Spring in Lapland – 2nd June

During my day in Gallivare I visited a reconstructed Saami summer camp.

This is a meat store to protect the contents from animals and insects.

This platform was used to store other items. The framework was covered with skins to keep the contents cool and dry. It is called a “luouve”.


The construction of this dwelling is based on the framework above and is called a “puogge”

and here is a picture from inside.

This dwelling is called a “båstångskåta”

and finally a “skums kåta”.

For all three buildings, a framework is covered with Birch bark and then turfs laid over for insulation.

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