Niehku Mountain Villa was conceived by a mixed group of dreamers, adventurers and entrepreneurs who share a genuine passion for skiing and the great outdoors. The enterprise is run by Johan “Jossi” Lindblom and Patrik “Strumpan” Strömsten, two of Sweden’s best qualified people in the field of adventure tourism, guiding, hotels, restaurants and gastronomy. They’ve also been best friends for many years, and grew up in the area. You can’t get more local than that.
Johan “Jossi” Lindblom
Johan “Jossi” Lindblom grew up in the region and is a qualified IFMGA mountain guide. Following many years on the international guide scene specialising mainly in heli-skiing at some of the world’s most remote, unexplored locations, he’s now returned home to familiar mountain landscape around Riksgränsen. Johan’s ambition is to harness the years of experience he’s gained as a travelling guide in order to create fantastic adventures for the guests of Niehku Mountain Villa.
Patrik “Strumpan” Strömsten
Patrik “Strumpan” Strömsten is a former elite calibre skier with several years’ experience running hotels and restaurants. He’s the only swede to have won the Sommelier of the year award twice. This active soul also imports wine through his company, Vininor, and whenever he finds some time off you will see him ski tour, hike, mountain bike or trail run in the mountains around Niehku. Patrik oversees the operation of Niehku Mountain Villa, ensuring the food, beverage and accommodation meet the same high standards as the skiing and outdoor experiences.
OUR HOTEL AND RESTAURANT STAFF
Niehku Mountain Villa’s major strength is our fantastic staff. The best staff are those with the biggest heart for Niehku. Combined with solid professional skills, this is the key to a warm, personal and professional environment. All our staff is handpicked for the mission.
Our heliskiing and ski touring guides are all internationally certified IFMGA mountain guides, with several years’ experience of heliskiing and skiing in the mountains of Swedish Lapland.
In the summer our experienced hiking guides or IFMGA mountain guides will take you to the most hidden and remote trails and places.