Big area, many questions

We receive many different kinds of questions about Laponia. Here we put together the most common and most important questions and answers.

The Arvidsson cabin

How do you find the Arvidsson cabin?

The Arvidsson cabin in Muddus/Muttos National Park is not on any trails, but one way to get there is from the forest road that turns east just north of Harsprånget hydropower dam.

RT90 coordinates 1688239 7431977.

Bridges

Skárjá

Skárjá bridge (Mihkká) in Sarek is the only summertime bridge in Laponia. A summertime bridge is a bridge that is removed at the end of the snow free period and is replaced there for the summer season. Skárjá bridge is put in place in the second half of June and is taken away in mid-September. The exact time it is put in place varies due to the spring flood and snow cover. Contact us for more information, or keep visiting our website.

Bridge installation – previous dates: 2013: 24 June. 2014: 18 June. 2015: 1 July

Miellädno

The bridge over Miellädno upstream at Álggajávrre is in a poor state and you use it at your own risk. Near the mouth of Miellädno there are rowing boats belonging to the Swedish Church, and which are also available to hikers.

Are all the bridges in good condition?

Yes, the bridges are inspected every year. But weather and wind cause damage, so get in touch with us if you discover faults.

The Badjelánnda Trail (Padjelantaleden)

Duottar, Badjelánnda. Foto: Laponiatuottjudus

The cabins on the Badjelánnda Trail are run by the Sámi communities through the Association Badjelánnda Laponia Turism, BLT. You can find more information about the cabins on their website. Here you can also find information about the Badjelánnda Trail.

Planning permission

Planning permission applications are submitted to the municipalities, but information about planning permission is to be shared with Laponiatjuottjudus, admin@laponia.nu

Boats

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Dievssajávri (Teusajaure)

On the King’s Trail between Dievssajávri and Vákkudavárre you need to row across Lake Dievssajávri (Teusajaur). There are rowing boats and alternatively you can summon the cabin warden if you hoist the flag next to the lake. The rowing boats are put out when the cabins along the King’s Trail open for the season, and they are taken in again after they have closed. Contact us for exact details on when they are in place. Remember there must always be one boat on each side when you have finished rowing.

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You can find boat times between Gäbnásj/Kebnats and Sáltoluokta here.

M/S Storlule

You can find boat times across Áhkájávrre from Rijtjem/Ritsem to Änonjálmme and Vájsáluokta here.

Fallen trees

It is a natural occurrence for trees to fall and this is an important part of the ecosystem. Trees that fall are left lying there. If they lie across a trail they are removed by administration as soon as possible.

Folders

There are folders about all the national parks in Laponia and about Sjávnja and Stubbá. You can get these at the tourist information offices in Jokkmokk and Gällivare and at Naturum Visitor Centre Laponia in Stuor Muorkke (Stora Sjöfallet).

Dog

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As long as it is on a leash you can have a dog in the national parks any time from 1 January to 30 April. You can also bring along a dog when hiking the King’s Trail and/or the Navvy Trail in Muttos. In Sjávnja Nature Reserve you can have a dog with you at any time of the year as long as you keep it on a leash. In Stubbá, Sulidälbmá, the Lájtávrre Delta and Tjuoldavuobme, Outdoor Access Rights apply. The dog need not always be leashed but must in all circumstances be brought under control if so required.

Dog sleds

A dogsled is not permitted in Laponia, under the new ordinances. No difference is made any longer between dogsleds in commercial operations and dogsleds used privately.

Information about the Sámi

It is best to contact the Sámi Parliament information centre, which can answer most general questions about the Sámi people and Sámi culture. They can certainly help you in your search even if they cannot answer your question.

Maps

The only maps of Laponia are the mountain maps by Lantmäteriet (The Swedish Land Survey) and the maps published by Calazo. You can buy them on the net, at certain sports shops and sometimes also at filling stations. Calazo also offers a new map of Muddus/Muttos National Park and Sjávnja.

Stickers

Unfortunately we do not have national park emblems at our administration, but they are sometimes available at the tourist information offices in Jokkmokk and Gällivare.

Muttos

Getting to Muttos

The shortest way to Muddus/Muttos National Park is to drive to Skájdde from the Liggá dam on road E45 between Jokkmokk and Porjus. You can also get there via the eastern entrances through Sárggavárre and Urtimjávrre. During the snow free period you can drive all the way to Suolávrre via Urtimjávrre. In winter you can also ski northwards from Road E45 between Porjus and Gällivare.

The Muttos cabins

Here is all the information about the cabins in Muttos. The cabins are fully equipped, which includes everything you need to prepare food and eat. There are pots and pans, cutlery, etc. There are also blankets and pillows, but you need your own bed linen.

Inventory

Inventory list for the cabins in Muttos.

Snow clearing

The road to Skájdde is cleared of snow from the beginning of March every year. It is not maintained during the breakup period and becomes passable again when the snow has melted away. The roads to Sárggavárre and Urtimjávrre are cleared year round.

Accommodation

here you can find prices and details about how you pay for your accommodation in Muttos.

Naturum

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Here you can find opening times and programmes at Naturum Visitor Centre. Naturum can also open for groups and schools during the closed season. Contact Naturum Visitor Centre with reservations and questions.

Here you can also find answers to frequent questions about Naturum Visitor Centre.

Canoeing in Sarek

Under the ordinances it is not permitted to use any floating craft in Sarek. This means no canoeing, white water rafting, etc. in the whole of the national park.

Suorvvá

It is permitted to pass the dam at Suorvvá to get into Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke National Park and on into Sarek. At the gate there is a door that is kept open. You enter the area at your own risk, as it is an industrial site. Follow the road crossing the dam and on towards the reindeer separation enclosure which lies on the south shore of the lake. To get out onto the trail up on the mountain you must pass Sirges Sámi community’s reindeer separation enclosure. Close the gates properly after you since there are sometimes reindeer in the enclosure.

Procurement

Questions about public procurement should be sent to: admin@laponia.nu