Padjelanta is the largest of Sweden’s national parks; its name comes from Sámi and means “the higher country”, an apt description for this plateau that lies almost exclusively above the tree line. The Padjelanta trail (150km) runs from Vaisaluokta through the Laponia World Heritage Area south to Kvikkjokk, and is suited to inexperienced walkers – allow at least a week to finish it.

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