Get away from the crowds, learn how to live a traditional Sámi life
Welcome to share our home and traditions
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".
You will discover the wildlife, Sami history, culture, religion, symbols, customs and of course our family history. You will enjoy boat rides, trekking, local cuisine and the wilderness of Swedish Lapland, a part of Sápmi. You will be offline and without electricity and running water, but you will never feel like missing it! As a guest in Geunja you will become a part of a helping hand for nature and culture conservation.
Sami designed log cabins or a traditional Sami goathie ?
Beside a bed with sheets you 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.
Share our love for food
Food from the forests, mountains and lakes. Being at Geunja is a learning experience. You’ll help making the food, and you’ll learn about how it is brought home. Maybe you’ll follow Mikael picking up fish, or he’ll show you how to snare a ptarmigan, and you’ll hear stories about the old family recipes and how to prepare everything. The shared love for food makes us an excellent choice for the food interested traveler.
Well-being through nature and culture
Most of the guests appreciates the wood-fired sauna down by the lake with a nice water heater and a lovely relax room to spend time in. Geunja also has a bright and nice outhouse with an astonishing view in front of you. You can take a swim in the clear water or fill a bottle with water from the spring. Just being in Geunja is wellness.
Geunja preserves Sami knowledge https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/7074722
Where the wild is...
Here is a unique bird and animal life, a fantastic area for
wild watching beavers, otters, reindeer and moose. All Arctic wildlife
is here! If we are lucky, we can also see some predators, such as Golden
Eagle and wolverine, lynx and bear...
Customize fly-fishing in mountain lake
" Fly fishing is a good excuse to see different places around the world! We offering customized fly fishing in private streams and mountain lakes. The midnight light is fantastic, when fishing for grayling, arctic char and brown trout in special water". says Jess.
Customize fly-fishing in mountain lake is a joint venture with the Sami community and can only be booked through the Vinka family.
The income from our paying guests goes to protect and preserve the Sami buildings and caring efforts for nature and culture
Geunja Sámi Eco Lodge, the WWF Arctic Award winner, Grand Travel Award and Nature's Best 2002-2021
All images on this website are copyrighted. Many thanks
to the photographer Jess McGlothlin, Staffan Widstrand, Ola
Jennersten,Ted Logardt, Robert Hansson, Maria Broberg, Ulrika Lemmel and guests of
Geunja who contributed images to the website. The website is under
construction. Please give us feedback! © 2021 by Lappland
safari - Geunja Sami Ecolodge in Vindelfjällen Ammarnäs a part of Swedish