Real winter experiences
After the mining operation at Jakobsbakken was closed in 1968, the old grandeur has almost fallen asleep. Now Jakobsbakken will be revived in all its glory and we want to show you genuine winter experiences on historical grounds. In this magnificent and beautiful scenery, you can experience everything from the magic from one of the world's most beautiful natural phenomena to snowstorms that thrills.
A hidden gem in Northern Norway
At Jakobsbakken we can all year round take you on astonishing tours in untouched nature, where you can walk for several hours without meeting a single person.
Whether you want to try dog sledding, go snowshoeing to ice fishing waters or take a ski trip in cross-country skiing trails with World Cup standard, the beautiful mining town above the Arctic Circle is the right place for you.
Clean air and silence
Here you can lie in the heather and become one with nature, while the only thing you hear is your own pulse and the wind blowing. We can also take you to more extreme summits, some of Northern Norway's highest mountains, which is close to 2000 meters above sea level.
Experiencing the clean air and the sound of silence that nature here can give you is therapy for both body and mind. Feel the proximity to nature and see the wildlife like reindeer, grouse and fox close up.
At the entrance to Laponia
Jakobsbakken is located at the entrance to Laponia UNESCO World Heritage site, which is just across the border from Sulitjelma.
Sulis mountains are known far beyond Norway's borders as one of Norway's most stunning natural landscapes. It is located in the heart of Lapland and nature here is named "Europe´s last great wilderness".
Here you will find everything from the magnificent, hilly countryside with many large and small fishing lakes to elongated U-valleys between high-altitude mountain ranges.
If you want to experience the majestic nature of Laponia, Sulitjelma is a good starting point. As the gateway to Europe's last great wilderness, there are also many great hiking trips starting in Sulitjelma.
Experience the Northern Lights
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 Norways most awesome surroundings.