Mountain cabin below steep hills

Staying in a mountain cabin

STF’s mountain cabins are a simpler type of accommodation along the trails, far from the road. Here, your space and experiences will be shared with other guests. Your only other neighbor is the surrounding nature. The feeling of freedom comes partly from doing your own cooking, fetching water and lighting the fireplace by yourself.

Authentic and simple self-catering accommodation

In our mountain cabins, you will be welcomed by a cabin host who is ready to answer questions and explain how the cabin stay works.  Here, far from the road, there is no electricity or running water, so the outhouse is the place to go. We all help each other by carrying firewood and refilling water. The rooms are different sizes, and most are gas stove heated. You will sleep comfortably in our bunk beds. Duvets and pillows are available at the mountain cabin. We recommend taking your own bedsheet and pillowcase, as well as a sleeping bag, travel sheet or duvet cover. For your own hygiene and safety, you should be able to cover all your bedding.

Recommended pre-booking

We recommend our guests to pre-book accommodation in our mountain cabins. Bookings and repayments must be made for the specific date and cabin. Click here to make an online booking. The number of beds available for pre-booking is limited and depends on the type of cabin/area, so they may be fully booked. When you pre-book your stay, you will receive a special discounted advance price, and you are guaranteed a bed as long as you arrive at the cabin no later than 18:00. Later arrivals are guaranteed an unspecified bed. You must be able to show your booking confirmation to the cabin host on arrival, either printed or digital. If you do not have the opportunity to make an advance booking, you can still pay on arrival. In that case you will be given an unspecified bed, which could mean a floor bed in the mountain cabin or a different indoor space. Unspecified beds are normally allocated after 18:00. Kindly note that tent sites and day visits are not available for pre-booking and that service fees must be paid to the cabin host on arrival.

Further down on this page is an overview of our areas, and from there you can pre-book accommodation at your preferred mountain cabins.

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. 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.

Opening hours for our mountain cabins 2024

Flexible booking conditions

When you book through our website, you will always be given flexible booking conditions, regardless of changes to your own holiday plans or the world around you.

Information about our booking conditions

Dogs in mountain cabins

All our mountain cabins have rooms for guests with dogs, but these cannot be pre-booked. We always do our best to accommodate your dog in our cabins, but these rooms are very popular and subject to availability. If many dogs are staying at the cabin at the same time, it may sometimes be necessary to split up a party so that one person stays with the dog while the rest of the party stays in a different room. If you want to be 100% guaranteed of staying with your dog, it can be a good idea to take a small one-man tent that you can use if needed.

More information can be found here.

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.

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.

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.

Book several accomodations at the same time

If you want to book several accommodations in one go, the easiest way is by opening the relevant accommodations in separate browser tabs. Choose the date for each accommodation, enter the number of guests and continue until your accommodations is added to the shopping cart. All your selections are saved in one cart, even when using multiple tabs. When you are ready to pay, proceed to payment in one of the tabs, and your selections will appear there. Your selections are kept for a total of 30 minutes.

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

Grövelsjöfjällen - Rogen

Our mountain cabins in the Rogen area are located in the boarder area between Sweden and Norway, along the trail between Grövelsjön and Tännäs. There are mountain shops of different sizes in the mountain cabins.

Jämtland / Härjedalen

Popular mountain cabins along well-visited trails and in an easily accessible mountain area. Mountain cabins in an area with a high service level and with connection to larger mountain stations. Mountain shops can be found in many of the mountain cabins.

Kungsleden Vindelfjällen

Hemavan, Kungsleden's southern starting point, marks the start of the hike into the beautiful Vindelfjällen. There are mountain cabins at reasonable distances all the way up to Ammarnäs. Our mountain cabins are open during both the winter and summer seasons. Mountain shops are available in some mountain cabins.

Kungsleden Laponia

Along Kungsleden, at and through the world heritage site Laponia, our mountain cabins are located on the hiking stages of Kebnekaise-Saltoluokta and Saltoluokta-Kvikkjokk. Along the route there are saunas and shops in about one of two mountain cabins.

Kungsleden - Abisko - Kebnekaise

Kungsleden's most popular hiking route. Start in Abisko and finish at Kebnekaise. Large mountain cabins with high service levels. Open from mid-June to the end of September and winter season from the end of February to 1 May. This trail sees a lot of visitors, so prices are somewhat higher here.

Abisko / Kebnekaise

Next to Kungsleden, in the northernmost part of Lapland, our mountain cabins are located in beautiful and iconic places. The mountain cabins are a bit smaller, and there aren’t as many visitors as on Kungsleden.

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