Attractions

National Park in Laponia World Heritage Area

Padjelanta National Park

The largest national park in Sweden, 1984-sq-km Padjelanta gets its name from the Sami name Badjelánnda, meaning ‘higher land’, and appropriately consists of a vast plateau, largely above the treeline, surrounding t…
Cultural Site in Laponia World Heritage Area

Laponia World Heritage Area

The World Heritage Area includes four national parks and two nature reserves within the districts of Jokkmokk and Gällivare. The magnificent Naturum Laponia, on Viedásnjárgga Headland in Stora Sjöfallet National Par…
National Park in Laponia World Heritage Area

Stora Sjöfallet National Park

Mountainous and thickly forested Stora Sjöfallet National Park is the northernmost part of the World Heritage Area. It is dominated by Áhkká (2105m), known as the ‘Queen of Lappland’ and crowned with 10 glaciers. Th…
Village in Laponia World Heritage Area

Kvikkjokk

Tiny Kvikkjokk (Huhttán in Sami), 118km west of Jokkmokk, is on the Kungsleden and at the southern end of the Padjelantala Trail. Several fantastic day walks start from the village, including the 7km climb of Snjera…
Park in Laponia World Heritage Area

Sarek National Park

Sarek National Park, central in the World Heritage Area, is for experienced and well-kitted-out trekkers only. Named after Sarektjåhkkå (2098m), and full of sharp peaks and huge glaciers, the park is rich in wildlif…
National Park in Laponia World Heritage Area

Muddus National Park

Covered in wetlands and primeval forest, Muddus National Park covers 500km and is the easternmost part of the World Heritage Area, east of the E45 that links Jokkmokk and Gällivare. Best accessed from Skaite (Skäjdd…
Nature Reserve in Laponia World Heritage Area

Sjaunja Nature Reserve

Along with four national parks, two nature reserves are included in the Laponia World Heritage Area, and Sjaunja is the biggest of those. At 150km long, it sits to the northwest of the E45 and along with Stubba Natu…
Nature Reserve in Laponia World Heritage Area

Stubba Nature Reserve

One of two nature reserves that, along with four national parks, make up the Laponia World Heritage Area, Stubba covers 350 sq km and along with Muddus National Park and Sjaunja Nature Reserve, is part of Sweden's b…