A living world heritage site

Laponia World Heritage is a Sámi cultural landscape with traces of human activity dating back thousands of years, at the same time as it is Europe’s biggest contiguous natural landscape. In 1996, UNESCO designated Laponia a World Heritage Site for both its culture and its nature. It is an area is so unique that it is important for all of mankind to protect and preserve it for future generations. The Laponian heritage is yours, ours and the world’s.