STF Saltoluokta Mountain station

FAQ

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Saltoluokta and Laponia.

Rooms & Accomodation
How do I book?
What type of accommodation is available at STF Saltoluokta?
What benefits do I receive as a member of STF?
What time is check-in and check-out?
Are there duvets and pillows in the rooms?
Do I need to book a room in advance?
Do I need to share a room?
Is there a cot I can borrow?
Is there a drying room?
When is the station open?
What times are the reception and shop open?
Can I pay by card?
What can I find in the Saltoluokta shop?
What can I find in your rental shop?
Can I pre-book my equipment?

Food & Drink
What can I find in the breakfast buffet?
What is included in the packed lunch?
Can I get dinner at STF Saltoluokta Mountain Station?
Do I need to pre-book meals?
Can I prepare my own food?
Are there high chairs in the restaurant?
Are there kid’s meals in the restaurant?

Transport
How do I book my ticket to Saltoluokta?
When is the bus to/from Gällivare-Saltoluokta?
When is the boat M/S Langas to/from Kebnats-Saltoluokta?
When is the snowmobile transport to/from Kebnats-Saltoluokta?
Will the snowmobile wait for a delayed bus?
Can I get picked up in Kebnats after scheduled sailings?
Can I get a ride with a snowmobile to the boundary of Sarek National Park?
Who do I contact in order to book helicopter transport in the area?

Other services
Can I bring my dog to Saltoluokta?
Is my dog allowed in public spaces?
Do you have WiFi?
Where can I park my car?
Do you have a caravan campsite?
We are hiking/skiing the Kings trail or Green/White ribbon and wants to send a food package to you to pick up when we pass by, is that ok?
Can I leave my luggage with you?

The mountains
What are the distances between cabins and stations?
Do you sell maps of the area?
Can I get a mobile phone signal?
Is it possible to pre-book beds in the mountain cabins?
What is the weather like?
Am I allowed to pitch a tent?
Is it possible to fish around Saltoluokta?

How do I book?
You can either phone us on +46 10-1902350, send an e-mail to bokningen@stfturist.se or book via our website www.svenskaturistforeningen.se/saltoluokta Our phone hours may vary, but we are always open every day during the high season and Mon–Fri during the off-season.

What type of accommodation is available at STF Saltoluokta?
In the main building, we have double rooms (single beds) and four-bed rooms (bunk beds) that you can reserve for yourself. We also have shared rooms with 4–6 beds. There are toilets in the corridor and you will find showers in the service building. We have a double room in the main building with en-suite shower/toilet that we call “Sirkas”. All double rooms include sheets, towels and cleaning upon departure.
In our self-catering area Kierkau we have two-bed rooms (bunk beds) and four-bed rooms with shower, toilet and kitchen in the corridor. Here you can book just a bed in a shared room if you want to slightly cheaper accommodation. Our cabins Gamla Station and Förarstugan have their own kitchens, but toilets and showers are only available in the service building. These cabins have four rooms where dogs are allowed (20 beds) in four-bed rooms and six-bed rooms. Here you can also book just a bed in a shared room for a lower price. In our Laponia building, we have double rooms (single beds), two-bed rooms (bunks beds) and single rooms. Some of these rooms have their own shower/toilet. In those rooms, sheets and cleaning upon departure are also included. For the other rooms, shower/toilet can be found in the corridor. You will find a kitchen in the service building.

What benefits do I receive as a member of STF?
In addition to a SEK 100 per night discount on your accommodation we also have members’ prices for the boat M/S Langas. We also have a range of members’ offers in the shop, so keep a lookout for those!

What time is check-in and check-out?
Check-in is from 14:00 and check-out no later than 10:00.

Are there duvets and pillows in the rooms?
There are duvets and pillows in all rooms, the only thing you need to bring is a travel sheet or sleeping bag. You can also rent a set of sheets if you do not want to bring your own.

Do I need to book a room in advance?
Book in advance to make sure to get a room or a bed. If you book well in advance, it is also more likely that you will get accommodation at the standard and price you want.

Do I need to share a room?
It depends on what type of room you have booked. If you want to ensure you get a room to yourself, we recommend you book in advance.

Is there a cot I can borrow?
Yes, we have cots, bedding is included and does not cost extra. Please book in advance to ensure you get one as we have a limited number.

Is there a drying room?
Yes, there are drying rooms in Laponia, Kierkau and the service building where you can dry your clothes after having spent a day in the mountains.

When is the station open?
We are open for the winter season from the end of February to the end of April. During the summer season, we are open from the middle of June to the middle of September.

What times are the reception and shop open?
The opening hours of the reception and shop may vary. For exact opening hours, phone the reception on +46 973-410 10.

Can I pay by card?
You can pay by Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard and Amex at all our mountain stations in Lapland. We do not accept Diners.

What can I find in the Saltoluokta shop?
The Saltoluokta shop has a varied range of food – both fresh and dry food – as well as some outdoor kit. You can find most things you need for a mountain excursion. We have maps, mosquito repellent, mosquito hats, as well as gas and spirits for camping stoves. Please get in touch in advance if there is something in particular you are after.

What can I find in your rental shop?
In our rental shop, you can find most things you need for your mountain excursion, from snowshoes, touring skis, boots and poles to backpacks, camping stoves, tents and sleeping bags. We also rent kayaks for those who want to explore the area from another point of view.

Can I pre-book my equipment?
Yes, that is perfectly fine. That way, you can ensure to get what you want for your excursion. Send an e-mail to saltoluokta@stfturist.se with your personal identity number, height, weight and shoe size as well as what you want to hire and the number of days.

What can I find in the breakfast buffet?
Our organic breakfast buffet contains a great deal of yummy things such as sour milk, yoghurt, porridge, various cereals, home-made bread with lots of different toppings, eggs, juice, coffee and tea.

What is included in the packed lunch?
You make your own sandwiches and get a piece of fruit and a bag of “jägarsnus” (raisins, peanuts and chocolate). You can then choose between different soups, coffee, tea and chocolate powder if you bring a thermos with you. Hand in the thermos the night before and we will make sure it if filled with hot water in the morning before you head out.

Can I get dinner at STF Saltoluokta Mountain Station?
We serve a three-course dinner each night. Special diet? No problems, we can make you something as long as you notify us in advance.

Do I need to pre-book meals?
Vi ser gärna att du bokar alla måltider i förväg. Viktigast är middagen som måste bokas innan kl 15.00 samma dag.We recommend that you book all meals in advance. The most important is dinner, which must be booked before 15:00 the same day.

Can I prepare my own food?
We have a well-equipped self-catering kitchen in our service building Nåjden where you can make your own food. There is also a fridge where you can store food during your stay. Remember to label the food with your room number and departure date.

Are there high chairs in the restaurant?
Yes, there are high chairs you can use.

Are there kids’ meals in the restaurant?
Unfortunately, we only offer a three-course dinner, the same for children and adults. If you do not wish to eat that much food, you can buy food in our shop and prepare it yourself in the self-catering kitchen.

How do I book my ticket to Saltoluokta?
If you are taking the train, it is strongly advisable to also book the bus journey from Gällivare via the train company. The final stop is called Kebnats and if you book your journey all the way there, the train company is responsible for missed connections between the train and bus. If you only book the train to Gällivare, you may need to spend a night in Gällivare and take the bus the next day.

When is the bus to/from Gällivare-Saltoluokta?
During the season, the bus leaves Gällivare daily. You get off the bus at the Kebnats stop. You can find more information at Länstrafiken Norrbotten, search for Line 93.

When is the boat M/S Langas to/from Kebnats-Saltoluokta?
In the summer, to reach Saltoluokta from the north, you must travel by boat. The boat departs three times per day during the high season and twice during the off-season. All departures are timed to coincide with the buses to and from Gällivare. You can find timetables and information about boats in the mountains here.

How does the snowmobile transport between Saltoluokta and Kebnats work?
In order to travel to and from Saltoluokta, you must go across lake Langas along the marked ice trail, which is approximately 3.5 km long. STF Saltoluokta Mountain Station offers snowmobile transport in conjunction with the arrival and departure of bus no. 93. This transport must be booked in advice by telephone +46 10-1902350, e-mail saltoluokta@stfturist.se or at the reception, no later than one hour before departure.

When travelling on a snowmobile you should wear warm clothes, preferably use a scarf or ski goggles to protect your face. You may also ski or walk along the ice trail, but remember that you must never deviate from the marked trail!

Regular price list (one way):
Adult (16 and older): SEK 120/member, SEK 180/non-member
Child (6-15 years old): 60/member, SEK 90/non-member
Child (0-5 years old): free
Bag: SEK 50/each way. Free for guests at the mountain station.
Sledge: SEK 120/each way. Free for guests at the mountain station.

For pick-ups outside of the regular timetable:
Basis rate SEK 850 for 1–4 people.

Will the snowmobile meet the bus, even if it is late?
Yes.

Can I get picked up in Kebnats after scheduled sailings?
If you arrive after the last boat has left, we can arrange a private pick-up with a smaller boat. An extra fee is charged for this. This service must be booked at least one week in advance as we do not always have the opportunity to make additional trips.

Can I get a ride with a snowmobile to the boundary of Sarek National Park?
Snowmobile rides can be ordered from Christer Dynesius +46 70-241 66 35, Tobbe Öberg +46 70-340 42 72 and Christian Heimroth +46 70-260 05 37.

Who do I contact in order to book helicopter transport in the area?
Fiskflyg 0973-41032

Can I bring my dog to Saltoluokta?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your dog. We have rooms in the cabins Gamla Station and Förarstugan where dogs are allowed. We recommend that you book your accommodation in advance if you are bringing your dog as we have a limited number of rooms in which dogs are allowed.
Please bear in mind that Saltoluokta borders on the Stora Sjöfallet National Park. Dogs are not permitted in the national park between 1 May and 1 January. Between 1 January and 30 April you can bring your dog into the national park if it is kept on a leash. You can bring your dog with you along the Kungsleden trail and on many other fine day trips around the mountain station. Please ask at reception for advice about day trips.

Is my dog allowed in public spaces?
No, you cannot bring your dog into the station out of consideration for people with allergies.

Do you have WiFi?
We have free WiFi in public areas in the main building and Laponia.

Where can I park my car?
You can park the car at Kebnats where the boat departs. Parking is free.

Do you have a caravan campsite?
Caravan camping is not allowed in the car park at Kebnats. The closest campsite can be found at Stora Sjöfallet.

We are hiking/skiing the Kings trail or Green/White ribbon and wants to send a food package to you to pick up when we pass by, is that ok?
Yes. We take a small fee for storing your package (see next question). Only Bussods and Postnord are delivering to Saltoluokta. To avoid that the package get stuck in Gällivare, do not write your name in the adress only write:
Saltoluokta fjällstation, 98299 Gällivare. However, it’s important to mark the parcel somewhere visible with your name, phone number and expected pick-up date. If you cancel your trip, we will not send your food package back to you.

Can I leave my luggage with you?
Yes, you may. The following prices apply to storage and any luggage handling.
• If you are staying at the mountain station and picking up/leaving your bag yourself it is free of charge.
• If you send the bag to us or want us to hand it to you at the bus, the cost for storage and handling is SEK 100. Payment is made in the reception when you get your luggage.

What are the distances between cabins and stations?
The trails in Lapland are generally 10–20 km long, some are shorter and some are longer. Saltoluokta–Sitojaure 20 km, Sitojaure–Aktse 9 km, Aktse–Pårte 24 km, Pårte–Kvikkjokk 16 km, Vakkotavare–Teusajaure 14 km, Teusajaure–Kaitumjaure 9 km, Kaitumjaure–Singi 13 km, Singi–Kebnekaise 14 km, Kebnekaise–Nikkaluokta 19 km.

Do you sell maps of the area?
We sell maps in our shop and if you do not have a compass we sell those as well! For Kungsleden Saltoluokta–Vakkotavare–Nikkaluokta, you need map BD8, for Sarek National Park incl. Kungsleden Saltoluokta–Kvikkjokk, you need map BD10, and map BD7 for Sitasjaure–Ritsem.

Can I get a mobile phone signal?
The Telia network provides full coverage in Saltoluokta. There is no signal on Kungsleden between Vakkotavare and Kebnekaise, nor between Saltoluokta and Kvikkjokk or in Sarek National Park. Therefore, be prepared to not be able to make a phone call wherever you are, not even with Telia. Other network operators have worse or no coverage. There are emergency telephones in all cabins, but they may only be used in actual emergencies

Is it possible to pre-book beds in the mountain cabins?
The mountain cabins cannot be booked in advance. However, everyone who turns up will be offered a roof over their heads, regardless of whether it is full!

What is the weather like?
Variable. For a more detailed weather forecast please see www.yr.no and www.smhi.se. It is important to remember that the weather in the mountains can change very rapidly; one minute it may be sunny, only for a snow storm to develop the next. Pack your backpack for all kinds of weather.

Am I allowed to pitch a tent?
Of course! You can pitch a tent wherever you want along the trails as long as you leave the place in the same condition you found it. If you want to camp near the mountain cabins and use the services there, you pay a service charge. This gives you access to an outside lavatory, self-catering kitchen and you can also dispose of waste. You can also use the sauna in those cabins that have one!

Is it possible to fish around Saltoluokta?
There are several fishing areas around Saltoluokta. In our shop we sell fishing licences and maps of fishing areas. For more information on fishing, see www.lansstyrelsen.se/norrbotten

Do you have further questions? Call us on +46 973-410 10. Welcome!

STF Mountain Booking office

+46 10 190 2360 Mon - Fri h 9-12

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