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. Due to the coronavirus 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.

The page was last updated 17/6/2021. This information applies until further notice and may be updated at a later date.

SIMPLE SELF-CATERING

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.

All mountain cabins have rooms for visitors with dogs, but these are popular and subject to availability. If there are many dogs on a cabin site at the same time, the cabin manager may sometimes need to share a group so that one person can sleep with the dog and the others in the group can sleep in another room.

We recommend that you bring a small tent if you really want to sleep next to your dog.

Read more about hiking with dogs here.

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.

WASTE MANAGEMENT IN OUR MOUNTAIN CABINS

Minimize the amount of trash and food waste. Clean, compress and sort all the recycling. Bring your portable trash with you. Read more on what waste you may leave at our cabins and what you need to carry down from the mountain.

ADJUSTMENTS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

STF’s mountain cabins will be open as planned in 2021 with certain minor adjustments to the opening hours (see each cabin for detailed information). In order to allow us to welcome you and other guests at our mountain cabins in a safe manner, we have made a number of adjustments to how we operate. These changes are necessary if we are to be able to keep the mountain cabins open and we hope to have your support and understanding. Mandatory advance booking of STF mountain cabins will continue to apply in 2021.

  • Mandatory advance booking of STF mountain cabins will continue to apply in 2021. There will be a limited number of advance bookings per cabin and night and this allows us to ensure that each cabin will not be overcrowded. Mandatory advance booking also means that our cabin hosts know which guests will arrive each day and can plan the bed allocation accordingly. If you stay in a tent close to our mountain cabins, mandatory advance booking is not necessary.
  • Mountain weather can be rough and plans may need to change due to mountain safety concerns, during or just before your hike. More information about our booking conditions due to bad weather in roadless areas can be found here.
  • Duvets and pillows are provided in mountain cabins. It is obligatory to bring your own sheets and pillow cases in addition to your sleeping bag, travel sheet or duvet cover for the duvets in the cabins. You will need to be able to cover all bedclothes for your own safety.
  • Saunas in our mountain cabins will remain closed for the time being. The decision may change during the current season.
  • The possibility to keep a social distance in the kitchens will limit the number of guests allowed at the same time. The kitchens can only be used for cooking and not as common rooms. A kitchen booking list will be available in cottages where required.
  • The shops at the mountain cabins will have limited opening hours; a few hours every morning (8-10) and afternoon (16-20).
  • The cottage is open for day visits for a fee between 11-15, subject to availability. Day visits to mountain cabins cannot be pre-booked and is paid for on site to the cabin host.
  • If you stay in a tent close to our mountain cabins and pay a service fee, you may use the cabin's kitchen, drying room and other facilities but not bedrooms at 15-21 on the day of arrival and 07-10 on the day of departure. The same kitchenrules applies as for other guests.
  • There will be improved hand washing facilities / hand sanitizer by toilets, in kitchens and by the cabin entrance.
  • Bring your own water bottle, a small towel/flannel for hygiene purposes, your own hand sanitiser and please stay with the same people for the entire trip in order to reduce the number of contacts.
  • Cleaning routines for guests are set up in the mountain cabin.
  • You as a guest must take a large share of the responsibility for both your own routines and the procedures established by STF. Together we will make this work and make it possible for the mountain cabins to remain open for both the winter and summer season of 2021.
  • Thank you for helping and welcome to the mountains!

PRICES AND PAYMENT

The price of an overnight stay depends on the season, area and specific trail section. Day visitors and campers pay service charges. Prices, more information about payment in the mountain cabin and service charges can be found here.

For the time being, our normal accomodation guarantee does not apply in our mountain cabins. Bookings and prepayments must be made on our website for the current date and cabin.

Access to kitchen, drying room and other facilities in the cabin except for bedrooms is included in the service fee for campers and day visitors.

OPENING HOURS

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.

During both the summer and winter seasons, the mountain cabins opening hours vary in different regions and trail sections.

Mountain cabins opening hours 2021

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. If you plan to do a mountain hike when the cabins are closed, you must bring a tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, outdoor kitchen and food for the entire trip. All security rooms are very spartan. Emergency telephones, which go directly to the rescue service and police, are available in some cabins, but not in all.

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.

STF MOUNTAIN SHOPS – SHOP OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

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.

Here you can pre-book your unspecified bed in each cabin.

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