Autumn experience – Sami guides, hiking, northern light and glamping

Come and experience so much of what makes the autumn such a special season here in Sápmi.  Experience the area together with local, Sami guides and learn from the real outdoor experts. Enjoy comfortable glamping in the world heritage Laponia area and maybe even experience the Aurora/Norhtern light on the sky.

We are proud to invite you to experience some of our favourite places during one of the best seasons of the year. Autumn in Sápmi is somewhat a secret for many travellers which makes this an ideal time to come. This is a time of year when nature provides so many colours to experience – in the mountains, in the primeval forest and even on the sky with the chance to experience the Northern Light.

Nature also provides so much food for us to forage – fresh caught fish, reindeer meat and berries are just some examples of flavours at its best this time of year. We invite you to learn more about our food traditions as we will prepare and eat the food together.

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 there’s nothing missing despite the fact that there’s no electricity and/or sewer.

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 will be the tour leader and most of the time will be spent on the traditional lands of his 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 to the indigenous Sámi culture – the combination between nature and culture has been a world heritage since 1996.

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 for the life 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 advices on for example aurora photography and the program gives plenty of opportunity for your own creative process with the camera.

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 has been so closely connected to nature that it’s almost impossible to see the hidden signs from the past generations life here.

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