Building an igloo and spending the night in it? For sure! All you need is the guiding hand of Cecilia Lundin, owner and guide at NatuLife in Jokkmokk, a couple of teammates and the proper tools. And lots of snow of course. But be aware of life-changing experiences.

Building an igloo is hard work and nothing you should do without a professional guiding you, making sure that it meets all safety requirements. It also requires a reasonably good physical condition since you’ll be working in the snow all day, enduring the cold and putting your teamwork skills to the test.

Starting to sound daunting? Don’t worry.

This will be one of those experiences you will not forget – ever. It’s about pushing your limits, working together and getting close to nature. Cecilia has many years experience of guiding guests from all over the world in the Jokkmokk mountain area, and is an expert igloo and bivouac builder.

– The majority of my guests are from abroad, many of them with little experience of snow and cold temperatures. Their common denominator is that they find my part of the world exotic and exciting, says Cecilia. I find it fascinating that ordinary people want to challenge themselves, experience something completely new. Push their boundaries. Willing to learn something about themselves. This is the best part of my job, getting to meet so many different people, helping them work together towards a common goal. Also, they have a lot of fun!

Cecilia making a hot cup of coffe that probably tastes like the best cup of coffee you'll ever have.

Cecilia Lundin is an experienced guide with studies in ecology in her rucksack. She specialises in eco-friendly experiences for small groups with Jokkmokk as starting point. To find out more, visit natulife.se.

Cecilia is one of those people you can’t help but admire – and envy. She fell in love with the pristine wilderness surrounding Jokkmokk in early years, decided to stay and live a life in harmony with nature.

– My business derives from an eco-friendly lifestyle, this is how I live and this is what I offer. The best part of building igloos is that it leaves no carbon footprint. Actually, it leaves no footprint whatsoever. You get to build something useful and afterwards return it back to nature. What you take with you – is wonderful sense of accomplishment; Hey, I did this! I just built an igloo.

After building your igloo, you can stay the night in it. But it’s fine if you don’t. A back-up hotel room will be available all night.

Cecilia combines her igloo courses with room and boarding at Saltoluokta Mountain Lodge, situated near the Laponia world-heritage site. Here you can enjoy a hearty three-course dinner of local produce, a warm fireplace and a traditional sauna.

If you find the cold temperature intimidating, do not fear. The course takes place in March-April when the weather is quite pleasant. Actually, sun goggles are recommended.

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