STF Saltoluokta Mountain station

Gorgeous accommodation right in world heritage Laponia

Music festival Saltofolk takes place between June 29th - July 1st 2023


Between June 29th and July 1st 2023 the music festival Saltofolk will take place. This means our opening hours during the evenings are longer, we have more visitors than usual and concerts take place in and around the building. You can find information on prices, artists and much more on Saltofolks webpage. If you do not wish to participate in the festival, it might be wise to choose an optional date for your stay.

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About the accommodation

The STF Saltoluokta mountain station lies beyond the reach of roads, close to the World Heritage site Laponia and the limitless national parks of Stora Sjöfallet and Sarek. Ever since 1912 people have been coming here to enjoy life in the mountains and draw inspiration from the natural world.
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For some it’s like coming home, for others it’s new and exciting. STF Saltoluokta mountain station is located in roadless land, by the world heritage site Laponia. At the same time, it is easily accessible, in the middle of Kungsleden.
The mountain station consists of the main building and four guest houses with a total of just over 100 beds. The timbered main building from 1918 has the old charm intact with fireplaces and candles.
In our KRAV-labeled restaurant you can eat breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner. You can also buy for lunch packages for your day trip, which you make yourself during breakfast. Feel free to pre-book your meals online or via and state at the same time if you want a special diet. The restaurant serves local venison, char, and smoked whitefish from the lake below the station. Of course we always have good vegetarian and vegan options! If you want to cook your own food, we offer a well-equipped self-catering kitchen with refrigerator where you can store your groceries during your stay.
To get to and from Saltoluokta in winter, you have to cross Lake Langas along the marked ice trail, about 3.5 kilometers long. We offer snowmobile transport in connection with departure and arrival times of the bus. See more information about times and ticket prices under “Find here”.
In the summer we drive the boat M / S Langas across the lake, that also is adapted to the bus. Read more here:…

A visit to Saltoluokta mountain station gives you the opportunity to experience one of the finest pieces of the Swedish mountain world. We are located right on the edge of the large Laponia World Heritage Site, with Stora Sjöfallet and Sarek National Parks nearby. The Laponia area is a world heritage site due to its incredible natural beauty but also for the thousands of years of Sami culture that still lives on in the area and makes its mark on it.
Many stay with us as part of a longer hike. Maybe you started in Kvikkjokk and for a few days walked north, and on the way passed Aktse and the famous Skierfe cliff with a view of the Rapadalen. Or you have started in Ritsem or Suorva and walked through Sarek National Park to finally reach Saltoluokta, with a long-awaited shower and a good dinner. You can also start in Abisko, follow the Kungsleden south to Vakkotavare and from there take the bus to Kebnatsbryggan and Saltoluokta. Or why not just come here for a few days, stay nice and eat well, and go on day trips on the bare mountains? No matter how you want to experience your mountains, Saltoluokta is here, as an end goal or as a stop on the way. Or you start your trip right here, with a couple of days of good food, beautiful views and a wood-fired sauna before you venture into the wilderness!
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Our service

  • Restaurant

    Restaurant available. Opening hours may vary depending on season.

  • 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.

  • Sauna

    A sauna is available.

  • Rental of hiking equipment

    Equipment for outdoor activities is available for hire.

  • WIFI

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

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is included in the room price/rate or can be purchased for an additional fee. Opening hours/selection may vary depending on season.

  • Ski rental

    Skiing equipment is available for hire.

  • Family room

    Room with at least 4 beds within the same room.

  • Café

    A basic café service is available

  • Canoe rentals

    Canoes are available for hire.

  • Guides

    Guides are available for hire.

  • 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.

  • Groups

    Group booking is available for a minimum of 10 people.

  • Conference

    Meeting-/conference rooms are available upon request.

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    Contact and opening hours


    STF Saltoluokta Fjällstation
    982 99 Gällivare

    Travel options
    We’ll meet all buses that are connecting to a nighttrain – by boat in the summer and snowmobile in the winter! We recommend you to pre-book!
    Train |
    The best way to get to Saltoluokta from the south of Sweden is to take the train to Gällivare with a change to bus to Saltoluokta/Kebnats. It is recommended to book the ticket all the way to Saltoluokta/Kebnats on the train operator's website. You will then receive a ticket for both the train and the bus, and will be covered by the travel guarantee if the train is delayed. If Saltoluokta is not included as a bus stop, this means that the bus timetable is not yet available.
    During the summer season, it is also possible to travel by the inland railway to Gällivare.
    Discount: All STF members get a 10% discount on travel with SJ and 15% off with VY
    Turn west from E45, between Gällivare and Jokkmokk. Follow the road for 78 kilometers to Kebnats, from where you can get further transport by boat or snowmobile to Saltoluokta mountain station on the other side of Lake Langas. Please check the time table before you leave. In Kebnats you can park your car free of charge. The car must be parked in the large car park and can not be parked down by the bridge.
    Flixbus run the Gällivare-Kebnats/Saltoluokta route. Timetable is available at with departures that are adapted to some of the night train's arrivals/departures to/from Gällivare. Note that not all night trains are suitable for bus connections! We always meet the buses connecting to a nighttrain, by boat or snowmobile depending on the season.
    Summer – M/S Langas
    From Kebnats to STF Saltoluokta Fjällstation there are daily boat trips with M/S Langas in connection with the arrival of the night train-connected buses to/from Kebnats. The boat ride takes about 15 minutes. From the bridge it is 200 meters to the mountain station. You will find more information under Boat times on our website. Please pre-book your ticket here, but it is also possible to pay with a card on board.
    In case of a delayed bus, we’ll wait 15-30 minutes depending on departure. Our neighbors in Björkudden can, if time permits, help with extra boat transfers in case of late bus arrivals.
    The ticket is valid the whole day and there’s no need to reserve a certain departure.
    Remember to show your STF membership card on board for the best price.
    Winter – Snow mobiles
    To get to and from Saltoluokta, you have to cross Lake Langas along the marked ice trail, which is about 3.5 kilometers long. STF Saltoluokta Fjällstation offers snowmobile transport for a fee in connection with departure and arrival times for the bus.
    You must pre-book the transport by phone, e-mail or at the reception no later than one hour before departure. Payment is made at the reception. Would you rather ski over without packing? No problem, guests at Saltoluokta can send your pack along the snowmobilefree of charge. Are you not going to stay at Saltoluokta? See price list below.
    Times for snowmobile transport 2022:
    The snowmobile times are adapted to the bus' time table to Kebnats.
    Departure Saltoluokta - 9,50, 16.05
    Departure Kebnats - 10.15, 16.30
    Arrival Saltoluokta - ca 10.30, ca 16.45
    On the snowmobile you should be warmly dressed and preferably have a scarf or ski goggles to protect your face with. It is also possible to ski or walk along the ice trail, but keep in mind that you must never deviate from the marked trail as it can be life-threatening!
    Regular price list (easy way):
    • Adult (16 years and up): SEK 160 / member, SEK 210 / non-member
    • Children (6-15 years): SEK 80 / member, SEK 100 / non-member
    • Children (0-5 years): free
    • Bag: SEK 100 / road. Free for guests staying at the mountain station.
    • Pulk: SEK 120 / road. For accommodation guests, free of charge subject to space in regular snowmobile transport.
    Snowmobiles outside the time table:
    Base price SEK 1200 for 1 - 4 people.
    Then there is a price per person according to the regular price list (for 5 people or more).

    For snowmobile transport to Sarek's national park border or to the area's cabins, contact below. Remember to book well in advance.

    Laponia Adventures:
    Christian Heimroth 070-260 05 37
    Mirja Andersson 070-547 97 10

    Christer Dynesius 070-241 66 35
    Tobbe Öberg 070-340 42 72


    N67.3940893°, E18.5207608°


    +46 101902350

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    STF Saltoluokta Mountain station

    Check-in and check-out times:

    Check in (from): 14:00
    Check out (to): 10:00

    Opening hours

    23 February – 23 April
    15 June – 17 September

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    • Green key

      Green key

      The accommodation fulfills strict sustainability criteria which are being monitored every year and demand constant improvements.

    • Organic restaurant

      Organic restaurant

      The restaurant of the accommodation complies with the KRAV marking relating to organic raw materials and products in the kitchen.

    • 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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