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 
  • Lapplandsafari - Geunja Sami Ecolodge
  • The best sauna in swedish lapland

Enjoy life at the fullest, without electricity and cell phone. Find harmony in Geunja Sami Eco lodge. Take part in the everyday life, culinary Sami flavors and listen to storytelling in the goathie and at the same time be a part of a helping hand for nature and culture conservation in Arctic. 

 

Arctic Eco Experience 2021-2022

Select your accommodation

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. 

Sami designed timber cabins

Geunja has two cozy Sami designed timber cabins up to 6 persons in each cabin. The timer 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. 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. 

Traditional "Sami teepee" Traditional Sami goathie a wooden " Sámi teepee", on a soft and cozy bed of birch and reindeer hides, and a sleeping bag with sheet linen. Imagine yourself surrounded by the fresh fragrance of dwarf birch, lying on a reindeer hide, soothed by the crackling noise of the fire. We call it another kind of glamping. The Goathie has two open areas for max 4 persons on each side.

Accommodation includes

  • Full board including breakfast, lunch /packed lunch and dinner with local food from the sami kitchen
  • Local sami host / hostess x 24 hrs
  • Local chef present x 24 hrs
  • Welcome drinks and snacks
  • Coffee and tea x 24 hrs
  • Sami Culture, crafts and storytelling
  • All daily guided tours is included
  • Canoes incl life jacket and paddles
  • Wood fired sauna, including organic shampoo and towels
  • Take part in the daily life at the lodge
  • Boat transport to and from Geunja

Welcome to book a Lapland holiday or a Lapland wedding for 2021-2022. Reservations all year round on request. For information please call +46(0)952-60290.

Day trips year a round - 2021

We belive that a guided tour gives a better understanding and connecting with the local people, landscape and culture. All day trips presented here are based on a minimum of  2 or 3 people. The starting point for our soft eco adventures is Tjulträsk. It can also be arranged from the village in Ammarnäs. All the tours can be adapted to the bus to/from Ammarnäs and Inlandsbanan in Sorsele. 

A taste of indigenous, Sámi arctic lifestyle

Mikael Vinka greet us in to his home Geunja,  starting with a beautiful boat ride over the lake, with mountains on both sides of us, followed by a walk around all the sami buildings. He introduce us to the world of the Sami, mythology, and food traditions. Being at Geunja is a learning experience. Storytellig takes place in the traditional Sami home, the “goathie” - a type of teepee that has been used by the Sami for a millennia. We are sitting around the fire on aromatic birch branches, enjoying the atmosphere and having a lovely lunch with sámi culinary ingrediens. If the weather permits, you are also offered a beautiful boat trip into the wilds and a swim in the clear water. Canoes and life jackets are also available to use.

A full day includes; Local sámi guide, boat transfer, walk a round Geunja, soft drinks and light snack, take part in Mikaels daily life, lunch with sámi culinary ingrediens, coffee and storytelling in the sámi goathie. If the weather permits, you are also offered a beautiful boat trip into the wilds and a swim in the clear water. Canoes and life jackets are also available to use in Geunja. Price 1995:- sek/person.

A half day tour  to Geunja for 995 sek/person including local sámi guide, boat transfer, walk a round Geunja, soft drinks and light snack.

Reservations all year round on request. Please call +46(0)952-60290

Other activities and guided tours

  • Arctic Fox hike
  • Hike along old reindeer trails
  • Wildlife watching
  • Bird watching
  • Botanic tours - Sami medicinala and edible plants
  • For foodies -  Sami food traditional and Outdoor Cooking,  
  • Customized fly fishing - in private streams and mountain lakes
  • Skiitours
  • Snowshoe hike
  • Ice fishing
  • Wood-fired sauna

Customize fly-fishing in mountain lake

Fly fishing is a good excuse to see different places around the world! Geunja Sami Eco Lodge - a place not only offering customized fly fishing in private streams and mountain lakes, but also Sami culture and wildlife. The midnight light is fantastic, when fishing for grayling, arctic char and brown trout in special water. This is a joint venture with the Sami community and can only be booked through Geunja Sami Eco Lodge. We provide full service together with local fishing organizer and other companies in Swedish Lappland in Arctic. 

" A totally unforgettable experience! Here I have experienced the best fishing in my life. I honor the spouses Vinkas  work of life. It's probably the most beautiful place I've ever been to, a place that radiates harmony".  Staffan I

Reservations all year round on request.

 
I’m still in the mindset of Geunja, may it never go away 

Booking & information

Reservations all year round on request. Please send your contact details, including telephone number. I will get back to you as soon as I'm back from the mountain.

Vårradahkh / Best Regards 

Mikael Vinka

Principles for Natures Best

1. Respect the limitations of the destination - the least possible impact on nature and culture.

2. Support the local economy.

3. Make all the operators activities environmentally sustainable.

4. Contribute actively to nature and cultural conservation.

5. Promote knowledge and respect and the joy of discovery.

6. Quality and safety all the way

     

Principles for Arctic Tourism

 

WWF Arctic Award winner, Grand Travel Award, and Nature's Best 2002-2019