Geunja Sami Ecolodge

Geunja Sami Ecolodge

Photo: Ola Jennersten
Photo: Lapplandsafari
Photo: Staffan Widstrand
Photo: Lapplandsafari
Photo: Ola Jennersten
Photo: Lapplandsafari
Photo: Ted Logardt
Photo: Staffan Widstrand
Photo: Staffan Widstrand
Photo: Lapplandsafari
Photo: Staffan Widstrand
Photo: Stockholms zoologiska inst

In roadless land, at the foot of the mountain, is the ecolodge of Geunja.

You will only find your way there in a boat or by foot. This is a place where the family Vinka has lived for centuries.

At Geunja, you will be a part of a traditional and sustainable lifestyle and experiencing an intimacy with nature and Sami culture. For the surrounding nature and wildlife to remain as untouched as possible, Geunja only welcomes twelve groups of guests a year. As a guest at Geunja Sami Ecolodge and in the home of the Vinka family, you will be a part of the conservation of nature and culture.

Mikael Vinka is your host and guide. He is deeply rooted in the Sami culture and has incomparable in-depth knowledge of the surrounding nature, ranging from hunting, fishing and reindeer husbandry, to mammal inventories and mountain rescue. He can tell you about the smallest of plan to the colours of the sky: either you are out hiking, fishing or skiing, you will be in his secure and knowledgable hands and at the recieving end of his storytelling.

You will come to Geunja looking for a richer lifestyle. You will be living without electricity – without missing it – and tasting the pantry of the surrounding forests and lakes: char, reindeer, moose, ptarmigan, cloudberries and chantarelles. You will eat your meals invited to the Vinka family table, sitting in the main timbered building warmed by the fire and the handicraft wooden furniture.

However you choose to sleep, Geunja has a high standard. Imagine yourself surrounded by the fresh fragrance of dwarf birch, lying on a reindeer hide, soothed by the crackling noise of the hearth. Or lying comfortable between sheets in a timbered lodge, lighed by the oranges of a kerosene lamp alone. At Geunja Sami Ecolodge you can choose either one: the traditional Sami goathie or the timbered ecolodge.