Mountain cabin below steep hills

Stay at an STF Mountain cabin

STF's mountain cabins are a simpler form of accommodation in areas of outstanding natural beauty. Here you share household tasks with other guests – everyone helps with cleaning, chopping wood and carrying water. Since the outbreak och Corona we have made several adjustments in our mountain cabins to be able to welcome you and other guests safely. Among other things, we have introduced restrictions on the number of guests staying overnight. This is based on the size of the mountain hut. We only accept guests who have booked and paid their overnight stay for the current date and mountain hut.


STF’s mountain cabins are located 10 to 20 kilometres apart, along well-marked skiing and walking trails. When you arrive, you are welcomed by the cabin manager. This friendly host is a nonprofit worker. They will explain how the cabin stay works – for example how everybody lends a hand with household tasks. As a visitor you chop wood, fetch water from the stream or lake, wash up and clean up after yourself. You sleep in bunk beds.

There is no electricity or running water in the cabins, and the toilet is a dry toilet. The rooms are different sizes and usually heated by gas stoves. Blanket and pillow are in place, but it is mandatory to bring your own bedding set including sheet, pillowcase, as well as a sleeping bag or duvet cover for existing quilts. Only travel sheets are not allowed. Your stay will be simple, but always personal and memorable.

Since the outbreak of Corona we have made a number of adjustments to our mountain huts in order to be able to welcome you and other guests safely. You as a guest also need to take great responsibility and work together with us and other guests to make this work.

    • Update yourself on the latest recommendations from the Public Health Authority.
    • We introduce restrictions on the number of guests staying overnight based on the size of the mountain hut and only accept guests who have booked and paid their overnight stay on the current date and mountain hut.
    • As far as possible, only guests from the same party are allowed to share rooms. Cabin hosts are responsible for placement.
    • It is mandatory to bring your own bedding set including sheet, pillowcase, as well as a sleeping bag or duvet cover for existing quilts. Only travel sheets are not allowed.
    • There are restrictions on how many people can be in the kitchen, shops and common areas at one time.
    • Every guest fetch his or her own drinking water in their own bucket.
    • There are improved handwashing opportunities at the fireplace, in the kitchen and at the entrance to the cabin.
    • Saunas will be closed due to safety reasons.
    • Tent guests can only use the kitchen between 9 am and 5.30 pm.
    • Bring your own water bottle, towel / washcloth, own hand sanitizer and preferably stay with the same people throughout the hike to reduce the number of contacts.
    • It is of most importance that you follow the cabin manager’s and STF's instructions for how the cottage works and that you respect the specified times.


The price of an overnight stay depends on the season, area and specific trail section. Please have a look at the Price list 2020.
Until further notice we have introduced mandatory booking and prepayment for all overnight stays in our mountain cabins. This to ensure that we do not have more guests than the number of beds. Bookings and prepayments must be made for the current date and cabin, and made online here on our website. Further down on this page you will find an overview of our areas, where you can go ahead and pay for overnight accommodation at the mountain huts you want to stay at.

This means that, until further notice, our normal accomodation guarantee in our mountain cabins does not apply.

All mountain cabins have rooms for visitors with dogs, but these are popular and subject to availability. We recommend that you bring a small tent if you really want to sleep next to your dog.

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Opening hours are divided into two seasons in the mountain cabins. The winter season runs from the end of February until the end of April/beginning of May. The summer season runs from around the middle of June until the middle/end of September. Certain mountain cabins in Jämtland are also open over the New Year. The opening hours may not be the same in different regions and trail sections.

Opening hours at mountain cabins.

Safety room at mountain cabins

When mountain cabins are closed for the year, there is a safety room where it is possible to stay in emergency situations all year round (except for Abisko, Grövelsjön och Vakkotavare). These facilities can not be used for overnight stays on planned excursions. They often have a telephone hotline for you to get in touch with mountain rescue services if you should need them.


STF wants to inspire you and make your stay in the mountains comfortable. This is why we have improved and updated the range of goods available in our mountain cabins. We have also refurbished the interiors. You can read more about our mountain shops here.

shop off the beaten track


All our members get free day visits to STF’s mountain cabins. A day visit means that for a number of hours in the middle of the day, you are allowed to use the cabin’s kitchen, toilet and drying room.

Ferry service in the mountains

Depending on how you plan your adventure, you may come across lakes and rivers where you need ferry services. Read timetables, contact details and other information here.

View schedules and info

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