at a mountain station an incomparable experience! We are neither a hotel, hostel nor a mountain refuge – we are something entirely special in between; accommodation in the middle of the mountains! We offer several different types of accommodation with a range of prices and levels of comfort. You can choose to stay comfortably with an en-suite shower and toilet or to have those facilities in the corridor. Choose between full or half board or to cook food in our bright self-catering kitchen in the annexe. In the main building you’ll find a sauna, several lounges, a ping-pong room and a play room. In the nearby area, we also have cabins with 6–8 beds. We also have camping pitches if you want to use your own tent or stay in a caravan.
Check.in is from 15:00 and check-out is no later than 10:00 on the day of departure. The reception is open between 08:30–19:30 during peak season.
Grövelsjön Mountain Station has a well-stocked sports and grocery shop. Here you can supplement your equipment and buy the provisions you need for your trip into the mountains, purchase any maps you might need, as well as clothes, medical supplies etc. In our rental shop you can rent most things you might need for your trip into the mountains in both summer and winter. We recommend booking in advance when renting skiing equipment. In summer we rent both canoes and bikes.
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 are necessary if we are to be able to keep the mountain stations open and we hope to have your support and understanding. In addition to STF’s general adaptations, the following applies at our mountain stations.
• We only accept guests who have booked their stay in advance.
• We have reduced the number of bookable beds in dormitory rooms in order to create more space and to ensure that bunk beds are shared only by guests from the same party. We allocate parties to different rooms as far as possible, but we cannot guarantee your party will have its own room if you have not booked this. If you want to ensure that you do not have to share a room with other guests, we recommend that you plan your stay for dates or accommodation facilities where you are able to book a whole room.
• Duvets and pillows are provided. It is obligatory to bring your own sheets and pillowcases (or to rent them) in addition to your sleeping bag, travel sheet or duvet cover for the duvets in the rooms. You will need to be able to cover all bedclothes for your own safety.
• We plan on opening the saunas at our mountain stations for the winter season. Decisions are based on the general guidelines issued by the Public Health Agency and may be subject to change. Use of the saunas will be regulated. More information will be issued before we open the mountain stations for the winter season. Before planning for the summer, we need to await any possible changes in Public Health Agency’s general guidelines and the development of the coronavirus pandemic.
• In order to prevent the spread of infection in our restaurants, we are spacing out the tables and when necessary we are dividing guests into several sittings with fewer guests per sitting. Gloves and hand sanitiser are available for all guests. When we serve buffets, there are more robust hygiene procedures, and the parties collect their food in intervals in order to prevent queues forming.
• Times for food preparation in self-catering kitchens are allocated in order to reduce crowding. Campers who have paid a service fee may use the kitchens between 09:00 and 17:30.
• The common rooms are only used by residents. The furniture has also been rearranged in order to reduce the number of seats and we have introduced a maximum capacity.
• We have more robust cleaning procedures in rooms where cleaning is included. In the rooms where you do the cleaning yourself, all cleaning products and all equipment necessary is available. All rooms are carefully inspected and cleaned after departure in order to ensure a safe stay for the next guest.
• Hygiene procedures for renting tents and sleeping bags have been improved.
• We have transitioned to card payment in order to avoid handling cash with the risk of contagion that entails.
• Guided tours and group events will be offered in both the winter and summer seasons with a focus on guided day activities and individual tours.
• You as a guest must take a large share of the responsibility for both your own routines and the procedures established by STF. Together we will make this work and make it possible for the mountain stations to remain open for both the winter and summer season of 2021.
• Thank you for helping and welcome to the mountains!
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