More about STF Vakkotavare Mountain cabin
The climbing is demanding and you have to count on sweating a little before being rewarded for your hardship – an almost breathtaking view over the snow covered peaks of Akkajaure, Sarek and Áhkká. A few hundred metres from the cabin is good fishing in Lake Akkajaure, where the rapids have their outflow. Also, feel free to visit the Suorva warehouse and dam construction that has made this Sweden’s largest regulation warehouse.
The mountain cabin has its own bus stop with daily connections to STF Ritsem, STF Saltoluokta and Gällivare.
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