Vadvetjåkka National Park
Purple mountain saxifrage.Foto: Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten

Plant life in the mountains

Vadvetjåkka's calcareous bedrock and the proximity of the Atlantic rain favor the rich flora.

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Nearly 300 vascular plants have been found in the area, including rare species such as northern moonwort and lappvedel (a plant in the oxytropis family). The most species-rich part of the park is the south slope of the mountains where the calcareous bedrock spawned a lush birch forest. Here you will find mountain avens, purple saxifrage, veronica fruticans and primula scandinavica.


The whole year

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