Stora Sjöfallet / Stuor Muorkke National Park
Foto: Laponiatjuottjudus

Traces from the past

It is difficult to imagine today, but at one time 600 people lived at Stuor Muorkke.

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The Sjöfall area

When the power plant in Viedás was built during the 1960s, a community emerged with residences, a medical clinic, shops, kiosks and a community centre. Walk around in the area and look at the old buildings, listening to their stories.

Stone Age settlement

Not far from the road on the trail towards the falls from the north, there is a Stone Age settlement close to the lakeshore. It is a short, little hike with a view of Gårtjejávrre and Mount Nieras in the background.

Southern shore

Before the road came into being, the south side of Stuor Muorkke was its heart. It was here that the Sami stopped during their migration westward. People dragged their boats across the land and took advantage of the chance to socialise. When the dams were built, a small rail line was installed that could transport material to the other end of the lake. The track still remains and is an important cultural heritage area. Bring along a guide who can talk about what you are seeing.


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