Tiny Ammarnäs, nestling in a river valley hemmed in by the Ammarfjället mountains, has been used by Sami herders for centuries. Even now, a good proportion of the population makes their living from reindeer husbandry.
Ammarnäs is one of the main entry points for the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve. Hikers can tackle the wildest part of the Kungsleden from here or else embark on easier day hikes, such as the 8km jaunt to the top of Mt Kaissats (984m) that runs from Stora Tjulträsk at the western end of the village.
This is a one-way-in, one-way-out spot, 88km northwest of Sorsele. While you'll spot many hikers, an incredible number of fishers turn up to fish the Vindelån and tributaries for trout, grayling and char.