In a way you could describe Geunja as a magical place, a Wonderland of the mountains, the grand escape where you lose track of time and space. The rest of the world could be destroyed in a holocaust, for all we know; all of us are present in the moment and that is all that matters

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. 

 

Invitation

Even with people there, the calmness of the place stands out. Geunja Sami Ecolodge stands there, carefully tucked in between the shores of a crystal clear lake and the foot of a high mountain.

Every cabin is equipped with lovely handmade wooden furniture, commode, hand-woven mats, kerosene lamps and candles, and a fire place. You can choose either one: the timbered Sami ecolodge, comfortable between sheets in atimbered ecolodge, lighed by the oranges of a kerosene lamp ,Or the traditional Sami goathie a "teepee", on a soft bed of birch and reindeer hides, and a sleeping bag with sheet linnen. 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 frome the fire. The main building is for meals, meetings and conferences, maximum 12 persons. 

Welcome to dine in the family Vinka's dining room, in the goathie (Sami teepee), or outdoors over open fire. Most of our guest appreciates the wood-fired sauna with a relax room and water heater, and other old and new Sami buildings. We almost forgot to tell you about our bright and nice outhouse with an astonishing view.

What is included?

  • Accommodation in a Sami cabin with 6 beds incl linen
  • 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
  • Possibility to sleep in a Sami goathie, a "teepee", on a bed of reindeer hides using sleeping bags
  • Sami Culture, crafts and storytelling
  • All daily guided tours is included 
  • Wood fired sauna, including towels
  • Take part in the daily life at the lodge
  • Canoes including lifejacket and paddle
  • Boat transport to and from Geunja

Reservations on request. 

Please send your contact details, including telephone number and we will get back to you as soon as possibly


Eco Experience - Guided tours gives better understanding and connecting with the locals 

Mikael is offering day trips year round in Ammarnäs and Geunja.  A guided tour give 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 villages in Ammarnäs. 

Boat transport to the starting point to King’s Trail or Kungsleden see below

Hiking & fishingGuests of Inlandsbanan and Kungsleden, we´ll gladly meet you at the bus stop/station in Ammarnäs. 

Join a wildlife safari into Ammarnäs in Vindelfjällens nature reserve, one of Europe's largest protected area. The area around Ammarnäs is the most reindeer-dense in Sweden and the arctic fox has a natural habitat in the Vindelfjällen mountains. It is also a symbol for the nature reserve. 

 

Arctic wedding

 

Geunja Fishing Lodge 

"Fly fishing, a good excuse to see different places"

" My wife gave me a three day stay at Geunja, for my 50th birthday, 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 Ingmanson fly fishing guest

Customize fly-fishing in mountain lake

Fly fishing is a good excuse to see different places around the world! Geunja Sami Ecolodge - 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 Ecolodge. We provide full service together with local fishing organizer and other companies in Swedish Lapland.

Geunja offer 6-8 hour customize fly-fishing in mountain lakes, fishing for arctic trout and char in special sami water. Price example: 1995 SEK per person/day, including guide, special fishing permit, boat transfer, sami culinary light lunch or evening snack. Mini 3 pax

Longer fishing trips on request. 

 

A taste of indigenous, Sámi arctic lifestyle

Sitting together in the traditional Sami goathie, a ” wooden teepee". During the telling we enjoy traditionellt boiled coffee over opened fire and todays snack. Telling about the sami culture today and yesterday, buildings and mythology.  

3 hour; 995 sek/person and 6 hour; 1595 sek/person. Price include: local sami guide, boat transfer, coffee, light snack. 

8 hour; 1995 sek/person. Price include: local sami guide, boat transfer, coffee, light snack and a lovely lunch with sami culinary ingrediens. Mini 2 pax.

Wild watching in the bright arctic summer night

Guided boat trip into the beautiful delta with a unique bird and animal life. A fantastic area for wild watching for beavers, otters, reindeer and moose. If we are lucky we might see one of the predators. The tour also includes a stop at Geunja for a short round tour. 

Price: 1995 SEK per person including 4 hour sami guide, boat transfer, sami culinary light evening snack, soft drink and a stop at Geunja. Mini 2 pax.

 

Arctic Fox hike in Sápmi

Fjällrävstur i Vindelfjällen Ammarnäs Your host Mikael has helped the arctic fox project with his local knowledge about both the mountains and the animals. Join a wildlife hike and visit a den with hopefully some arctic foxes carrying lemmings to their puppies. Everything is done from a sustainable distance not to disturb the foxes. 

Price: 2395 SEK per person including 8hour Sami guide, boat transfer, sami culinary light lunch or evening snack. Mini 3 pax 

Sami medicinala and edible plants

 A short walk nearby Geunja. Learn about different Sami medicinala and edible plants. Traditional Sami lunch over an open fire. Mikael ends the day with a Sami storytelling and show. What makes this showing remarkable is that Sami culture and history is so very present. 

Price: 1995 SEK per person including 6 hour Sami guide, boat transfer, sami culinary light lunch. Mini 2 pax

Hike along old reindeer trails  

Follow Mikael on a slow hike along a thousand year old reindeer trails. From the mountain tops we have a beautiful view down over the delta of meandering streams and a magnificent mountain scenery . Todays lunch will be served outdoor. Totally 6-8 km hiking.

 Price: 1995 SEK per person including 6 hour Sami guide, boat transfer, sami culinary light lunch. Mini 2 pax

 

Boat transport to Kungsleden, the King’s Trail

Boat transport to the starting point to King’s Trail or Kungsleden.

The most famous and longest trail in Sweden is the ’King’s Trail or Kungsleden. You cane start or end your Kungsleden hike with a beautiful boat trip along the valley of Tjulträsk.  Price from 150 - 400 Sek/person


Booking & information

We tailor the content for your trip. Whether you are an individual or a company. Everything is based on our Sami culture and the nature we live in. You sleep in comfortable beds and enjoy different culinary Sami dishes from the family recipes. If you are interested, ask for a special program 

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 Arctic Tourism

 Arctic Fox in Vindelfjällen

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



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