Living lightly on the earth

In roadless land, at the foot of the mountain, is the Sami Ecolodge of Geunja. You will only find your way there in a boat, canoe 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 and in the home of the Vinka family, you will be a part of conservation of nature and culture. 

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" I’m still in the mindset of Geunja, forgetting about my smartphone and being in the moment "

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. Here you can truly enjoy sami gourmet food. 

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 sami ecolodge. 

We would love to give you a deeper understanding and connection with our Sami cultural heritage, landscape and traditions - all linked together for a richer life. Welcome to Geunja Sami Ecolodge.

Mikael Vnka has over 30 years of experience of eco adventures.

In the encounter with nature and the Sami culture, man develops new insights about himself and others. Welcome to Geunja Sami Ecolodge!