Arjeplog town itself is a tiny, unassuming sort of place, barely one main street leading to what passes as a main square, but is really only a car park between the tourist office and the Silvermuséet, the only sight in town. Housed in a yellow wooden building opposite the tourist office, it’s home to fascinating collections of over 700 pieces of Sámi silver, including several ornate silver collars that were handed down from mother to daughter; if a mother had several daughters she would divide her chain amongst them. Whilst in the museum, make sure to visit the Scinema in the basement, where you can see a slide show about the surrounding countryside and nature and how people in this remote part of Sweden learnt to adapt to the harsh climate.

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