Come and enjoy glamping and real Arctic winter at award-winning Sápmi Nature Camp in this Sami glamping and wildlife experience. Enjoy the world heritage area of Laponia with local guides and experience both wildlife and Sami reindeer herding on your stay in this unspoiled nature. Sápmi Nature Camp is located out in nature, far away from any light pollution which creates good chances to experience Aurora/Northern light.
I wanted to bring people into our Sami land to enjoy our world and learn about our way of life. So I created Sápmi Nature Camp on the land of my own Sami community. This Sami experience is a way to create awareness for the needs of our reindeer and our sustainable way of life here, North of the Arctic Circle. Nature is our culture and this place has been our home for generations – welcome home to my place!” – Lennart Pittja, founder Sápmi Nature Camp
4 days/3 nights of Sami glamping, wildlife, and unspoiled nature in Laponia World Heritage Area
Welcome to a genuine and authentic Sami experience in nature. We have put together a program that gives you our best ways to experience this area. Unspoiled nature and a sustainable glamping place right in nature – to watch for aurora in the evening you only need to step outside your lavvu room and look upon the sky. Experience Sami glamping and wildlife together with Sami hosts from this area.
Glamping at Sapmi Nature Camp
Our basecamp will be at award-winning Sápmi Nature Camp – in the heart of Laponia. Here you will find the comfort of a tented camp located in unspoiled nature – all run by local Sámi from this area. The camp consists of newly build double rooms in the form of lavvu tents furnished with comfortable double beds and efficient stoves to keep warm no matter the outside temperatures. There is a wood-heated sauna in the camp and a modern incineration toilet so nothing is missing even though there’s no electricity and/or sewer. Read more about Sápmi Nature Camp. Sápmi Nature Camp was recently named one of the best 27 new hotels in the world by AFAR Magazine.
To keep this experience special and personal, we will limit the number of participants to only 6 people. Lennart Pittja, Sámi owner of Sápmi Nature Camp will be the tour leader and most of the time will be spent on the traditional lands of my Sámi reindeer herding community Unna Tjerusj. This area also happens to be in the Laponia World Heritage Area and hopefully, you will get a close insight into the indigenous Sámi culture – the combination between nature and culture has been a world heritage since 1996.
Featured by National Geographic and awarded the best ecotourism in Sweden 2019
Sápmi Nature Camp is featured by National Geographic as a sustainable place to stay if you care about the planet. One reason is course the comfortable accommodation but even more so, our commitment to sustainability. We stand alongside the reindeer herders, nature lovers, and others in the fight to keep nature unspoiled. Our experiences should never create problems for the reindeer herding here. Tourism is our way to create a deeper understanding of the living environment here in Sápmi and to spread knowledge, understanding, and respect but also to create local jobs and a local, sustainable economy.
If you are interested in photography – this experience is a great way to capture the natural wonders in the Arctic. Lennart is an experienced photographer and will be able to give some advice on for example aurora photography and the program gives plenty of opportunity for your creative process with the camera. Sami, glamping, and wildlife is simply a great experience of so much of what Sapmi has to offer you.
You will experience much of the unspoiled nature here during this experience. Many people would call this land wilderness, but from the local Sami perspective this land is not wilderness – this is a cultural landscape where people have lived for thousands of years. But their lives have been so closely connected to nature that it’s almost impossible to see the hidden signs from the past generation’s life here.
During your stay, we will also make sure to meet a reindeer herding family and their reindeer. This gives you a unique possibility to learn more about a real-life of a reindeer herdsman as well as getting real close to the animal that is the foundation for Sami life – the beautiful reindeer. You will hear more about the challenges that come with global warming in the Arctic. Wildlife watching is another thing built into the experience. From the bird feeding station at the camp that gives you the chance to see Siberian Jay, Willow tit, and Siberian Tit to the majestic Golden Eagle and Sea Eagle around Stora Sjöfallet that we might be lucky to see on our day up in the mountains. We will also look for moose during our drive up to Stora Sjöfallet. During our walking on a ski tour around the camp, we will look for tracks in the snow and learn more about nature, snow, and wildlife in this nature reserve called Sjávnja.
- Place: UNESCO:s world heritage Laponia in Swedish Lapland
- Price: Contact the organizer for more information
- Participants: Maximum 6 participants
- Length: 4 days
- Important information: Contact the organizer for more information
Photo: Lennnart Pittja
Sápmi Nature Camp
Visotor address: Gällivare
Phone: +46 (0)70-688 15 77