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STF fjeld station

Region:Northern Lapland
On trail:Dag Hammarskjöldsleden
Coordinates:67°52'06"N, 18°37'14"E
Altitude:690 m
Fjeld map:BD6/BD8/Högfjällskartan Kebnekaise
Accommodation:218 beds
Service:See below

Situated beneath the low cliff of Kaipak at the foot of Sweden's highest mountain – Giebmegáisi – this station has a special place in Swedish mountaineering history. The first building was erected in 1907 in the form of a stone-hut in the Alpine style, and this has been expanded upon in several phases since then; the complex offers accommodation in a numer of separate buildings, with varying standard and atmosphere.

The station includes a restaurant, a bakery, a well-stocked shop, and a sports center with equipment rental. The latter is housed in a large service building with ample cooking and seating facilities, and separate saunas. Guided tours and courses are held in both summer and winter, and the most popular one is the more or less daily expedition to the South Peak via the eastern trail during the summer season; it is also common for people to make the ascent on their own, usually choosing the western trail. In the winter there is a regular snowmobile shuttle the brings visitors to and from Nikkaluokta, and in the summer the same service is provided by way of helicopter, at a higher price.

Approximate distances
Tarfala research station7 km
Tarfala8 km
Singi14 km
Nikkaluokta19 km
Kaitumjaure24 km
Old top cabin9 km
New top cabin9.5 km
Ladtjojaure13.5 km
Northern Kungsleden 2005Day 9
Around Kebnekaise 2005Day 5
Around Kebnekaise 2005Day 6: I
Around Kebnekaise 2005Day 6: II
Kebnekaise 2007All
Nallo 20081/5–3/5
Kaitumjaure 2012Day 1
Vistas 2014Day 36
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