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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. You cannot pre-book a specific bed, but the cabin host makes sure that everyone has somewhere to sleep.


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 who will take your payment, unless you have paid in advance. 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. There are blankets and pillows available, but you need to bring your own travel bed linen (or a sleeping bag). Your stay will be simple, but always personal and memorable.


The price of an overnight stay depends on the season, area and specific trail section. Please have a look at the price list for 2020.

You cannot book your bed in advance at our mountain cabins, but you can make an advance payment of a unspecified sleeping space on our website, to get a better price and avoid taking cash with you into the mountains. Accommodation and facility fees are paid to the cabin manager if you have not already paid on our website. Read more about payment at mountain cabins.

We will always try to offer sleeping arrangements on the floor if we are fully-booked. This way we accommodate people who don’t have tents with them. If so, there are extra mattresses available and there is also the option of sleeping two in a bed. If we run out of mattresses, the alternative is a sleeping mat on the floor. This is a simple solution which promises that you will never be stranded. All mountain cabins have rooms for visitors with dogs, but these are popular and subject to availability.

stay at mountain cabin


In our communal visitors’ kitchens, people get together in the mornings and evenings. This is where you prepare food, exchange ideas and get advice from other skiers and walkers. You may well make friends for life. There is often a wood-fired sauna (see exact information relating to each specific mountain cabin). Most mountain cabins have shops that stock a range of staple products.


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


Inform STF in advance if you are travelling with ten or more people and intend to stay the night in a mountain cabin. This will give the members of your group a better chance of being allocated unspecified accommodation together. A place to sleep in an STF mountain cabin does not mean booking a specific bed or a room. It simply means access to a regular bed or a sleeping space on the floor, with a mattress, pillow and blanket. Email to register your group.


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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