In a way you could describe Geunja as a magical place, a Wonderland of the mountains, the grand escape where you lose track of time.
Sámi life embraces and enriche
An experience beyond ordinary luxury where you are guests embrace the Sami culture. This is not about crystal chandeliers or four-poster beds-but a deeper understanding and connection to the nature, culture and well-being.
For the surrounding nature and wildlife to remain as untouched as possible Geunja welcomes twelve groups of guests a year and maximum 12 guest each time. Day trips or different packages are offered whether you are an individual or a company.
Geunja, a place where you’ll truly tap into the nature and the indigenous lifestyle - without cell phone and other technostress.
The Sami, the indigenous people of Sápmi — stretching over the northern part of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. Geunja Sami Ecolodge is situated in Ammarnäs a small Sámi mountain village with less then 80 inhabitants. Ammarnäs is also a gate to Vindelfjällen, one of our largest protected natural areas. Since june 2019 we are also a part of Vindelälven- Juhttátahkka, a biosphere reserve within UNESCO Biosphere Program - Man and the Biosphere. A biosphere reserves are a "learning place" for sustainable development.
This is a place where we have lived for centuries and over 35 years invited people to our home.
Welcome to be a part of the Vinka family and a helping hand for nature and culture conservation.
For a total experience of Sami culture, good food and warm hospitality in majestic surroundings, Geunja was awarded the “Grand Travel Awards Ecotourism Prize” in 1999 and the WWF’s “Arctic Award” in 2001. Geunja is also approved company in Nature's Best 2002-2022
What is ecotourism? ”Ecotourism is responsible travel that helps protect natural environments and supports the well-being of the local population” (Världsnaturfonden-WWF 1994). Nature's Best® is ecotourism in practice for responsible companies working in nature- and cultural tourism as well as for the conscious travelers". Enjoy reading The Arctic Lifestyle Magazine
We have travel guarantee provided by Kammarkollegiet, necessary permits to run the business, liability insurance and an F-tax certificate.
All images on this website are copyrighted. Many thanks to the photographer Jess McGlothlin, Staffan Widstrand, Ola Jennersten,Ted Logardt, Robert Hansson, Maria Broberg, Ulrika Lemmel and guests of Geunja who contributed images to the website. Please give us feedback! © 2022 by Lappland safari - Geunja Sami Ecolodge in Vindelfjällen Ammarnäs a part of Swedish Lapland in Sápmi.