STF Pältsa Mountain cabin
Stay along the Nordkalottleden on the Norwegian border
About the accommodationPältsan is the most northerly mountain moorland in Sweden, just by the border with Norway. The Pältsa mountain cabin was used during the Second World War as a base for the resistance movement. Located on the Nordkalott hiking trail, just south of Treriksröset.
If you walk up the mountain Pältsan you might be forunate enough to find the Laestadius poppy, a botanical rarity worth seeing.
The area is very rich in bird life, in particular passerines and wading birds. Many lakes and watercourses in the area are rich in fish.
From Pältsan, you can see the midnight sun from mid-May to the end of July.
This is how it works in a mountain cabin
Our mountain cabins offer a simple and authentic stay in multi-bedded rooms with self catering. The rooms are different sizes with bunk beds and usually heated by gas stoves. 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.
Here we have gathered all the information you need for a stay in one of our mountain cabins www.swedishtouristassociation.com/stfmountaincabin
Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The kitchen is shared with other guests.
Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.
A sauna is available.
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980 16 Pältsa
In winter you can ski from Kilpisjärvi across the lake of the same name to Koltaluokta and on to STF Pältsa. The distance from Kilpisjärvi to Pältsa is about 22 km in winter.
You can also access Pältsa from Signaldalen in Norge and stay at DNT’s Gappohytta on the way. The trail from Signaldalen to Gappohytta is not marked in winter, the winter marking starts on the border with Sweden.
Kilpisjärvi is reached most easily by car. Alternatively you can take a bus from Kiruna to Karesuando and continue by taxi. See ltnbd.se/ for more information about the bus to Karesuando.
Calazo mountain map Treriksröset, Abisko & Kiruna
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The accommodation has taken the STF Sustainability pledge on working sustainably in their daily operations and involve you as a guest.