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STF Medskog Hostel

Hostel in writer Selma Lagerlöf's fairytale Värmland

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Flexible booking conditions

About the accommodation

Stay right in the middle of the magnificent landscape of Värmland. This peaceful hostel lies between Selma Lagerlöf’s home at Mårbacka and Geijersgården, birthplace of Erik Gustaf Geijer. Accommodation is in cabins or apartments with kitchenette and en suite facilities.
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The Nobel Prize winner’s descriptions of Sunne put it in on the world map, and the legacy has been carried on by author Göran Tunström.
The hostel lies in the middle of Värmland’s magnificent countryside, between the living history museums of Mårbacka and Geijer’s Farm. Guests stay in cabins or apartments, each with their own toilet, shower and kitchen. The hostel arranges horse trips on carriages or sleigh, and there a plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors by foot, bicycle or on the waters of lake Visten.

Our service

  • Guest kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The kitchen is shared with other guests.

  • WIFI

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

  • Accessible friendly

    This accommodation is partly accessible and would like to meet the needs of all guests. However, for various reasons, they do not comply with every one of STF’s accessibility requirements. If you are interested in visiting, we recommend that you contact them before booking to find out what they can offer. In many cases, the accommodation can meet your needs, even though they are only partially compliant with our accessibility standards.

  • Bike storage

    Bike storage available.

  • Parking

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

  • <1 km to marked trails

    Less than 1 kilometer to marked hiking trail.

  • <1 km to bathing site

    Less than 1 kilometer to bathing site.

  • Book your own house

    It is possible to book the entire accommodation.

  • Groups

    Group booking is available for a minimum of 10 people.

  • Conference

    Meeting-/conference rooms are available upon request.

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    686 96 Östra Ämtervik

    Travel options
    By bus
    Värmlandstrafik, www.varmlandstrafik.se/ operates from Karlstad - Ämtervik with a change in Sunne. From the Bogerud bus stop, it is just over 2km to walk to the hostel.
    By car
    From Karlstad take route 62 towards Trysil-Hagfors. Turn left at the Mårbacka-Sunne sign. After about 8 km, turn right at our signs STF-Medskog.


    N59.750948°, E13.358388°


    +46 56532123 info@medskog.se

    Check-in and check-out times:

    Check in (from): 16:00
    Check out (to): 12:00

    Opening hours

    1 January – 31 December
    1 January – 31 December

    Number of rooms



    • Sustainability pledge

      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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