Right on track to the mountains!
Enjoy the fresh air in the mountains in summer or autumn. Choose a 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.
We also have trains to Jämtland during the winter.
Departures and timetable
Snälltåget takes you to the mountains from 21 June until 1 October 2023.
The train to Jämtland departs Wednesday and Saturday afternoon/evening from Malmö via Lund, Hässleholm, Alvesta, Nässjö, Linköping, Norrköping, Stockholm and Uppsala, arriving the next morning to Östersund, Undersåker, Åre, Duved, Enafors and Storlien.
The return journey starts Thursday and Sunday from Jämtland, calling at Uppsala and Stockholm before midnight and the rest of the stops later during the night and morning after.
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 Östersund we offer a connecting bus service to Vemdalen, Funäsdalen och Ramundberget 19 July–13 August 2023.
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.
1st Class 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.
Berth in a Shared Compartment – for solo travellers
You share a compartment with other passengers – up to six persons. When you board, the compartment is in seat mode and when it is time for bed, you and the other passengers in the compartment 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.
Berth in a Shared Compartment is available for night time travellers.
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.
Private Compartment Comfort – for extra comfort
Same compartment as the Private Compartment, but the compartment is in night mode when you arrive and 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.
Is there a restaurant on board?
Enjoying a nice meal in our restaurant on your way to your holiday is a must. Visiting our restaurant Krogen ("The Pub") is popular and therefore we have a reservation system. You will receive more information about the menu and how to reserv a table before your journey.
Do I need to book breakfast in advance?
Start the day with a breakfast in our restaurant Krogen or bring a breakfast to-go to the compartment.
The breakfast contains a cheese sandwich, fruit, juice and hot drink (coffee, hot chocolate or tea).
Breakfast in Krogen means that you make your own cheese sandwich and enjoy the breakfast on porcelain and in glass – this way we reduce the amount of disposable materials and you have enjoyed a climate-friendly breakfast.
Book breakfast in advance so we know you want breakfast! Breakfast costs 75 SEK when you pre-book and 80 SEK on board.
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 75 SEK per item. If you pre-book this service, the price is 69 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?
Tickets that are purchased on Snälltåget.se can be rebooked. The ticket can also be made refundable for a fee.
If your purchase a ticket where the departure is within 24 hours (or within seven days for a Private Compartment), it cannot be refunded or rebooked.
The following rules apply for both rebookable and refundable tickets:
- Seat and Recliner seat must be cancelled at least 24 hours before departure.
- Private Compartment and Private Compartment Comfort must be cancelled at least seven days before departure.
The booking fee (9-79 SEK per ticket) is not refunded and is not part of the travel voucher for rebookable tickets.
In case of later cancellation or rebooking, the ticket price is not refunded. Check the terms of your home or travel insurance as well as the travel insurance that applies when you pay with Visa or MasterCard.
Tickets purchased through SJ can usually not be rebooked or refunded. It is not possible to change names on these tickets.
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.
You can also choose to stay in a cabin or apartment, rented from AGO Mitt i Åre or Skistar Åre.
An alternative if you have already been to Åre or would like to stay closer to nature, is staying in Edsåsdalen or at Vålådalens Fjällstation. There are many nice trails for day hikes in the area.
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.