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“Genuine, passionate and heartfelt experience”
Review of Essense of Lapland

Essense of Lapland
Ranked #10 of 19 things to do in Jokkmokk
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Essense of Lapland offers guided food & culture tours and flavour performances in Lapland, in a very personal, tasty and inspiring way. As a food and culture connoisseur Eva Gunnare, the founder of Essense of Lapland, wants to share the wonderful life in Jokkmokk and Swedish Lapland with it's eight seasons, Sami culture and natural, local food. Eva especially works a lot with wild herbs and berries from the great nature areas around Jokkmokk.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We loved the 2.5 hours that we spent with Eva. She is such a genuine person with a passion for the environment and the possibilities of the food sources in the forests and meadows of Lapland.

Eva met us at the Tree Hotel. Since it was April and the ground was heavily covered with snow there was no opportunity to actually forage for food, but Eva took us out along the paths to show the trees, shrubs, vegetables, flowers, herbs and grasses that she uses in her daily life. She talked about the raw materials, showed how she harvested them and then used them as food sources or flavourings or turned them into drinks. She had samples of all the items that we could taste/smell/drink.

After about 1.5 hours we returned to the tree hotel where Eva had further samples and finished food that she had prepared for us to try. We enjoyed this immensely.

The morning finished with Eva performing her Joik. This was a lovely and moving experience. Such a beautiful way to finish.

Thank mrthom1316
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Eva G, Manager at Essense of Lapland, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Oh, thank you for these lovely words for my Tree Hotel Flavor Tour! It was great to meet you and I could really feel that my passion for tastes from the wild nature was something you enjoyed too. All the best to you both.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

An inspiration for your own reflection towards nature and the food it has to offer. Eva is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and you don't want to stop tasting all the things she creates and learn more about them.

Thank Björn H
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Eva G, Chef at Essense of Lapland, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you! It was so much fun meeting you and showing you all the wild treats I like to pick - although most of them are under the thick layer of snow this time of year. Welcome back!

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This was held in the Alpine garden on a nice sunny morning, so not sure if I got the full experience. But she is very knowledgeable and committed to what she does.

Thank ian s
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Reviewed 23 March 2017
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile
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Eva G, Chef at Essense of Lapland, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016
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