Ájtte Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum

Ájtte Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum

Photo: Elin Nygård
Photo: Folke Hansen
Photo: Jan Gustavsson
Photo: Jan Gustavson
Photo: Tenneh Kjellsson

Ájtte Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum. Meet the Sámi people and the high mountains.

Jokkmokk, just north of the Arctic Circle has been a meeting place for trade, gatherings, festivals and meetings between friends from far and near. This is the site of Ájtte, Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum, a gateway to the high mountains, to the world heritage of Laponia and to the Sámi culture.

Here, we tell the story of Sápmi, the land and the people, of life and survival in a demanding climate and environment. It is a story set in the wetlands, forests and mountains.

Sápmi, the land of the Sámi extends without bounds across the territory of four nations. Here we have hunted and lived for thousands of years. We have given names to mountaintops and streams, we have raised our children and we have followed the reindeer.

Jokkmokk’s Alpine Garden

Jokkmokk’s Alpine Garden – open during the summer – this alpine garden is an oasis on the shores of Talvatis Lake. Lightly trodden paths take us through various natural milieus hosting the flora of the region. One of mountain researcher Axel Hamberg’s field research huts has been moved here from Sarek National Park.

Exhibits, library, archives and study rooms, mountain information about the national parks and World Heritage Laponia, museum shop and restaurant.


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