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The genuine mountain village of Ammarnäs is located in the middle of the Vindelfjällen nature reserve. The first settlers settled here in the early 19th century.


Before these, the area has for hundreds of years been pasture for reindeer, for the two Sami villages Ran and Gran. Today, Ammarnäs is best known for the moraine hill Potatisbacken, where the villagers grow their almond potatoes far above the cultivation limit. Here, both the settler culture and the Sami culture are alive. In Ammarnäs live between 100 and 200 people who make a living from reindeer husbandry, ecotourism and other small-scale tourism. Here you will find hotels, holiday villages, inns and lodges with a high level of service. The fishing is world class in the mountain lakes, in Vindelälven and in Tjulån.

The whole village is a natural and cultural landscape. Do not miss to visit Lapplatsen, Ammarnäs Church, Naturum, Blomsterlotta's mountain garden and Samegården.

Om Ammarnäs

For those who want to hike in the mountains, Ammarnäs is a perfect starting point. Here is a well-developed system of nearby trails with everything from hour-long hikes to day trips. Kungsleden, one of Europe's most famous hiking trails, passes the village on its route from Hemavan to Abisko. Ammarnäs is thus an excellent starting point for longer mountain hikes, both for those who want to spend the night in a cabin and for those who want to camp.


How to get here

From Sorsele it is about 100 km to Ammarnäs. If you are already in the village, the area with church, church town and Potatisbacken is on the way to Norra Ammarnäs.

Facts about the village

Ammarnäs is called Gávtjávrrie in Ume Sami. Around the village there are plenty of remains from prehistoric hunting culture. Ammarnäs had an exclusively Sami population until 1803, when the first new building was seen. In 1827, the first farmer came to the village. The land was used to a large extent as a meadow farm in the delta at the mouths of the Vindelälven and Tjulån rivers. As the meadows are flooded by the spring flood, they become naturally fertilized. Many of the barns are still standing. Potatoes were grown on the south side of a moraine hill, now known as Potatisbacken.


Coordinates parking at Potatisbacken: WGS84: 65 ° 57'41 ”N, 16 ° 13'8” E WGS84 decimal (lat, long): 65.961425, 16.218937 SWEREF99 TM: N: 7316149, E: 555404

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