Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Inari

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The historic pasture of the Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center 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. For Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and beyond, use our Inari online sightseeing planner to get the most from your Inari vacation.
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  • Two stories nice museum and exhibition. Ideal to learn about Inari Sami and their living from past to the present. You learn pertubing details on how the state tried to destroy culture and social iden...  more »
  • Exhibitions on both the general and the Sami culture. The exhibitions on the timelves are really good even for the smallest ones. Many things to see and hear.
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  • If you want to find out more about the geography, geology, ecosystems, animal life and human culture of this area of Finland then this is a must see! Beautiful exhibitions that are inventively designe...  more »
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