Reindeer Lodge – Winter

Our idyllic accommodation outside Jukkasjärvi

Reindeer Lodge is totally the way to go for a very pure (and fun!) arctic experience
Zackary, 2017

Start the day by saying good morning to a reindeer, and then snuggle up with a warm cup of cocoa after a long day in the snow. Fall asleep to the sound of crackling fire, wake up and see how the northern lights dance in the sky. Stay at Reindeer Lodge with grazing reindeer walking next door. Choose between an exciting goahti tent, a traditional lávvu tent or an idyllic cabin, or maybe one night in each? Regardless, this small-scale facility offers an ideal base for your Swedish Lapland getaway.

Nestled in the forest and on the banks of the Torne River is Reindeer Lodge, a cosy and sustainable accommodation located 3 km outside Jukkasjärvi. We are certified by Nature's Best and offer accommodation in cabins and tents, all in the Sámi spirit. We keep our reindeer on site over the winter, some males to sled with and some females and calves to support feed over the winter. Reindeer Lodge is the perfect place for those looking for accommodation a little outside the city, but still easily accessible for nature-related experiences.

Start the day by saying goodmorning to a reindeer, and then snuggle up with a warm cup of cocoa after a long day in the snow. Fall asleep to the sound of crackling fire, wake up and see how the northern lights dance in the sky. Come and visit us at Reindeer Lodge and stay in our cabins with grazing reindeer walking next door. Choose between an exciting goahti or an idyllic cottage, or maybe one night in each? Regardless, this small-scale facility offers an ideal base for your winter vacation.

Nestled in the forest and on the banks of the Torne River is Reindeer Lodge, a cozy and sustainable accommodation located 5 km outside Jukkasjärvi. We are certified by Nature's Best and offer accommodation in cottages and tents, all in the Sámi spirit. We keep our reindeer on site over the winter, some males to sled with and some females and calves to feed over the winter. Reindeer Lodge is the perfect place for those looking for accommodation a little outside the city, but still easily accessible for nature-related experiences.

To book accommodation, click above. You will be able to choose number of persons, cabins and your dates.

Lávvu - Traditional Sámi tent

Go back to the basics and sleep a night in a traditional lávvu, an adventure for the tough and experienced! You sleep directly on birch branches and reindeer skins on the floor of the tent, cuddled up in a soft sleeping bag. A fire-heated stove will keep you warm, but you will have to take turns to sleep to keep it burning.

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The lávvu is a portable conical tent dwelling with the ground floor covered with birch branches and big reindeer hides stretched across. A wood-burning stove is the heat source.Through the tent canvas you can hear the reindeer's clicking sound and creaking footsteps in the snow. Two adults can be accommodated in each lávvu. Warm blankets, the glow of an oil lamp and hot drink from a vacuum jug contribute to an exciting night you will not forget in a hurry. WC, shower/sauna, dining room/lounge tent and guest kitchen/service hut are in separate common facilities located a few meters from the accommodations. Access to locker, electricity, refrigerator and warm spaces separately.
Breakfast is served in the morning for a good start to the day. Winter outerwear set is included.

Stohpu – Sámi forest cabin

Five idyllic cabins, inspired by the reindeer herder cottages. But the simple life is beautiful, you somehow get close to your essence in our cabins furnished with cosy double bed and stove that keeps you warm all night.

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Five cosy cabins in Sámi design. Each cabins is a large room of 20 m² that is equipped with a double bed (1.60 x 2 m), wood-burning stove, electrical heaters, fridge, table and chairs. Four of the five cabins also have a sofa bed (1.60 x 1.80 m), so up to 1 adult with 1 child, alt 2 children can be accommodated there too. WC, shower/sauna and guest kitchen/service hut are in separate common facilities located a few meters from the accommodations.
Breakfast is served in the morning for a good start to the day.

Goahti - Modern Sámi tent

Enjoy the Arctic lifestyle and a genuine, adventurous stay in one of our goahti tents. Here we combine the best from glamping and the Sámi nomadic lifestyle. You will find comfort in our newly built tents, furnished with cosy double beds and stoves to keep you warm throughout the night.

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The goahti tent is raised a bit above the ground and has insulated wooden floor. It is furnished with a double bed (1.40 m x 2.00 m), wood-burning stove, modern oil stove, chairs and table, as well as a sofa bed (1.20 m x 1.80 m) that can accommodate another adult and a child, alt two children. A small sanitary room with combustion toilet and wash hand basin is built into the goahti for comfort reasons. There is access to refrigerator. The interior features Sámi design and natural materials. Candle lights enhance the lovely cosiness in this special type of lodging even more. Breakfast is served in the morning for a good start to the day. Winter outerwear set is included.

Price

Prices are calculated per cabin/tent, and depend on season.

One cabin comfortably takes two adults in the double bed (1.60 x 2 m), but also got a sofa bed (1.60 x 1.80 m) that can accommodate up to one adult with a child, alt two children (3-12 years).

A goahti tent comfortably takes two adults in the double bed (1,40 x 2 m), but also got a sofa bed (1.20 x 1.80 m) that can accommodate up to two children (3-12 years), no adults though.

A lávvu tent takes two people and is not recommended for children.

Good to know

  • Check-in from 15.00
  • Check-out 11.00, against supplement late check-out 12.20
  • The accommodation includes breakfast, and got facilites for you to cook your own meals. The nearest grocery store, café and restaurant is 3 km away.
  • Lodging is not adapted for toddlers.
  • Customer is responsible to keep the communal facilities tidy during the stay and to return them in good condition upon departure. Cleaning kit on site.
  • Reindeer Lodge is a non-smoking facility and guest may smoke in designated areas outside only.
  • Free parking and access to snowshoes, simple cross-country skis and sleds.
  • Departure cleaning fee, SEK 500/stohpu cabin.
  • Lávvu guest must wear thermal underwear, a hat, wool socks and a warming sweater during the night. Access to warm spaces is available around the clock.

Directions

A car is recommended for getting here, for mobility and flexibility reasons. Local bus no 501 has a limited time schedule and there is no bus stop close to the lodge. The road Paksuniemivägen which connects Jukkasjärvi village with Reindeer Lodge has no pedestrian walkway. Bus 501’s bus stop “Jukkasjärvi Kyrka” (church) outside Márkanbáiki Museum works also as a pick-up spot for the 15.30 check-in transfer (against pre-booking only). There is a municipal snowmobile trail, which also can be used by pedestrians, connecting Reindeer Lodge wintertime with Jukkasjärvi village via frozen river Torne, appr 1.3 km walking distance (snowmobile trail) towards the church and Márkanbáiki Museum. Travelling on ice is at one’s own risk.

Bookable transfer
Possibility to pre-book regular check-in/out transfer by minibus, SEK 100-450 per person, depending on route and time

Check-in transfer: 15.00 &18.00 from Kiruna Tourist Center and 15.10 and 18.10 from Stadshustorget Kiruna/New City Center
Check-in transfer: 15.30 from Icehotel and Márkanbáiki Museum
Check-out transfer: 11.00 from Reindeer Lodge to Márkanbáiki Museum, Icehotel, Kiruna Airport, Tourist Center and railway station
Late check-out 12.20 with transfer: 12.20 from Reindeer Lodge