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Sarek Mountain Holiday Village - Årrenjarka
EmigrateJun 22, 2011 09:43 BST
The Årrenjarka homestead was founded in 1811 by the Mannberg family, who came from Kvikkjokk. The south facing hills of Årrenjarka, with the rich hay meadows of the Kvikkjokk delta within reach, made this a suitable spot for small-scale agriculture. Our ancestors kept cows and sheep, grew potatoes, hunted and fished and lived of what the mountain valley had to offer.
In the spring of 1969, the last cows were sent away. Instead, tourism became the main source of income. But the old grazing pastures, timber storage sheds and barns are still left, reminiscent of the old days. Today, the fifth generation of Mannberg in Årrenjarka is developing the mountain tourism with lodging and food and creating new adventures for visitors.
Along the route
Årrenjarka is not located on a backroad, but on the ancient route to the mountains and Norway. Here, the Sami moved by with their reindeer herds. Here, scientists have been travelling by ever since Linneaus himself. We have met kings, settlers, mining wardens, priests and tourists from near and far. They all have passed by Årrenjarka. We are used to providing shelter and food for people on the road. And we would like to meet you!