Kárášjohka / Karasjok has been named after the river that runs through the municipality, Kárášjohka. Here lies the Saami pariiament and one considers Kárášjohka / Karasjok Sami capital of northern Scandinavia. The name johka is Sami and means river. Karas name probably comes from Sami and means wooden barrels, or from Finnish (kara) means meandering – the meandering river. The village grew from the old winter camp Ávjuvárri, lying ca. 4 mil from what today is Karasjok center. The village Kárášjohka Karasjok has 1825 inhabitants in the area 2.23 km². Today a modern husbandry built with all modern facilities. In the south it borders the municipality to Finland with a Finnish trade somewhere on the other side of the border. Here are bus connections throughout Finnmark.
The mountain house at Jergul in Finnmarksvidda serves a fantastic delicacy. They call it a carbonate, but it seems more like a fantastic steak. Coarse ground meat from reindeer and moose. Can be served on a slice of bread or with a potato. For example, baked potato. John Edvin Holmestrand arranges a real treat if you step inside.Continue reading