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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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center reviews
This was our first visit to Siida, and the experience was great! We enjoyed the permanent exhibition with all the historical and nature information on the region. A good 2-3 hours can be spent here... more »
It is a very good museum for first timers. The history of the Sami people is presented in an easy and engaging way. The indoors museum has a rather limited number of artifacts and a lot of... more »
A must for all tourists visiting Lapland! For me especially the historical and political aspects of the Sami were interesting but I also learned new things of the arctic living and handicrafts... more »
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