Rallarstigen (The Navvy Trail), which passes across the outskirts of Muddus/Muttos National Park, is a 44 km heritage trail with a special history. Ever since the 18th century, it was an important route, first for the local population, then also for tourists and railway-building navvies. The trail begins at Lake Vassaraträsk in Gällivare and ends in Porjus. Along the way, you can see hearths, signs of ancient bark stripping, blazes on trees, and other signs that people have walked here long before us. Hiking the trail also takes you past the settlers’ homestead Stubbávallen.
The trail was re-inaugurated in 1994 and renovated with stop-off sites and plankways across wetlands. Dogs are allowed along the entire trail, which is otherwise forbidden in Muddus/Muttos National Park during the snow-free period.
Things to see along the way
Oarjemus Stubbá (Sörstubba). From the ground, Oarjemus Stubbá does not look like a big mountain, but as soon as you begin the trail up you begin to get a fantastic view of the surrounding landscape. On a clear day, you can see as far as Sarek. The tour is easy and involves about half an hour walking uphill.
- The stretch from Hapsasjávrre (near the Inland Road) to Stubbávallen and back to the Inland Road is a suitable day tour. Here you encounter a concentrate of the landscape: pine moors, wet forests, and marshes.
- At the beginning of July every year, Rallarmarschen takes place. Participants can choose to walk or run 23 or 44 km. There are checkpoints along the way. Take the family and get to know the forestlands in Laponia.
The trail is managed by Laponiatjuottjudus.
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