Padjelanta / Badjelánnda National Park
Foto: Laponiatjuottjudus

About Padjelanta/ Badjelánnda National Park

The camps of the Sami reindeer husbandry groups line the large lakes. The reindeer have their summer grazing land in the national park.

If you are lucky, you will be able to see some of the Sami residents gather for branding of reindeer calves during the luminous nights. Nowadays they use helicopters and motorcycles.

Sweden’s largest national park

Padjelanta/Badjelánnda is Sweden’s largest national park. In Sami the name means “highland”. Rounded mountains and large lakes are surrounded by a backdrop of snow-clad mountains: Sarek in the east and Sulidälbmá in the west, along with the Norwegian border mountains.

Padjelanta/Badjelánnda is part of Laponia, a Unesco World Heritage Site

In 1996 Padjelanta/Badjelánnda became a part of the Laponia World Heritage. It also inlcudes the national parks Sarek, Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke and Padjelanta/Badjelánnda, together with Stubbá and Sjávnja natures reserves, among other smaller areas. 

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