During winter sports season the Snälltåget night train from Malmö to Åre is a great way to travel over 1200km through the Swedish countryside. You can relax in the comfort of your cabin as you travel north and when you awake the next morning you will be in Åre ready to hit the slopes at the popular Åre ski resort. This train has a restaurant serving hot and cold food and drinks. A sleeping bag, blanket and pillow are also provided - so you don’t have to worry about a thing - just relax and enjoy the journey.
Snälltåget night train
Snälltåget night train routes
The train departs from Malmö via Stockholm on Wednesdays and Saturdays and the return journey departs on Thursdays and Sundays from Åre. The timetable can vary as they are scheduled according to the ski season and are scheduled for days when visitors arrive at or leave the ski resorts in Åre and Storlien: for the most up-to-date timetable information check the Snälltåget website.
In the past Veolia (owner of Snälltåget) ran the Lapplandståget, a night train from Malmö and Göteborg via Stockholm to Narvik in Norway. This service no longer operates. The Swedish national railway company SJ still runs a night train on the route to Lapland.
- Malmö - Storlien
- Åre - Malmö
The sleeping couchettes are in 6-bed compartments and an advance reservation is necessary. You can make reservations at train stations in Sweden, or through Snälltåget. The route from Malmö to Stockholm has a restaurant car and offers free WiFi and power outlets.
Facilities and services
Facilities may differ per train and route.