Laponia is a national park system and a UNESCO World Heritage site in Norrbotten County, in the Lappland province in northern Sweden. It consists of four national parks: Sarek, Stora Sjöfallet, Muddus and Padjelanta.


Landscape in Sarek National Park

Laponia is the latinized form of Lappland. The area is shared between Gällivare, Jokkmokk and Arjeplog municipalities, near the border to Norway.


The traditional habitat of the Sami people.


Walk along Padjelantaleden or Kungsleden. See also Hiking in the Nordic countries.

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See cold weather.

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