Life in Laponia

People have lived in the area which now forms Laponia World Heritage Site ever since the last of the inland ice cap disappeared. Every stream, forest, hill, rock, and lake has a name. People, animals and plants have adapted to extreme contrasts of wind and calm, bare ground and snow, light and dark, warmth and cold. Knowledge of how to live off nature without overexploiting its riches has been handed down from generation to generation.