Sápmi Nature Camp is located just outside Gällivare. In many ways, it’s a completely different world, a place to go if you want to change a little.
Sápmi Nature Camp in Gällivare, north of the Arctic Circle and in the middle of Swedish Lapland, has been the goal of my trip north for a while now. Lennart Pittja meets me there with a welcoming smile and a traditional Sámi drinking cup, kåsa, with hot boiled coffee and coffee cheese.
— Welcome to Sápmi, he says.
— Thank you, I reply, it wasn’t that difficult to get here.
— Yes, it’s not too hard to find. Now that you’re here I hope you’re in the mood for something different to what you’re used to. The idea is for you to learn a lot of new things about Sámi culture, and along the way perhaps something about yourself too.