Arvidsjaur Arvidsjaur, a regional hub in Swedish Lapland, connecting the coast in the east with the mountains in west and the countryside with the city life.
From Arvidsjaur you can reach Arjeplog, Jokkmokk, Älvsbyn, Piteå, Skellefteå, Norsjö, Malå and the Sorsele municipality. Only 6 500 inhabitants live in Arvidsjaur and spread out on the whole region there are only 1,06 person/km2. Here you have several opportunities to find peace and calmness in the silence of nature.
Arvidsjaur is predominantly known for its car test industry during the winter. The most popular winter activities are snowmobile safaris, driving on ice and ice fishing arctic char. Many of the trails start directly from Arvidsjaur centrum, both for cross-country skiing and snowmobile safaris.
Due to the long experience of international visitors in Arvidsjaur, the locals will always give you good service and high-quality products. The combination of good infrastructure, good service and undiscovered nature makes Arvidsjaur an exciting place to visit for guests from all over the world. Some the highlights are the local kitchen, the large variety of accommodation and a long experience of hosting international guests.
Winter in Arvidsjaur
Arjeplog has had human inhabitants for the last 10 000 years. From Stone Age trapping cultures to high-tech vehicle testing in the 21st century, Arjeplog’s residents have always been open to new technology, refining it and finding new ways to greet the future. The collections at the Silver Museum tell many stories about life in the olden days, allowing the people and the history to live on.
In the winter, Arjeplog is the international centre for cold climate car testing, and this is evident all year round; the atmosphere is international and there is great hospitality. Arjeplog is characterised by a very particular kind of hospitality, a warmth between people. Regardless of whether you come here to fish for trout in a crystal clear mountain lake, to experience the Sámi culture, to walk new trails or to stay in a cottage surrounded by nature’s splendour, you will meet welcoming people and experience truly heartwarming hospitality.
A taste of Arvidsjaur
In Arvidsjaur and Swedish Lapland, cooking is centred around local and organic flavours, originating from the local Sámi culture. Most of the delicacies are picked directly from nature, just around the corner from one's home. The lakes and rivers provide arctic char, salmon trout, whitefish and many more. The forest and mountains provide locals with wild birds such as ptarmigan and capercaillie. Don't forget about the king of the forest – the moose – who with it's wild flavours that challenge the taste buds. During the summer and autumn, the forest and mires are filled with berries and mushrooms. A typical dessert is vanilla ice cream with warm cloudberries, or heated bread cheese (a traditional cheese made from goat or reindeer) and a cup of coffee by the fireplace. Come and explore the wild organic pantry on a culinary trip through the region and essentially, time.
Fishing in Arvidsjaur
The name Arvidsjaur means “the generous lake” and originate from the Sámi language Árviesjávrrie where ”Árvies” means generous and ”jávrrie” means lake, reference to the abundance of fish in the region.
For all of those with some fishing experience, you'll understand the challenges that different types of water can give from rivers, lakes and streams. Imagine the adventures waiting for you in the Arvidsjaur regions 4000 lakes, where several are still unexplored. Some of the streams are well known for world class fishing experiences. In Moskosel Lake, graylings are waiting to give you your next catch. Excellent fishing is an art and to find the best streams can be a delicate challenge. Luckily, there are many experienced local guides that will show you around and help you discover the stunning environment and good fishing waters of the region. Except for arctic char, grayling, whitefish and salmon there are also pike hiding in the reeds. Take the opportunity to visit Tjärnheden with its characteristic landscape formed by the ancient ice sheets creating a puzzle of lakes and mires where several lakes are still unexplored. In Arvidsjaur, you will find your next fishing paradise with all the diversity on offer.
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