Right on track to the mountains!
Enjoy the fresh air in the mountains in summer or autumn. Choose a more comfortable stay with a simple hike, good food and white sheets in Åre or head out into the wild and beautiful nature and enjoy the simple experience of staying in a cabin.
Departures and timetable
Snälltåget takes you to the mountains from July 30th until September 26th 2021. We also have trains to Jämtland during the winter from December 16th until May 2nd.
The train to Jämtland departs Wednesday and Saturday afternoon/evening from Malmö via Lund, Hässleholm, Alvesta, Nässjö, Linköping, Norrköping, Stockholm and Uppsala och you arrive the next morning to Östersund, Undersåker, Åre, Duved, Enafors and Storlien.
The return journey takes place Thursday and Sunday from Jämtland, reaching Uppsala and Stockholm before midnight and the rest of the stops later during the night and morning.
In addition to our trains, we offer connecting bus services that take you to your final destination. You can book these bus services with your train ticket.
In Undersåker we offer a connecting bus service to Edsåsdalen and Vålådalen.
In Enafors we offer a connecting bus service to Storulvån.
How do I travel with the night train to Jämtland?
Boarding the night train is the start of your adventure. You can choose between different comfort levels, but if you travel together, you will have the best experience if you book a Private Compartment. During the evening you can socialise, play games or visit our restaurant Krogen ("The Pub").
Seat – the most affordable option
You have a seat reserved in a coach or inside a compartment for six people.
Recliner Seat – for solo travellers
You travel in a comfortable chair that is wider than a regular Seat and there are fewer booked seats in the coach for better comfort. A pillow, pillowcase, blanket and a sheet is included in the price.
Private Compartment – if you travel together
You have a private compartment for you or your company of up to six people. When you board, the compartment is in seat mode and when it is time for bed, you turn the seats into berths. In night mode, there are three berths on each side of the compartment and you can reach the upper berths with a ladder. Pillows, pillowcases, sheets, blankets and duvets for making the bed, are included in the price.
Private Compartment is available for night time travellers.
Due to the consequences of the Corona virus, we no longer offer single berths in a compartments and instead we offer Recliner Seat or Private Compartment. Passengers who booked single berths are offered the switch to a Recliner Seat or an upgrade to a Private Compartment for a fee.
Private Compartment Comfort – for extra comfort
Same compartment as the Private Compartment, but where the compartment is in night mode when you arrive an you can go to bed right away. In the morning, breakfast in the restaurant is included.
Private Compartment Comfort is available between Stockholm and Åre.
There are two toilets at the end of each coach, no matter the comfort level.
There is Wi-Fi in all coaches except for our restaurant. Keep in mind that it is much slower than an at home network. Make sure you download any movies you want to watch, before boarding the train.
All our coaches have power outlets. They are placed on the wall, but there is not enough outlets for each passenger. The effect of the electrical outlet is limited which means that they are made for charging for example your phone or computer. Some coaches only have USB outlets.
Can I bring a pet on the night train?
You can bring a pet if you book the comfort level Seat, just make sure to choose "Animals allowed" when you book the tickets. We also have private compartments where pets are allowed – contact Snälltåget Customer Service at email@example.com to book these.
How much luggage can I bring?
You can bring the following luggage on board:
- one hand luggage maximum 55x40x23 cm and
- one hand luggage maximum 80x50x35 cm and
- a smaller personal item, for example a purse.
You can place the luggage in your compartment or in one of the luggage compartments at the end of each coach.
We also offer a check-in service for bigger items such as tents or bigger suitcases, at the cost of 39 SEK per item.
Can I bring a bicycle?
On Snälltåget's departures to Åre and to our other stops – Östersund, Undersåker, Duved, Enafors and Storlien – you can check your bicycle in our designated carriage.
Just make sure that it is packaged well enough that no damages can occur. The price to check in your bicycle is 99 SEK.
Can I rebook my journey or get a refund?
If you travel in a Private Compartment or Private Compartment Comfort, you can rebook your journey up to seven days before departure. You only pay the booking fee of 79 SEK if you rebook. If you booked Seat or Recliner Seat, you can rebook up to 24 hours before departure, for a fee of 9 SEK per person.
You can also pay extra when you book your ticket, to receive a refundable ticket. The ticket price, except for the booking fee, is refunded. If you travel in a Private Compartment or Private Compartment Comfort, you can cancel your journey up to seven days before departure. If you booked Seat or Recliner Seat, you can cancel up to 24 hours before departure.
If you try to cancel or rebook later than above, you lose the whole ticket price. You can also check the conditions in your home or travel insurance and the travel insurance for paying with your Visa or MasterCard.
Hiking for beginners?
Have you never hiked the mountains before, but would like to try? Our tip is to travel to Åre, check in at the Holiday Club or Copperhill and make easier day hikes at Åreskutan. Enjoy the fresh air and the stunning views during the day, indulge in a nice dinner in the evening and have a good night's sleep in white sheets. Åre Sweden offers you many tips on how to plan your hikes in Åre.
I have hiked before – tell me about the trails and how to get there
For moderate or advanced hikers, the mountains in Jämtland and Härjedalen have a lot to offer.
Svenska Turistföreningen (Swedish Tourist Association) has a lot of tips on their website.
Jämtlandstriangeln (The Jämtland Triangle), Thursday–Sunday
Buy your ticket to and from Storulvåns fjällstation (Storulvån mountain lodge). The train takes you to Enafors and from there we have a 30 minute bus ride to the mountain lodge in Storulvån. Have some more breakfast if you like, before starting the hike to Sylarna's mountain lodge for the first overnight stay. Continue to Blåhammaren's mountain lodge and enjoy a tasty dinner. The last day of hiking is your return to Storulvån. You can make some smaller hikes around the mountain lodge before departing on Sunday afternoon.
You can also hike from Blåhammaren to Storlien and take the train from Storlien on your way home.
Buy your ticket with arrival to Storulvåns fjällstation (Storulvån mountain lodge) and departure from Vålådalen. The train takes you to Enafors and from there we have a 30 minute bus ride to the mountain lodge in Storulvån. Have some more breakfast if you like, before starting the hike to Sylarna's mountain lodge for the first overnight stay. The next day, continue to Helgag's mountain lodge and enjoy a tasty dinner. The day after continues with a rather long hike, including wading across the river Ljungen to Vålåstugorna (the Vålå Cabins) where you can try a simple life with an outhouse and making your own dinner. The last day is hiking to Vålådalen where you can enjoy the surroundings on the last day before your return journet, when there is a bus journey back to Undersåker station.
Vålådalsfyrkanten (The Vålådal Square)
Buy your ticket to and from Vålådalens Fjällstation (Vålådalen mountain lodge). The train takes you to Undersåker and from there we have a 45 minute bus ride to Vålådalen. Maybe have some more brekafast and stock up on supplies before starting the hike towards Lunndören's mountain lodge. The hike is into four day hikes, with overnight stays in the mountain lodges of Lunndörren, Vålåstugorna and Stensdalen.