STF Tivedstorp

– the old village hostel in the midst of Tiveden

Tivedstorp is an old village located in a glade in the middle of the forest, surrounded by the beautiful and mysterious nature of Tiveden, “the fairy tale woodland”, with meadows, fresh water and crisp air.

Tivedstorp is a hostel, caravan parking, camping and a restaurant. It’s a perfect spot for relaxation and recreation, and with the National Park of Tiveden right around the corner you have endless possibilities for outdoor activities.

The complex has 65 beds, a cafe and restaurant, conference facilities, green areas, chapel, barn, assembly halls, sauna, indoor dance floor, outdoor dance floor, volleyball court and more.

Tivedstorp is also rich in culture, as we host a variety of art exhibitions, music events and more.


Contact

Address:
Tivedstorp
 695 96 Tived
Phone:  +46 584 47 20 90
E-mail: boka@tivedstorp.se


Hostel

Tivedstorp’s hostel offers pleasant rooms and cottages in an old-fashioned and rural environment. We also have camping areas for tents and mobile homes (see more further down this page).

More information about the specific rooms is available further down this page. Booking can be made directly in our booking system.

As a resident at the hostel, you have access to kitchens for self-catering. Some rooms come with their own kitchenette and for the ones without we refer you to one of our shared kitchens. Remember to bring the food you want for your stay at Tivedstorp. The nearest store is Tived’s Lanthandel in Sannerud (distance 8 km). The nearest larger grocery stores are in Laxå, Askersund or Karlsborg. 

Our reception can be found in Kaffestugan, where we also have wireless internet, which our guests are welcome to use for free.

Check-in 2023 is 16:00-19:00. Staffed reception Friday and Saturday during these times April-June and all days July 1-August 15. At other times, keys are given via a key cabinet or by agreement. Let us know if you will be arriving late (when you make your reservation), and we will make sure you get access to your reserved room. More information follows in the booking confirmation. 

Check-out 2023 is 08:00-11:00. Staffed reception Saturday and Sunday during these times April-June and all days July 1-August 15. At other times, the key is left in the key cabinet.

Kaffestugan is also the home to our café and restaurant. It has varying opening hours depending on season and capability. If you plan to eat in our restaurant, please contact us to ensure that it is open. 

Breakfast buffet is served in Kaffestugan during weekends April-June and daily during high season (July 1st–August 13th 2023) at 08:00-10:00. The price is SEK 120 per adult and SEK 60 per child aged 3-10. Children under the age of 3 eat for free with adults. Breakfast is available as an option when booking online. 

WC and/or shower is available privately for some rooms, others have shared access to common facilities, see more information in the room list below. There are public toilets in the WC-house (always open) near Kaffestugan.

Bed linen and towels. You can bring your own or rent a set from us. The price for renting bed linen and towels is SEK 120/set. For reasons of hygiene, a brought along sleeping bag is not an alternative to a made bed. The bed linen set is available as an option when booking online.

Cleaning the room on departure: you can choose to clean the room yourself, or you can leave it to us for a fee. The price for final cleaning varies depending on the type of room, from SEK 300, and can be selected when booking online. If you choose to clean yourself but leave the room in a very poor condition or uncleaned, we charge a cleaning fee from SEK 500/bedroom, (SEK 1000 for a two-bedroom accommodation). 

Extra bed can be had for most rooms, at a cost of SEK 200. Available as an option when booking online. Travel cot for babies is available to borrow free of charge. Children under 3 stay free with adults, if they do not need an extra bed. 

Dogs are allowed in the accommodation premises. The owner is responsible for everything the dog does and must keep a good eye on their dog at all times, for the sake of other guests. The dog must be leashed outside and not left tied and unattended. Dogs are not allowed in common indoor areas. 

Cancellation policy: free cancellation up to 7 days before arrival. The full amount is then charged. For large group bookings, other cancellation rules apply, as agreed. If the booking has been made via a booking service other than our own, the cancellation must also tbe made via them (e.g. STF or booking.com). 

Tivedstorp is connected to STF, the Swedish Tourist Association. For those of you who are members of STF, a discount of SEK 50/person and night is deducted from the room price. (Does not apply to more extra beds than the room is calculated for). This is done in the booking system, using your membership number. If you want to become a member of STF (345 SEK per adult in 2023), we are happy to help you when you arrive at Tivedstorp, and give you a discount afterwards. 

For larger bookings and other questions, feel free to contact us:

Phone: +46 584 47 20 90 E-mail: boka@tivedstorp.se 


Our cottages 

Helgestugan

Simple cabin for one or two people with a narrower bed of 120 cm. Shared WC, shower, kitchen and dining room in the nearby building Stallet. 

Up to 2 people: SEK 650/night 


Johannastugan

Cozy cottage with comfortable double bed and fireplace. The cottage has basic cooking options with a small kitchen with hob, microwave, fridge, tap and sink, dining table and patio. Shared WC, shower, kitchen and dining room in the nearby building Stallet. 

Up to 2 people: SEK 1,000/night 

Johannastugan


Hindrikstorp 

Cozy and genuine old cottage with comfortable double bed. Fireplace in both the bedroom and in the living room with sofa. Shared WC, shower, kitchen and dining room in the nearby building Stallet. 

Up to 2 people: SEK 850/night 

Hindrikstorp


Tibacken 

Our largest and most equipped cabin, which is a bit remote from the rest of the area. Sometimes called the bridal suite. There is a comfortable double bed in the large room with a fireplace. In the kitchen there is a wall-mounted single bed in child size. The kitchen is equipped with a small stove, small oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, faucet and sink as well as a dining area. The patio overlooks our paddocks and has the finest sunset view in the entire village. Private shower and toilet (earth closet) next to the cabin. Final cleaning is included in the price. 

Up to 3 people: SEK 1,750/night 


Our rooms in houses:

Johansgården (A) 

Johansgården is the largest house at Tivedstorp and it holds nine beds. For rent as a whole unit. Perfect for a larger group who wants their own hang out-spaces. The house has WC and shower on the upper floor, well-equipped kitchen, spacious dining room and lounge with fireplace on the ground floor. Space for extra beds is available. Johansgården’s beds are divided into three bedrooms and an alcove-like sleeping space. 

Entire house, up to nine people: SEK 2,750/night 


A1: Room on the lower level with two single beds. 


A2: Room on the upper level with two single beds. 


A3: Room on the upper level with a double bed and a single bed. 


A4: Half room in open hall on upper floor. Two single beds. 


Bagaren (B) 

Building Bagaren (transl. The Baker) has two rooms with three and four beds respectively, as well as showers and a WC downstairs. It also houses our bookable sauna and a shared kitchen (called the B-kitchen) for self-catering with a separate entrance on the ground floor. Bagaren shares a pleasant courtyard with Prästgården, where there are barbecue areas and outdoor furniture. 


B1: 

4-bed room divided into two separate rooms with two single beds in each, on the upper floor in Bagaren. Private WC in the hall between the rooms. Fridge, coffee maker and faucet with sink. Shower shared with others on the ground floor. 

Up to 4 people: SEK 1,350/night 


B2: 

Room on the upper floor in Bagaren with three single beds. Fridge, coffee maker and faucet with sink. Shared WC and shower on the ground floor.

Up to 3 people: SEK 900/night 


Prästgården (C) 

In Prästgården (C) there are twenty-four beds divided over eight rooms. Several rooms have their own WC and some have their own shower. Outside the L-shaped house there is a pleasant courtyard with barbecue areas and outdoor furniture for socializing. It is shared with the building Bagaren which also houses a kitchen for self-catering as well as a shared toilet and shower.


C1: 

Room on the upper floor in Prästgården. Divided into two separate rooms with three and two single beds respectively. Kitchenette with hob, coffee maker, microwave, fridge, and faucet with sink in one of the rooms. WC in the hall between the rooms. Shared shower and shared kitchen in adjoining building (Bagaren). 

Up to 5 people: SEK 1,650/night 


C2: 

Room on the ground floor in Prästgården with a double bed. Kitchenette with microwave, coffee maker, fridge, faucet with sink, dining table and private WC and shower. Shared kitchen in the adjoining building (Bagaren). 

Up to 2 people: SEK 950/night 


C3: 

Room on the ground floor in Prästgården with double bed and private WC. Shared shower and shared kitchen in adjoining building Bagaren.

Up to 2 people: SEK 800/night 


C4: 

Room on the ground floor in Prästgården. Divided into two rooms, with a bunk bed in one room and two single beds in the other. Private WC in the hall between the rooms. Shared shower and shared kitchen in adjoining building Bagaren.

Up to 4 people: SEK 1,150/night 


C5: 

Room on the ground floor in Prästgården with a double bed and two single beds. Shared WC, shower and shared kitchen in adjoining building (Bagaren). 

Up to 4 people: SEK 1,000/night 


C6: 

Room on the ground floor in Prästgården with a single bed and a bunk bed. Kitchenette with hob, coffee maker, microwave, fridge, tap with sink and dining table. Private shower and WC.

Up to 3 people: SEK 1050/night 


C7: 

Room on the ground floor in Prästgården with a single bed and a bunk bed. Kitchenette with hob, coffee maker, microwave, fridge, tap with sink and dining area. Private shower and WC. Up to 3 people: SEK 1050/night 


C8: 

Room on the ground floor in Prästgården with two single beds and a bunk bed. Kitchen with hob, coffee maker, oven, fridge, tap with sink and dining area. Private shower and WC. 

Up to 4 people: SEK 1,500/night 


Stallet (F) 

A slightly cheaper accommodation option with a simple but comfortable standard. Sound travels more easily through the walls in these rooms than the other accommodations and should therefore primarily not be booked by those who are easily disturbed or sleep lightly. Stallet has plenty of common areas; several shared toilets and showers, a large double-equipped shared kitchen and a pleasant dining room with several long tables, a fireplace and sofa group. Outside there is a barbecue area with a beautiful view of the village and a wood fired pizza oven that guests are free to use. The building also has a party lodge. 


F1: 

Room on the ground floor in Stallet with two single beds. Shared showers and WC’s as well as shared kitchen and dining room with fireplace in the same building. Please note that sound travels easily through the walls in this room and that it is priced accordingly. 

Up to 2 people SEK 600/night


F2: 

Room on the ground floor in Stallet with two single beds. Shared showers and WC’s as well as shared kitchen and dining room with fireplace in the same building. Please note that sound travels easily through the walls in this room and that it is priced accordingly.

Up to 2 people SEK 600/night 


F3: 

Single room on the ground floor in Stallet with a 120 cm bed. Shared showers and WC’s as well as shared kitchen and dining room with fireplace in the same building. Please note that sound travels easily through the walls in this room and that it is priced accordingly.

SEK 400/night 


F4: 

Room on the ground floor in Stallet with a double bed and a bunk bed. Shared shower and WC as well as shared kitchen and dining room with fireplace in the same building. Please note that sound travels easily through the walls in this room and that it is priced accordingly.

Up to 4 people: SEK 1000/night 


F5: 

Room on the upper floor in Stallet with six single beds. It also has a table and six chairs. Shared shower’s and WC’s as well as shared kitchen and dining room with fireplace in the same building. 

Up to 6 people: SEK 1,500/night


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Camping sites and Caravan parking

At Tivedstorp you can put up your own tent in our Camping sites and park a mobile home or caravan in our Caravan parking.


Tents at camping sites

We have two areas for camping in tents at Tivedstorp. One is in the middle of Tivedstorp, near the volleyball court, between the buildings Prästgården and Stallet. The other is a little more remote and is called Naturcampingen, opposite the house Missionshuset. 

When you book a tent spot at Tivedstorp, you get access to many things in the area. In the building Stallet there are several toilets and showers and a shared kitchen and dining room with a fireplace and common areas. Outside Stallet there is a barbecue area and a wood-fired pizza oven. Barbecue areas are also available next to the tent site. 

If you come by car, it must be parked at the main parking lot, as there are few parking spaces near the tent sites and they are reserved for rooms and cottages nearby.

Booking a spot at the camping site is made through our booking system.


Motorhomes & Caravans at the Caravan Parking

Our Caravan parking is right next to the main parking, close to Kaffestugan. There are some spaces with access to electricity. They can be booked in advance via our booking system. There’s also places without electricity. The booking includes access to WC and showers. WC´s are available in the nearby Toaletthuset by Kaffestugan. Showers are available in the Stallet building.


Café & Restaurant

Kaffestugan (transl. The Coffee Cottage)

Our reception can be found in Kaffestugan, where we also have wireless internet, which our guests are welcome to use for free.
Kaffestugan is also the home to our café and restaurant, it also has a newly bulit grill house. It has varying opening hours depending on season and capability. If you plan to eat in our restaurant, please contact us to ensure that it is open. 

Breakfast buffet is served in Kaffestugan during weekends April-June and daily during high season (1/7–13/8 2023) at 08:00-10:00. The price is SEK 120 per adult and SEK 60 per child aged 3-10. Children under the age of 3 eat for free with adults. Breakfast is available as an option when booking online.


Activities

Hiking
Tivedstorp is the perfect starting point for longer hikes around Bergslagsleden and Kyrkstigen. Stage 16 and 17 of Sweden’s famous Bergslagsleden both starts and ends here at Tivedstorp. We also have two forest walks of 2 and 5 km right around the corner and with the beautiful wild nature of Tivedens National Park just 5 km away we can assure you the adventure of a lifetime. Offering over 30m of marked paths, the Tiveden National Park is provides the perfect place to explore the rich nature which Sweden has to offer. Regardless of how far you want to hike, there will be a route to suit what you’re looking for.

Biking
Bring your bike and pedal 4 km to Vitsand for sun and swimming on clear white beaches or try some of the other biking trails. Various trails across the area provide a pleasant ride the novice or a serious challenge for the hardened mountain biker. For more information on biking in Tiveden see www.cyklaitiveden.se

Horseriding
Ride on your own or rented horse along Tivedens long riding trails. Horseriding guests who come to Tivedstorp have the perfect opportunity to stay here, leaving their horses in one of our pastures. They are then free to sleep, eat and refresh before embarking on new adventures. Visit https://ridledertiveden.se/ for more information.


Paddling
Rent a canoe and paddle in lake Trehörningen and other beautiful lakes. Contact us for more information.

Animals
Here at Tivedstorp we have both sheep and chickens, along with also often having horses staying in our pastures. We care a lot about old Swedish rural breeds and we chose the race Åsenfår. By being part of a breed and letting the animals stay in as naturally an environment as possible, we help in the work of keeping and preserving these races.


The Chapel

The wanderer’s chapel at Tivedstorp is being used for services, weddings, christenings and other ceremonies. The chapel holds about 40 people. With the grand bells right outside, wedding ceremonies can be held outdoors in an incredibly beautiful and idyllic atmosphere.

For more information on how the chapel works at wedding ceremonies and christenings, contact us.


Tiveden National Park

The National Park of Tiveden is right around the corner, with the most beautiful primeval forests of southern Sweden.
To a large extent the wilds of Tiveden are inaccessible, but also endlessly tempting and inviting. With over 30 km of marked paths, Tivedens National Park is undeniably nature at its most mesmerizing. Vast untouched forests, grand boulders, clear lakes, mythical offering places and views that reach all the way to Vättern, the adventure starts here!

Tivedstorp is the perfect starting point for longer walks around Bergslagsleden and Kyrkstigen. From here you can also ride horses along the 200 km long riding trails across Tiveden.

Why not take a bikeride through the many sights of Tiveden? You can easily access the beach of Vitsand or the red waterlilies of Fagertärn with a bicycle. Whether you just stay overnight or for a longer period of time, Tivedstorp is the perfect choice. Ask us and we’ll help you find your way!

More information about the national park canbe found at the official site Tiveden National Park


History

16th century-19th century
: In the late 16th century large areas of Sweden were still wild and unsettled. At the same time there was crop failure, land shortage and uprising in the woods of eastern Finland. The Swedish state saw an opportunity to get more taxes by populating the wilderness and offering the Finns land and tax-free years. This resulted in the cultivation of the remote woodlands which we today call Finngrounds. Tiveden was one of the most southern areas populated by Finns and Tivedstorp was originally a Finnvillage.
In the 17th century Lille-Hindrik Hindriksson came wandering through the forests of Tiveden to cultivate the woodground. Lille-Hindrik slashed and burned the first wood ground here, far away from other populated areas. This lonely settlement made the base for a village which was called “Lilla Hindrikstorp” for a long time. Lille-Hindrik was the first of the Finns who found work here at a charcoal kiln and many others followed. Many of them settled in the beautiful glade which today is known as Tivedstorp.
The growth was slow, where a population register from 1774 states five households, 1829 nine, 1846 fourteen, and in 1870 twenty. It was hard to make a living working in a charcoal kiln and Tiveden quickly became a deserted area. The village now known as Tivedstorp became more and more desolate as a result.

20th century
: Two hundred years later – in the 1950s – Tiveden was like many other rural areas in Sweden, being abandoned with many of the farms remaining empty.
In 1952 the foundation Tivedstorp was created. Sven Danell, bishop of Skara, and many nonprofit organizations created residencies for immigrants whose family providers could find work in forestry.

Farms were bought and made ready to use and in 1954 the first immigrants moved in. In 1956 a Romanian family of three generations consisting of 21 people arrived. People came to visit the small colony in the forest. They modestly asked if it was possible to buy a cup of coffee. Of course! It became popular and in 1959 IM opened a proper coffee place serving by the tree in the cabin of old mother Johanna, today known as the old coffee house. When the Romanian family moved to other jobs in the area in 1961/62 they had grown to 42 people. The foundation discontinued and IM took over the responsibility for the ground and facilities.

Throughout the years Tivedstorp has expanded much from it’s original buildings. The handicraft shop was built in 1961, the new coffee house in 1965, the chapel 1968, the stables 1971, the bells 1973, the guest houses in 1975 the tent places in 1985 and the Grillstuga in 2021.


Take a look around Tivedstorp!

or have a look a the area map:


How to find us

GPS-coordinates:
WGS 84: N 58° 45.5000′, E 14° 35.5333′
WGS 84 – decimal: 58.758333°, 14.592222°
RT90: X 6515754, Y 1429799
SWEREF99: N 6513214, E 47640


By car

Take your car or motorcycle. From E20, exit at Laxå or Finnerödja towards Tived, then follow the signs to the National Park.
From Askersund, go to Laxå, exit towards Tived, follow the signs to the National Park.
From Karlsborg, take road 49 towards Askersund, exit at Bocksjö towards Tived, follow the signs to the National Park, pass through the park.
From Töreboda, go towards Karlsborg, exit at Undenäs towards Tived, follow the signs to the National Park, pass through the park.


By train & bus

It is possible to travel to Tivedstorp by public transport, with Länstrafiken Örebro.

There is no regular route, but you can book a “Närtrafik”-trip to Tivedstorp from Laxå or Askersund, by phone.

This can be done from 2 weeks in advance, up to the same day as the trip. However, the booking must be made on a weekday due to opening hours. It is recommended to call and book on the nearest weekday before departure to get a good connection. 

The nearest railway station is in Laxå, located at the western junction between Stockholm and Gothenburg. Both regional and commuter trains stop there. Hallsberg is a larger station, and might be a better option, depending on where you travel from. See www.sj.se for more detailed information.

If you are traveling from the Stockholm area, you can change from the train in Hallsberg to the bus to Askersund (this part can be booked on www.sj.se) and then take your pre-ordered Närtrafik-trip from Askersund to Tivedstorp. 

If you travel from the Gothenburg area, you can book your Närtrafik-trip from Laxå, where the SJ-trains arrive.

Currently (2023), the ticket price for a one-way trip from a Närtrafik-stop (Askersund or Laxå) to Tivedstorp is: Adult: SEK 47, Senior (70+): SEK 38, Youth 7-19 years of age: SEK 23. Children under 7 travel free with a paying companion. Period cards apply. Pets are not allowed.

Receive more information about prices, booking, how to purchase and what times Närtrafiken can operate the route by calling Närtrafiken on the phone. You can reach them on weekdays 08:00-16:30 on +46 771 92 00 00 (press key selection 2, then 3, then 1 to get directly to Närtrafiken) 


Hike, Bike & Ride

There are plenty of ways to get to Tivedstorp, and it can be extra exciting and fun if you choose to leave your car.
Hike on Bergslagsleden, which is one of Sweden’s longest hiking trails. It is divided in 17 stages which are between 7 and 23 km long. The trail starts at Kloten, which borders to Dalarna, and Tivedstorp represents the last stop (stage 16 and 17) before it ends at Stenkällegården.
Bike after the green marked Sverigeleden and make a detour to Tivedstorp on Tivedsrundan.
The riding trails of Tiveden have fine routes to Tivedstorp – both the rider and the horse can have a break and rest here.



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