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Siida, Inari

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The historic pasture of the Siida feeds herds of Sami reindeer native to the area. The Sami are an ancient community of people who maintain the tradition of nomadic reindeer herding through the pastureland. Their practices are protected by law and so are the lands through which they move the reindeer herds. The attraction serves as a meeting place to learn about the arctic cultures whose way of life depends of the migrating herds. The National Museum of the Finnish Sámi and the Nature Centre of Metsähallitu work together to preserve the natural surroundings and culture at the site. An open-air museum as well as indoor exhibits display the artifacts of everyday life, such as textiles, clothing, and cooking utensils. At the on-site restaurant, sample the local mountain berries and reindeer meat--staples of the Sami diet. A visit to Siida represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Inari itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Passing on a trip organized for the end of the year, we took advantage of the visit to this museum to deepen our knowledge about Finnish culture. A halt if one is passing in the sector
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  • August 12, 2017
    Awesome museum with interesting exhibitions about arctic life and nature, Sámi culture, traditions, seasons in an arctic year... If you are wondering (like me) how these people and animals could survi...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    A dazzling exhibition/museum. For young and old. Both inside and outside very educational. There are lots of things to find out about the history of Scandinavia in itself as well as the original inhabitants of this beautiful, rugged environment! In short, very worth it.
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  • July 1, 2017
    Beautiful setting in the forest and very informative about the Sami culture. Our kids (1 and 6) loved it. Minus for not having any live reindeer.
  • March 31, 2017
    This is the most northern Museum of World. Siida museum has some great collection of Lapland history, unbelievable picture art and nice souvenir shop. I have visited this place during our journey of Lapland. I have bought 3 Reindeer toys (each cost 13 Euro) and 5 pens (2 Euro each) from there. Expensive but the quality of product is truly fantastic and 100% authentic. Highly Recommend!!!
  • June 24, 2017
    There is always something new to see and the permanent exhibition is worth the ticket price in itself. Friendly and helpful staff.
  • July 5, 2017
    Great place to have some context about Sami culture and background. Covers not only Sami history, way of living, but also the nature that surrounds it.
  • June 15, 2017
    Very interesting displays explaining the history of the Sami people and their relationship with nature. Excellent value cafe.

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