More about STF Vålåstugan Mountain cabin
Our mountain cabins usually do not have electricity, and mobile phone coverage often does not reach them. This means that our cabin managers do not have the facilities required to handle a modern booking system. If you have paid for accommodation in advance, you will be met by a welcoming and dedicated cabin manager who will not know about your advance payment.
The manager will, naturally, ensure that you obtain the best possible accommodation. If you provided extra information in the “Comments” field when making your booking, we will do everything in our power to inform the cabin manager of this. We hope, however, that you understand that this is not always possible. Remember to take confirmation of your prepayment with you.
Hiking trails from the cabin go in five directions towards Stensdalen, Gåsen, Helags, Lunndörren and Vålådalen. From here, you can also choose between various types of shorter mountain tours, as well as enjoy rich groups of orchids and other mountain flowers south of the bridge over the Härjång stream. Fishing enthusiasts usually find their way to the small lakes of Krok, and there are traces of stone-age settlements and the remains of pre-historic grave around Lake Vålå.
Copper was quarried on the southern slope of Gruvsmällen for a time during the 1800s, and signs still remain. Smaller water-filled pits and the remains of a mining cabin in stone are found three kilometres west of the cabin.