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Samis of the Laponian Region

Listed under Traditional Cultures in Norrland, Sweden.

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Home to the Sami people, the Laponian Area is a large, untouched region in Sweden’s mountainous north. The Samis manage the land in the same way they have for hundreds of years, their main industry is herding reindeer which they move seasonally, maintaining the patterns of grazing that has shaped this landscape over generations. Deep valleys, raging rivers and glacial moraines have scared this country, but it is supposedly some of the most beautiful in Scandinavia. The best place for visitors to stay when visiting this region is at Jokkmokk, just north of the Arctic Circle, and the best time is February when the Sami hold their ‘Great Winter Market’ a four centuries old tradition.

The Jokkmokk - Åjtte is the main museum housing Sami artefacts.

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“Laponian Area”

'The Arctic Circle region of northern Sweden is the home of the Saami, or Lapp people. It is the largest area in the world (and one of the last) with an ancestral way of life based on the seasonal movement of livestock. Every summer, the Saami lead thei… Read more...

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