This the ancient home of the Saami people. These are the original habitants of Sweden. It’s a beautiful place rich with history and oh so quiet and peaceful. And did I mention remote?
Fatmomakke, is located in the Swedish Lappland, on the edge of the picturesque Ransaran river, way north of Stockholm.
How To Get Here
There is train service but not directly to Fatmomakke. You would require a car or a hired service from the nearest train station which is Vilhelmina, another unfamiliar destination :-). This is a very long train ride even with one change. But you get to see the Swedish countryside, so it works out. Check out the Swedish Rail Web site for details.
Fly into Hemavan/Tarnaby (HMV) or Vilhelmina (VHM) on NextJet from Stockholm (ARN). Then either take a helicopter or drive to Fatmamokke. I recommend the helicopter :-).
The following airlines has service to Hemavan/Tarnaby (HMV) and Vilhelmina (VHM):
There is a combination of buses, ferries and trains from say London. Check Rome2rio.com for combinations.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
There are no places to stay in Fatmammoke, but you can stay in nearby Saxnas.
I stayed at the Saxnasgarden hotel. You can also stay in Vilhelmina as its close by. Check below for a place to stay.
==>> Here’s what people had to say about Fatmomakke on TripAdvisor.
==>> No Airbnb at the time of this writing.
Where To Eat
It’s a small village so there are not any restaurants. There is a small cafe though at the entrance to the Saami Village area.
You have to head back to Saxnas to the Saxnasgarden hotel. Good food though so no worries there.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants in nearby areas from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
The draw of Fatmomakke is to see the Saami Village as well as the surroundings and go fishing or just take a canoe ride from one of the locals. The area is very peaceful and also if you are there during church, please go and worship with the locals. After the service they have a little meetup in one of the old Saami houses. They make you really feel at home.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)