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Go green in Lapland

Our hosts never fail to surprise and delight us. We sent a little email to Joachim in Lapland, Sweden to ask if we could feature his amazing environmentally friendly log cabin in our ‘eco-living’ newsletter. Not only did he say yes, he also told us more great reasons to visit his place.

It seems there’s a lot more to Lapland than reindeers and Christmas…

Joachim’s message…

Hi, I’d be very happy for you to feature my place. Here’s some more info and pictures.

The house not only has a green roof, but the whole complex is surrounded by the nature of Lapland and is bordered on three sides by woods. Caribou, moose and bears are your neighbours.

The cabin has all the home comforts you need, with, of course, a shower and toilet. WiFi is free. It’s heated by geothermal energy and has other environmentally friendly features, as well as a wood-burning stove.

It’s located by the Swedish national river ‘Vindel’, which collects here and forms a natural 70km² lake. From the beach, you can swim or rent one of our boats and go fishing. This is also the place where Europe’s largest nature reserve, the ‘Vindelfjällen nature reserve’, begins. Here, guests can do hiking and trekking tours in every season with trained mountain guides – wearing snowshoes or skis in winter. You can visit the historical sites of the indigenous Sami people and get a glimpse into the past and present life of this nature-loving people.”

If you need anything else, please get in touch again.

Greetings from Lapland,


Thanks Joachim, your place sounds truly amazing, and a tempting escape from city life. If you’re a host and have a special place you’d like to tell 9flats guests more about on the blog, let us know (and send pictures!).

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Written by , May 8, 2012