More about STF Unna Allakas Mountain cabin
The mountain cabin is a good starting point for a visit to the old mining area Sjangeli, four kilometres north. Mining was conducted here from the end of the 1600s until 1840. The mining town is nicely located near the beach of a lake and the view towards the Norwegian mountains to the west is fantastic. Today, wood barracks, a stone house and pit reminds us of this era in mining. Gabna Sámi village has a summer camp nearby. Socially structured, a Sámi village or siida is a reindeer foraging area, a group for reindeer herding and a corporation working for the economic benefit of its members all in one.
During the Second World War, the cabin was a refuge for the Norwegian resistance movement. Designated Sepal 2 “Anna”, this place was used to plan sabotage and carry out espionage on German activities in the area on the other side of the border.
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