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Siida, Inari

(4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Museum containing the history of the Sami culture. You can easily visit in 2/3 hours. Very cute the screening of a video feature on the northern lights which project 2 times a day: at 12 and 15. Tickets cost € 10
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  • Museum dedicated to the Sami culture. Permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibitions, very nice especially the photographs. Located on the main road, ample parking, admission 10 €. Visited in about an hour. Recommended if you are passing through.
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  • The Museum was very interesting but they told very much by the Sami. The Museum was very modern, they show the history of the woman named Dan. From here the price it was okay €10 per person. Exciting tour.
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  • Very interesting museum with lots of information about the Sami culture and a large outdoor village of Sami buildings, tents and animal traps. Also information about the weather, plants, insects and animals inhabiting the arctic region of Scandinavia. Lots of beautiful items in the gift shop.
  • Very kindness stuffs & good traditional culture with Lapland.
  • Mostly boards with history and culture of Sami. For an average tourist it might be a little bit too informative. Also the exhibition boards were really well thought (e.g. they labelled pictures with numbers 1,2,3... and then the whole section of descriptions is below - instead of one description immediately next to each photo) Also there weren't too many exhibits inside. Given all these the entrance fee is a bit too high.
  • Stopover if you need to take a break . Quite Interesting museum on the history n the people of Lipland. Entrance fee 10euro per adult
  • This is a good place for people, who are interested in history and culture of Lappland.