More about STF Helags Mountain station
Welcome to STF Helags Mountain Station – STF’s youngest station is situated with a view up towards Helagstoppen (1797 metres above sea level) and towards Sweden’s southernmost glacier.
The first cabin was built in this location in 1897 to facilitate the ascent of Helagstoppen, 750 metres above. Today many skiers and hikers arrive in order to repeat the feat and to enjoy the mountain station’s selection of good food, shop and a relaxing sauna after their excursion.
Despite the high altitude, it is still green and full of flowers here in summer. Perhaps that is why the Arctic fox likes it so much here. It is here that this endangered fox has what is perhaps its strongest population in Sweden.
Accommodation is in three cabins with four-bed rooms and one eight-bed room where dogs are allowed. If you want accommodation that is a bit more authentic, you can stay in the wood-fired Gamla Östan, which has a five-bed room and a nine-bed room.
Dinner is served at 18:00 and breakfast at 8:00 am. During the day we offer yummy waffles and goulash. If you need to purchase any supplies or sports equipment, you can do so in our shop.
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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