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ON FOOT, WITH A PADDLE OR A FLY-FISHING ROD

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Welcome to Jokkmokk WE HAVE A PLACE FOR EVERYONE

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rich in contrast and challenging. In this vast part of Swedish Lapland there are just over five thousand people in an area as big as half of Switzerland. Here you’ll find large forests, marshes and an unparalleled mountain region. Sarek might be the most mythical of the four national parks, but Padjelanta, Stora Sjöfallet and Muddus are equally as loved. Every park has its natural treasures. Sámi culture with its ancient – and modern – traditions is strongly anchored here. The Arctic summer is short but intense. Cranes and geese arrive with the light, together with swans and curlews. They don’t mind if there’s still snow left on the ground. The wonderfully hectic summer is as dizzying every year. The noise in the forest is almost deafening. Everything grows quickly, meltwater thunders over rapids and children jump around cheering happily, with or without wellies. Everyone is in a hurry to get everything done. Fish for trout. Take a hike in the mountains. Pick cloudberries. Brand reindeer calves, parties, events and birdwatching – the list goes on. And in the midst of all this: the light summer nights – a solace for the soul. The continental climate gives us heat waves from the east with temperatures of up to 25-30 degrees, but also icy winds and rain sweeping in from the north-west. The contrasts are part of the adventure. Get close to all these contrasts: between forest and bare mountain, urban life and wilderness, high-tech and inherited knowledge, between the domesticated and the wild. In Jokkmokk you can still feel like an explorer and experience things others never get a chance to try. Just remember to plan your trip a little bit more than if you were going somewhere populous and touristy. Book the things you really want to experience in advance. What you’ll probably remember most are the people you’ll met. All the conversations where your shared experiences will create new insights. Perhaps your meeting with Jokkmokk might change the way you view the world a little. Who knows what life has in store.

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TURISTINFORMATION

”Buoris boahtem Jåhkåmåkkåj!/ Buresboahtin Jåhkåmåhkkái!” *

Jokkmokk Tourist Information Stortorget 4, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-222 50

Photo: Carl Johan Utsi

For more information, inspiration and opening hours: * “Welcome to Jokkmokk!” in Lule Sámi/North Sámi language.

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S T F - C A B I mountain N S ( S W E D I S H T O world, U R I S T A S S Owhich C I A T I O N ) is largely roadless land. Still, there are Jokkmokk has an amazing plenty of paths and modes B L T - C A B Iof N S (transport B Á D J E L Á N N D A for L A P O land N I A T O Uand R I S M ) water, and even air. In summer it’s full speed. Along trails, in villages with cabins for rent, at mountain stations and hotels there is CABINS IN MUDDUS NATIONALPARK (LAPONIATJUOTTJUDUS) life and movement. In the mountain villages you live a simple life in cabins – this is a living UTJAURE VÄ S T Ä Nthe D A ( Clocals. ABINS) room in the middle ofKnature for Intense activity takes place in Sámi summer residences. Visitors in the land of the reindeer KABLA JAKT OCH FISKE (CABINS) will notice that mountain slopes and valleys are also workplaces. Respect the reindeer and TJÅKI SAMEVISTE (SÁMI HUT) the reindeer husbandry. Even if the roads end, life goes on ... J O K K M O K K S Jin A K Tthe - O C Hroadless F I S K E V Å R D S Farea Ö R E N I Nand G Find your accommodation let cabins help you plan the ideal hike. (JOKKMOKK'S HUNTING AND FISHING ASSOCIATION, CABINS) PIETSJAURE SIJDDA (CABINS AND SÁMI HUTS) STÁKKONJÁRGGA FJÄLLSTUGOR (MOUNTAIN CABINS)

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Adventure in the land with no roads THAT IS TEEMING WITH TRAILS w h e r e a r e yo u r l i m i t s ? Who are you without access to the constant flow of media? Will you manage being a small dot in a landscape where mountains prevail, mile after mile in all directions? Does the idea tickle you, or scare you? Whether you’d like to don a fully-packed backpack, heading out with a map and compass, or prefer to enjoy the mountain panorama from the doorstep with a mug of freshly-made coffee and a botanical guide in your hand, there is a Laponia just for you. The Arctic summer is like a whirlwind: fresh and delightful, but also whimsical and erratic. The snow has barely melted before the greenery explodes and the migratory birds have already laid their eggs. Summer is short and there is no time to lose. The sun shines day and night. High pressure and low pressure keep alternating: one day it’s 30 degrees, the next icy winds are blowing. A wise piece of advice: dress in layers. Shorts today, woollen long-johns tomorrow. Be prepared! Mountains and valleys in Laponia have always attracted mountain hikers. A young Carl Linnaeus was amazed by the vigorous plant growth in the Kvikkjokk delta, and the number of species on the 6

Padjelanta mountain plateau. There the mountains are low, the heathland vast and the lakes big. In summer the clear waters invite you to a refreshing swim. The 140-km-long Padjelanta trail is easy to walk and there are plenty of overnight cabins. If you just want to hike half of the trail you can fly to Stáloluokta and hike back to one of the starting points in Kvikkjokk or Ritsem. If you love to push yourself you’re probably already thinking Sarek. In the heart of Sarek there are hundreds of high mountain peaks, some with glaciers. Rapid brooks flow down into the deep winding valleys. Hiking in Sarek requires experience. This is in truth roadless land. There are no marked trails here, no cosy mountain huts. Crossing an icy mountain stream isn’t without its dangers, and it’s easy to get lost. The only person you can depend on here is yourself, or your experienced mountain guide. Towards the north-east the mountains become lower. You can hike through different plant zones, through wetlands and old-growth forests. One of Europe’s oldest pine forests lies here, among the mighty mountain ridges and stony highlands of DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   J OKK MOKK


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Hiking is hot. Learn how to navigate in the mountains. Nature guide Cecilia Lundin takes you out and teaches you the basics of hiking, how to navigate using a map and compass, and how to read the landscape around you. During the course you learn when it’s alright to cross running water, and when you should leave it alone. Knowledge is your best investment if you want your mountain trip to be exactly as amazing as you’ve imagined. www.natulife.se

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Learn to kayak – embark on a tour along the Pearl River Learn the basics of kayaking on a calm lake, home to blackthroated loons and old pikes lurking in the reeds. Or grab your paddle and embark on a five-day canoeing trip in the Pearl River nature reserve, one of Lapland’s unknown areas. The longer tour gives you time to go fishing and do shorter hiking tours. www.jokkmokkguiderna.com

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Stora Sjöfallet. In Muddus a mosaic landscape of marshland, waterfalls and deep gorges awaits. Sarek and the rest of Laponia is sometimes called a wilderness. But it’s not true. The region might be roadless, but has been a living cultural landscape for thousands of years. Active reindeer herding requires hikers to show respect. Winding paths in the area are trod by humans and animals, rivers travelled and trails with footbridges are sometimes thronging with hikers. Find your limits. Finding out who you are is an adventure.

Others have explored the area The roadless land has long fascinated scientists and explorers. Carl Linnaeus is a well-known example. A whole world got to know the unique flora of the Jokkmokk mountains through his mapping. Axel Hamberg, researcher and geography professor, made it his life’s work to explore Sarek. For 37 years, starting in 1895, he devoted his summers and also a few winters to the area. The mission, which initially was to take stock of Sarek’s glaciers, was enlarged to encompass the Sarek bedrock, quaternary geology, hydrology and meteorological conditions. He established his own map of the area, used by visitors to Sarek up until 1970.

Autumn trekking in Sarek A tough week’s hike in September with a guide – this is the autumn equivalent of the winter’s demanding skiing expedition in Sarek National Park. You carry all equipment on your back, spend the nights in a tent and come prepared for hardship, wet feet and great experiences in a contrast-rich landscape where nature and weather conditions dictate the term. www.laponiaadventures.com 7


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Laponia World Heritage A WHOLE WORLD TO EXPLORE

l a p o n i a i s o n e of Europe’s most valuable and unique cultural landscapes. Are you ready to explore this contrast-rich area? Sometimes Laponia is called a wilderness, but it’s not true. Laponia is a living cultural region, despite being largely roadless. When Unesco designated Laponia a natural and cultural world heritage site in 1996 the motivation was that Sámi culture and ongoing reindeer husbandry has great value for all mankind. Reindeer herds roam the area when the snow disappears, just like they’ve always done. People live their lives in the area, in harmony with animals and nature. The national parks in Laponia have long been protected under Swedish law. The national parks belong to the state and anyone who loves nature experiences, now and for all time. There is much to experience in old-growth forests near mountains, in the mountains themselves, in the glacier regions, in valleys and along rivers. Apart from the national parks there are various nature reserves, set up to protect a particular species or habitat, or to secure outdoor recreation in the area. Nature reserves can be both private and state land. The landscape in Laponia bears traces of both Earth’s and man’s early history. To the untrained eye it might be difficult to see the tracks of Sámi life. For millennia, people in the region have left few footprints. Ask guides and locals to teach you how to spot fireplaces, trapping pits, reindeer milking areas, migratory routes and other cultural remains. Be curious about Laponia. Learn more. Enjoy! Be one of those who cares for and looks after the Laponia world heritage site for future generations. Feel welcome. 8

LAPONIA FACTS AREA: 9,400 square kilometres. SITUATED: within the municipalities of Jokkmokk and Gällivare. SÁMI ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS: Baste cearru, Unna tjerusj, Sirges, Jåhkågaska tjiellde, Tuorpon, Luokta-Mávas, and the Udtja, Slakka and Gällivare forest Sámi associations. NATIONAL PARKS: Sarek, Padjelanda/ Badjelánnda, Muddus/ Muttos and Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke. NATURE RESERVES Sjávnja och Stubbá, and the areas Tjuoldavuobme (Tjuolta Valley), Ráhpaäno suorgudahka (Látjávrre Delta) and Sulidälbmá.

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Guvtjávrre/Kutjaure from the west side, faceing Stora Sjöfallets/Stuor Muorkke national park. Here you can stay at Kutjaures Västända or STF Kutjaure, page 29.

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WHAT IS A ’SIIDA?

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In Jokkmokk there are three mountain siidas, or Sámi administrative units, keeping their reindeer in Laponia during the summer season, and two forest siidas with reindeer in the forest all year round. A siida is both a geographical area and an organisation for reindeer herding and reindeer husbandry enterprises. Reindeer roam within the siida and are moved from one pasture to another. Each siida has its own pastures. Laponia is the workplace for mountain siidas in summer; calf branding take places as June changes into July. The siida collects its reindeer and the individual owners brand their calves at night, when it’s cooler. Do not disturb them! Show respect for reindeer and the reindeer herding.

Discover Laponia – before you even get there Four unique visitor centres offer different perspectives and exhibitions, and together with Naturum Laponia they give you an overall picture of the World Heritage.

LAPONIA ENTRANCE JÅHKÅMÅHKKE/ JOKKMOKK. An exhibition where the entire

family can test their knowledge on Laponia and fly through the World Heritage. Kyrkogatan 3, Jokkmokk

LAPONIA ENTRANCE JIELLEVÁRRE/ GÄLLIVARE. An exhibition that lets you

experience reindeer slaughter and berry picking. See the World Heritage in autumn colours. Centralplan 4, Gällivare

LAPONIA ENTRANCE BÅRJÅS/ PORJUS. Exhibition: in the time of the blue

winter light and the dancing northern lights. Strömgatan 25, Porjus

LAPONIA ENTRANCE HUHTTÁN/ KVIKKJOKK. Sign exhibition on what lives and grows in Sarek and Padjelanta during summer. Storvägen 19, Kvikkjokk More information about all the Laponia Entrances: www.laponia.nu

Experience the world heritage

Photo: Carl Johan Utsi

Go kayaking for a day on the big mountain lake Langas. The landscape is both dramatic and restful in all directions. Learn what to take into account when kayaking in cold mountain water, where the weather can change quickly with hard winds blowing. You can also opt for a two-day tour with kayaking and an overnight stay in the Sjöfallet cottage, and a short hike back to Saltoluokta the next day. Fixed dates during July/August and some tours in September. www.laponiaadventures.com

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The gateway to the world heritage Laponia Naturum at Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke is your gateway to Laponia’s nature and culture. The grey building on Viedásnjárgga holds exhibitions depicting animals and plants as well as the geography and cultural history that shaped the world heritage site. Help yourself to what’s on offer: guided heritage tours, films, theme nights and practical advice and ideas for excursions and hiking trips in the area. A shop with local products. Enjoy a cup of coffee with gáhkko, a soft bread typical to the region, and smoked arctic char or a waffle with cloudberry jam in the café, right in front of the mighty views of Stuor Muorkke, or relax with a book in front of the fireplace. www.laponia.nu Activities for children, see page 14–15. 9


The perfect hike

WHAT KIND OF HIKE DO YOU DREAM ABOUT?

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the Padjelanta Trail, the Arctic Trail... It’s so tempting to just put your hiking boots on and go. Preferably with no requirements for performance and timing. Just being here and now, a small dot in the universe. It’s always best to match the mountain tour with your own level. That’s when you really fall in love. If the hike is too easy you might be left unsatisfied; you wanted more. If it’s too hard it can be a total disaster. Nature guide Cecilia Lundin thinks the best bit about hiking is leaving the day-to-day life behind. It’s that feeling of freedom, carrying everything you need in your backpack. – Our lives are so connected and stressful. Repetitive movements make you relax and there’s no need to check your watch or phone all the time,

Cecilia says. She knows it’s easier to unwind if you move, and tire yourself out. Effort gives a kind of rest, when it’s not turbo speed – and you sleep well at night. The number of solitary walkers keeps increasing, which Cecilia finds both positive and negative. – It’s ok on the trails, but not in Sarek. It really makes sense to have company there. You should always have company in difficult terrain, especially in areas where you’ve never been. If you take a tumble and hurt yourself in a remote place you can get into proper trouble. If you walk on your own you have to be more careful and limit yourself, absolutely no crossing rapidly-flowing water. If you want to hike on your own it’s better

PACKING LIST What to pack on a day trip: a map and a compass. Spare socks and Compeed plasters. Mosquito repellent or other mosquito protection. Toilet roll. Water bottle (fill it in brooks and running water) Matches. Whatever food you need, perhaps some extra energy bars. Waterproof clothing. Packing for a multi-day trip: make sure you have broken-in shoes, layered clothing and a good backpack. Take the advice provided by your mountain guide. Please note! Don’t expect any mobile coverage outside the trails, especially not in Sarek. It’s a good idea to fill out a travel plan before you head out. Try to get a message through if your plans change. www.fjallaktiv.com/en/winter-instructions/

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to stick to the forests, or one of the trails, Cecilia says. A good idea might be starting out from a mountain station, like Kvikkjokk, Saltoluokta or Ritsem. Many arrive with the intention of hiking far along one of the trails. Others are more comfortable setting up a base camp at a mountain station, doing day hikes in different directions. Another good idea is flying to Staloluokta and walk from there, north or south along the Padjelanta Trail. Whether you want to test your limits or stop at every bend in the path to experience scents, sounds and sights, you’ll find the perfect hike. Only you know what you want to do, and what you can do.

The Swedish Right of Access The unique Swedish Right of Access has a long history and has been part of the Swedish Constitution since 1994. It specifies the right and obligations of all those who spend time in nature. Some examples: feel free to camp for a night, but ask for permission if you’re near houses. Pick energy-rich berries to eat along the hike. Drink water from the stream. Take photos of everything beautiful. Enjoy all the views, sounds and scents. Let all the beautiful plants grow untouched everywhere. Don’t harm anything living: trees, plants, animals or insects. Don’t disturb birds, animals or humans. Don’t leave garbage or anything else behind. Feel fortunate that you get to preserve nature for future generations.

Six hiking trails and paths near Jokkmokk

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Virihaure/Virijaur in Badjelannda/ Padjelanta national park. Here you can stay at Badjelannda Turisms mountain huts in Stáloluokta or Árasluokta, page 29.

Near Jokkmokk itself there are both shorter and longer hiking trails and paths in the forest land. Perfect for shorter day trips or a proper run. At the Tourist Information you can pick up the brochure Walking trails in Jokkmokk with maps and more information. The so-called Terjemilen trail goes through a forest of large pines, with footbridges over marshland and some really challenging slopes. It’s an excellent choice for a day hike. If you’d rather go for a run and are reasonably well trained you can do it in an hour. Remember to close the gates behind you in the reindeer enclosure or walk around it if you see there are reindeer inside. (9.1 km) The Margitbergsslingan takes you to the top of the mountain Margitberget. The trail can sometimes be tricky to follow. Look for the blue plate washers. Up on the plateau the trail is easy with nice and dry pine heath forest. It connects to the Terjemilen. (5.8 km) Kvarnbäcksleden starts by Lake Skabram, passes through residential areas in Jokkmokk past Lake Talvatis and descends towards the Lule River. Along the trail boards provide information about nature and culture. (7.7 km) Bryllesvängen takes you along forest roads, paths and illuminated trails. If the weather is nice you can take a detour past Storknabben, the views are wide and spectacular. Make sure you follow signs for Bryllesvängen, otherwise you may accidentally end up on a steeper path. Walk the trail clockwise. (8.2 km) The path to Klipptjärn is the shortest way to reach the picnic area at Klipptjärn. It’s a well-worn path, pretty level. (1.6 km). On the way back you can choose South or North Åsleden (1.1 km or 0.8 km), two short but hilly paths through the forest. You glimpse a good view from time to time. This hike is also suitable for the younger hikers. Getbergsstigen will get you to the mountain Getberget after a pretty steep climb. The path continues, either down a long ridge in lovely pine forest towards Klipptjärn, or up to the top of Getberget. The view is worth the trouble. Along Getberget’s forest-clad ridge there’s a path leading north-west. At the end of the ridge the landscape opens up again. If it’s a clear day you can see the snow-capped peaks of the Kvikkjokk mountains in the distance. (2.2 – 4.4 km)

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Discover and learn

START BY EXPLORING THE AMAZING ÁJTTE MUSEUM d u r i n g t h e l a s t ice age, all of Scandinavia and a large part of Europe was covered by a mile-thick ice. When the ice started melting, people wandered in. Stone age hikers moved long distances, mainly in an east-westerly direction. Rivers and large lake systems were travel routes, in summer by boat and in winter on foot or on skis. People moved, depending on where they could find prey during different seasons. There were plenty of fish, elk and small game such as hare, beaver and grouse. In summer forests and marshlands where full of vitamin-rich berries and herbs, eggs and honey. Live was good. There is ancient knowledge of nature and animals in Jokkmokk. Conserving resources is a matter of course. The Sámi have always used all parts of the reindeer: as food and as material for clothes and equipment. Knowledge about how to live in roadless land is inherited. How to store food in summer, for example. The Sámi and settler tradition of drying, smoking and souring meat and fish had a long history even before salt appeared on the scene.

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You can learn about this and much more at Ájtte – the Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum in Jokkmokk. We locals are immensely proud of Ájtte. The museum is our meeting place, almost like an extra living room, and we always take our guests here. Ten permanent exhibitions depict life and survival in a challenging landscape. Here you meet Sápmi, the land of the Sámi, and its people in a story set in marshland, forest and mountain. Ájtte is also our art gallery. Temporary exhibitions means there is always something new to discover. It also applies to the museum shop with souvenirs and quality craftsmanship, and a wide selection of interesting literature and Sámi music. For children and adolescents there are playrooms and interactive experience rooms. Read more on page 14. As you can see, there is much to discover and learn in Jokkmokk. Keep your eyes open and be curious! DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   J OKK MOKK


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Visiting Ájtte is a must: the Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum is open all year round. If you want to get a feel for Jokkmokk’s nature, mountains, flora and fauna, Sámi and settler life, you get all this and more when visiting the educational and inspirational permanent exhibitions. Mountain hikers also get a lot of useful information here. Feel free to book a guided tour, or discover it on your own. The museum shop is well stocked and offers an interesting range of items and prices. The restaurant serves à la carte and lunch of the day with freshly baked gáhkko, coffee and cakes. www.ajtte.com

Join the Sámi guide Anna from Silba Siida on a unique three-hour tour. Experience Sámi culture and visit important Sámi sites, drink water straight from the source by the arctic circle and a lot more. Learn more about Sámi culture and the Sámi way of living close to nature. Silba Siida is owned by a young Sámi couple - Anna and Erik who still live a traditional life based on reindeer husbandry. www.silba.se Photo: Tor Lundberg Tuorda

Ájtte Museum – an engaging place to visit

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Guided tour with the Sámi guide Anna

Jokkmokk Mountain Garden

In honour of Carl Linnaeus

Every summer the Linnaeus Society organises theme days featuring botanist Carl Linnaeus, who took stock of the Jokkmokk mountain flora during his journey to Lapland. The event alternates between Kvikkjokk and Jokkmokk. The program includes field trips, lectures and activities related to nature, flora and fauna. www.linnesamfundetpolcirkeln.se

A BLAST FROM THE STONE AGE A hunter-gatherer people lived in the river valley as far back as the stone age. The award-winning house Arctic Circle Gateway 97 in Vuollerim has an archaeological theme with experiences for all senses. Find out what life was like 6,000 years ago; watch the interesting slideshow The People of the Bear Woman and peer into the reconstructed winter home. Try on period costume and learn how to make a fire without matches. Drum ceremonies, storytelling and other arrangements can be booked. Hiking ideas for the nearby eco-park, where the archaeological site is located. thearcticcircle.se Photo: Carl Johan Utsi

The mountain botanical garden by Kvarnbäcken is a mountain landscape in miniature, a place of tranquility and peace of mind. Linnaeus’s own words and thoughts present a selection of alpine plants that normally grown on mountain peaks in Sarek or on species-rich heaths in Padjelanta. The Information House contains a summer exhibition where you can watch a slide show with photos taken by legendary park guard Edvin Nilsson. Take a peek into pioneer Axel Hamberg’s mountain hut from his mountain research in Sarek more than 100 years ago. Book a guided tour of the garden. Interesting day programs are available in summer. www.ajtte.com

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From the end of June until early September, adventurous and agile little ones can experience, smell and taste the mountain world at its best. Four nights the family stays in a mountain cabin, the fifth at the STF mountain station in Saltoluokta where an amazing dinner puts and end to the adventure. During the Saltoluokta family week in the beginning of July there are lots of activities for kids as well. The guiding principle is playfulness, combined with movement and light outdoor recreation, nature and animals. Adults can increase their heart rate during coached training sessions with Nordic Ski School. www.swedishtouristassociation.com

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c h i l d r e n o n a j o u r n e y take time to discover the little things. To a four-year-old a gnarled tree root can be a monster, and a dragonfly by a babbling brook can be an entire adventure. If someone happens to get a little wet, even better! Take short hikes along trails near Jokkmokk, or let the kids go for a swim. The outdoor swimming pools with slides at the camp site near Jokkmokk is a full day out in itself. There’s a playground with a pirate boat next to it, and: free fishing in the river! Grilling freshly-caught fish (or sausage) on the beach is part of it all. A visit to Kraftbyggarland and Rallardalen in Porjus is suitable for large and small. Here children can play with a real mini power station. Check out the old smithy and the navvy camp. See how the navvies lived while they built Porjus power station. Laponia Naturum visitors’ centre in Stora Sjöfallet offers lasso-throwing, nature bingo and story time for children during weekends. The exhibition has a children’s track where they get to solve brain-teasers. Can you jump as 14

far as a lynx? A craft room welcomes all children to draw, paint, build or play games. Nature is the best playroom in the world, but sometimes the eleven-year-old, or perhaps mum, will be more interested in motors than mosses? In Letsi you’ll find the largest carting course in the region, the northernmost in the world. Who is the fastest in the family? But sometimes all plans are cancelled by rain. Then the Ájtte Museum is a lifeline. In the children’s own exhibition, Sarredievvá/Blueberry Hill, toddlers can ride a reindeer stag, go fishing in a brook and milk a mountain cow. The fairytale characters in Stállo’s Sámi tent tickle the imagination. Perhaps someone will tell you terrible tales. Make sure you challenge each other to Laponia Mania, where the one who kills the most mosquitos, hits the notes best while joiking, and gets the highest knowledge score becomes a Laponia professional. Being cold for a while at the ice-cold exhibition on the Jokkmokk Market and watching bears, lynx and the tiny pygmy owl also takes a while. And hey presto – it’s stopped raining! DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   J OKK MOKK


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Walking with reindeer

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On tour with four paws Meet a whole pack of huskies and get to know these cheerful and robust polar dogs – the best travel companions you can find for winter dog sled tours. Watch the puppies wriggle around to get your attention and learn more about working with the dogs. Take a forest walk with the musher and some of the huskies. The talk about dogs continues by the lake as the coffee pot come to a boil over an open fire. www.jokkmokksguiderna.com, www.arrenjarka.com

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Are you dreaming of hiking with reindeer? In Solberget Wilderness Village you can go on a hike in the company of reindeer for four hours – or an entire week. The longer walk takes you through old-growth forest and marshland in Muddus National Park. You will learn how to cook salmon in birch bark like they did in the stone age, and experience a Sámi Eve. Dirk, who speaks German and Swedish, is among other things a nature teacher and Laponia guide. He will introduce you to a lifestyle far beyond civilisation. www.solberget.com

Summer plus bath equals an unbeatable combination. Swimming naked in a small forest lake sparkling in the midnight sun. Find a secluded cove and enjoy a breathtaking dip in the Lule River’s fresh waters. But beware of rapidly-flowing water! Ask the locals where the good swimming spots are. In the middle of Jokkmokk there’s a local beach by Lake Talvatis. Jokkmokk Arctic Camp has heated swimming pools with a water slide and in Vuollerim everyone goes for a swim in Spegeldammen, where a little part of the Small Lule River gets pleasantly warm on a sunny day.

From mid-June to mid-August you can interrail on the Inland Line, from Kristinehamn in the south to Gällivare in the north. Get off wherever you want: in the middle of town, or in the forest. Perhaps by the Pakko bridge near Porjus, where a German couple have created a cool space for digital detox where you can rent a canoe, go fishing or walk with huskies. With the Inland Line train you can go here and there, as you wish, for two weeks, exploring villages and timing inland events. Or just take one little day trip. www.inlandsbanan.se, www.pakkoadventure.com

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Interrailing on the Inland Line

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Great mountain fishing PEACEFUL AND RESPONSIBLE i m ag i n e a c ry s ta l - c l e a r mountain lake, or that rapidly-flowing part just above the rapids. You’re carefully choosing a copper spinner from your fishing box, or a brand new Klinkhammer for your fly-fishing rod. The evening sun glistens in the water surface, mosquitoes are buzzing and the light summer night is long. This is the ideal picture of perfect fishing conditions. Fishing adviser Dan Ojanlatva can’t help but smile when he talks about fishing in Jokkmokk. – We have very good fishing waters in Jokkmokk, but they’re not always that accessible. You have to make an effort and be prepared to walk or fly a bit, Dan says. To him, the beauty of fishing is experiencing nature and being able to explore the fishing waters in peace and quiet. The queen among rivers is the Pearl River, the last unexploited river in Jokkmokk municipality. Including lakes the forest river is 50 km long, dominated by grayling and trout. With the Jokkmokk Card you can fish in state waters above the limit of cultivation. According to Dan it’s easy to find good fishing, for example along the roads to Kvikkjokk or Sjöfallet. But even here you have to walk for a while. Fish-

ing is prohibited in most parts of Padjelanta and Sarek National Parks. There are still good opportunities for trout and arctic-char fishing directly adjacent to the Padjelanta trail. In the large hydroelectric reservoirs there’s plenty of grayling, whitefish, perch, pike and planted trout. Many row with lures, even if it can be hard to find a good place to launch the boat. Hydroelectric reservoirs are unpredictable because the water is regulated. All of a sudden there’s a shallow that wasn’t there yesterday. The weather can also cause trouble. – You have to be careful. Especially high mountain reservoirs are very exposed, with large open surfaces. The weather can change quickly and you get pretty high waves, Dan warns. Then the big question: When do the fish bite? Dan Ojanlatva has a straight tip: – If you can choose, variable weather conditions without excessive rain is the best. The worst is long-lasting weather types: if it rains constantly, or is sunny for a fortnight it’s no point, says Dan, giving advice on three things you must bring on a fishing trip: - Mosquito repellent, good company and lots of time!

Sport fishers have a great responsibility. The environment in the mountains is extra sensitive and the harsh climate makes the fish’s growth season short. That’s why you mustn’t take more fish than what you need that day. In some waters that’s three fish per day, in others five. Other fish you must put back. Always make sure you know what rules apply where you’re fishing, to ensure fishing in the future will be just as great an experience.

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Sometimes the best fishing waters are really far away. Book a helicopter from one of the helicopter bases in Kvikkjokk, Ritsem or Stora Sjöfallet. Perhaps your goal is Råvvejaure or the Kaitum river. Or you’re going to a number of places. The pilot will take you, your friends and all your equipment wherever you want to go. The flying in itself is a great experience. Just put your tent up, choose your best fly or lure, then enjoy. www.fiskflyg.se Photo: Årrenjarka Fjällby

Photo:Langas Camp

In high summer, fly to the unspoilt and dramatic mountain scenery in the Kvikkjokk mountains to fish in crystal-clear lakes for the most prized fish of all: arctic char. Live by the beach in a traditional Sámi tent, eat Sámi inspired food and share your fishing interest with your knowledgeable fishing guide. http://nordvallfishing.com From Ritsem you fly to the foot of the legendary mountain Akka, in the middle of Laponia. There, at Camp Kutjaure, you can experience the fly fishing of your life, fishing for trout and arctic char in the river Vuojatätno. This is where the reindeer have their calves – the Sámi fly-fishing guide’s home waters. You stay in a self-catering cottage. www.laponiaflyfishing.se

Langas Camp

ÅrreNjarka Fjällby Exclusive mountain cabins, comfortable hotel rooms and a beautiful lounge with restaurant, a campsite and tent pitches near Kassavare mountain in Årrenjarka. The Mannberg family has lived here for 200 years and will take good care of you. Good fishing in Lake Saggat and other nearby lakes. Activities and nice hiking trails. www.arrenjarka.com

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Rustic, wood-fired mountain cabins by Lake Langas in the mountain village Björkudden. Fish for trout, grayling, whitefish and pike with multiple-bait-spoon lines, lures or flies – from a boat or from the shore. Go on an eagle safari, barbecue in the log cabin and join a fisherman emptying his nets. Boat rental. www.bjorkudden.com

Laxholmen Camp

Fishing camp in a beautiful location on an islet in the middle of the mountain lake Karats, the source of the Pearl River. Ten self-catering cottages with wood-burners, gas stoves and kerosene lighting, as well as a wood-fired sauna and a Sámi tent where larger groups can gather. In Lake Karats there’s grayling and large salmon trout. Very suitable for pole and line fishing from a boat, straight from the beach or fly fishing by the rapids. www.laxholmencamp.se

Stákkonjárgga Mountain Lodge Fishing in rapids and lakes, grayling and trout and some perch, of course. Boats available for rent, cottage guests have priority. Close to mountains and old-growth mountain forests; hiking, berry picking and small-game hunting. Enjoy the peacefulness in a quiet environment with sauna and hot tub for extra cosiness. www.aluokta.com 17


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Kvikkjokk is located at the end of the road, where the mountains and world

heritage Laponia begin, featuring the large national parks Padjelanta and Sarek. During the 17th century a smelter was built in Kvikkjokk for silver ore from mines at Alkavaare. Carl Linnaeus came here and was enchanted by its beauty, as he collected and classified the local flora. In Kvikkjokk you’ll find the well-known Kvikkjokk mountain station by the rushing Kamajokk rapids, and a beautiful wooden church from the early 20th century. Kvikkjokk is a natural starting point for mountain tours, on foot or by helicopter. In Kvikkjokk there are a dozen or so permanent residents, but during springwinter and summer there are a lot more people staying in this mountain village. To do: start your hike along the Padjelanta Trail, the King’s Trail, or the Arctic Trail here. Or stay, and take day hikes in the area. For example up to Prinskullen, Nammatj, Snjerak or Kaskaivo. Book a guided tour of the delta, go looking for beaver, or rent a canoe and paddle along the winding waters of the Kvikkjokk delta. Check out the billboard exhibition at Kvikkjokk’s Laponia entrance. Stay at: Kvikkjokk Mountain Station Rent a cabin from Kvikkjokkstugor, www.kvikkjokkstugor.se. Eat: Kvikkjokk Mountain Station.

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sudden appearance every year. Before you know it, birch leaves burst out and spring must hurry as summer makes its grand entrance. The Arctic summer is short but intense. Sometimes somewhat capricious, but perfectly wonderful. The long-awaited light is back with a vengeance. The sun shines all night long and there’s not much need for sleep. Who wants to sleep away this amazing time of the year? Artists, artisans and others draw inspiration and life from nature, veteran-car enthusiasts meet up and chromed accessories gleam and sparkle. In July there’s a motor festival during four activity-filled days in Jokkmokk: a car show, car orienteering, entertainment and food in the park, hire-cart races and exhibition events at the go-karting track in Letsi. The Navvy March between Gällivare and Porjus is another event. On the first Saturday in July this 44-km-long race along forest trails and marshes with footbridges is arranged in memory of water navvies who carried material for the power plant construction in this roadless area. The Little Navvy March is 23 km. The following days are filled with performances and other nice things to do at the ’Day of the Falls’ in Porjus, when the water is allowed to gush freely through the power plant for a couple of minutes. The first week in July Vuollerim invites visitors to a festival called ’Culture Power’ (Kulturkraft), full of entertainment and a variety of activities for locals and visitors. Music moves outside: parks, outdoor scenes and mountain stations. Café Gasskas is a watering hole for those thirsting for music. People who have moved away find their way back, the cabins are filled with summer guests. Others do their best to serve all the visitors. Bird watchers, stream anglers and canoeists find their waters and berry pickers fill their buckets. Some just keep munching. Every week during summer you can go on a walking tour with a guide in central Jokkmokk. In one and a half hours you get a large dose of past and present, letting you view the town with completely new eyes. “Incredibly interesting”, is how most urban hikers summarise it. Sign up at the Tourist Office.

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The yearly folk music festival in Saltoluokta is not to be missed if you love music! Three vibrant days in late June – early July when musicians play amidst gnarled mountain birches with mountains as backdrop. Concerts are mixed with dance and joik workshops. Those who want to can join a guided tour in the mountains, or take the boat MS Langas to the Naturum visitors’ centre a bit further west. Add to the experience by taking an ice-cold swim in Lake Langas, followed by a warm sauna. Top it off with a waffle, or perhaps a legendary Swedish fermented herring dinner. Fun and games, echoing between the mountains! www.saltoluokta.se

At Treehotel in Harads you can live in uniquely designed tree houses with hotel standard and a beautiful view over the Lule river. The hotel has a zip line for the brave adventurer and a large selection of activities. At Treehotel they offer guided tours for the visitor who wants to learn more about how living in a hotel room in the trees work.

Handmade items from Jokkmokks Tenn & Silver Craftsmen at prestigious Jokkmokks Tenn & Silver will soon be the only ones in Sweden making everything by hand. They forge and engrave Sámi utility items and sumptuous silver jewellery for the Sámi gákti clothing in a traditional manner. They also make modern jewellery, often inspired by Sámi mythology and design. See craftsmen at work and shop in-store. www.jokkmokkstenn.se 21


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PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS AND UNEXPECTED BARGAINS they are often a bit outside of the centre. Artist Lena S Johansson, creating beautiful glass items, is one of them. Ask your way around. Of course there is more than Sámi handicraft. Shop organic skin care at Skönhetsfabriken (the Beauty Factory). Browse among ethnic fabrics and home furnishings in the shop Lapplådan. Buy music and books in the Ájtte Museum shop. Find exquisite handicraft in the culture house Gamla Apoteket (the Old Pharmacy), and in Hantverksbutiken (the Handicraft Store). At Gamla Apoteket you can try different crafts. Perhaps you’ve got talent. At the end of June, beginning of July you can participate in a knitting event – theme: mittens – where the Arctic Circle crosses route E45. Four days filled with exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other fun stuff. There aren’t that many shops in Kåbdalis, Porjus and Vuollerim. But those that are there always provide the unexpected. Where you least expect it, there will be something you’ll want. Also: it’s climate smart to shop local products.

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a r e yo u t i r e d of congested escalators in shopping centres filled with chain stores you’ve visited a hundred times? Then you’re going to love Jokkmokk! Here shopping is a mini adventure. You can find designer dresses and chainsaws – in the same shop! Or exclusive skin care and harnesses for sled dogs in another. The sports shop is surprisingly well stocked with everything for your mountain hike and your workouts, but also comfortable garments to chill out in. Don’t miss out on the shopping potential in Jokkmokk. Embark on a journey of discovery. In Jokkmokk arts and crafts and local produce fill the shelves. We’re proud of Jokkmokk being a source of knowledge and inspiration for Sámi fashion and design. There is an amazing Sámi handicraft school here, challenging generations of Sámi youth to protect, but also renew, traditional Sámi crafts. A lot of what you find here is not available anywhere else. In Jokkmokk designers dare to push the boundaries. Get familiar with artisans and artists. Many of them have a shop in their studios, but

Designers Lotta W Stoor and Per Niila Stålka switched urban life for Jokkmokk. They now run the Stoorstålka shop on the Pirak crossing, under the slogan ”Design by Sámis for Sámi people, and equally cool souls”. Their creativity ranges from Sámi rockabilly skirts and home furnishings to cool accessories and their own custom collections of wool yarn. Checkered shawls are among the best-sellers. They have also designed a bandweaving tool making people from all over the world start weaving ribbons. www.stoorstalka.com 22

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Sámi Duodji, Sámi handicraft, carries Sámi culture and identity. The small Duodji label is a quality indicator, your guarantee that the handicraft wasn’t made somewhere far away. In the Sámi Duodji shop in Jokkmokk you can find clothes, antler items, jewellery and a variety of beautiful art and everyday items, crafted by hundreds of artisans from Swedish Sápmi. Everything is made by hand from natural materials. www.sameslojdstiftelsen.com

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A TIP! Buy something really tasty in Jokkmokk to take home.

Beauty with an organic mindset THE WORK OF DILIGENT FINGERS

In Jokkmokk there are two high-quality craft shops with a large variety of local crafts. The cultural house Gamla Apoteket and Hantverksbutiken are two shops where you’ll find most things: from homeknitted sweaters and pretty mittens to washbags and patchwork cloths. In Hantverksbutiken you can also buy edible goodies made by small-scale local producers. www.gamla-apoteket.se Facebook: Hantverksbutiken Jokkmokk

Organic skincare from the brand Care of Gerd has risen like a star in the beauty industry. Siblings Johan and Anna-Lena were inspired by their mother when they had had enough of unnecessary toxins and fossil-based oils in skin products. They created an organic skin care range for the whole body, caring about nature, animals and people. The series is based on vegetable oils and exclusive berry-seed oils from Gerd’s lingonberries, cloudberries and blueberries. Nowadays all products are manufactured at Skönhetsfabriken in the middle of Jokkmokk. Don’t miss the factory’s showroom and shop. www.careofgerd.se 23


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What does Jokkmokk taste like? THE ANSWER IS: AMAZING!

w e lov e c l e a n flavours. By this we mean as few additives and undesirable ingredients as possible. Traditionally, reindeer meat has been seasoned with salt only, to highlight its natural flavour. There’s a long, unbroken tradition of taking advantage of what the forests, mountains and waters have to offer. Many of the original preparation methods have survived: drying, smoking, pickling and souring. Food carries both Sámi and settler traditions and cultures. The Sámi kept reindeer and goats; settlers had cows and perhaps a pig or two. Knowledge on how to store and cook food is inherited from generation to generation. There are many small-scale food producers and a wonderful artisan food spirit in Jokkmokk. We are proud to carry the traditions. Of course we are: everything tastes so good! Utsis Ren in Porjus produces top-quality meat products, but they also refine them. For example cold-smoked minced meat known as gurpi, souvas-smoked reindeer silverside and dried reindeer sausage. Jokkmokks Korv & Rökeri has 24

Sweden’s most delicious cured meats, as proven in numeral professional championships. One of the ingredients in their sausage is tenderised rib-eye steak from Northern Sweden. It just goes to show! Jokkmokksbär refine forest berries, brimming with flavours and antioxidants thanks to the midnight sun and the short growing season. Lingonberries, blueberries, cowberries and cloudberries become juices, jams, syrups, mulled wine and teas. The next product release will be vinegar... From the mountain cows in Vuollerim and the farm dairy Skabram we get the matured Skabram cheese, a hard cheese that gets its flavour from the unpasteurised milk. The range also includes mountain-cow yoghurt, traditional coffee cheese and cream cheese, perhaps flavoured with cloudberries and angelica. Many of the producers have online stores, but you can also try finding local goodies at ICA Rajden supermarket, Tunborg game shop in Porjus, or at the supermarkets in Vuollerim and Kåbdalis. Welcome to explore our world of flavours! DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   J OKK MOKK


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There’s a local tradition in Jokkmokk of using wild herbs. The Sámi chef Kristoffer Åström cooks juobmo, mountain sorrel. It goes well with meat as well as in salads and desserts.

At Viddernas Café in central Jokkmokk you can have a coffee or eat a tasty lunch in a homely environment. It’s a peaceful oasis to sit and philosophise. The menu varies according to the season. Traditional Sámi food inspires and wild herbs and berries run like a red thread in both cooking and the little store featuring their own herbal products. Here you can also enjoy authentic Jokkmokk ice-cream. www.viddernashus.se

In the mood for game? Perhaps marinated reindeer fillet, smoked and dried reindeer meat, or how about bear or elk? In the game shop run by Helena Länta and her family the reindeer meat carries the seal ’renlycka’ (reindeer happiness). It guarantees that the meat comes from free-grazing and healthy animals. The shop has the most of the best. There’s also fish, such as wild-caught arctic char and berries from forest and marshland. www.sapmirenovilt.se

All the flavours of summer Almost every Friday during summer, food artisan and cultural guide Eva Gunnare invites you to her tasteful world in the Mountain Garden. This tastebud-tickling taste show in English is filled with stories, pictures, songs and tasty morsels. On other days Eva leads guided flavour walks through Lappstan, rounding them off with something tasty in her kitchen. She also arranges half-day courses on wild herbs and other edibles with fun tips and interesting facts for anyone who is still eager to experience new things.. www.eolapland.se

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Using milk from the cows Blomma, Sia and Nässla at Vuollerim Gård, the farm dairy produces the tasty Skabram cheese as well as yoghurt from mountain cows, coffee cheese and cream cheese. The delicious taste is characterised by the non-pasteurised milk and seasonal pastures. arcticcircleproducts.se mathantverkshuset.se

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The Café on the Arctic Circle

In the midst of the great forest, where European route 45 winds its way, a large ski resort pops up in the greenery. Kåbdalis ski resort rests after the winter season, but in the local country store there are lots of things going on. The chatty owners Marie and Kicki bake gáhkko and the tastiest buns around, when they’re not talking about food and filling their shelves with carefully selected items, organic chocolate, granola and delicious cheeses. Here you can find gaudy sheet-metal cocks, organic woollen blankets and other pretty and useful stuff. The café serves organic coffee, hearty sandwiches and other goodies. www.kominbageri.se

The Arctic Circle Café is located where European route 45 crosses the Arctic Circle by Lake Kierats. In the café you can buy coffee and cake, but also an Arctic Circle Certificate, souvenirs and fishing licences. Rent a boat to row for a while. Simple pitches with electricity for caravans and campers. www.samelandsresor.com 25


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do you prefer when you’re out on a summer adventure? Does a mountain tent with a nice sleeping pad sound like your thing? Or would you prefer a wide hotel bed with crisp, white linen? Jokkmokk can offer all this, and much more in between. The good thing about spending time in the forest or on the mountain is being close to nature. By close, we actually mean in the middle of. A tent is of course an option if you want to be entirely on your own. If you like company you might prefer the STF-idea, living with others, sharing a mountain cabin, meeting a knowledgeable cabin host and spending your nights comparing experiences with other hikers. Step it up a notch, then the mountain station is the obvious choice: serving three-course dinners at set times. Comfortable and rustic at the same time. Along the Padjelanta Train inside the national park there are a number of mountain cabins run by the Sámi siidas Tuorpon, Jåhkågasska and Sirges. Come here to widen your views and experience Sámi society. In some places the cabin host might sell you smoked mountain fish and gáhkko bread. It makes for a welcome change from freeze-dried food. Cabins can be rented with or without electricity and water in many spots around Jokkmokk. Some cabins are pure luxury suites with private sauna and a verandah with a view of the mountains. There is almost every kind of accommodation on offer here, apart from castles. Camp sites, hostels and hotels are quite small; you won’t be one of the masses here, you will be seen. It’s easy to start talking to others, or to be left alone – if that’s what you prefer. No matter where you choose to stay you’ll often be near activities. But that doesn’t mean it’s all served up. To make the most of your visit to Jokkmokk, make sure you book activities in advance, study maps and web pages and make sure that what you really want to do actually happens. Then your visit will be everything you dreamt of, and more. Welcome!

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Skabram Stugby & Camping A wonderfully rustic farm camping where mountain goats, chickens and rabbits help welcome you. There are different types of cabins available and pitches for tents, campers and caravans. Lake Skabram next door is ideal for swimming, fishing and canoeing. From the camp site you can hike out on trails taking you through the forest to beautiful little lakes, viewpoints and picnic sites. www.skabram.se

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Hotel Jokkmokk

Charming accommodation in central Jokkmokk

Hotel Akerlund in the middle of Jokkmokk is a small, homely hotel with a long history. Hospitality is part of the building itself. Katrin and her staff will take good care of you and they can also arrange an activity package with the best of Jokkmokk if you’d like. The restaurant serves delicious home cooking. The à-la-carte restaurant is open during summer. Enjoy reindeer and game, mountain-caught fish and tasty berries from forest and mountain marshes. www.hotelakerlund.se

Jokkmokk Hostel used to be the Forester’s House, and it’s really homey. It’s located in the middle of Jokkmokk, with fun shopping within walking distance, as well as the amazing Ájtte Museum, the Tourist Office and restaurants. Cecilia, who runs the hostel, is a nature guide. She has practical tips on how to make the most of your time in Jokkmokk. www.svenskaturistforeningen.se/ jokkmokk

The hotel is situated right next to Lake Talvatis with its little beach. The Mountain Garden is nearby, and so is everything else you’ll want to visit in Jokkmokk. It’s also near hiking trails and paths, suitable for early mornings as well as evening walks. The hotel has conference facilities, a relaxation area with sauna, and rooms where pets are allowed. The kitchen gets seasonal produce from Jokkmokk’s forests and mountains, but also fish and seafood from the Arctic Ocean. www.hoteljokkmokk.se

Arctic Camp Jokkmokk is a popular 4-star camping beautifully located on Notudden by Little Lule River, three km from the centre. Generous camping pitches, modern service buildings, cabins of varying sizes and prices as well as plenty of space for outdoor activities. Sauna with relax area, steam sauna and hot tub. At the camp site there’s free swimming in heated pools, a bouncy castle and a playground. Free fishing in the river. Open all year. www.arcticcampjokkmokk.se

Kvikkjokk Fjällstation

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Three PLACES TO STAY NEAR THE WORLD HERITAGE

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In the small mountain village at the end of the road, Kvikkjokk’s venerable mountain station has harboured hikers since 1928. Many start or finish their hike here. Others are happy with day trips on foot or by canoe nearby. Stay comfortable in a single room, or opt for a dorm with 2–5 beds. The restaurant overlooking the Kamajokk rapids and the mountains in the Tarra Valley serves game, arctic char and berries from Padjelanta, and other tasty things. www.kvikkjokkfjallstation.se

STF Saltoluokta Mountain Station Pietsjaure Sijdda In Pietsjaure you can either stay in cabins or in the traditional Sámi way: in peat huts or tents. The sauna is wood-heated and you fetch water from the stream. In high summer your hosts, the Kuoljoks, serve freshly baked gáhkko, smoked arctic char and dried reindeer meat in their café. www.pietsjaure.se

Mountain station a stone’s throw from the Sarek National Park, awarded for its atmosphere and personalised service. No wonder guests have been coming here for more than 100 years. Enjoy the atmosphere when nature teems with life and the midnight sun cheers your spirits. Music, thematic weeks and many activities are on the program. Choose between hotel and youth hostel standard. The homely feeling is a bonus. www.svenskaturistforeningen.se/saltoluokta 27


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HOTEL AKERLUND Herrevägen 1, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-100 12 info@hotelakerlund.se www.hotelakerlund.se Cosy hotel in the centre of Jokkmokk with restaurant, conference facilities and sauna.

STF JOKKMOKK VANDRARHEM Åsgatan 20, Jokkmokk +46 (0)70-366 46 45 jokkmokksvandrarhem@gmail. com Homely hostel in a villa that was built for the forest officer nearly 100 years ago. In the centre of Jokkmokk, within walking distance of restaurants, etc.

HOTEL JOKKMOKK Solgatan 45, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-777 00 info@hoteljokkmokk.se www.hoteljokkmokk.se Beautifully situated on Lake Talvatis. There is a restaurant here as well as conference facilities and a relaxation area with sauna. Rooms for pets available as well as reduced mobility rooms. HOTELL VUOLLERIM GÄSTGIVERIET Bodenvägen 7, Vuollerim +46 (0)976-106 60 info@gastgiveriet.se www.gastgiveriet.se Small hotel with inviting two-bed rooms and great views of the frosen river. Shared shower in the corridor. Restaurant and sauna.

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TREEHOTEL Edeforsväg 2 A, Harads Telefon: +46 (0)928-103 00 booking@treehotel.se www.treehotel.se Treehotel offers a unique hotel experience: treerooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature.

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ARCTIC COLORS LOGI Strömgatan 45, Porjus +46 (0)973-103 06 arcticcolorsporjus@hotmail.com www.arcticcolorsporjus.com Rooms/apartments with a view of Sarek and the Greater Lule River with good chances of experiencing the northern lights. The apartments have a living room with TV and DVD. The reception is located inside the railway station. ARCTIC NIGHT LODGE Vintervägen 12, Porjus +46 (0)76- 831 66 99 info@arcticnightlodge.com www.arcticnightlodge.com A new and quiet accommodation option with a personal touch. Single rooms of a high standard. Shared kitchen, two bathrooms and a sauna. One dinner is included in the price of the room and you can book a breakfast package. KÅBDALIS BED & BREAKFAST Kåbdalis +46 (0)70-578 71 96 Value for money and pleasant accommodation right by route E45 in Kåbdalis, 60 km south of Jokkmokk. Near the ski slopes, ski tracks and fishing lakes.

Cabins/Camping ARCTIC CAMP JOKKMOKK Notudden, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-123 70 arcticcamp@jokkmokk.com www.arcticcampjokkmokk.se 4-star camping and holiday park with hot-tub and sauna. Perfect for families, near free fishing waters. Self-catering. Located by the Little Lule River.

BLÅFJELL HOLIDAY VILLAGE Kåbdalis +46 (0)70-626 40 59 info@kabdalisstugby.se www.kabdalis.com Apartments with 3 bedrooms and 6 fixed beds in total; fullyequipped kitchen, living room and sauna. CAMP VUOLLERIM Bodenvägen 100 Vuollerim +46 (0(976-104 14 inga-lill@vinvest.se facebook: Camp Vuollerim Cabins, caravan and tent pitches. Fully-licensed restaurant, ice-cream, coffee and cake. KRONOGÅRD WILDERNESS Kåbdalis, Kronogård +46 (0)928-500 80 info@kronogard.com www.kronogard.com Accommodation in self-catering cottages as well as tent pitches and camp sites. Near the Kronogård nature reserve with walking trails and cabins in the unique moraine landscape. Excellent opportunities for hunting and fishing. Canoe and boat rentals. KÅBDALIS SKIDLIFTAR OCH STUGBY +46 (0)928-500 37 johan@kabdalis.com www.kabdalis.com Apartments with high standard and wood burner or sauna that can accommodate 6—8 people. Caravan pitches are available. LANGAS CAMP BJÖRKUDDEN Björkudden +46 (0)973-410 16 langas@bjorkudden.com www.bjorkudden.com A good choice for those interested in hunting and fishing. Self-catering cottages with electricity but no running water. Outhouse. Meal service available for groups if booked in advance. Sauna. Conference facilities. Licences for fishing and hunting available for sale. Located 130 km northwest of Jokkmokk on the south side of Lake Langas. Boat transport across the lake can be organised.

SKABRAM STUGBY & CAMPING Skabram, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-107 52 info@skabram.se www.skabram.se Cabins, camping and farm dairy in Skabram. Self-catering. Fishing licences available for sale as well as fishing equipment rental. Hiking trails available in the area. Pay a visit to Skabram farm dairy and meet mountain cows, goats, chickens and rabbits. ÅRRENJARKA MOUNTAIN LODGE Årrenjarka 3183, Kvikkjokk +46 (0)971-230 18 info@arrenjarka.com www.arrenjarka.com Family-owned accommodation, near fishing, hiking trails and mountains. Different types of cabins available for rent, beautifully situated by Lake Saggat. Caravan and camper pitches as well as a camping site. Petrol available for sale, shop with limited selection. Restaurant and conference facilities. Photo: Årrenjarka Mountain Lodge

Hostels

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Hotels

Mountain Stations STF SALTOLUOKTA MOUNTAIN STATION Storlule +46 (0)973-410 10 saltoluokta@stfturist.se www.saltoluokta.se Several accommodation alternatives, from single rooms to family rooms. Restaurant. Room for pets and their owners. Service building with selfcatering, drying room, shower and sauna with beautiful views of the mountains. Shop with food, clothes and books, fishing licences, sports equipment and Sámi handicrafts. Mountain equipment and sleds for rent. Boat transport across the lake from Kebnats.

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Accommodation KVIKKJOKK MOUNTAIN STATION Storvägen 19, Kvikkjokk +46(0)971-210 22 info@kvikkjokkfjallstation.se www.kvikkjokkfjallstation.se Accommodation of hostel standard where you can stay in a private room or dormitory. Restaurant and cosy lobby.

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JOKKMOKK HUNTING AND FISHING CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION Sågvägen 14, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-122 00 jaktochfiske@telia.com www.jaktfiske.jokkmokk.com Simple accommodation in various parts of the municipality for those who want to be close to nature, hunting and fishing. 4-bed cottages with gas stove, outhouse, no running water. Hiking required to get here. KUTJAURE VÄSTÄNDA Lars-Anders och Maria Utsi, Västra strand, Porjus +46 (0)73-808 54 85 Perfect accommodation for fishermen and others who travel along the Padjelanta Trail. Simple 4-bed cottages with no electricity or running water. Equipped for self catering with gas stove and wood burner. Accessible for people with reduced mobility. Sauna by Lake Kutjaure. Plane or hiking required to get here. The cabins are located around 15 km from Vaisaluokta, south of the Great Lule River. KVIKKJOKK GAMLA SKOLAN Byavägen 6, Kvikkjokk +46 (0)70 588 27 15 ulf.enberg@hotmail.com Apartments with 4–6 beds, fully-equipped kitchen, WC and shower. Bed linen, towels and bath towels must be brought. Non-smoking rooms, pets not allowed.

MARTINA’S COTTAGES Suobbat 1, Vuollerim +46 (0)70-259 29 90 martina.hopp@gmail.com www.martinas-stuga.com Simple cottages for rent with electricity, fridge and cooking facilities. Bed linen and towels are included in the price. Every cottage has its own outdoor toilet. Water is fetched from the well. Shower and sauna outdoors. PIETSJAURE SIJDDA Pietsjaure +46 (0)70-666 33 30 www.pietsjaure.se Simple accommodation by the fishing lake Pietsjaure. Self catering, access to wood-fired sauna. Outhouse. Located around 140 km northwest of Jokkmokk. Hiking required to get here. STÁKKONJÁRGGA FJÄLLSTUGOR Jaurekaska +46(0)70-527 68 38 stakkonjargga@gmail.com www.aluokta.com Self-catering accommodation near the mountains with good fishing opportunities and small-game hunting. Great location for hiking in untouched old-growth mountain forest (Ultevis mountain forest). The cottages are located northwest of Jokkmokk, on the south side of the Great Lule River and at the same latitude as Jaurekaska. Boat transport across the lake can be arranged.

STF Cabins: The King’s Trail/ Padjelanta Trail

www.svenskaturistforeningen.se All cabins except Sårjåsjaure have a warden during the periods they are open. At other times there are security rooms with accommodation and cooking facilities. Hiking is required to access most cabins. For opening hours at the cabins, check the website. STF AKKA CABIN 30 beds

www.padjelanta.com +46 (0)70-281 30 03 All cabins have a warden during the periods they are open. Cash payment. At other times there is always a room open, payment slips are provided so you can pay when you get back. For opening hours at the cabins, check the website. ÁRASLUOKTA 32 beds DARRELUOPPAL

STF AKTSE CABIN 34 beds

36 beds

STF KUTJAURE CABIN 20 beds

32 beds

STF NJUNJES CABIN 20 beds

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STF PIESKEHAURE CABIN 26 beds

34 beds

STF PÅRTE CABIN 26 beds

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STF RITSEM CABIN 80 beds + caravan pitches. +46 (0)973-420 30

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STF SITOJAURE CABIN 22 beds STF SÅMMARLAPPA CABIN 16 beds STF SÅRJÅSJAURE CABIN 8 beds STF TARREKAISE CABIN 26 beds STF VAIMOK CABIN 26 beds STF VAISALUOKTA CABIN 20 beds

TJÅKI SAMEVISTE Sitojaure +46 (0)70-395 61 46 Accommodation in Sámi tents with no running water. A good accommodation choice near the King’s Trail. Full board can be arranged. Located at Lake Sitojaure, by Sarek’s eastern border. Hiking required to get here.

BLT Cabins: Padjelanta Trail

DUOTTAR GISURIS LÅDDEJÅHKÅ STÁDDAJÅHKÅ STÁLOLUOKTA

BLT Cabins: Muddus

www.laponia.nu Muddus/Muttos National Park is the land of old forest and vast marshlands. There are marked trails between all-yearround cabins in the national park. In summer you reach the national park via Sárggavárre (Sarkavare) or Urttimjávrre (Urtimjaur), located along the Messaure Road.

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Activities

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ESSENSE OF LAPLAND Sirkasgatan 4, Jokkmokk +46 (0)72-234 89 88 eva@eolapland.se www.eolapland.se Eva Gunnare, food creator from Swedish Lapland, invites you to a multi-sensory experience filled with inspiration. You can buy Eva’s products and also book an exciting taste performance.

PHOTOGRAF MARIA KLANG www.mariaklang.com photo@mariaklang.com In the company of photographer Maria Klang you get to on a photography hike in the only botanical mountain garden above the Arctic Circle. JOKKMOKKGUIDERNA Skabram 201, Jokkmokk +46 (0)70-684 22 20 jokkmokkguiderna@.gmail.com www.jokkmokkguiderna.com A Siberian Husky kennel with almost 40 Siberian Huskies and two Border Collies. The company offers dog-sled rides, guided tours and expeditions. JOKKMOKK ARCTIC DREAM Skabram 206, Jokkmokk +46 (0)76-243 36 46 info@jokkmokkarcticdream.se www.jokkmokkarcticdream.se Helps you tailor your activities all year round in Destination Jokkmokk. LAPONIA ADVENTURES SWEDEN AB Skabram, Jokkmokk +46 (0)70-260 05 37 +46 (0)70-547 97 10 info@laponiaadventures.com Laponia Adventures is working on making Jokkmokk and World Heritage Laponia more accessible to visitors and offers 30

services within the sectors guiding, equipment, planning and safety, mountain transport and logistics etc. NATIVE LAPLAND Årrenjarka, Kvikkjokk +46 (0)73-020 30 03 info@nativelapland.com www.buljo.se Sámi guide company based in the beautiful mountain village Årrenjarka, offering dog huskie walks, hiking and Icelandic horses. NATULIFE Saskam 119, Jokkmokk +46 (0)73-021 23 65 natulife.lapland@gmail.com www.natulife.se A guide company specialising in exclusive adventures and forest tours with flexibility, playfulness and innovation. Hiking tours in forest and mountain settings, a beginner’s course for mountain hikers, and hammock rental for outdoor recreation.

CITY WALK Västra Torggatan 15, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-222 50 The culture association offers an exciting walk around Jokkmokk, making short stops at important and interesting locations, such as the old Sámi church. Time: 1.5—2 hours. SILBA SIIDA www.silba.se silbasiida@gmail.com +46 70 665 61 67 Unique Sámi dining experience in the land of the midnight sun with Anna, Silba Siida. Help prepare lunch in the lávvo using Sámi produce and cooking over an open fire. Let Anna be your personal Sámi guide this summer. She’ll take you on an adventure around Jokkmokk by car, telling you about Sámi culture.

SAMELANDSRESOR Klockarvägen 1, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-106 06 info@samelandsresor.com www.samelandsresor.se Offers adventure trips in the area around Jokkmokk and word heritage Laponia. Car, bus, trailer and tent rental as Photo: Maria Klang well.

ÁJTTE’S CHILDREN’S’ AREA Kyrkogatan 3, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-170 70 info@ajtte.com www.ajtte.com The children’s’ exhibition Sarredievvá offers fishing in the stream, lasso throwing, milking Klinga, baking, trading on the market street and carpentry in the workshop. ARCTIC CAMP Notudden, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-123 70 arcticcamp@jokkmokk.com www.arcticcampjokkmokk.se Here children can play in the playground and in the pool, and use the water slide, completely free of charge! ARCTIC CIRCLE GATEWAY 97 Murjeksvägen 31, Vuollerim +46 (0)73-804 31 25 info@thearcticcircle.se www.thearcticcircle.se Archaeological museum that portrays the oldest history of Northern Sweden – the stone age. Guided tour of the museum, the slide show ”the People of the Bear Woman”. Tours by appointment. Call to book: + 46 (0)70-357 13 65 65

NORDVALL FISHING +46 (0)70-221 59 60 nordvallfishing@gmail.com www.nordvallfishing.com Fly-fishing guides in the forests near the mountains, shorter or longer trips. Anchored in Sámi culture. Food made from local produce.

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THE WILDERNESS VILLAGE: SOLBERGET Solberget 1, Nattavaara +46 (0)70-293 58 87 dirk@solberget.com www.solberget.com Experience life in Solberget wilderness village, 20 km from the nearest inhabited house and with no running water or electricity. Enjoy the peace and quiet, take a forest tour with the tame reindeer on the farm, or book a spa treatment.

KENNEL VISIT Visit Jokkmokkguiderna’s kennel and meet all the friendly dogs. See information on this page.

LAPONIA NATURUM Stora Sjöfallet. +46 (0)973-220 20 naturum@laponia.nu www.laponia.nu Guided tours, exhibitions and weekend activities for children. Craft room KRAFTBYGGARLAND Porjus In the experience centre ’Kraftbyggarland’ children play and learn in a straightforward manner how water is turned into electricity.

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HOTEL AKERLUND Herrevägen 1, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-100 12 Lunchservering, middag à la carte juni–augusti.

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K & M IN Kåbdalis 402, Kåbdalis +46 (0)928-500 00 Bakery with home-made bread, café with sandwiches and simple fare.

RESTAURANG SMEDJAN Föreningsgatan 11, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-123 40 Persian food, salads, grill menu, pies, beer, wine.

SALTOLUOKTA FJÄLLSTATION Saltoluokta Fjällstation +46 (0)973-410 10 Serves breakfast, lunch and three-course dinners. You can also buy a lunch package, choosing the contents yourself from the breakfast buffet.

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PIZZERIA NOTUDDEN Arctic Camp Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-10105 Pizza, salads, grill menu, à-la-carte, beer & wine, pre-booked breakfasts. June-August.

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STOORSTÅLKA Föreningsgatan 2, Jokkmokk +46 (0)72-579 55 65 www.stoorstalka.com Sámi design shop selling clothes and home furnishings of own design.

WÄSTFELTS PHOTO & PRESENTER Porjusvägen 12, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-100 46 Photography and home décor shop.

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JOKKMOKKS TENN & SILVER Järnvägsgatan 19, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971- 554 20 www.jokkmokkstenn.se Traditional Sámi handicraft. Jewellery in silver, gold and pewter as well as household items.

ÁJTTE MUSEISHOP Kyrkogatan 3, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-170 70 www.ajtte.com Ájtte museum shop has a wide range of handicrafts, jewellery, home furnishings, books, skin care, clothes and local products. SÁMI DUODJI Porjusvägen 4, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-128 94 www.sameslojdstiftelsen.com Shop and gallery with qualityassured Sámi craft – Duodji.

SYSTRARNA VILTOK GALLERI OCH BUTIK Porjusvägen 10, Jokkmokk +46 (0)70-357 31 67 www.miaviltok.wordpress.com Shop and gallery where Mia and Lena Viltok sell their craft. C/O GERD Hantverkargatan 25, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-126 05 www.careofgerd.com Care of Gerd makes and sells organic beauty and skin-care products, free from mineral oils, parabens and PEG substances. Web shop also available. LAPPLÅDAN Porjusvägen 18, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-552 80 Textile and home furnishings. HANTVERKSBUTIKEN Porjusvägen 10, Jokkmokk +46 (0)70-371 46 29 ’The Handicraft Shop’: textiles and leather crafts, glass and pottery, home-baked bread and refreshments.

GAMLA APOTEKET Västra Torggatan 15, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-120 80 www.gamla-apoteket.se ’The Old Pharmacy’: local art, handicraft and select delicacies for sale; exhibitions. Call them and they will open the shop for you. BIRGERS KNIVAR Hantverkargatan 15, Jokkmokk +46 (0)70-328 65 26 www.birgersknivar.se Knife maker with shop and workshop at home. 32

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SÁPMI REN OCH VILT Hantverkargatan 71, Jokkmokk +46 (0)70-273 75 78 www.sapmirenovilt.se A small food processing business selling local reindeer meat. Reindeer and elk meat available, as well as fish, berries and reindeer skins. JOKKMOKKS BLOMMOR & BEGRAVNINGSBYRÅ Köpmangatan 20, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-100 72 Shop selling flowers and home furnishings. LENA SANDBERG JOHANSSON Rajdvägen 21, Jokkmokk +46 (0)73-038 85 84 www.lsj.se Studio and shop where Lena exhibits and sells her engraved glass items and art featuring Sámi motifs. KVIKK HEM- OCH FÖRETAGSDESIGN Storgatan 2A, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-554 55 www.kvikk-hem-foretagsdesign.nordsjoidedesign.se A shop with paint and decoration, but also quads, boats, home furnishings, clothes and shoes. VÄRLDSBUTIKEN LAPONIA Borgargatan 9, Jokkmokk Fairtrade shop selling Fairtrade clothes, dry goods, jewellery, crockery and more. BJÖRKMANS KONFEKTION Köpmangatan 16, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-100 10 Clothes shop selling ladies’ and men’s fashion. TEAM SPORTIA JOKKMOKK Storgatan 20, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-120 30 www.butiker.teamsportia.se/ jokkmokk Sport- and leisure shop selling clothes, bikes, sports and fishing items, camping equipment and hiking goods.

JOKKMOKKS HUNDSPORT Storgatan 28, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-105 55 Pet shop selling pet accessories and health food. MERINA GALLERIAN Berggatan 7, Jokkmokk +46 (0)70-653 33 45 Shop with a wide range of hunting, fishing and leisure equipment. ICA RAJDEN Berggatan 6, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-101 10 www.ica.se/jokkmokk Supermarket COOP KONSUM Storgatan 29, Jokkmokk +46 (0)10-747 40 20 Supermarket. ÅSTRÖMS RADIO OCH TV Storgatan 28, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-101 15 www.jokkmokk.euronics.se Electronics. BAGGEBYGG AB/BOLIST Lappstavägen 14, Jokkmokk +46 (0)70-276 64 46 The local construction and hardware store. RÖDA KORSETS BUTIK ”KUPAN” Föreningsgatan 3, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-124 25 www.kommun.redcross.se/ jokkmokk Second hand shop. PAPPERSLAPPEN Storgatan 28, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-104 25 www.papperslappen.com Large selection of toys and office supplies. The shop also sells books, maps and is an ATG-point. FJÄLLRIKET Föreningsgatan 2c, Jokkmokk +46 (0)70-297 22 84 www.fjallriket.se Sámi gift shop with everything from CDs to shoes.

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Food producers ESSENSE OF LAPLAND Sirkasgatan 4, Jokkmokk +46 (0)72-234 89 88 eva@eolapland.se www.eolapland.se Own products made from regional herbs and plants. Guided nature tours focusing on edible plants and cooking classes. JOKKMOKKS BÄR +46 (0)70-280 68 50 info@jokkmokksbar.se www.jokkmokksbar.se Processes local berries into jam, drinks and other goodies. All products are available for purchase at Gamla Apoteket and a selection at Ájtte and ICA supermarket in Jokkmokk.

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JOKKMOKKS KORV & RÖKERI Hantverkargatan 71, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-102 17 info@jokkmokkskorv.se www.jokkmokkskorv.se Award-winning meat products. Products available for purchase in Jokkmokk food stores.

POLCIRKELN GÅRDSPRODUKTER Vuollerim +46 (0)70-660 30 25 Gårdsmejeriet farm dairy +46 (0)70 958 05 58 Vuollerim Gård arcticcircleproducts.se www.mathantverkshuset.se The only farm dairy in the region, producing the original Skabram cheese. The milk comes from mountain cows grazing by the Arctic Circle. Buy your cheese or other goodies made by the dairy at Hotel Vuollerim’s reception, at Hantverksbutiken in Jokkmokk or supermarkets in Jokkmokk/ Vuollerim. You can book an appointment to visit the mountain-cow farm in Vuollerim.

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SÁPMI REN OCH VILT Hantverkargatan 71, Jokkmokk +46 (0)70-595 66 90 www.sapmirenovilt.se Game shop owned by the Länta family: products made from reindeer meat and other game from the Jokkmokk region.

Event JOKKMOKK MARKET www.jokkmokksmarknad.se This market is more than 400 years old and has made Jokkmokk famous all over the world. It falls on the first Thursday to Saturday of February every year.

ÁJTTE SVENSKT FJÄLLOCH SAMEMUSEUM Kyrkogatan 3, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-170 70 info@ajtte.com www.ajtte.com Sámi culture and mountain landscapes in beautiful and exciting exhibitions.

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JOKKMOKK’S MOUNTAIN GARDEN +46 (0)76-114 11 04 +46 (0)971-170 70 www.ajtte.com A Mountain Botanical Garden – Ájtte’s most vivid exhibition – features alpine plants and Linnaeus’s own words and personal thoughts. Open during summer season. Free admission. Guided tours. Café.

NORDENSKIÖLDSLOPPET www.redbullnordenskioldsloppet.se www.firapaskijokkmokk.com The world’s first and longest ski race. It was held for the first time in 1884, in Jokkmokk. JOKKMOKKS JULMARKNAD www.jokkmokksjulmarknad.se Traditional Christmas market in the centre of Jokkmokk in December.

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How to get here FLIGHT SAS LULEÅ AIRPORT +46 (0)770–72 77 27 www.sas.se NORWEGIAN LULEÅ AIRPORT +46 (0)770–45 77 00 www.norwegian.com NEXTJET GÄLLIVARE AIRPORT ARVIDSJAURS AIRPORT www.nextjet.se +46 (0)771–90 00 90 HELICOPTER FISKFLYG AB +46 (0)973–102 45 TAXI JOKKMOKK TAXI +46 (0)971–551 20

RENTAL CAR SAMELANDSRESOR +46 (0)971-106 06 OUTDOOR LAPLAND +46 (0)970-160 30 BUS LÄNSTRAFIKEN +46 (0)771-10 01 10 www.ltnbd.se TRAVEL AGENCIES SN RESOR +46 (0)971–582 22 info@snr.se www.snr.se FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE TOURIST INFORMATION.

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TRAIN SJ +46 (0)771–75 75 75 www.sj.se Bus: Murjek station—Jokkmokk is included in the ticket. INLANDSBANAN www. inlandsbanan.se OTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORT FLYCAR +46 (0)771-100 110 http://ltnbd.se/trafiken/ flygbil/ Flycar Kallax—Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-222 50, 171 20 www.jokkmokk.se/turism visit@jokkmokk.se

ARCTIC CIRCLE GATEWAY 97 Murjeksvägen 31, Vuollerim +46 (0)73-804 31 25 info@thearcticcircle.se www.thearcticcircle.se An archaeological museum that portrays the oldest history of Northern Sweden – the stone age. Guided tour of the museum, the slide show ”the People of the Bear Woman” by appointment. Call to book. PORJUS POWER STATION Porjus +46 (0)10-473 06 29 info@victoriafortet.se www.victoriafortet.se The first power plant on the Lule River was built 19101915. In the old substation building there’s a machine hall 50 metres underground. Photo exhibition. Open during summer season. Guided tours. THE VICTORIA FORT Vuollerim +46 (0)70-375 51 10 info@victoriafortet.se www.victoriafortet.se A unique and very well-preserved fort from the Cold War. Today, the Victoria Fort is a museum. The environment – typical for its time – is intact and welcomes you on a journey to the days of the Cold War. Guided tours weekdays in July at 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00. Subject to errors and modifications.

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CHAPELS Arasluokta chapel is located in the Jåhkågasska Sámi administrative unit summer settlement, by Lake Virihaure in Padjelanta National Park. Alkavare chapel in Sarek National Park is located near the old mining fields from the 17th-century silver mining. Gustav Adolfs chapel in Ålloluokta next to the lake Stora Lulevatten. Kåbdalis chapel was built by the locals. The choir wall features a painting by artist Ingrid Jövinger. SÁMI CHURCH HUTS Saltoluokta church hut by Lake Langas. Summer settlement for the Sirges Sámi administrative unit. The church hut is located near STF Saltoluokta mountain station. Staloluokta church hut is located by Virihaure in Padjelanta National Park, in the 34

Dourbun Sámi administrative unit summer settlement; they also built it. Vaisaluokta church hut was erected in the summer of 1984. Vaisaluokta is a settlement for Sámi belonging to the Sirges administrative unit. HARSPRÅNGET WATERFALL Breathtaking views of the Lule River canyon. Please note that fires are prohibited, since the rock might crack. A path from route E45 leads to the drained river channel JOKKMOKK-JOKKE’S MUSEUM +46 (0)70-681 22 98 This museum is located in the artist Jokkmokks-Jokke’s parents’ home in Porsi village, 5 km from Vuollerim. Next to the museum there is a prayer hall, a bell tower and a servant’s house. The museum depicts Jokke’s amazing life as an artist with stories, photographs, scrapbooks, costumes and Jokkmokk-Jokke’s first guitar. Open on request. MURJEK HOMESTEAD +46 (0)976-200 97, +46 (0)70-611 00 97. The Murjek Homestead is located in what used to be a Teacher’s Institute. Sale of crafts, gift items and books. Coffee and lunch served. Dinner can be booked. MURJEK SCHOOL MUSEUM +46 (0)976-200 97, +46 (0)70-611 00 97 Visit the photo exhibition ”Countryside in Transformation”. The well-preserved school building and the training school now house the local history society’s dining room and café. The museum has the same opening hours as the Murjek Homestead, please contact us to request a guided tour. THE PAKKO BRIDGE The largest stone-vault railway bridge in Sweden. It was built when the Inland Line was constructed between Jokkmokk and Porjus, 1916–1927. The bridge is surrounded by rocky outcrops. A bewitchingly beautiful place. Just before the railway crosses route E45 northbound, turn

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CHURCH BUILDINGS IN TOWNS AND MOUNTAINS The first church in Jokkmokk was built in 1607. It’s long gone. These days there are fourteen church buildings in the municipality, of which seven are churches. The old church in Jokkmokk, built 1753, burned down in 1972. It was rebuilt and inaugurated in 1976. The interior colour scheme is inspired by the traditional Sámi gákti clothing. Jokkmokk’s church was inaugurated in 1889, built in a neo-Gothic style. Feel free to listen to the audio tape about the church’s history. The church in Kvikkjokk was inaugurated 1907 on the site of the first chapel from 1763. Pulpit, baptismal font, corner cabinets and altar cloth are left from the old church. The church in Murjek is a wooden church from 1946 with a gable roof. The church in Porjus was originally a barracks that the power company Vattenfall donated to the congregation. It was converted into a church in 1928. Puottaure church is a wooden church with a nave and tower, inaugurated in 1907. Vuollerim church was inaugurated in 1958. The beautiful fresco is made by Lennart Segerstråle.

off at the sign ”7 Pakko”. Follow the gravel road for 9 km. When the road splits into two – go right. After that it’s about 400 metres to the Pakko Bridge. THE ARCTIC CIRCLE AND THE MIDNIGHT SUN The Arctic Circle marks the limit of the midnight sun at the summer solstice. It’s position is determined by the Earth’s axis inclination, which varies under the influence of the sun, the moon and the planets. In Jokkmokk, in clear weather, you can see the sun 24 hours a day between June 5 and July 6. The Arctic Circle crosses route E45, route 97 and the Inland Line. PORJUS VILLAGE In Porjus Park you’ll find Carl Milles’s statue ”Hand of God” with a view of the Porjus waters. A culture trail goes past the lovely belfry, through Skojardalen. Up on Porjus Mountain the view is beautiful: you can see both the large and the smaller mines, and the Porjus Pine. At Kraftbyggarland there’s a monument called ’Kraft’ (Power), a monument to the dam work on the Lule River. SÁMI SCULPTURE PARK The Sculpture Park was created through the EU project Sápmi Sculpture Symposium, where Sámi artists broke new ground with art rooted in Sámi culture but made from non-traditional material. The six works of art in the Sculpture Park are found by Lake Talvatis, between the Mountain Garden and Hotel Jokkmokk.

A brochure on the Sámi Sculpture Park is available at the Tourist Office. SKVALTKVARNEN The Granudden grain mill on Lake Skalka has become an attraction 150 years after it was built by settlers in Granudden and Björkholmen. The mill is open all year round, but during the annual Linnaeus Days 7-8 July 2017, locals show how it works. Limited sale of barley flour, bread, coffee and more. Drive 60 km along the road to Kvikkjokk, it’s signposted to Skvaltkvarnen. STORKNABBEN A mountain near Jokkmokk with spectacular views. Follow Jokkmokk Jokke’s road for about 2 km to the parking lot, then walk some 100 metres up the hill. UVSSAT DAVÁS/ DOORS WEST Akkats power station has powerful monument paintings created by artists Lars Pirak, Bengt Lindström and Lars J:son Nutti. Located 3 km along route E45 towards Gällivare. VUOLLERIM OLD HOMESTEAD +46 (0)976-102 86 A typical North Bothnian farm from the mid-19th century. Sale of crafts, postcards and books. Coffee, waffles, icecream and more for sale. Photo exhibition of Vuollerim. Located by the Arctic Circle Gateway 97 Museum. Open in summer.

DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   J OKK MOKK


Jokkmokk market 1–3 February 2018, 7–9 February 2019

Photo: Carl Johan Utsi

DON’T MISS THIS YEAR’S ABSOLUTE HIGHLIGHT

A SÁMI MEETING PLACE

Jokkmokk is a natural meeting place for Sámi people from all over Sápmi. Since 1606 – for more than four hundred years – the colourful Jokkmokk market has been celebrated annually, starting on the first Thursday in February. This warm celebration features cultural activities and amazing culinary experiences right in the coldest midwinter weather. The market attracts tens of thousands of international visitors. You won’t be able to find these genuine food experiences anywhere else. The town is a centre for Sámi culture, with unique knowledge about the natural resources of the region: game meat, featuring reindeer is its biggest star, berries, herbs and exclusive fish.

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Photo: Agneta Nyberg

Jokkmokk market Arctic cuisine

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Welcome to Sweden’s Arctic destination! In Swedish Lapland you will find unique arctic experiences. Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream, here high up by the Arctic Circle, you can experience seasons with great contrasts between polar nights with sparkling northern lights in a white winter landscape and warm summers filled with swimming and hundred days without night under the midnight sun. In the east – a 300-km coastal stretch facing the world’s largest brackish water archipelago, with thousands of islands. Sandy beaches, fishing camps and unique produce. In the west – vast mountains, brooks with water so clean you can drink from them and lots of adventures around the corner. In between the quiet, enigmatic, open-handed forest and river valleys from Skellefte River in the south to Torne River in the north-east, all with their unique distinctive characteristics to offer. Traditions and cultures are strong here, and love of nature is even stronger. This is our everyday-life, and we invite you to share it with us. www.swedishlapland.com

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Idea and graphic design:Swedish Lapland Visitors Board & ByaTryck AB • Copy: Iréne Lundström & Ella Jonsson • Cover picture:: Brita Edberg • Map illustrated by: Lisa Wallin • www.swedishlaplandvisitorsboard.com • Print: Luleå Grafiska 2017.

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