Lapland (Sàpmi in the Sami language) is the last wilderness in Western Europe, the land of eight seasons, the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, is a region divided between four countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia.
The characteristic climate of Lapland are extremely severe winters, short springs and wet summers. In winter sunlight is limited to a few hours and it is not unusual to see incredible aurorae borealis. From April onwards light is present throughout all 24 hours and in June the sun never sets.
HISTORY AND TERRITORY
The first settlement dates back to 1778, when the settler Jörn Swamp settled here. Hence the name Jörn.
The village grew during the Nineteenth Century.
The old wooden church, adjacent to Lantliv, built in 1857, witnesses this.
In 1893, five miles away, a new village, also called Jörn came into being and the "Old Jörn" took its current name of Österjörn.
This is the homeland of the Sami, the indigenous people of Scandinavia who are present throughout the area, with culture, traditions and unique handicrafts; Swedish Lapland extends from the Baltic coast to the mountain range along the border with Norway. It is a pristine area of rivers and lakes, vast expanses of forests abundantly populated by wild animals such as elk, bear, wolf, lynx and wolverines. Along the east coast there are on the contrary several towns of considerable interest, picturesque fishing villages and beautiful archipelagos of islands to explore.