Sarestoniemi Museum
Sarestoniemi Museum
4.5
12:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 18:00
Thursday
12:00 - 18:00
Friday
12:00 - 18:00
Saturday
12:00 - 18:00
About
The Särestöniemi Museum environment consists of several buildings, of which the most important are the Särestöniemi family farm and Reidar Särestöniemi's studio and gallery. Old and new mix and match in the museum area. The Särestöniemi farm from the 19th century represents the traditional way of building in the North of Finland, whereas the gallery and studio, both designed in the 1970's by the acclaimed Finnish architects Reima and Raili Pietilä, join the tradition of modern Finnish architecture and its ideal of harmony with the surrounding environment. The personality of Reidar Särestöniemi has been used as the starting point for the newer buildings in the Särestöniemi area. The studio, where the artist both lived and worked, was preceded by an earlier studio that was destroyed by a fire in 1977. The foundations of this old studio can be seen in the museum area.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Saerestontie 880, Kaukonen 99110 Finland
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Jorien
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Really loved this museum! The artworks are just very impressive. They give a wonderful reflection of the Finnish landscape in an abstract way. His colorful paintings made me curious to see the nature once in spring time as well (was there in winter time). Couldn't stop looking at them!

Also the road to get to the museum is a wonderful adventure, since museum lies a bit remotely in the middle of the nature. This really adds to the experience and gives an impression on how Sarestoniemi must have lived his life.
Written 1 March 2020
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Matleena K
Espoo, Finland30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Beautiful and interesting art, beautiful surroundings and old rural architecture! Learned a lot of new things about this extraordinary Lappish artist who traveled around the world, studied in Ilja Repin -institute in Leningrad and combined the nature of Lapland, symbolism and colours in his works. The little road here might seem long but it's worth the drive. This museum was something else than the typical Lappish tourist sites - plus the Särestö pulla (bun) was excellent!
Written 30 July 2021
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Jarmo S
Helsinki, Finland64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
He was a controversial figure in Kittilä and also one of the few artists who could enjoy financial success,too, during their life time. There is the birth house and also two toher gallery buildings on of whis is designed by Reima and Raili Pietiä - a world famous architect couple. His paintings create the world class atmosphere here in "the middle of nothing" and the artistic bed for the dog was also very impressive - as well as the large swimming pool! One of the galleries has burned down but still the site leaves you wondering for a long time about life in general.....
Written 20 September 2014
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Inge1969
Antwerp, Belgium3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Museum, atelier and living quarters of one of the most prominent Finnish artists in a picturesque environment. Examples of old and 70’s Finnish architecture. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience and we received a warm welcome as the only non-Finnish speaking visitors at that time. Would 100% recommend this place as an alternative to all the outdoor activities here in Lapland.
Written 26 January 2019
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Thank you for the review Inge! We are pleased to hear the visit was a good surprise.
Written 29 January 2019
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,596 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
This museum is literally in the middle of nowhere but it's interesting especially if you're interested in Reidar Säreistöniemi art. I recommend to take a guide because they can tell interesting details of the museum area. There are three separate areas; the old house, the studio-home and the gallery. I'm not a fan of Reidar Säreistöniemi but I do like some of his work.
A nice cafe and museum shop in the area too.
Written 16 September 2018
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margaretplatt2017
Lieto, Finland9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
I visited this museum & art gallery about 15 years ago. That time I had a guide but this time I was on my own & found it to be magical. I took time to admire the artist's works ,studio & living accomodation. Breathtaking & good for the soul.
Written 25 February 2018
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Riina K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
This is a must see for anyone in the area. It gave a nice balance after all the hiking and nature and outside activities. Stunning paintings and very interesting character.
Written 22 June 2015
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Kianira
Finland68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
This is a museum of a well-known finnish artist, Reidar Särestöniemi. I adore his paintings, that's usually the reason to visit a museum=)) but unfortunately there are not so many paintings...That's really weird. But nevertheless the place is big and interesting, u can see where and how he lived and worked. Attention! On the territory of the museum u walk mostly along forest trails, a bit rocky, so sometimes it's really difficult to move with a stroller and I reccomend aged people to have some assistance. I'm also not sure it is really accessible for disabled persons.
Written 16 October 2014
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Ilari
Louisville, CO9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
It was an awesome time in the museum. The paintings were amazing. I’m happy for the time. His art was truly magnificent. Love
Written 25 January 2022
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Minskuhooo
Kajaani, Finland15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
I loved the beauty, both inside and out. Such an inspiration from the nature and the art.
A little peak to an amazing world of an artist, who created such beauty.
Written 22 December 2020
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