In today's turbulent world, people, politicians and business leaders need to get new perspectives on existence. Geunja is a divine place where man meets the messenger of life through a fabulous nature. In Geunja I have met a genuine place with sami people who have a larger perspective and who identify with the larger whole. The whole that is the reason for meeting and transforming today's world into a desirable tomorrow, Jan Boström GAIA Leadership
Geunja is a secluded Sámi Eco Lodge in the mountains of Swedish Lapland and probably one of the best kept secret in the Arctic. You will only find your way there by an invitation.
This is a place where the Vinka family has lived for centuries, and during 35 years invited people and small scale meetings and conference to there home. For the surrounding nature and wildlife to remain as untouched as possible, the family only welcomes twelve groups of guests a year and maximum 12 guest each time. As a guest you will become a part of a helping hand for nature and culture conservation
Small-scale private groups, meetings and conferences
For the surrounding nature and wildlife to remain as untouched as possible, the Vinka family only welcomes twelve groups of guests a year and maximum 12 guest each time.
Be a part of indigenous lifestyle and experiencing an intimacy with nature and culture
For a few days we lived completely in tune with nature: we ate when we became hungry and slept when we got tired. We slumbered in the sun on shale stones on the beach and enjoyed the bright arctic summer light, - the midnight sun. We woke up from the pale dawn light, watched the wildlife about the knot and listened to amazing stories about the Sami culture. For a few days it was as if everything else disappeared.
It is difficult to pinpoint the exact magic. Of course it was about the surroundings: the bluing mountains clad in small mountain birches, the crystal clear water and the flowering sea of tolta, twigs and straight-headed hats. It was about the care and quality that permeated everything that was done there, from the sami designed buildings to the guided tours; and it was about the warm and nice hospitality and everything we learned, - says Maria, one of our guests.
Decide for yourself
Sami designed log cabins or a traditional Sami goathie?
Geunja has two cozy Sami designed log cabins up to 6 persons in each cabin. The log cabin has 2 beds downstairs and 4 beds on loft. Every cabin is equipped with lovely handmade wooden furniture, commode, hand-woven mats, kerosene lamps and candles and a fire place. A small collection local literatures and water from the cold spring.
A traditional Sami goathie - another kind of glamping.
Beside a bed with sheets, you also have the possibility to sleep one night in a traditional Sami goathie, a wooden " Sámi teepee", on a lovely bed of reindeer hides using sleeping bags with sheet linen. The Goathie has two open areas for max 4 persons on each side. Imagine yourself surrounded by the fresh fragrance of dwarf birch, lying on a reindeer hide, soothed by the crackling noise from the fire. Its another kind of glamping.
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Geunja Sámi Eco Lodge, the WWF Arctic Award winner, Grand Travel Award and Nature's Best 2002-2019