Lappstaden is one of Arvidsjaur’s great landmarks. When the northern lands got their first churches in the 17th century, the Sámi needed a place to stay when attending compulsory church services. The locals built a number of Forest Sámi huts to house those of the Sámi who lived nomadically.
Here, in central Arvidsjaur, there is now the largest collection of Forest Sámi huts in all of Sápmi. The huts in Lappstaden are privately owned. Daily guided tours with local personalities sharing the history of Lappstaden are held in the evenings, all through the summer.
the largest collection of Forest Sámi huts