Day trip to a Sami farm
On a headland where the mountain drops steeply into a clear lake lies Geunja, a newly built Sami farm which is run entirely in the traditional way.
Reindeer skins, hand-forged nails, hand-chopped logs, a turf roof and walls sealed with moss are just some of the authentic details.
Geunja is heated with wood-burning fireplaces and lit by kerosene lamps and candles. This is the way many Samis and settlers lived in the 19th century - although they may not always have drunk vintage wine out of hand blown glasses with their chanterelle soup.
Here every guest is welcomed as a family member. Come by yourself, with friends or with your colleagues. Go along with the Vinka family and learn to snare grouse, meet reindeer, grill freshly-caught Arctic char over an open fire and listen to stories about Sapmi – the land of the Sami in front of the warming slate stove.
The silence belongs here, there is no-one around and not even mobile phone coverage. The wood-fired sauna on the shore of a clear Arctic lake is one of the country’s finest.
Geunja is a meeting-place in the heart of one of Europe’s largest protected natural areas, the Vindelfjäll nature reserve. There are still places here where nobody has ever set foot.