Church town. When the first churches were built to serve the Sami, it was necessary to build a bunch of cottages or bungalows because people had to travel so far to church that they needed places to stay overnight. The church towns are common across Lapland. The museum is in the old parish hall, and it shows a bit about Sami life. The bright colors are traditional.
The Inlandbanan is a passenger rail that runs in the summer along a route through the middle of Sweden. I am spending 4 days along the route and will post pictures along the way. Today, the train chased a reindeer off the tracks, but my picture didn't come out. Most of this part of the trip was through national parks and one of the largest bogs in Europe and is included in the UNESCO cultural area of Laponia, what I knew as Lapland growing.Read more