Snälltåget to Vemdalen

Our night trains take you directly and comfortably to Vemdalen. Board the train in the afternoon or evening, relax in your compartment and enjoy a nice dinner in our restaurant Krogen. You wake up rested the day after, enjoy breakfast onboard and are ready for your day at the snowy slopes.

Booking for the winter season 2024/25 will open in June 2024. Subscribe to our newsletter for information when tickets are available (the newsletter is in Swedish).

 

Departures and stations 2024/2025

The timetable to Vemdalen is adjusted for traveling on the turnover days for accommodations, which are Thursdays and Sundays. We operate to Vemdalen from December 20, 2024, to April 20, 2025. Click here to see the train schedule.

The train departs from Malmö in the afternoon and from Stockholm in the evening, arriving in Vemdalen the following morning. After breakfast onboard, you're ready for a full day on the ski slopes, with plenty to look forward to. The return journey departs in the afternoon, reaching Stockholm late in the evening and Malmö the following morning.

The train goes directly to/from Röjan station on the Inlandsbanan, and from there, transfer buses go to Vemdalen's three ski areas—Björnrike, Vemdalsskalet, and Klövsjö/Storhogna. The bus journey takes around 15 minutes depending on the destination.

From February 26 to April 20, the bus departs from Östersund instead. The total travel time will be about the same, but the bus part of the journey will take approximately one hour longer.

December 20 until March 28 we also have departures from Malmö to Vemdalen on Fridays for a Saturday turnover in Vemdalen. The train travels via Malmö, Lund, Hässleholm, Alvesta, Nässjö, Linköping, and Norrköping, and then directly to and from Vemdalen. It is only possible to book a round-trip journey, departing on Friday and returning on Saturday. This departure cannot be combined with departures on other days.

 

Timetable for the bus service 2024/2025

Bus service from Röjan

Thursdays and Sundays from 21 December to 23 February, and on Saturdays from 21 December to 29 March.
Vemdalen Röjan08.40
Klövsjö Skidområde08.55
Storhogna M09.03
Storhogna Högfjällshotell09.05
Vemdalsskalet Skistar Gästservice09.15
Skalspasset Skistarshop09.20
Björnrike, torget och centrat09.50
Funäsdalen busstation10.30
Bruksvallarna – Stigmyhrs Livs10.45
Ramundberget – fjällgården11.00

 

Bus service from Östersund

Thursdays and Sundays from February 26 to April 20.
Östersund C, hpl C06.25
Klövsjö Skidområde07.45
Storhogna M07.58
Storhogna Högfjällshotell08.00
Vemdalsskalet Skistar Gästservice08.15
Skalspasset Skistarshop08.25
Björnrike08.45

 

Bus service to Röjan

Thursdays and Sundays from December 21 to February 23, and on Saturdays from December 21 to March 29
Ramundberget – fjällgården14.15
Bruksvallarna – Stigmyhrs Livs14.25
Funäsdalen busstation14.45
Björnrike – torget och centrat15.40
Skalspasset Skistarshop16.00
Vemdalsskalet Skistar Gästservice16.10
Storhogna Högfjällshotell16.25
Storhogna M16.27
Klövsjö Skidområde16.30
Röjan16.45

 

Bus service to Östersund

Thursdays and Sundays from February 26 to April 20.
Björnrike14.40
Skalspasset Skistarshop15.00
Vemdalsskalet Skistar Gästservice15.10
Storhogna Högfjällshotell15.25
Storhogna M15.27
Klövsjö Skidområde15.30
Östersund C17.45

How do I travel with the night train to Vemdalen?

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. A pillow, pillowcase, blanket and a sheet is included in the price.

Seat 1st Class is only available when switching in Östersund (Wednesdays from Malmö and Stockholm, Thursdays from Vemdalen).

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.

 

Toilets

There are two toilets at the end of each coach, no matter the comfort level.

Wi-Fi 

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.

Power outlets

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.

Bus stops in Vemdalen?

Purchase a train ticket with bus transfer to one of Vemdalens different destinations. The travelling time varies somewhat depending on the number of stops the bus has to make. The time shown in brackets is the approximate travelling time from Röjan station and if you travel from Östersund, it takes one more hour.

  • Klövsjö skidområde, Hotell Klövsjöfjäll (15 minutes)  Google Maps
  • Storhogna M (25 minutes)  Google Maps
  • Storhogna Högfjällshotell & Spa (25 minutes)  Google Maps
  • Vemdalsskalet, SkiStar Gästservice (25–35 minutes) Google Maps
  • Skalspasset, bus stop at SkiStarshop (35–40 minutes)  Google Maps
  • Björnrike, the bus makes two stops, one at the centre (Björnrike Centrat) and one at the square (Björnrike torg). The bus towards Röjan departs firstly from the centre Google Maps and after that the square  Google Maps

You have to purchase tickets to and from the bus stop in order to get a seat on the bus or taxi. If you booked the wrong bus stop by mistake, we need to be notified at least two weekdays in advance in order to book the correct number of people in the bus. If there are no bookings at a ceratin bus stop, the bus or taxi will not stop there.

Make sure you choose an accommodation that suits train travellers – more information below.

Can I bring a pet?

It is not possible to bring pets on the train to Vemdalen.

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.

Should I pre-book breakfast?

Start your day with a breakfast bag in the compartment.

The breakfast bag includes a double cheese roll, fruit, juice, and a hot drink (coffee, hot chocolate, or tea).

The breakfast costs 89 SEK.

What about luggage and skiing equipment?

You can bring one carry-on measuring 55x45x25 cm.

If you book a Private Compartment, you can bring more baggage. If you have empty seats in the compartment, you can use one of the beds for baggage storage. Remember, space in the compartment is limited—pack in several smaller, adaptable bags such as totes and backpacks rather than one large and heavy suitcase. Read more in our terms and conditions, points 4 and 5.

Can I cancel or rebook my journey?

Tickets 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 1st Class 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.

Skip the car and the icy roads – take the train to Vemdalen

Would you like to avoid driving far on the snowy roads on your way to the mountains? To travel from the southern or middle of Sweden to Vemdalen to your skiing holiday takes a lot of time and energy. The roads are covered with snow, slippery and curvy and there is limited daylight during this time of year. You have to spend at least one day driving.

Instead, we recommend taking the train to Vemdalen – that way you can rest and enjoy the journey. Since you are travelling with a night train, you gain at least one day in the snow. Let us take care of the transportation while you eat, sleep and rest – so you can arrive well rested in the morning, ready for a day at the slopes!

Train travel is also better for the environment. It is a climate friendly choice and your carbon footprint is significantly lower compared to car or air travel.

 

More benefits from taking the train to Vemdalen

Taking the train should be rewarded! Destination Vemdalen gives a special welcome to those travelling to Vemdalen by train, by giving you a welcome letter when you board the train. In there you will find useful information about this beautiful destination and a number of generous discounts for your stay in Vemdalen.

 

Vemdalen – Sweden's third biggest skiing destination

Vemdalen offers skiing for everybody – from families with small children that are just learning to ski, to the adventurers looking for challenging black pistes. All the slopes are at a high level and the chance for snow is very high.

In Vemdalen there are three main ski areas, each with their different focus:

Björnrike is perfect for families and seniors, so bring the whole family – grandparents too. There are restaurants and accommodations both at the slopes and close by.

Klövsjö/Storhogna offers both great skiing and some luxury with fancier accommodations and fine dining. You will find challenging black pistes and great skiing trails as well as inside activities and wide slopes with soft snow, perfect for the kids.

Vemdalsskalet offers something for everybody – pistes for alpine skiers, skiing trails, entertainment and modern express lifts.

Furthermore, all skiing destinations in Vemdalen have a cooperation where you can use the same ski pass at all the 55 descents and 34 lifts. In other words, in Vemdalen you have access to a wide range of skiing using just one ski pass. Use the bus Snöpendeln to travel between the different skiing destinations.

 

Accommodations close to the train in Vemdalen

When yo take the train to Vemdalen, make sure you pick an accommodation where you don't have to rely on a car to get around. Below are our best tips for accommodations in Vemdalsskalet and Björnrike, where there are short walking distances to lifts and pistes, the grocery store, SkiStarShop for ski renting, the sports store, reception and check-in, bus transfer and the bus service Snöpendeln, restaurants and entertainment.

Vemdalsskalet

  • Skalets torg
  • Sörgårdarna
  • Fallmoran
  • Hovde Hotell
  • Sport & Bagerihuset
  • Torglidret
  • Torghuset
  • Hovdebyn
  • Skalsbyn

Björnrike 

  • Björnbyn
  • Björnrike centrat
  • Bjärvenstugorna
  • Backenstugorna

If you travel to Klövsjö and Storhogna, the accommodations, lifts, pistes and bus services are close by, but there is no grocery store in the area and only a few restaurants.

Package deals with train, accommodation and SkiPass can be purchased through SkiStar.