Frequently Asked Questions

Can you drive a car to naturum Laponia Visitor Centre?
Yes. Naturum’s car park is along Vägen Västerut (The Road West or Road 827), 92 km from where you turned west off Road E45. From the car park it is a walk of about 300 metres to naturum Laponia Visitor Centre. If you have difficulties walking you can drive a car all the way.
How far is it to naturum Laponia Visitor Centre from the road?
About 300 metres.
Is naturum Laponia Visitor Centre accessible with a wheelchair?
Yes, there is no problem to visit Laponia naturum Visitor Centre in a wheelchair. It is possible to drive all the way to the building with a car, mobile home or with a wheelchair accessible car. The surface of the road and the parking space is packed gravel. The building is completely accessible for people with disabilities. You have access to the building on the outside by the wooden deck. Inside we have an accessible toilet.

In the outside environment, you can reach further out on the headland in the summertime on our wooden footbridge. Where you also can use our camp-fire site.
Can I get a guided tour at the naturum Laponia Visitor Centre?
We offer a free introduction to the exhibition at 15.00 everyday we are open. You may also pre-book a hour-long guided tour for 500 SEK. Our guides are always available to answer your questions. Contact us at naturum@laponia.nu for more information and booking.
Does the bus stop at naturum Laponia Visitor Centre?
No, it stops at Stora Sjöfallet Mountain Center, but that is just 600 m from the naturum Laponia Visitor Centre car park.
Does it cost anything to go into naturum Laponia Visitor Centre?
No. It’s free.
How far is it to the hotel in Stora Sjöfallet?
From naturum Laponia Visitor Centre car park, it is about 600 metres.
Is there overnight accommodation?
Yes, there is accommodation at Stora Sjöfallet mountain station, the STF mountain station in Sáltoluokta and the STF cabin at Vákkudavárre. There is also accommodation in Rijtjem/Ritsem and at Björkudden.
Boat
The boat to Sáltoluokta leaves from naturum Laponia Visitor Centre twice a week during the high season.
Is there a place where you can make a camp fire and barbecue?
Yes, we have a site close to naturum Laponia Visitor Centre. We also sell wood you can use.
Can you buy a fishing permit at naturum Laponia Visitor Centre?
Yes, we sell fishing permits.
In what languages can you get a guided tour in?
Swedish and English. We also offer guiding in Sámi if you book in advance, so that we can see to it that our Sámi speaking personnel are on hand.
Can you bring a dog to naturum Laponia Visitor Centre?
Dog on a leach is allowed outside the visitor center during the whole year, but you can’t bring the dog inside the building or a goahte.

Dogs are allowed on a leach everywhere in Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke national park during the period of 1 of January until the 30 of April. From 1st of May until 31 of December dogs are allowed in regulated area between the lake in the south of the main road in Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke national park and the powerline to the north of the road.
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes. That’s fine.
Can you eat at naturum Laponia Visitor Centre?
We have a café offering among other things sandwiches, pie, waffles and home-baked cinnamon buns.
Do you have gluten-free snacks?
Yes we do. We have gluten-free bread and other gluten-free products.
Do you have dairy-free snacks?
Yes we do. We both have lactose and milk-free ice cream and milk drink.
Are there toilets?
Yes. They are inside naturum Laponia Visitor Centre.
Opening times
Naturum Visitor Centre is open March-September. See under 'Opening times and program' or get in touch for updated opening times.