Fatmomakke Church Town is the most prominent Sami Church town in Sweden and one of the best preserved in the world. The place has a very important spiritual value and is still used as a cultural meeting place today as it has for thousands of years. The town has very high symbolic value for the Sami community and living ancient history.
Fatmomakke has been in used by the Sami as a meeting place and summer settlement for thousands of years. The oldest buildings found in Fatmomakke today date back to the end of the 16th century event though most buidlings are from the beginning of the 18th. Other older structures used for storage and protection. The central buildnings in Fatmomakke today is the white church, the Sami courtyard and the priest's hut. Please remeber that even though fatmomakke is a protected cultural reserve today, most huts and Kotor are privately owned and still in use today - please show respect.
The old church town is situated along the Wilderness Road, next to the Marsfjäll mountains 20 km east of Klimpfjäll. From the car parking it is only a short walk across the bridge into the town. An open exibition and easy to read signs will guide you through the town.
In the summer there is a kiosk and a cafe open in Famomakke.
There is a great campsite at Fatmomakke, perfect for tents, caravans or campers. Some simple cabins are also available. Book through Fjällströms 070-393 49 36
Midsummer's program in Fatmomakke 2018
Midsummers eve in Fatmomakke has been a huge happening in Sapmi for generations. On midsummer's eve people gather from far and away to celebrate this special event. It is a celebration with song, dance and lasso casting for the whole family. Everyone is welcome to join.
Midsummer's eve 22 june
15.00 Midsummer's pole is made and raised
16.00 Midsummer weekend is declared open.
18.00 Ekumenisk service in the Fatmomakke church
22.00 Creation mass in Fatmomakke church
Midsummer's day 23 june
10.00 High mass in Fatmomakke church
12.30 Ekumenisk outdoor mass on Stinnerbomsbacken
14.00 Lass casting competition
16.00 Conceret in Fatmomakke church
18.00 Fatmomakke board holds public meeting, Fatmomakke church
Sunday 24 June
11.00 " The day of the holy John the Baptist" Sunday mass in Fatmomakke Church