It is important that you read and understand the general conditions. When you click to “Confirm booking” in the last stage of your booking, you have accepted these conditions and the amount for the accommodation booked will be debited from your card.
STF general terms and conditions
These general terms and conditions apply between Svenska Turistföreningen AB (STF) and the party who either personally or via another party comes to an agreement with STF according to the terms set out in the confirmation (GUEST). The agreement may pertain to accommodation, transportation, purchase of other products and services or a combination of these.
Who is responsible?
The principal organizer is Svenska Turistföreningen AB, Rosenlundsgatan 60, 10462 Stockholm. Telephone no.: +46 10 190 23 60. Corp. ID no.: 556415-4259.
When does the guest’s booking become binding?
The booking becomes binding on both STF and the GUEST once STF has confirmed the booking and the GUEST has paid the entire amount for the booking (or the agreed registration fee) within the time allotted.
When must the guest pay?
The GUEST shall pay for the booking at the time of booking. All prices are quoted and charged in Swedish kronor. Service and VAT are included in the price. The GUEST must always state his booking number and confirmation upon arrival.
What if the guest wishes to cancel or change his booking?
Cancellations can be made through My booking on STFs website. Log in by entering your e-mail address and password, which can be found in your booking confirmation. Cancellation via email is not accepted.
To change your booking, please contact our Booking Department via +46 0 190 23 60 (Monday-Friday) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you modify your arrival or departure date, this will be considered a cancellation. Please note that your change is not final until you have received a written confirmation from us.
Changes to bookings cost SEK 300 per booking (except when you add for example meals). Kindly have your confirmation code and credit/debit card handy when you contact us.
Provided that your cancellation policy allows it, you can also change your booking yourself by canceling via My booking and making a new booking, then no fee will be added.
Accommodation, Other Scheduled Events, Packages and Activities at Regular Price
If the GUEST has not obtained cancellation insurance or if cancellation insurance does not apply.
For accommodation (rooms and beds):
Which is cancelled later than 7 days (168 hours) or later than 6 pm on the day prior to arrival, STF retains 100% of the price of the booking. Please refer to Pricing, as well as to the confirmation that applies to the facility in question.
For other scheduled events, packages and activities:
Please refer to Pricing, as well as to the confirmation that applies to the packages or activity.
Bookings made at promotional prices and special offers might have special conditions. Please refer to Pricing, as well as to the confirmation that applies to the packages or activity.
STF’s responsibilities and the guest’s rights
STF may modify the terms and conditions for the booking to the extent that the GUEST can be offered other equivalent products and/or services.
If STF should incur increased costs after the contract has become binding on the parties, STF may raise the price for the trip in an amount corresponding to the increase in cost, if such an increase in cost is attributable to changes in taxes or other fees pertaining to services included in the booking. The price may not be raised during the final 20 days prior to arrival, and the GUEST shall be notified immediately. The price of the booking shall be reduced if STF’s costs are reduced due to the same reasons as indicated above more than 20 days prior to the GUEST’s arrival.
Some STF activities require the GUEST to participate in an obligatory preparatory meeting on the evening prior. If so, this is indicated in the description of the activity. STF reserves the right to cancel an activity for safety reasons. Such reasons may be, e.g., extreme weather conditions or unforeseen obstacles that arise during activities in the mountains, as well as too few participants signing up for the activity.
If the GUEST’s booking cannot be provided according to the booking confirmation, either in whole or in part, and if no replacement event can be arranged whose difference to the GUEST is so small as to be insignificant to the GUEST, e.g., hostel or hotel in the same class, the GUEST shall be entitled to cancel. The GUEST is then refunded the entire amount the GUEST has paid, minus the value of those parts of the booking, which the guest may already have been able to utilise. If a transport service, event or activity included in the booking is cancelled on short notice, refunds are issued only for the cancelled transport service/event/activity.
Transfers of accommodations and events can be made prior to arrival. Upon transferring of transport tickets, in those cases where the transporter allows for such, the transporter must be informed as to the party to whom the ticket has been transferred.
As an organiser, STF is responsible for ensuring that:
• The GUEST receives a written confirmation of his booking.
• The GUEST receives documentation and other information in a timely fashion.
• The GUEST is informed of all essential changes affecting the GUEST’s booking.
• The GUEST gains access to the room/bed as of the time indicated on svenskaturistforeningen.se.
STF is not responsible for promises that a third party, the facility, may have made directly to the GUEST without STF’s knowledge and of which STF was not or should not have been aware (always ask for a written confirmation).
What are the responsibilities of the guest?
In order to book/enter into an agreement with STF, the GUEST must be 18 years of age. When staying as a group, at least two persons must be 18 years of age unless a higher age requirement is indicated at the time of booking. Identification shall be presented upon arrival. Meeting the age requirement is a must for gaining access to the accommodation. If the age requirement is not met upon arrival at the accommodation facility, the rules for cancellation apply.
The GUEST must follow the rules of conduct, directions and regulations that apply to accommodations, modes of transport, activities etc. The GUEST must not let anyone other than those indicated in the booking to spend the night in the room. All persons shall be indicated upon booking. STF assumes that a maximum of one child under the age of two does not use a bed of its own unless otherwise indicated.
If the facility receives any complaints concerning disturbing behaviour, the host is entitled immediately to evict the GUEST if the problem is not immediately rectified after an admonition is given. The same rules apply if there are more people than the number allowed for the room. The GUEST is responsible for compensating the facility for any costs attributable to the above. Refunds for the remaining nights will only be paid for those nights for which the facility can book new guests.
The GUEST is himself responsible to check the booking confirmation as soon as he obtains it. Any errors must be pointed out immediately. Promises made by the booking staff, which are essential to the GUEST must be noted in the confirmation in order to be invoked. If the GUEST has any complaint with regard to the room, the GUEST shall firstly contact the host so that any uncertainties can be resolved during the GUEST’s stay.
At the time of booking, the GUEST shall inform as to whether any of the guests suffer from any kind of allergy so that STF in its capacity as organiser has an opportunity to offer the right room. N.B.! In the room description, it is also stated that pets and smoking are not allowed. STF cannot guarantee that there have not been any pets or smoking in the room shortly prior to the GUEST gaining access to it. The GUEST must clean up prior to departure, unless some other arrangement has been made. If the cleaning is not done, a fee of at least SEK 1000 will be charged.
What happens in case of a dispute?
The GUEST should direct any complaints to STF. If the GUEST and STF cannot reach an agreement, the GUEST may turn to the National Board for Consumer Complaints (ARN).
If the relevant check-in and check-out times are not indicated on svenskaturistforeningen.se or in the confirmation, we recommend that you contact the facility in advance and make the appropriate arrangements in this regard. Unless otherwise indicated in the confirmation, the price of lodging does not include cleaning, bed linens, towels, crib/highchair, toilet paper etc. Remember to bring with you whatever you need for your stay!
The prices stated are members’ prices. If the GUEST is not yet a member or becomes one in connection with booking, the GUEST pays a higher price (surcharge) per person and night. The surcharge can be paid in connection with booking or upon arrival. Membership is obligatory to take part in certain activities.
Groups of 10 people or more are subject to special booking terms. Kindly contact the facility directly for more information. For sports teams, school outings and children’s groups, special prices and booking terms apply. Kindly contact the facility directly for more information. When booking online, the prices for children only apply to families.
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In the event the booking cannot be carried out due to an obstacle beyond STF’s power to control, which STF could not reasonably be expected to have taken into account when entering into the agreement and whose consequences he could not reasonably have been able to avoid or overcome, STF shall be discharged of liability and other penalties. This also applies if the cancellation of the booking is due to someone that STF engaged or someone else at an earlier stage. STF reserves all rights in cases of changes made to legislation and to prices, which are beyond STF’s control.
On some of our packages and activities you are offered to add on a cancellation insurance. This can only be ordered in conjunction with booking. Cancellation coverage is personal and applies to those people signed on for this coverage.
When does the coverage apply?
Cancellation coverage applies in case of illness or serious incident and only in connection with the presentation of a doctor’s certificate. It applies only in the event of serious incident, acute illness or death occurring to you or to someone in your immediate family. Immediate family refers to a spouse/registered partner, cohabitant, child, parent or grandparent. You need to cancel the trip as soon as possible once you realise that you are not able to travel. The accommodation needs to be informed no later than 15.00 on the day of arrival.
What does STF compensate?
You will get back everything you paid for your STF accommodation/package except for the price you paid for the cancellation coverage.
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