Social Innovation and Equal Teamwork

We just do it!

Welcome to the Vuollerim area at the arctic circle.

This package is a brimful 24-hour-program for everyone who would like to know more about social innovations and equal teamwork in Vuollerim. We will share knowledge, experience and practical examples of long-term sustainable local initiatives and common good actions that have strengthened the local development in this rural area. Knowing that you can do the same in your area. The basic idea is to share how people actively make use of local resources,
skills and knowledge.

Of course we can also offer you the possibility to have this package custom made to your needs and wishes.

This is an amazing area!
Extend your stay for a few more days or even weeks and experience Lapland the way it should be experienced.
We will gladly show you the best pearls and activities in each of the eight different seasons in this arctic area.

Day 1 – Workshop: Village entrepreneurship

  • 14.00 Arrival in Vuollerim Check in at Hotel Vuollerim Gästgiveriet
  • 15.00-18.00 Session 1:
    Presentations and discussion
    – Presentation of the village of Vuollerim
    – Presentation of the village owned hotel with 152 part owners
    – A visit to Lapland Vuollerim Welcomes You
    – A visit to Vuollerim Economical Association, the first village owned company
    – Discussions with a blend of people involved in village owned companies
  • 18.00 Break
  • 19.00-22.00 Session 2:
    Expanding relationships and exchanging experiences with locals during the special Vuollerim House jumping dinner.

Day 2 – Workshop: Village culture

  • 8.00 Breakfast
  •  9.00-10.30 Session 1:
    Presentations and discussion
    – Presentation of the company The Village Team
    – Presentation of a local youth musical
    – Presentation of a local youth project
    – Presentation of the charter school in Vuollerim
  • Discussions and coffee break
  • 10.45-13.00 Session 2:
    Lessons learned and keys to success. Sharing knowledge and experiences
    – Hurdles, obstacles and lessons learned
    – Keys to successful teamwork and how to continue sustainable initiatives
  • 14.00 Lunch


References and quotes from the Visitor’s Guest book

” I can truly recommend Vuollerim for your conference or trip, if you would like an experience that will stay within you long after your return back home. If you would like to take part of a hostmanship, rarely seen in other places and experience Swedish Lapland when it is as most personal, take the opportunity to go and experience Vuollerim.”

Åsa Andersson Ulvede, The project Nordkalotten Network for Sustainable Tourism Development

  ”I´m working with rural development in Northern Sweden. During the last 5 years I have followed Lapland Vuollerim Welcomes You in their ambitions to develop the organisation and their products. I´m also chairman of the board for the tourism association in Kiruna and I can recommend Lapland Vuollerim as a company that works with passion for collaboration and a great feeling for taking care of visitors and showing them the genuine spirit of Swedish Lapland.”

Lennart Ruder Leader Polaris

“What touched me the most was the amazing hospitality that was shown to us from the moment we arrived to the moment we left.”

“I was very impressed with all of the people we met, a strong community spirit. It seemed that nothing was impossible.”

“They won’t believe me when I talk about this when I come home.”

“This was absolutely fabulous! I have never experienced anything like this!”

“I feel like coming home.”

“It was so evident that your village is full of individuals who love and cherish this unique place that you call home and value the native peoples who were there first.” “A wonderful initiative exacted with a lot of creativity, warmth and kindness. Wonderful food and a room with a personal touch and feeling. My congratulations to the fine staff and management. I’ll be back for the Northern Lights.”

For more information and questions, please contact:
+46 976 10030
Eva-Lena Skalstad +46 70 958 05 58