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Fatmomakke - a church village where cultures meet

A meeting place.

Fatmomakke Lapland church Fatmomakke is a small church village near the Mars fells (Mars mountains), 120 kilometres northwest of Wilhelmina by the beautiful Wilderness Road.

The history of the village is the story of meetings between people. The first church was built here in 1781. The present church dates back to 1884 and was built on an old Sami traditional meeting place. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)


Midsummer celebration at Fatmomakke At the time when the present church was built, settlers started farming in the area. A churchtown grew up around the church. Thus Fatmomakki became the meeting place for two cultures, which we can still experience today. Today there are 80 cottages and 20 timber houses.

Twice a year there is a church weekend at the church village, one at the beginning of June and another at the beginning of September. Traditionally these weekends coincided migrations of the Sami with their reindeer herds.

Find out where Fatmomakki is

Read more at the Fatmomakke site.
The picture to the right is from a Midsummer celebration. (Photo: Fatmomakke.se)

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