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STF Vaisaluokta Mountain cabin
Great lake and mountain views at Laponia World Heritage Site
Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The kitchen is shared with other guests.
Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.
Contact and opening hours
In winter there is no marked path that goes straight from Ritsem to Vaisaluokta. You can use the Ritsem – Akka trail and then follow the south bank of Akkajaure to Vaisaluokta. Be careful when traveling straight across the ice from Ritsem to Vaisaluokta. The lake serves as a water reservoir and is drained with great level variations.
In summer, the boat from Ritsem docks near the cabin.
STF Vaisaluokta can also be reached from STF Akka or STF Kutjaure. Neither of these trails is marked in winter.
For current information about boat traffic from Ritsem to Vaisaluokta, see swedishtouristassociation.com/boats
STF Vaisaluokta is another cabin on the Padjelantaleden and Nordkalottleden trails. Read more about Padjelantaleden www.swedishtouristassociation.com/padjelantatrail
For information about the Nordkalottleden, please use your preferred internet search engine.
It is easiest to get to Ritsem by bus from Gällivare, from where there are daily rail connections from Stockholm and other cities. It is a good idea to book train and bus travel in advance on the same Resplus ticket. If you want to book only the bus journey, you can do so at www.roadtoritsem.com/
Länstrafiken in Norrbotten no longer services the route between Gällivare and Ritsem.
If you are taking your own car to Ritsem, there are parking options at the harbor and at STF Ritsem. STF Ritsem also offers EV charging stations.
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