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In the middle of the village


Kyrkstan / Lappstan



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The Sami were forced to visit the church during three church weekends a year. To cope with the overnight stays during the church weekends, land was set aside next to the church, where these post huts were built. These buildings are one of

Västerbotten's best preserved church cottages.

The potato hill, which is an old moraine hill from the last ice age, was first cultivated in the middle of the 19th century. The southern location in combination with the fact that the frost does not climb up the hill and the natural storage of heat in the hill makes it possible to grow almond potatoes despite the cold climate. From the top of the potato hill you have an excellent view of almost the whole village.



Ammarnäs church

Ammarnäs kyrka

Built in 1901 and has served as a residential building, post office, school, police station, telestation and doctor's office. Today there is an exhibition of old utensils and photographs.

Coffee and freshly baked waffles are served here during the summer.

The current church was completed in 1912 and then replaced the old patch chapel built in 1858. The timbered church is clad with tarred shavings, visible beams, roof riders and the beautiful spire that gives Ammarnäs church its special look. Next to the church is the forest cemetery with the distinctive natural stones. The architect Torben Grut has designed the church and other famous buildings such as Stockholm's stadium.

Ammarnäs Sami Association

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