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STF Ritsem

Beautiful base for hiking in Padjelanta

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About the accommodation

STF Ritsem is located next to the Ritsem Sámi camp and is an excellent starting point for hiking and skiing in the Áhkká massif, and the Sarek and Padjelanta National Parks. From here you’ll have a beautiful view of Áhkká and Akkajaures glittering beaches.

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The queen of Lapland – Áhkká – is located at the other end of Lake Akkajaure. At 2,105 m.a.s.l., her peaks and glaciers reflect in the lake and leave their mark on the entire region. From the peak down to the lake, you get one of the country’s highest skiing elevations – a classic 1,500 metres of altitude.
Here, you can take a coffee at the little restaurant and purchase smoked fish. Continue two kilometres along the Padjelanta Trail to STF Akka mountain hut. If the weather is good, there is a nice place to swim with cliffs near to a stream 300 metres from the hut. If fishing is your interest, continue towards the rapids in the Vuojatätno River and try your luck (fishing permit only applies from the western shore)
The church tent at the Sámi camp in Vaisaluokta should definitely be visited. A popular church weekend is held here each year at the beginning of July.

Those searching for a real challenge can climb Mount Kallatjåkka on the Ritsem side of Lake Akkajaure – expect a very long and hard day that is rewarded during the winter with a long, pleasant ski run back down. A much easier tour is to climb up towards Stuor Sievgok north-west of the hut.

Charging station available for el.cars (K-Watt)

Our service

  • 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.

  • Electric car charging

    Electric vehicle charging available.

  • WIFI

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

  • Café

    A basic café service is available

  • 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.

  • Groups

    Group booking is available for a minimum of 10 people.

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    Ritsem 4
    982 99 Gällivare

    Travel options
    Charging station for el.cars (K-Watt)

    The night train departs every day from Stockholm and you’ll need to get off in Gällivare and change to bus 93. When you book your ticket, please choose Ritsem as your final destination and you’ll get the train- and bus ticket altogether.
    The line Gällivare - Ritsem - Gällivare is operated by Falcks omnibus. For current timetables and traffic information, visit www.falcksomnibus.se or contact +46 970 240 00. During the high season, we recommend booking a spot in advance.

    To get here by plane your best option is to fly to Gällivare from Stockholm, and take the bus to Ritsem. Please note that the plane sometimes arrives after the bus has departed which means you need to stay a night in Gällivare. It’s also possible to fly to Kiruna and take a train to Gällivare and from there take the bus.


    N67.722504°, E17.469185°


    +46 101902451 bokningen@stfturist.se

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    Check in (from): 15:00
    Check out (to): 10:00

    Opening hours

    1 March - 1 May
    20 June - 8 September

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