Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Jokkmokk

Ájtte Museum

This illuminating museum is Sweden’s most thorough introduction to Sami culture. Follow the ‘spokes’ radiating from the central chamber, each dealing with a different theme – from traditional costume, silverware, cr…
Top Choice Museum in Arjeplog

Silvermuseet

Housed in what used to be a nomad school, the tour de force at Arjeplog's Silvermuseet is the vast collection of Sami silver objects – the most extensive of its kind – including belt buckles, ornate spoons and goble…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Lappland

Båtsuoj Sami Camp

To experience the life of the forest Sami, visit Båtsuoj, where Tom and Lotta Svensson practise their traditional livelihood full time. You can watch the reindeer get lassoed, stay overnight on reindeer skins inside…
Top Choice Church in Storuman

Stensele Kyrka

Built in 1885, with seating for 2000 over two floors, Stensele Church is Sweden's biggest wooden church. A seat was provided for every man, woman and child in the parish. Enter this massive structure, push the right…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Abisko

Aurora Sky Station

Across the highway from the STF Turiststation, a chairlift takes you up Mt Nuolja (1164m), where you can enjoy epic views from the deck of the Panorama Café. In summer this is a prime spot from which to see the midn…
Top Choice Mountain in Hemavan Tärnaby

Atoklimpen

Atoklimpen (1006m), a monolithic, bare mountain 35km west of Tärnaby, has been regarded as holy by the Sami for centuries. Evidence of sacrificial sites and encampments with hearths is scattered across the area, and…
Top Choice Historic Building in Arvidsjaur

Lappstaden

The first church was built in Arvidsjaur in 1607, and church-attendance laws (urged by zealous priests and enforced by the monarchy) imposed a certain amount of pew time upon the nomadic Sami. To make their church v…
Top Choice Gallery in Jokkmokk

Sameslöjdstiftelsen Sami Duodji

This centrally located Sami gallery and crafts centre is your one-stop shop for diverse, authentic Sami handicrafts of the highest quality: from leatherwork, clothing in Sami colours and silver jewellery to bone-inl…
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…