This camp is owned, designed, and operated by local Sami man Lennart Pittja who grew up in this very region in a reindeer herding family. There are a collection of Sami families living in this specific area who together form the Unna Tjerusj Sami community and this grazing land has been used by them and their herd of reindeer for thousands of years. With these intrinsic routes with the local Sami community and their respect for the spectacular natural environment, Lennart has created this unique experience to share with the lucky few visitors who find it.
With a maximum number of 10 guests at any one time, this is as genuine and authentic of an experience we have found anywhere in Lapland.
Everything related to the camp has been specifically designed to be as responsible as possible and leave little to no trace to the landscape. All meals are prepared by the hosts (guests are welcome to assist if they wish) and are based on the Sami cuisine including fish, reindeer and moose all caught locally (usually by Lennart’s family). Berries and herbs from the local area also feature heavily in these delicious dishes.
Double Lavvu rooms
There are 5 newly built ‘double’ rooms in the form of traditional Lavvu tents which look like a tepee. They each have a comfortable double bed, wood-burning stoves and cosy and traditional furnishings which take inspiration from the Sami culture and the local nature. There are solar panels to provide lighting along with candles and kerosene lanterns to create the ultimate cosy atmosphere.
As this is Finland a sauna can be rented and heated upon request (a supplement applies locally) and at night an automatic stove heats each Lavvu so guests will remain warm and comfortable all night. There is a shared incinerator toilet at the camp.