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STF Karesuando Hostel

Midnight sun and nature near the Finnish border

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Flexible booking conditions

About the accommodation

North of the Arctic Circle lies Karesuando, a unique region in the borderland between Sweden and Finland. STF Karesuando Hostel offers guests the perfect accomodation under the midnight sun and the northern lights. The area is rich in history and surrounded by a magnificent countryside, no matter when you come.

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Karesuando, Sweden’s northernmost town, is a brilliant place to discover the northern countryside and a variety of cultures. The community lies along the Muoniälven River, which forms the natural boundary between Sweden and Finland. Get to know the Sami, Swedish, Finnish and Tornedalian cultures and their history. Experience the arctic landscape in the midnight sun or the endless night of winter under the sparkling northern lights.

At STF Karesuando, you can choose from short-term flats and rooms with or without a kitchen. All rooms have TV and Wi-Fi. A conveniently located bus stop awaits you just outside the hostel, which is in the middle of the community.

There’s plenty to do in and around Karesuando if you want to get close to nature. Hunters and fishing tourists come in summer and autumn. In summer there are wonderful walking and paddling areas. When the snow comes, you’ve got skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing to look forward to.

The red hostel building from 1915 was originally built as an arbetsstuga, or “work cottage”, a sort of boarding school from the early 20th century where poor children were given accommodation, food, clothes and training in practical work during the school year.

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.

  • WIFI

    WiFi is available in common areas and/or in bedrooms.

  • Family room

    Room with at least 4 beds within the same room.

  • Bike storage

    Bike storage available.

  • Bicycle rental

    Cycles are available for hire.

  • Canoe rentals

    Canoes are available for hire.

  • Parking

    Car parking is available next to the property, a fee may apply.

  • <1 km to train station/bus stop

    Closer than 1 km to train station/bus stop.

  • <1 km to marked trails

    Less than 1 kilometer to marked hiking trail.

  • <1 km to cross-country trails

    Less than 1 kilometer to cross country ski tracks.

  • Book your own house

    It is possible to book the entire accommodation.

  • Groups

    Group booking is available for a minimum of 10 people.

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    Laestadius väg 110
    980 16 Karesuando

    Travel options
    STF Hostel in Karesuando is located at Laestadiusvägen 110, approx. 15 minutes' walk from Karesuando bus station. Karesuando is located along road 45, about 2 hours north of Kiruna. There are daily bus trips between Kiruna and Karesuando with Länstrafiken in Norrbotten, bus no. 50.

    To the north, you continue into Finland or Norway. If you follow road E8 towards the northwest, you will enter Northern Norway via Finland and can choose a route towards, for example, Moen or Tromsö. If you take road E8 and continue via E45, you will reach the northern Norwegian town of Alta after about 4 hours.


    N68.440377°, E22.484714°


    +46 98120000 fyravindar@gmail.com

    Check-in and check-out times:

    Check in (from): 16:00
    Check out (to): 10:00

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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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