More about STF Vaimok Mountain cabin
If you want an overview of the surroundings, trot up the rocky path to Vajmok cliff. From here, look at Sulitelma to the west, Fierrovagges steep wall to the north and Staika’s two peaks to the south-east.
The area’s nearest lake is bare and rocky, but a few kilometres along the trail towards Pieskehaure, a verdant moor spreads out. Wolverine and the occasional Lapland owl are present.
During the summer, most outings take place at the north side of the lake, where the mountain cabin is located. Winter opens up unimaginable possibilities if you go skiing over the lake. Many nice and more difficult challenges await those who want to carve a few telemark turns. Weekend visits here in April are busy when the sun gets really warm. Lying on a reindeer skin with a jig rod and fishing up char on the lake then becomes popular.
A shortcut to Tarra Valley, if you can use a map and compass, is to walk through the unmarked landscape of the Fierrovagge Valley and down towards STF Såmmarlappa. It’s easy walking, but very good orienteering skills are needed when you reach the mountain forest before the Tarra River. A ferry over to STF Såmmarlappa is available.
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
Adjustments due to the coronavirus
In order to allow us to welcome you and other guests at our mountain stations in a safe manner, we have made a number of adjustments to how we operate. These changes will be updated regularly.
Mandatory advance booking of STF mountain cabins will continue to apply in 2021. There will be a limited number of advance bookings per cabin and night and this allows us to ensure that each cabin will not be overcrowded.
Duvets and pillows are provided in mountain cabins. It is obligatory to bring your own sheets and pillowcases in addition to your sleeping bag, travel sheet or duvet cover for the duvets in the cabins. You will need to be able to cover all bedclothes for your own safety.
We have also made several other changes which applies to you as a visitor at STFs mountain cabins during 2021. You will find updated information here: https://www.swedishtouristassociation.com/corona
Please make sure that you are updated on the latest general guidelines of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and STF before you head out.