Sápmi Nature Camp is a newly opened, personal, sustainable and small-scale camp that offers high quality, close to nature accommodation in the Laponia World Heritage Area, outside Gällivare and Jokkmokk.
The camp consists of newly built ‘double’ rooms in the form of lavvu tents (that looks like a tepee) furnished with comfortable double beds, stoves and cosy furnishings inspired by nature and the Sami culture.
Sápmi Nature Camp is operated by Lennart Pittja who grew up in a reindeer herding family here in Unna Tjerusj Sami community. This is grazing land that has been used by Unna Tjerusj for thousands of years. Sápmi Nature is committed to responsible tourism that does not threaten the reindeer and the herding here, but instead we want to share our knowledge about Sami life – both past and present.
Because this is a small-scale, sustainable business, it is only between 2-10 guests here at the same time. This is far from a large-scale resort or impersonal mass tourism. It is personal, comfortable and convenient Sámi experience and you have the chance to really learn about the Sami culture.
Sápmi Nature Camp is ideal to experience the Arctic light – in the summer you can experience the Arctic summer light. In winter, northern lights are often visible here. The closest light “pollution” is located many kilometres away. As soon as it gets dark again in the night (in August and onward), this is a good place for experiencing the northern lights, moonlight and stars.