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Church in Karesuando


Karesuando boasts the northernmost church in Sweden, originally built in 1816, after Sweden lost the war with Russia. Borders were remarked, with the main town of Markkina on the Finnish side. This meant that Sweden…
Factory in Karesuando

Karesuando Knives

This small operation on the west side of town makes genuine knives and axes shaped by centuries of Sami traditions, using raw materials that include reindeer hide, horn, bone, curly birch and wool. The blades are st…
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,…
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…
Fast Food in Karesuando

Arctic Lunch & Grill

The only place to chow down in Karesuando, west of the tourist office and near the petrol station. Burgers or Asian-style fry-up: the choice is yours.