BY TIM HEDGLEY, GROUP TRAVEL EDITOR
A new Arctic adventure now offers a glamping experience combining the tradition of a native Sami Lavvu (teepee) with the comfort of a luxury cabin – all located on an Arctic nature reserve in the spectacular Laponia World Heritage Site.
The new accommodation, opening for its first guests this January, takes the experience of staying in a traditional Sami Lavvu and combines it with the comforts and luxuries of an Arctic cabin.
Its bespoke solid internal structure allows for increased coziness and warmth while maintaining the design, sustainability and culture inspired by nature and the Sami culture.
Guests embarking on this new adventure will experience all aspects of the Sami culture from the comfort of the new Lavvu accommodation – 100 miles above the Arctic circle.
“This exciting new travel experience is the perfect chance to get away from it all to experience another world, and another culture – whilst not compromising on comfort or sustainability,” said Jonny Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel, which designed the experience.
“The new accommodation each sleep two and are furnished with amazing comfy double beds, stoves and cosy furnishings and a private en suite bathroom, all inspired by nature and the Sami culture.
“During your stay, along with immersive planned experiences, you can get as hands on as you like with day-to-day life.
“For those that like food you can help and learn how to prepare and cook dishes based on the Sami cuisine where fish, reindeer and moose supplemented by berries and herbs from the area with the majority of the meat and fish coming from the host family.”
The new accommodation has been created by the founders of the Sápmi Nature Camp in Swedish Lapland whose mission is to create sustainable, off grid, personal Sami experiences that celebrate the native Lapland culture, nature and wellness.
Available from January 2022, the new accommodation will be available throughout the year for guests to enjoy the Arctic nature from the dark winter nights and Northern Lights, through to the midnight sun the in the summer.
Sustainability is at the core of the Sápmi Nature Camp having been granted the “Natures Best approved” award, an ecotourism Sweden’s only sustainability label in recognition for sustainable nature-based experiences.
The three-night, four-day, Sampi Experience Itinerary from Off the Map Travel costs from the £2099 per person, not including flights, based on 2 Adults travelling on a Full Board Basis.
The itinerary includes three nights in the new lavvu accommodation, learning about the Sami culture, Sami guided skiing tour, meet the reindeer herdsman and his family, join a wildlife safari to spot moose, and head out onto a frozen river to take part in a traditional Sami Fika exclusive to Off the Map Travel.
“The new lavish lavvu teepees are perfect for those looking for a combination of luxury and adventure.
“They are cosy, beautifully furnished, yet perfectly suited to traditional Sami living,” added Jonny Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel.
“The stay will provide a unique insight into the lives of Sweden’s Sami people, while delivering the ultimate glamping experience.”
For more information visit https://www.offthemap.travel/the-sapmi-experience/, call 0800 566 8901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org