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World Heritage Laponia

World Heritage Laponia, located in the majestic mountain world of Gällivare and Jokkmokk municipality, offers unique experiences all year round.

This unforgettable place shows its true beauty and charm during the bare-ground period. With its vast mountains, colourful landscapes and Sámi culture, Laponia is a must for the adventurous traveller. Visiting this area in the summer offers a unique insight into the changing nature and traditions of the Arctic landscape.

The landscape
The Laponia World Heritage Site covers an enormous area of 9,400 square kilometres within the municipalities of Jokkmokk and Gällivare. The landscape includes the national parks Sarek, Badjelánnda/Padjelanda, Muttos/Muddus, and Stuor Muorkke/Stora Sjöfallet, as well as the Sjaunja/Sjávnja and Stubbá nature reserves.

These areas are characterised by dramatic mountain peaks, rushing streams and vast plateaus. During early summer, the landscape slowly begins to come to life after the long winter, and visitors can experience nature's transition to a new season.

Activities & places to visit
Summer in Laponia offers various activities and destinations for all ages and interests. For the adventurous, there are opportunities for guided hiking tours in Sarek, kayaking along the river Langas and organised tours along the Kungsleden.

For those interested in culture, there is Naturum Laponia, the entrance to the magical world of mountains, valleys and waterways that make up World Heritage Laponia. With its interactive exhibits and exciting presentations, you gain a deeper understanding of the area's unique ecosystem, rich biodiversity and the living heritage of Sámi culture.

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