Jakobsbakken is a former mining village by the entrance to "the last great wilderness" in Europe - the UNESCO World Heritage Area of Laponia. At Jakobsbakken Mountain Resort you will explore one of the largest untouched wilderness areas in Europe.
Join a true Arctic Adventure, where you can experience snowstorms, Northern Lights, the polar lights, and the Arctic wilderness. Explore the Sami culture, the history of the former mining community, and try local food with ingredients from the mountains. Our main goal when you visit us is that you feel "like home".
Jakobsbakken is ideally situated on the Northern Lights oval, the area where it is most likely to experience the Northern Lights. From 1. September to 1. April there are good opportunities to see the northern lights because of minimal light pollution. We will show you to areas without light pollution to chase for the northern lights and let you experience a majestic coloring game that dances in heaven in one of Norway's most awesome surroundings.
Lie in the snow and become one with nature, while the only thing you hear is your own pulse and the wind blowing. The clean air and the sound of silence that nature here can give you is a therapy for both body and mind. Whether you want to try dog sledding, go snowshoeing ice fishing waters, the beautiful mining town above the Arctic Circle is the right place for you.