More about STF Pältsa Mountain cabin
The landscape is characterised by tundra with a peculiar flora thanks to the cold and barren climate. Here, you can hike along vast boulder ridges close to extremely steep mountain peaks on the Norwegian side.
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
In a mountain cabin you stay cozy and easy with self catering in multi-bedded rooms. 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. The rooms are different sizes with bunk beds and usually heated by gas stoves. All mountain cabins offer accommodation for guests with dogs. You can not pre-book a specific room or bed - the principle is that you are guranteed a place to sleep. You can pre-pay an unspecified place to sleep on STF's website. An unspecified bed means either a regular bed or a comfortable mattress on the floor. Quilts, pillows and blankets are given for both sleeping options. You need to bring your own bed linen or a sleeping bag. Many of our cabins have shops where you can resupply. Some of these stores also sell gas cylinders, T-fuel, mountain maps and mosquito repellent. Several of the cabins also have a wood-fired sauna.
Payment at mountain cabins
There are several ways for you to pay for your accommodation in the mountain cabins. Information on payment methods and prices can be found here: https://www.swedishtouristassociation.com/payment