Peter Rosén

To protect our lands, the most common way in Sweden is to form a nature reserve. The strongest protection for an area is to make the land a national park. Four of Sweden’s 30 national parks are located in Laponia. These are Sarek, Padjelanda / Badjelánnda, Muddus / Muttos and Stora Sjöfallet / Stuor Muorkke national parks.

In addition, the world heritage includes the nature reserves Sjávnja / Sjaunja and Stubbá, as well as the areas Tjuoldavuobme, Ráhpaäno suorgudahka (Látjávrredeltat) and Sulidälbmá. Together, the large forests, mountains and wide bogs cover 9,400 square kilometers within the municipalities of Jokkmokk and Gällivare.

National parks

Nature reserves


In the national parks within Laponia, it is forbidden to bring a dog, with the exception of Kungsleden, Rallarstigen in Muddus / Muttos, and the area between the power line and Stuor Julevu / Stora Lulevatten’s lake system in Stora Sjöfallet / Stuor Muorkke National Park.

Without permission from the County Administrative Board, it is absolutely forbidden to fly drones within the entire Laponia World Heritage Site.

It is only allowed to light fires in exhibited fireplaces within the world heritage Laponia.

All rules and regulations can be downloaded here.