STF’s mountain huts are beautifully situated, 10-20 km from each other along well-marked summer and winter trails. The huts are simple, but have a comfortable standard and are intended for self-catering without electricity and running water.
Here, you will chop wood, light a fire in the stove, cook food, fetch water, do dishes and clean. You sleep with your own sheets or sleeping bag in dormitory-style rooms equipped with bunk beds, mattresses, pillows and blankets. Space in a mountain hut cannot be reserved (in Arådalen you can). Hut wardens allocate beds and everyone receives a place to sleep.
Larger groups can notify of planned overnight to STF to facilitate the allocation of sleeping spaces and thus be offered special group prices.
All hut spaces have room for guests with dogs. The hut warden can help with information, take payment and sell provisions.
Many mountain huts have shops with tinned goods, rice, pasta, mashed potatos, soups, bread, a variety of sandwich meats and cheese, candy, light beer and soft drinks. Occasionally, gas canisters, alcohol or spirits for stoves, mountain maps and insect repellent are also available. The idea is that you should be able to do a mountain tour without carrying heavy provisions between the huts.
Important information concerning payment using debit and credit cards at STF Mountain Cabins located off the beaten track
During the winter and summer season in 2013, it will not be possible to pay with debit or credit cards at our mountain cabins.
Season, prices and opening times
The winter season is from the end of February until the end of April or beginning of May. The summer season varies from the end of June until the middle or end of September. It is cheaper to stay in a mountain hut at the beginning of the season. The opening times of mountain huts can differ between area and from mountain stations. Some mountain huts are even open over New Year’s.
Visitors to mountain huts pay the hut custodian for lodging. Non-members pay an additional 100 SEK per night. Children pay 50 SEK per night. Day visitors and tenters pay the service fees.
Payment can be made with cash or credit card, though only typical cards. STF’s group card for hostels is not applicable at STF’s mountain facilities.
Payment for overnight stays when no cottage landlord/host is on location
Inside the cottage, you will find paying-in slip to take home with you in order to pay for your overnight stay. You can also deposit the fee into our plus giro account Pg 517-3. Make sure you state your name, the identity of the cottage in question and the date of your overnight stay so that your payment is correctly credited. The price for an overnight stay is SEK 150 for members and SEK 250 for non-members.
Safety rooms between seasons
STF’s mountain huts are closed between seasons, but a safety room is open year-round. Staying overnight is accepted, but the gas is closed and access to kitchen equipment and firewood is limited. There is an emergency telephone to contact mountain rescue in the safety room.
See also information on Lantmäteriet’s mountain map.