Museum in Karesuando

Vita Huset

Vita Huset is a folk museum in a former policemen’s residence, with evocative photos depicting Finn civilians fleeing the retreating German forces in 1944, their cattle in tow. Dozens were rescued by Olga Raattamaa,…
Church in Karesuando


Karesuando boasts the northernmost church in Sweden, built in 1816; the wooden altar was made by Swedish artist Bror Hjorth.
Museum in Karesuando

Laestadius Pörte

A short walk west of the tourist office is Laestadius Pörte, the compact log cabin that was home to Lars Levi Laestadius, his wife and their 14 children (yes, it's rather like fitting a dozen people in a Mini) betwe…