Sápmi Nature Camp is a personal, sustainable and small-scale camp that offers Sami glamping, hosted close to nature accommodation in Laponia World Heritage Area, outside the small towns Gällivare and Jokkmokk, above the Arctic Circle.
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. Each of the 5 tepees/rooms is detached. A modern incineration toilet is located in the camp. The food and the meals are prepared and served by us at the camp. Guests are welcome to be involved in the preparation of food. Ingredients and meals are based on the Sami cuisine where fish, reindeer and moose supplemented by berries and herbs from the area. Most of the meat and fish has been provided by our own family.
Developed and owned by local Sámi Lennart Pittja
Sápmi Nature Camp is owned and operated by Sami person 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.
A stay at Sápmi Nature Camp is to be in nature, together with the Sami people who have grown up here. Here you are involved and active in life north of the Arctic Circle with everything from exploring nature to keep the heat in the stove in the room. Or you can just relax and enjoy the tranquillity and comfort of this unique place. There is always a Sámi host at the place during your stay. For your safety and also for the chance to learn more about Sápmi.
Small-scale and sustainable
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. Sami glamping in our way is personal, comfortable and a convenient Sámi experience and you have the chance to really learn about the Sami culture. Here you keep the fire burning with birch wood in the stove and the lighting comes from solar panels, candles and kerosene lanterns. A sauna can be rented. A modern and comfortable incineration toilet makes it feel somewhat luxurious even though the camp has no electricity. At night, a powerful automatic stove heats your room so you can sleep all night – regardless of the outdoor temperature.
How do I book a stay?
Send us an email! We will also publish dates available for booking here. But an email is always welcome!
What is the cost of a stay?
It varies a little over the year. Prices start from 3990 sek/person/night in a shared double room. A stay is always hosted and price includes accommodation, meals and rental of winter equipment such as warm winter clothes, ski and snowshoes. Read more about what activities included here
What is glamping and Laponia area?
Read more about glamping on Wikipedia
Read more about Laponia area – our Sami glamping is located in Sjávnja nature reserve.