Snälltåget to a roadless landscape!
Our night trains take you straight to a roadless landscape and ski touring possibilities. Our night trains take you straight to remote lands for ski touring in Jämtland. Board the night train in the evening, unwind in your compartment, and savor a delicious dinner in our restaurant "Krogen". Wake up refreshed the next morning, enjoy breakfast on board, and get ready for adventures in a beautiful and snow-covered mountain landscape.
Departures, stations and transfer
Snälltåget departs from Malmö, making stops in Lund, Hässleholm, Alvesta, Nässjö, Linköping, Norrköping, Stockholm, and Uppsala, arriving in the Jämtland mountains the following morning. On the return trip from the mountain region, the train arrives in Uppsala and Stockholm just before midnight, stopping at the same locations as the northbound journey during the night, and reaching Malmö the following morning. Click here to see the train schedule.
We operate to Enafors and Storlien from February 10th to April 28th, 2024. In Enafors, passengers can transfer and continue their journey to Storulvån Mountain Station, the starting point for the Jämtland Triangle, with transfers running from February 18th to April 21st (when the mountain station is open).
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.
Seat 1st Class – 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.
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.
Det finns Wi-Fi i alla vagnar utom vår restaurangvagn. Tänk på att det är mycket långsammare än ett hemnätverk. Ladda ner filmer du vill titta på innan du stiger ombord.
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 pets in Seating and Private Compartment. Choose 'Pets allowed' in the booking.
Is there a restaurant on board?
Enjoying something tasty in our dining car is an essential part of the mountain holiday. Visiting our restaurant on rails, "Krogen", is popular, so we offer table reservations.
What about luggage and skiing equipment?
You can bring a carry-on with dimensions of 55x45x25 cm.
If you're traveling in a Shared Compartment or Seating, you'll need to check in your skis if you're on train 3900/3901.
On trains 3900/3901, there's a luggage wagon where you can check in larger items such as big suitcases, sleds, strollers, and skis. The cost for checking in skis and luggage will be 100 SEK per item per journey on domestic routes.
Booking a Private Compartment allows for more baggage. If you have empty seats in the compartment, you can use one of the beds for luggage storage. Keep in mind that space in the compartment is limited—pack in several smaller, adaptable bags and backpacks rather than one large and heavy suitcase. Read more in our terms and conditions, points 4 and 5.
Should I pre-book breakfast?
Start your day with breakfast in our restaurant "Krogen" or grab a breakfast bag for your compartment.
The breakfast bag includes a cheese sandwich, fruit, juice, and a hot drink (coffee, hot chocolate, or tea).
Breakfast in "Krogen" means enjoying your own cheese roll on tableware, reducing single-use items, and allowing for a more environmentally friendly breakfast experience.
Pre-book breakfast to ensure availability! It sets you up for a better start to the day, prevents us from running out of breakfast, or, worst case, wasting food.
The breakfast costs 89 SEK.
Can I rebook my journey or get a refund?
Snälltåget tickets purchased on Snälltåget.se are changeable. For an additional fee, the ticket can also be refundable.
If you buy a ticket on the same day you're traveling (or a Private Compartment six days before departure), the ticket is non-changeable and non-refundable.
The following rules apply for both changeable and refundable tickets.
- Seating and Seat 1st Class must be canceled or changed no later than 24 hours before departure.
- Private Compartment and Private Compartment Comfort must be canceled no later than seven days before departure.
Booking fees (9-79 SEK per ticket) are non-refundable and are not included in the value for changes.
For later cancellations or changes, you will lose the entire ticket price. It's also recommended to check the terms in your home or travel insurance as well as the travel insurance that applies when paying with Visa or MasterCard.
Tickets purchased through SJ or other resellers are generally not changeable, refundable, or transferable to other travelers. If you've bought a refundable ticket, the same conditions as mentioned above apply.
Storlien – something for everybody
This classic ski destination, close to the Norwegian border, offers both alpine skiing and cross-country skiing possibilities towards Blåhammarens Fjällstation. There are a lot of accommodation options.
The historic mountain hotel, Storlien Högfjällshotell in Storlien, has now reopened after an extensive renovation. The hotel is open every day, year-round, and is located less than 300 meters from the railway station in Storlien. The hotel boasts over 200 rooms with more than 500 beds, several restaurants, bars, a swimming pool, a cinema, a library, and its own ski facility consisting of 9 lifts, 23 slopes, a ski school, slope-side restaurant, ski rental, and 38 km of cross-country skiing trails, two of which are equipped with evening lighting.
In the middle of the village, by the railway station, you will find LeSki and Storlien Apartments. Three kilometers outside of Storlien there is STF Fjällgården, beautifully located at the foothills of the mountain with a wonderful view towards Blåhammaren and Snasamassivet. In walking distance from the railway station, you will find Fjäll-lien at the foot of the slalom piste.
Storulvån and the Jämtland Triangle
Storulvån is at the end of the road in the middle of the mountains, a safe and cosy place that is the starting point of the Jämtland Triangle. The first night you stay in Storulvån, the next night at Blåhammaren and the third night at Sylarna. Make sure you take an extra outing by Sylarna and enjoy the stunning mountains around you, by adding an extra night at both Sylarna and Storulvån.
The Swedish Tourist Association has more information about the Jämtland Triangle and how to take on the adventure, by yourself or with a guide.
For the advanced cross-country skier, skiing the Jämtland Trail might pique your interest: Storulvån–Sylarna–Helags–Ramundberget. We have connections to and from Ramundberget each Sunday.