Pieljekaise National Park
Pieljekaise National Park is in the Arjeplog mountains between Jäckvik and Adolfström.
The highest mountain, with a summit 1,138 metres above sea level, is Pieljekaise, which also gave the national park its name. In Sami the mountain is called Bieljijgájse, which means ”ear mountain”. The two peaks of the mountain look like an ear in profile.
The national park is in a low mountain area with many small lakes and birch forests, but also heaths and meadows with abundant flora. The aim of the national park is to preserve an area with mountain birch forests in its natural state.
Pieljekaise National Park is in the Semisjaur-Njarg sameby, a Sami economic and administrative unit created with the intention of tending reindeer.
Pieljekaise National Park is in the Arjeplog mountains between Jäckvik and Adolfström. You can get here by car and by bus.
From the community of Arjeplog, it is 60 kilometres along highway 95 (the Silver Road) to Jäkkvik. The King’s Trail enters there from the north and leads farther south through Pieljekaise. There is bus service from Skellefteå to Jäkkvikk via Arvidsjaur and Arjeplog. If you want to enter the national park from the south, turn off from the Silver Road towards Adolfström instead. The King’s Trail also goes through there. That will add 10 km to the trip.
National parks and nature reservesMar 16
Today there are primarily two ways to protect nature in Sweden: as a national park or a nature reserve. A National Park offers the strongest protection. This protection is given only to a small number of scenic and extremely valuable areas. Together, the national parks form an entity of nature types which are typical for and unique to Sweden. By protecting them we can preserve our common natural and cultural heritage. In Sweden, there are 30 national parks, eight of which ...