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Top Choice Cultural in Jokkmokk

Jokkmokk Winter Market

Winter travellers shouldn't miss the annual Sami Winter Market, held the first Thursday through Saturday in February. The oldest and biggest of its kind, it attracts some 30,000 people annually; it’s like a yearly p…
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 Swedish in Arjeplog

Arjeplog Vilt & Kafé

Just over from the museum, this place has it all, from snacks to dried salmon, reindeer pelts, sausages and souvenirs for sale. Don't miss the special Kaffetåren, a local Sami favourite that involves putting dried r…
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 Swedish in Jukkasjärvi

Icehotel Restaurant

Though the dining room and cocktail bar are both warm and traditional, the gourmet treat that is the Icehotel Restaurant has the novelty of dishes served on plates made from Torne river ice. This unique place excels…
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 Cafe in Storuman

Hembygdsgården Cafe & Museum

Head to the Storuman tourist office to get directions here or you'll never find it. On one of the islands out in the lake, reached by a causeway, you'll find this absolutely delightful cafe and museum. Pick from wha…
Top Choice Swedish in Kiruna

Camp Ripan Restaurang

The lunch buffet is good value, but the real draw is the Sami-inspired à la carte menu featuring local, seasonal produce. The restaurant, located at the local campground, hosts regular culinary events, like a four-c…