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We are a non-traditional campsite in the heart of Aukstaitija National Park. Everyone who comes here will easily remember how real and strong the love for the NATURE can be.
Here you will find loads of space to pin your tent, entertainment zone, outside furniture, kitchen, toilets, and some fireplaces. For adventure seekers, we offer overnight stays at the Valley of tipis and for those in need of a bit more privacy, we have built a lovely dome.
Feel free to go fishing, sailing, biking, have a picnic or a BBQ, simply sit by a fire or enjoy a hot tub. Our campsite is in Aukstaitija National Park which means there are way too many places to visit, but don’t you worry – you can take Egle as your private local guide and we will get it all covered together! 🙂
This campsite is our HOME and we invite you to visit us anytime.
Hey there, my name is Egle and I am the owner and the main creator of this campsite. This special location is very close to my heart because my grandfather grew up here, so I have spent a lot of time getting to know the surroundings as well as the local people and their traditions which they still embrace/continue nowadays. My studies in geography, tourism management, and heritage protection brought me to writing an interesting master thesis and planning an expedition around ANP, which I went on together with my dad. During it, we went around every lake in ANP so I have created the toponymic map of ANP.
This „work“ became my main connection to nature and the location I am at until now. It is said, you become successful when you love what you do. Today I am not only taking care of the campsite by leading my tiny yet very strong team, but I am also a tour guide. I organize events, group hikes together with our colleagues. In 2022 I graduated from Perkunija steam bath school. I am now a member of The society of Lithuanian steam bath fellows. I offer rituals to groups as well as to private people at Asalnai bath, on the lake shore.
I strongly believe that those connections made while being in nature are very special, so I’d like to invite you to our campsite to get connected and grounded. See you outdoors!
Hello there, I am Vaiva and I’m the person who transfers Egle’s thoughts into digital projects/ Facebook posts and stories and (when needed) supports her on any idea she comes up with about the campsite. During the summer season I will do my best by answering your inquiries and messages. I became a part of the campsite very unexpectedly when after a few attempts of coming back home from Austria (during the quarantine), I finally made it and came straight to the campsite. I’m very thankful to the Universe for bringing me on this journey together with Eglė as it encourages my creativity and helps me do the things I love – spending time outdoors and writing/editing texts as well as brings my academic knowledge back in use.
I have spent some time in the surrounding area previously, so these villages and their inhabitants are known to me already. The dialect they speak here always makes me smile. My heart gets warm every time I drive through the sunny forest on the way to the campsite. The feeling my sole and soul gets while digging my feet into the moss is just indescribable.
I feel very happy we have this place where I can spend some time with myself and which we can call home. I hope everyone can spot the place of calmness here and most important – get involved in all the activities which Eglė is organizing here.
Hey there, my name is Kornelija.
My grandmother was born in Puziniskis, so I grew up in these surroundings. I have spent many summers running around barefoot. The neighbor used to call me Mowgli and I have to agree - she was right (except the fact that I am a woman): surrounded by the lakes I learned how to swim and dive like a mermaid, the power of the trees have enhanced my soul and showed me that I am a part of the Nature.
Actually, the forests of Aukstaitija National Park have had a big influence on me, because growing up I often felt misunderstood by others. So I found inner peace in the forest and always felt welcome here.
I like to say that instead of choosing where to go, the place chooses me. I am very glad that the place this time is Asalnai campsite. I believe this summer season will bring me back to the roots by giving me the opportunity to be involved in the daily life of the campsite as well. I cannot wait to meet all the visitors!
Hey there, my name is Julius. I grew up in the surroundings of Ignalina and this is how THE NATURE became my second home. Various forest paths and sneakiest spots are known to me because I have explored everything by myself. Even though locals tend to say that everything around is as usual and nothing else can be found around, I can assure you - they are wrong! I think there is always a new way of finding a new perspective in every place, you just have to look differently at it. Together with my wife Iveta we have set a goal to show people how cool little towns can be and how many different things we have to offer.
We met Egle when delivering one of our hot tubs to the campsite. And exactly at this point everything exploded: we started sharing our thoughts and beliefs and realized how easy it is to turn your favorite activities into your job in order to enjoy every tour we create. It feels like our ideas sometimes exceed the limits - and that's the outcome I love the most!