Culture and culinary guide with a passion for wild, edible plants.
Get to know Swedish Lapland
using all your senses
Foraging wild herbs and berries of Swedish Lapland
Culinary adventures learning about traditional food and medicine
A taste of the good life
Experience Jokkmokk and the Arctic with all your senses by taking part of Essense of Lapland’s taste shows, guided flavor tours and treasure hunts.
All served in a personal, informative and tasty way of culture and culinary guide and forager Eva Gunnare.
Flavor walks on the wild side
Guided nature and culture walks all year filled with green flavors foraged in the wild.
In Jokkmokk a home visit is always included.
Come along all year long on a tour with foraged herbs and berries. I bring my basket filled with tasty bits for the outdoor nature walk. Indoors I have set the table with more homemade treats.
The 2,5 hour tour is filled with knowledge I want to share from my own discoveries about Swedish Laplands wonderful nature and culture.
Talks & Taste Shows
Taste shows are
Essense of Laplands
signature activity for groups
A show filled with stories, songs, pictures and unique taste bites with lots of wild flavors.
Come close to Laplands nature and culture on a personal, informative and entertaining way.
Treasure hunt in a foragers home
Once in a while I invite you in to my home in Jokkmokk. In almost every corner of my small house I keep dried herbs, frozen berries, fish and meat, homemade cookies and herbal teas as well as lots of books and locally crafted treasures.
I will share my passion for tastes and fragrances as well as the very special Sami culture I am surrounded by.
The essence of Lapland for me
Who am I, Eva, and why do I spell my company name "wrong"?
For more than thirty years I have been living in Jokkmokk, at the heart of Swedish Lapland almost exactly on the Arctic Circle.
As a young woman, I came from the capital Stockholm to the mountains and immediately fell in love with the spectacular wilderness, the warm and easygoing people and the culture, which was so different from everything I had experienced before.
I have lived, studied, worked and loved every minute of my life in Lapland and as the mother of my Sami son I have moved closer to the Sami culture.
I have been working with the Laponia World Heritage for many years and travelled around the area extensively but my passion and current work since 10 years is local food and especially wild herbs and berries!
The seasons change very quickly in Swedish Lapland and meeting exciting people and discovering new adventures creates wonderful memories in my everyday life.
I love to share these experiences in a personal, informative way that will stimulate all your senses. That's why I spell my company name EsSense of Lapland.