Unique accommodation | It is now possible to rent the cottages in the Gallejaur culture reserve. Staying here will probably be the closest you will ever come to experiencing what life was like in rural Lapland of the 1800s.
As far back as the 1930s, the village was renowned for its preserved buildings and environment. The village became more widely known throughout the country in the 1980s when it was used as the location for a film based on a famous novel and, later, a documentary on the two Karlsson sisters who lived here. In 2008 the county administration board designated the village a culture reserve and the surrounding ancient forest a nature reserve, thus preserving Gallejaur’s unique environment for future generations. Overseen by a trust, the houses, gardens and surroundings are all carefully preserved, as is the cottage which was home to the Karlsson sisters.
Now you can stay in the cottages of the Gallejaur culture reserve. The buildings have been carefully and sympathetically restored but retain the old furniture, utensils and flowers .A stay here will enable you to come as close as you are likely to get to experiencing what life was like here in rural Lapland of the1800s. You will have the same standard of living as the Karlsson sisters.
Shower and laundry facilities are available to those renting the cottages at certain times of day in the new information centre on the outskirts of the village. It is possible to rent the whole set of buildings or just one room.