Njálgge - a close and flavoursome encounter with Jokkmokk, Swedish Lapland
Njálgge – a magic evening where you will meet
Sami traditions and the arctic everyday life in Jokkmokk
through delicious tastes and stories of the eight seasons.
Meet Helena & Eva who brings you the flavours directly from the nature.
Njálgge = a Lule Sami word meaning ”good, tasty, delightful”
Meet the Reindeer Herder and Speciality Reindeer Meat Producer Helena Länta, as well as Eva Gunnare, Forager and Culture Guide, who invite you on a journey through the eight seasons, not only through their stories and pictures but also with flavours from the local, grand and clean nature.
Clean, wild tastes – Culinary craftsmanship straight from earth to the table
This is Helena
Helena Länta, Reindeer Herder & Speciality Reindeer Meat Producer
Helena is living her passion, right in the middle of the Sami reindeer husbandry life where the love for the animal is the hub.
Together with her family she’s also part of their business ”Sápmi Ren & Vilt” which enables them to process the meat, that has had almost free range in the forests and high mountains of Jokkmokk and the world heritage listed Laponia, in a very special way.
To follow the track of the reindeer from forest to mountain and to let the seasons decide the work to be done and what food to eat is what life is all about for many of the reindeer herders, as well as for Helena.
This is Eva
Eva Gunnare, Forager & Culture Guide
Eva’s passion is the wild flavors, primarily from wild herbs and berries.
As a food creator in her business ”Essense of Lapland” it is a joy to live in Jokkmokk with the clean nature right here, not just around the corner.
Eva picks, by hand, flavors from the forest, meadow, marsh and mountain in and around Jokkmokk and process them in her own unique and in different ways. Both traditionally and new by experimenting and developing new flavors and taste-combinations, which is a big part of Eva’s work.
Wild plants and free reindeers.
Carefully handled and specially processed.
Flavours put into their right context and origin.
A dining experience for all the senses!
Clean flavours from local prime produce. Specially processed by traditional and some new methods.
The Sami way to eat reindeer – the animals that have grazed and wandered in the vast forests and high mountains of Jokkmokk.
Herbs and berries picked by Eva. Dried, frozen or directly infused in oil or spirit, mixed with salt, or boiled and made into cordial. Wild plants that are traditionally eaten by the Sami that will also send an experienced gastronome on a journey of new flavours.
A Menu is created with 2-4 dishes/flavours served for each season.
End result being a menu comprising of approximately 25 different taste sensations.
Three to four hours. We start the experience according to request of time. 6.30 PM is recommended
Price for 2023:
min 4 p - max 10 p
All year except mid June - mid August, when Helena works with the reindeer in the mountains.
Always book at least one week before wished date.
At Eva's home at:
Sirkasgatan 4, Jokkmokk