Winter in Arjeplog & Arvidsjaur 2022

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Winter

in Arjeplog & Arvidsjaur Welcome!

2022

This is your free guide with information and offers

Experiences • Adventures • Memories


DID YOU KNOW THAT...

... Arjeplog and Arvidsjaur have among the cleanest and best tasting water in the whole world? You can drink the water directly from the tap! ... three large rivers pass through Arjeplog municipality: Piteälven, Skellefteälven and Laisälven. Four large rivers pass through Arvidsjaur municipality: Piteälven, Skellefteälven, Byskeälven and Åbyälven. They are all great fishing waters and the water is drinkable straight from the river. ..Sweden's deepest lake is Hornavan, which is centrally located in the municipality of Arjeplog. The deepest point is 221 meters and it stretches from Jäckvik to Arjeplog and is 70 kilometers long. ... the moose drops its horns every year! Only bulls have horns and they lose them every winter. The horns grow back in the spring and can then grow up to 2 cm per day. ... in Arjeplog and Arvidsjaur municipality there are totally eight Sami communities (Sami associations with reindeer owners). They are called: Svaipa, Semisjaur-Njarg, Maskaure, Luokta-Mávas, Västra Kikkejaur, Östra Kikkejaur, Mausjaur, Ståkke. For more information about Sami society; https://sweden.se/life/ people/sami-in-sweden

Area Arjeplog: 14 494,16 km2 (Land: 12 557,59 Lake: 1 936,57) Arvidsjaur: 6 126,3 km2 (Land: 5 655,59 Lake: 470,71) Number of lakes Arjeplog: 8 727 Arvidsjaur: More than 4 000 Population (September 2021) Arjeplog: 2 707 Arvidsjaur: 6 141 2

Welcome to a winter in the municipalities of Arjeplog and Arvidsjaur! In this guide we have gathered important information about accommodation, food, places to go and see, offers, telephone numbers that are good to know and much more. All this to make your visit as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

Enjoy your stay!

//Mona Piribauer Piribauer Media +46 (0)70-669 29 48 mona@arjeplogarn.se

Welcome to Arvidsjaur and Arjeplog! As Mayors of Arjeplog and Arvidsjaur we are very happy to welcome all of you to this year of automotive winter testing! You are important to us, and we very much value the knowledge, expertise and ideas that you bring to our region. You being here benefits the development of our region.

Our part of Sweden has a history of human settlements that dates back at least 10 000 years, to the time when the mountains and valleys saw light for the first time in a long while after the ice age. Hunters and gatherers inhabited the land and laid the foundation to the semi-nomadic indigenous Sámi culture which is present today. Visiting Arjeplog and Arvidsjaur also means visiting Sápmi, the traditional sámi land.

Isak Utsi

Today the lifestyles complement each other as many of us still live life’s which are depending on the nature. We are very proud of our landscapes and to many of us - the lakes, the mountains and the fauna in the area - are close to our hearts. At the same time we represent the forefront of new vehicle technology as a main winter testing capital of the world. As you may know, our municipalities are very large in terms of areal, but Lasse Forsgren. Photo: with few residents. Being few is a challenge when it comes to providing Arvidsjaur municipality schools, elder care, infrastructure and more, as our income only consists of the tax that come from our permanent residents. Your visit is a great contribution to our communities. Thanks to what you bring during your stay here with us, we have more entrepreneurs, more restaurants and hotels than other municipalities of our size. We respect your work ethics and admire the grit you display during your stay. Still, we hope you get some time off to enjoy the northern lights, exercise in our skiing tracks, enjoy our downhill slopes, go for a ride on a snowmobile and to learn more about our culture as well. We would love to hear from you and what you think of your stay here. We do not always have the means to make everything perfect in an instant, but we sure are proud to say that we are professional hosts dedicated to make your time here the most productive and enjoyable as possible. We invite you to share our arctic lifestyle. Welcome! Isak Utsi, Mayor and Chair of the Executive Committee in Arjeplog Lasse Forsgren, Mayor and Chair of the Executive Committee in Arvidsjaur Winter in Arjeplog & Arvidsjaur 2022


Well priced • Quality • Familiar Lunch Monday-Friday 11-14 SEK 98 10 lunches SEK 880

Stationsgatan 18 Arvidsjaur

Tonight's dish Monday-Friday 16-23 À la carte is also available

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Ica Nära Jäckvik

In February 2020, a brand new store opened in Jäckvik, 61 km west of Arjeplog. Only a short time later, the area was hit by the Corona pandemic and the store got off to a tough start. The well-stocked shop contains all kinds of groceries and a café that is well worth a visit. Maybe an excursion here by snowmobile or car, could be an option?

Cartest is one of the leading companies since 1989, offering test courses and services for car and car component testing. Through long experience in this field, the company has build up solid expertise to keeping course in top condition, as well as providing the supportive services the customer requires. Our test course are laid out both on land and on natural lake ice. We also offer combinations courses with warm asphalt/ice covered surfaces, and all our test courses is barred to other vehicles.

Cartest AB ∙ Alf Sundström, CEO ∙ Box 128, 938 21 Arjeplog ∙ Tel. +46 961 613 66 ∙ Cellph. +46 70 672 87 11 e-mail: ab.cartest@telia .com ∙ Homepage: www.cartest.se ∙ visit our site at Facebook - cartest arjeplog

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TESTING FACILITIES for rent Both short-term & long-term WORKSHOPS • OFFICES • TRACKS

For information, contact Magnus Holmgren tel +46 70 641 99 98 Rickard Larsson tel +46 70 635 81 10 Winter in Arjeplog & Arvidsjaur 2022


25 years of ESP® Celebrating a milestone in active driving safety www.bosch-proving-grounds.com

Tested under tough conditions and introduced as pioneering Bosch innovation to prevent skidding, the electronic stability program (ESP®) is ever since important when it comes to driving safety.

Reindeer skin Dried reindeer meat Handicraft Locally made bracelets Wool gloves and souvenirs of course!

Welcome to our big shop in Arvidsjaur, Lapland Opening hours: Måndag - Fredag 09.30 - 17.30 Lördag 09.30 - 14.00

Westerbärgar'n

Your local towtruck in Arvidsjaur and Arjeplog

Call us when things go wrong 0960-211 04, 0961-106 06 Winter in Arjeplog & Arvidsjaur 2022

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Looking for accommodation?

Through us, you can rent a private house or stay in one of our hotelrooms or apartments with free access to gym, sauna, relax, wireless internet and parking with engine heater.

Drottninggatan 5, Arjeplog For reservation and information: info@simloc.se www.simlochotel.com Winter in Arjeplog & Arvidsjaur 2022


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Gift shop Slideshow Exhibitions Tourist information turist@arjeplog.se +46 (0)961 145 20

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OPEN

Mon-Fri: 12-16 Sat: 10-14 Sun ( Jan-Mar): 12-14

Torget 1, 938 31 Arjeplog +46 (0)961 145 00 www.silvermuseet.se/en

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Tasty Foodtruck Open: Tuesday-Friday 11.00-19.00 Saturday-Sunday 12.00-19.00 Hamburger Phone: +46 (0)76-77 66 247 Cheeseburger Lugnetvägen 5 (Shell gas station) Moose burger Chicken burger

Note: All information is subject to change

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Household waste guide In the municipalities of Arjeplog and Arvidsjaur we sort, recycle and reuse as much as possible. Recycling means that waste is recycled to become new materials and products or energy. The more accurate sorting, the more we are saving our natural resources. Please, help us to preserve our nature and environment. In order to deal with waste in an environmentally correct way, it is important that it is sorted properly from the beginning. The different types of materials must be sorted by Swedish law. Below is a presentation of how you should sort your household waste in three steps.

Residual waste

Residual waste is what’s left when you have separated all the waste that can be recycled. Place the waste in an ordinary plastic shopping bag, tie it and place it in the green container outside your home. Diapers, vacuum cleaner bags, envelopes, dishcloths, cotton buds, worn, vegetable and fruit peelings, shellfish waste, pasta, bread crusts, teabags etc.

At local recycling station (Miljögård)

You can deposit small household items that can be recycled. Paper and cartons Rinse and flatten the packagings before disposal.

Glass packaging Rinse the bottles and jars.

Milk packagings, cereal boxes, egg boxes, pizza cartons, wrapping paper, newspapers and magazines, catalogues, paperbacks, advertising material etc.

Coloured and clear glass is sorted into separate containers. Bottles and jars must be empty. Remove corks, caps and lids.

Plastic packaging Rinse the packagings.

Metal packaging Rinse the packagings.

Sauce bottles, ice cream cartons, shampoo and balsam bottles, toothpaste tubes etc.

Lids, caps, aluminium foil, tin cans, etc.

At recycling centre (Återvinningscentral)

You can leave all the other waste, free of charge. For help with sorting you can always ask the staff. Wood, plastic, concrete, cement, plasterboard, pallets, ink cartridges, bricks, earthenware, pottery, porcelain, ceramics. Electrical goods, anything with cords, batteries and electrical fittings, even light bulbs Scrap metal for example bicycles, gutters, saucepans. Anything that is heavy, bulky or hazardous You can hand in left over or unused medicine to the pharmacy. 8

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"Kaffetåren" Coffee with reindeer-tongue, dry meat & coffee cheese

MOOSE, REINDEER, FISH & OTHER DELICACIES, CRAFTS & SOUVENIRS

Welcome to us! Torget, Arjeplog. +46 (0)961-100 01

New store

We have clothes, toys, accessories for telephones/computers and much more Open: Monday-Friday 12.00-17.00 Saturday 10.00-15.00 Drottninggatan 8 Welcome!

Dressand More

I.M. Artist

*Airport restaurant

*Catering

For a souvenir out of the ordinary!!

*Breakfast pre-orders

*Inflight catering

I specialize in charcoal drawings mainly inspired by animals and nature. Bring home an unforgettable memory of your visit.

order@lapplandsmat.se

+46 72 253 09 60

Both ready designs or custom work after your desire are possible. I exhibit some of my work in the Silvermuseum until the 28th of January. For contact; Ida-Marie +46768381465 Winter in Arjeplog & Arvidsjaur 2022

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For your information FOOD - ARVIDSJAUR LAPPLANDSMAT Restaurant at Arvidsjaur Airport. Mon-Fri 11.00-14.30 Lounge service. Inflight catering. Breakfast pre-booking. Catering and take-away meals. www.lapplandsmat.se +46 72 253 09 60 order@lapplandsmat.se

FOOD and SHOPPING ARJEPLOG VILTBUTIKEN Shop and café at the Market square in central Arjeplog. A large assortment of fish, moose- and reindeermeat, souvenirs and handicrafts. Food and Swedish "fika". Mon-Thu 10-16 Fri 9-16, Sat 11-15, Sun Closed. Facebook: Viltbutiken

HEALTHCARE CENTER

ARJEPLOG Doktor Wallquists Väg 3A Appointment booking: +46 (0)961-148 01 Urgent: +46 (0)961-148 02 ARJEPLOG Storgatan 1 A

PHARMACY

ARJEPLOG Tingsbacka Phone, if not urgent: +46 77 114 14 00

ARVIDSJAUR Östra Skolgatan 18 A

POLICE

ARVIDSJAUR Östra Kyrkogatan 1 Phone, if not urgent: +46 77 114 14 00

SPORT CENTRES

ARJEPLOG LAISVALL

ARJEPLOG LAISVALL

ARVIDSJAUR - central and Camp Gielas

GYM

GLOMMERSTRÄSK MOSKOSEL

ARVIDSJAUR GLOMMERSTRÄSK

INDOOR SWIMMING POOLS

ACTIVITIE/VISIT ARJEPLOG

ARJEPLOG

CHURCH OF SWEDEN

LAISVALL

Parish of Arjeplog. The church in central Arjeplog is open every day 8-16. Church services on Sundays at 11.00. For information and changes: www.svenskakyrkan.se/ arjeplog-arvidsjaurs-pastorat

ARVIDSJAUR Sjukstugegatan 3 Appointment booking: +46 (0)960-575 02 Urgent: +46 (0)960-575 01

ARVIDSJAUR

INDOOR ICE RINKS

ARVIDSJAUR GLOMMERSTRÄSK

OUTDOOR ICE RINKS

ARJEPLOG

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING TRAILS, SEVERAL ILLUMINATED IN THE EVENING ARJEPLOG - Djuptjärn, Öberget LAISVALL JÄCKVIK

ARVIDSJAUR - Rymmarstadion GLOMMERSTRÄSK MOSKOSEL

DOWNHILL SKIING

ARJEPLOG - Galtispouda JÄCKVIK

ARVIDSJAUR - Prästberget

MORE INFORMATION: arjeplog.se and arvidsjaur.se

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER 10

TOURIST OFFICE

ARJEPLOG Market square, in Silvermuseet, phone: +46 (0)961-145 20

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Information and places to visit in both Arjeplog & Arvidsjaur ARJEPLOG FILM FESTIVAL February 11-13, Arjeplog's Film Festival will be held for the 17th year in a row. There are various Swedish films shown, that are discussed afterwards. It is usually a nice break for all visitors in the middle of the coldest winter. Last year, the festival was only digital and it could be followed via social media. This year it is not yet known what it will be like, says the festival manager Olivia Karlberg. LAPPSTADEN - THE SAMI VILLAGE Lappstaden in Arvidsjaur is a Sami well-preserved church town and one of Norrbotten's architectural monuments. Open all year round, around the clock. Fri entrance.

DAINAKBRON West of Arjeplog on road 625, there is a bridge called Dainakbron. It has been closed for traffic since October 2019. Work has now begun to demolish the old bridge and build a new one. During the summer of 2023, traffic is planned to be able to start driving over the new bridge.

PLANNED MARKETS *Arjeplog winter market is planned to be held week 10 for almost the 400th time, if possible. *Jokkmokk winter market (154 km north of Arvidsjaur) is planned to be held for the 417th year on February 3-5. For more information: arjeplog.se and jokkmokksmarknad.se POLCIRKELN ARCTIC CIRCLE A popular excursion destination is the Arctic Circle. By car along Silvervägen (Road 95), it is 101 km west of Arjeplog.

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LILLBERGET Take a ride up on Lillberget and enjoy the view over Arvidsjaur.

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Important information for visitors in Arjeplog & Arvidsjaur Here are some important information and wishes to visitors in Arjeplog and Arvidsjaur municipality, from the local Police and others, with a warm welcome!

REINDEER AND OTHER WILDLIFE

TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

Reindeer herding and wildlife warning signs Wildlife warnings must be taken seriously. Be extra careful at dawn and dusk, that´s when most animals are on the move.

Use your seat belt By law, you must use seat belts in the car, at all times.

In Sweden there are no wild reindeer – all reindeers have an owner.

Be visible In Sweden all vehicles must be driven with dipped headlights, even during the daytime. It´s not allowed to combine dipped headlights and fog lights. When walking outside after nightfall, use reflectors and reflective vests to increase your visibility to others.

Reindeer herding is carried out in areas around both Arvidsjaur and Arjeplog, which means that reindeer can be near to or on the roads. Reindeer tend to walk on the road since it´s easier for them to walk there than in deep snow. Large black plastic bags on the side of the road is an extra warning that there can be reindeer on the road ahead, but it is also to try to keep the reindeer from using the roads.

Respect the speed limits There is a 30 km/h speed limit near schools and kindergartens, and a 50 km/h speed limit in residential areas. Anyone breaking the speed limit increases the risk of an accident and at the same time you risk getting fined or losing your driving license.

Reindeer are herd animals – if you see one, there´s always more. Don´t try to outrun reindeer on the road. Pass them at low speed and be aware that they can change direction rapidly. WARNING

Narrow roads Please drive slowly on narrow roads in the countryside. You can suddenly meet the plough-truck, other vehicles or animals.

Do not walk on tracks made by snowmoblies It is easy to walk on tracks made by snowmobiles, but remember that they can sometimes lead you to open water.

Don´t drink and drive Sweden has zero tolerance for drinking and driving. Not only do you risk causing a lethal accident, you also risk losing your driving licence and facing prison sentence.

Wildlife collision - important to report to 112

Parking Only park where it is allowed and in the driving direction on the right side. Snowmobiles Driving snowmobiles is not allowed in the villages or residential areas, except on marked trails. In some areas driving is forbidden. There is a speed limit of 30 km/h on the trails in Arjeplog and 50 km/h in Arvidsjaur. This is to reduce noise and the risk of accidents. The speed limit outside the residential areas is 70 km/h. Wearing a helmet is a legal requirement. Zero tolerance for alcohol applies to snowmobiles too. Only one minute You are not allowed to leave the engine of your car running idle for more than one minute. Mobile phone in the car It is not allowed to talk in the mobile phone when driving. Winter in Arjeplog & Arvidsjaur 2022

If you accidently have a wildlife collision, it is very

important to report the accident by calling the emergency number 112. To make a report is never penalised, but on the contrary - if you fail to report within four hours, it is considered to be a hit-and-run case which is considered a crime. As well, do not let the animals agonise unnecessarily. Mark the place of accident, by attaching a plastic strap or tape to the closest “plough stick”, i.e. the sticks marking the sides of the road for the plough truck. Make a note of your location. This will really ease the work for those going to search for the injured animal. Any collision with wild life - including elk, reindeer, deer, eagles, bears, wolves and otters must be reported.You can collect special wild life collision straps at the local Police station, to mark the place of accident. 13


Meet Bajar and Christine Bajar Elmazoski, 46 years old, is one of the many persons that have started their lives in another country but ended up in Arjeplog. He is born and raised in Macedonia and after having lived in the south of Sweden for a while, he moved to Arjeplog in 2013 to work as a pizza baker. At the moment, he helps out his partner in her clothing shop and has a mobile food truck in town. He likes Arjeplog a lot and says he can not imagine living anywhere else anymore. He lives here together with his girlfriend and 3 sons. His tip to visitors is to go out and enjoy nature. Whether it is summer or winter, Arjeplog is beautiful all year and you should really take the chance to experience the beauty. - Rent a snowmobile and drive! /Guido van den Berg

Christine Hanselmann, was born and raised in Austria. When she was 19, she moved to Switzerland and four years ago she moved to Norra Näverliden in Arvidsjaur municipality. - Previously, I have only been in Sweden during the winter season and then went back to Switzerland to work as a nurse. Now I live full time in Sweden and work in healthcare. Soon I will have a Swedish test to be able to get a nurse ID here in Sweden as well. - For 22 years, my ex-husband and I have had sled dogs and had tourist activities. I do not do that anymore. Now I only have the dogs for my own sake, but I still rent out a cabin. What's the best thing about living up here? - It is nature and that we have a real winter, says Christine. When I was in Sweden for the first time twenty years ago, I decided to move to Sweden when my Photo: Private children became adults. - Here you can be out in nature and be completely alone. There is not much traffic on the roads either. That was one of the reasons why I wanted to move here and to get more space for the dogs. What do you think those who visit the area should try? - I think they should try to get in touch with the residents and see their real lives. Here there is much less stress and many people work here to have a good life, not for the money. That's a big difference for me. We can sit outside by a fire without having to stress away. Here we also have more spare time and I think that visitors can learn a lot from our lives here, says Christine. 14

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AVSTÅNDSTABELL From Arjeplog to: Adolfström FRÅN ARJEPLOG TILL 75 km ADOLFSTRÖM 75 KM 87 km Arvidsjaur ARVIDSJAUR 87 KM JÄCKVIK 60 KMkm 61 Jäckvik 37 KM 37 LaisvallLAISVALL MELLANSTRÖM 27 KMkm NORSKA GRÄNSEN 135 27KMkm Mellanström ÖRNVIK 75 KM 135 Norwegian border 105 POLCIRKELN KMkm 59 KM 75 km ÖrnvikSLAGNÄS 101 km Arctic cirkel 59 km Slagnäs

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The Swedish "Allemansrätt" In Sweden everyone is allowed to roam freely throughout the countryside. This is called “every man’s right”, a right of common or public access. This means that you can walk and camp up to three nights in one spot (with certain restrictions).

Enjoy a peaceful fire in the wild.

• Making fire is allowed only if there is no risk of the fire spreading and not allowed during summer droughts. • Picking wild berries, mushrooms and flowers is allowed, but not if it´s a rare or endangered species; in which case, they are protected by law. • Destroying live trees or any part of them is not allowed. • Taking birds eggs or nests is not allowed.

Pick cloudberries if you visit us in the summer.

• Fishing is only allowed if you have a pass or permit for the specific place where you plan to fish. • You may enter enclosed areas, but make sure you close the gate behind you. The gate may be there to keep animals from getting out – or in. However, you may not go in on the grounds around a private home, which is called “the zone of privacy”. • Finally a crucial responsibility that comes with this right is that you must clean up after yourself.

Ice fishing is a common interest among the locals.

Welcome back to Lapland!

Winter in Arjeplog & Arvidsjaur is published by Piribauer Media. Responsible publisher: Mona Piribauer • Proofreader: Guido van den Berg. Mona: +46 (0)70-669 29 48 • mona@arjeplogarn.se Print: Lule Grafiska AB, for distribution from January 14, 2022. Winter in Arjeplog & Arvidsjaur 2022

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