Culture and History

There is a garden were you can see, smell and learn more about the plants of the mountain world. It’s called the Mountain Botanical Garden and is the only one of its kind north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden. Find out more about opening hours here and enjoy your time at this oasis.

Photo: Ingrid Hellberg


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Stone Age village and museum. Visit the more than 6,000-year-old Stone Age remains and reconstructions of dwellings and utility items from the era. Learn more about the Stone Age and experience what life might have been like for the people who lived back then.

Ájtte Swedish Mountain and Sámi museum

Learn all about Sámi culture, settlers and our beautiful, valuable nature and all it has to offer.

Porjus Hydroelectric Power Station
At the hydroelectric power station in Porjus you can find out more about how electricity is produced and get a ride through history as you walk through the 100-year-old power station. Daily guided tours during the summer. 15/6-15/8 at 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30.

Sámi Duodji

A shop that has remarkable handicrafts that they sell. They also offer guided tours about the Sámi handicrafts, language and culture.

Essence of Lapland

A local company that offers taste performances in the Mountain Garden as well as guided cultural and flavoursome tours every week during summer. Also shorter courses about wild plants and herbs is being offered.

Gamla Apoteket (the Old Pharmacy)

A culturehouse in the middle of the center that other than sell local handicrafts organize guided city tours through Jokkmokk.

For booking, call or e-mail:

+46 971 120 80

Laponia: the 9,200 km2 area that consists of 4 national parks, 2 nature reserves and 9 Sámi  villages. This is where the Sámi villages heard their reindeer just like they’ve done for hundreds of years.

World Heritage Laponia has three entrances in Jokkmokk municipality where you can learn more about the area and its nature as well as the Sámi villages and their work. The newly-constructed entrance Naturum (located in Gällivare municipality) in Stora Sjöfallet is also worth a visit.

Entrance to Laponia in Jokkmokk

Entrance to Laponia in Porjus

Entrance to Laponia in Kvikkjokk

Entrance to Laponia in Stora Sjöfallet


The Sámi Sculpture Park
A sculpture park located by Lake Talvatis

The Mountain Botanical Garden
Mountain botanical garden in Jokkmokk


Jokkmokk municipality features several churches, church huts and chapels. Some in the various village centres, some located high up in the mountains. Visit the Jokkmokk Parish home page for more information about the churches and different events planned, such as mountain church festivals and concerts.

Jokkmokk Arctic Dream

A company that will help you tailor your activities all year around within Destination Jokkmokk.