Indigenous Arctic Life. A unique stay in a Sámi operated camp on the border to Laponia World Heritage Area.
“This land is not wilderness. This is a cultural landscape where my ancestors have formed life throughout the centuries. This is reindeer herding land. This is Sápmi – the land of the Sámi people.” – Lennart Pittja
Sápmi Nature is a Sámi owned and operated nature-based tented camp close to Laponia World Heritage Area. The camp is located outside of Gällivare during the winter season and in the mountains during summer season.
There are 5 comfortable double/twin tented rooms located in a natural environment, with comfortable beds, bed linens and a heater that combines the cosy wood fire during the awake time with the comfort of automatic heating during the night. Washroom is located nearby your room.
The camp is located in nature, yet only 15 minutes by car to Gällivare. The camp is operated by the award winning Sámi entrepreneur Lennart Pittja and his team. The goal is to share Sámi knowledge and respect for nature and culture in this area. Lennart Pittja is born and raised in a Sámi reindeer herding family in Unna Tjerusj Sámi Community – the land where the camp is located. This means that you will be able to take part of some of the stories and knowledge from the Sámi land use of this area and share how the reindeer herding still uses this land to this day. Old forest in Laponia makes it a special place to discover Sápmi and it’s nature. A perfect place to experience the Arctic light.
Sápmi Nature serve their own produced reindeer meat or moose, mountain caught fish (Arctic Char, Brown trout and Whitefish) and have picked most of the berries themselves. They take pride in sharing the Sámi culture in the food that they serve at the camp and this is also an important way to make sure that some of the income goes back to the reindeer herding families in Unna Tjerusj Sámi Community. The home-cooked meals based on the Sámi culture and food traditions are served in the large lavvu-tent lounge.