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Thirteen kilometers south of Boden, at the mouth of the Vändträskån river, is the village of Mockträsk. The village developed in the 18th and 19th centuries as a cluster of small farms and forests, where fishing and hunting complemented the household economy. The name Mockträsk possibly comes from the expression to “mocka”, a fishing method used by the early settlers. The industries that today leave their mark on the village are mainly berry cultivation, trotting stables and a summer café. The hub of village life is the village hall, which is widely used for many activities. The lake is ideal for fishing and boating, and the surrounding area also has great cycling routes that attract many cycling enthusiasts.

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  • 1. Lake Mockträsket The mile-long lake attracts fishers from near and far, and is an important factor in the quality of life for both village members and holiday home owners. The lake is easily accessible and suitable for canoeing and rowing. There are no natural beaches, but a few kilometers away is Aldersjön, which with its long sandy beach and high bathing temperature has long been a popular bathing lake for families with children.
  • 2. Village hall and baker's cottage Mockträsk village hall consists of the school building that was built in 1914 and has had various functions over the decades. When the village association bought the house in the mid-80s, the building was adapted for use as a village hall. It is now handicapped accessible and equipped with a hearing loop. It hosts educational and cultural events, private functions and annual events such as the Paltfest (palt is a north Swedish food, platfest=palt party), Lucia celebrations and candle making. The village hall also includes a baker's cottage.
  • 3. Aunt Mocki's summer café With its rural setting and home-made bread, the café has become a popular destination. The café is open during the summer and sometimes on special occasions during the winter. For example, in March (2023) a scooter café was organized.
  • 4. Berry farm Mockträsk berry farm attracts customers from all over Norrbotten. The company grows and sells strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and blackcurrants, and works with small-scale processing.
  • 5. Forests The vast forests around the village invite hiking, berry and mushroom picking. There are also snowmobile trails and a beaver trail where hikers can follow the beaver's tracks.

About the area

In Mockträsk there are remains of early settlements, such as burning pits from the Viking Age. The modern story begins with the settler families who arrived on the site in the 1760s. During the 19th century, more families were added as a result of government initiatives to allocate forest land to villages and settlements. In the first decades of the 20th century, so-called colonies offered poor and landless people the opportunity to acquire their own property through hard work. (The land was often difficult to cultivate). Perhaps it is a collective memory of the settlers’ harsh living conditions and strong drive that is expressed today in their commitment to children and young people. As a community the villagers sponsors a child from a less fortunate country to ensure ensure that the child can go to preschool and school, have access to clean water, nutritious food, medicines, vaccinations and other health care. And each year the village awards a scholarship to a creative young person.


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