Even with people there, the calmness of the place stands out. Geunja Sami Ecolodge stands there, carefully tucked in between the shores of a crystal clear lake and the foot of a high mountain.
On the other side of the lake there’s a mountain wall looking like a gorilla seen from the side, overlooking the passage to the Lill-Tjulträsket Lake, its eyebrows frowning deeply over the eyes. Had we arrived there a day later, a person or two would’ve been sprawled over the grass resting, or contemplating life sitting on a warm shale stone by the water. However, on this particular day, we are the first guests to arrive, and are the ones sitting by the water when our host Mikael Vinka moors the boat.