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Located in a special enclosure in the centre of the town, this is a collection of Saami storage barns and houses. It is pleasant enough to wander round, but all the buildings are privately owned by Saami families. Take the evening tour for 100Kr -...More
If you miss the very short summer season, all These houses are locked and the whole area can be visited in few minutes.
As it is more or less the only touristic place, Arvidsjaur definitively misses a chance!
It doesn't take more than ten minutes to read the information boards at the entrance to this large collection of Sami huts and then wander around. As the huts are identical and locked my interest waned after a couple of photos. This is something to...More
I am generally enjoying Sweden in winter, i just wish more things were open!
Apparently people roam about in costumes and guided explanations.
In winter its a bit of a look see and read the signs.
Still worth a look
I am sure that if you visit this remarkable collection of genuine Lappkåtor when they are open it will be really interesting. We travelled 3 hours to see a huge collection of these Sami cabins but they were all closed. There was very little else...More
We visited in August and got onto an afternoon tour. There were a large number of Sami permanent dwellings, one of which was open to us. We gathered in there and had our Sami guide talk on their culture and the significance of Sami Town....More
This isn't really an open air museum as it is still used by the Sami when they have significant ceremonies etc. Forest Sami will descend upon Lappstad (a slightly derogatory term) from their respective areas. Think of it as an occasional motel.
Still, it's fascinating...More