The coordinates as reported for the Swedish Touring Association’s mountain huts are stated according to RT 90 and are found again on the website and in the book “Upptäck Sverige” (in Swedish), which is sent out annually to all members and can be picked up at hostels and tourist offices. X is equivalent to a northern position and Y is an eastern position.
All coordinates are taken manually at the actual place and the margin of error is approximately +/- 10 metres. Where there is more than one hut, the coordinates refer to a regarded centre at the place in question.
When entering the book’s coordinates on the GPS, which state the position with seven figures, the seventh number is zero if the book’s positions are stated with six numbers.
A GPS is only a complement to a map and compass. Consider that the battery capacity is greatly reduced when the GPS is exposed to cold. After changing the battery, the GPS’ compass should always be calibrated.