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STF Tarfala Mountain cabin

A bare and remote glacial lake in the Kebnekaise massif

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About the accommodation

The cabin is located in Tarfalavagge, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Kebnekaise massif. The surroundings here are rich in contrast with glacial ice, the blue-green Lake Tarfalajaure, and the barren landscape with scarce vegetation.
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Payment by card is accepted at STF Tarfala mountasin cabin. Swish service depending on type of subscription.
Tarfala is the most high alpine cabin of all STF mountain cabin. Day tours here from Kebnekaise Mountain Station are common. From Tarfala, you feel the distance to the large glaciers and peaks. The cabin is surrounded by several peaks over 2,000 metres high – Kebnekaise’s north and south peak, Kaskasapakte and Kaskasatjåkka.
The icefall glacier with its fascinating crack formations is very close to the cabin. If you want to get close to Kebnepakte glacier, you can walk the trail north to Lake Tarfalajaure. Observe the glacier from a distance if you lack knowledge or experience, or go along with one of Kebnekaise’s guides on a glacier hike.
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

Our service

  • Guest kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The kitchen is shared with other guests.

  • Pets allowed

    Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.

  • Sauna

    A sauna is available.

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Travel options
STF Tarfala is located in the Kebnekaise Massif, north of Kebnekaise mountain station. The cabin is most easily reached from Nikkaluokta, around 23 km away. In summer, you can take a boat across Lake Ladtjojaure and reduce the walking distance by about 5 km. You can also visit STF Tarfala on a day trip from Kebnekaise Fjällstation, around 8 km away.

Read more about how to get to Nikkaluokta and Kebnekaise: www.swedishtouristassociation.com/kebnekaise

Mountain map:
Calazo mountain map Kebnekaisefjällen


N67.919086°, E18.599489°


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Opening hours

1 March - 21 April
28 June - 8 September

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    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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