The Arctic Circle region of northern Sweden is the home of the Sami.
It is the largest area in the world (and one of the last) with an ancestral
way of life based on the seasonal movement of livestock.
Every summer, the Sami lead their huge herds of reindeer towards the
mountains through a sor far preserved natural landscape. Historical
and ongoing geological processes can be seen in the glacial moraines
and changing water courses.
Sápmi is the name the Sami call their land and it is
quite a large area; about the size of Sweden, but spread out over Sweden,
Norway, Finland and Russian Kola Peninsula. The Sami inhabited the region
long before the concept of national borders existed. Most experts agree
that the Sami culture can be traced back to around 2000 to 2500 years.