Samuel Vinka.

You find me in the Swedish mountains, in the Vindelfjällen Nature reserve, hiking the trails of my ancestors, who have walked the same paths for thousands of years. Preserving the Sami way of thinking around sustainability is key for me, today we need longer perspectives more than ever.

Your "nickname":

Where are you based:

Ammarnäs, Lapland, Sweden



The PURPOSE of you/your/life/profession work:

To work for increased sustainability in the travel industry and keep telling the story of our Sami heritage. Storytelling is such a central part of the Sami culture and there is so much knowledge that needs to be preserved.

Favorite outdoor activity:

Spending time in the Swedish Mountains

Favorite outdoor place/s:


Favorite campfire food:

Souvas (Sami: cured/smoked reindeer meet)

Favorite food to forage:

Gåjkkiebeärgguo (Sami: dried reindeer meet)

Favorite "adventure"/nature read:

Old stories from the local area

Favorite cinematic/"adventure"/outdoor film:

Into the wild

Get in touch with Samuel

Email: [email protected]