Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Inari: Hours, Address, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
4.5
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
About
Siida is your guide to the Sami Culture and the diverse nature of Northern Lapland. Siida is under renovations and renewal. Siida is closed in May 2021. 1.6.2021 onwards until 31.3.2022, you can visit Siida's historic open-air museum. Restaurant Sarrit serves customers in the new restaurant wing. And costumer service and Siida Shop can be found in a temporary builduing infront of Siida. 1.4.2022 Is the opening of new and improved Siida. For more information on the renewal project please visit www.siida.fi.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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mattiasfi
Helsinki, Finland26 contributions
Very informative, educational, and interesting permanent exhibition
Mar 2021 • Couples
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 getting familiar with history of the Sami culture, their traditional way of life, and the peculiarities of the Lapland nature.

Highly recommendable for those who enjoy educational and informative museums; do not expect any mind-blowing special effects show.
Written 6 April 2021
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travelsalot102
Copenhagen, Denmark142 contributions
Sami history in a nutshell
Aug 2020 • Friends
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 photographs and other multimedia. So not much authenticity there. The outside part is much more interesting and shows the living conditions of the Sami people at the end of the 19th and early 20th century
Written 26 February 2021
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Ode64
Jyväskylä, Finland92 contributions
3 hours in good use
Dec 2020 • Solo
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 skills. Siida has an ok cafe and a good shop selling postcards, souvenirs, some books and Cd's, and a good selection of duodji, Same handicrafts.

The museum will be closed for renovation at some point so it is worth checking beforehand.
Written 30 December 2020
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ristosan
Espoo, Finland288 contributions
A must in Inari
Sep 2020 • Couples
This Sami museum is really fascinating with a wealth of detail of the nature of Lapland and the habits and history of the original population, the Sami. We learned so much. We also liked the temporary exhibitions presented.
Written 22 September 2020
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SusaMasa
Helsinki, Finland395 contributions
Excellent museum about Saami culture
Jun 2020
Highly recommended. Well curated exhibition & informative about the saami culture. Dont' forget to visit the outside part of the museum with several old wooden buildings showing the way of living in the old days.
Written 12 September 2020
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Meglena K
Helsinki, Finland31 contributions
Very interesting
Sep 2020 • Family
Nice place and very interesting museum. Interesting facts about the life of Sami people. In the open air museum there are original houses of a Sami family that have been used till late 150's
Written 9 September 2020
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finnegg
Helsinki, Finland26 contributions
Very enjoyable
Jul 2020
The Siida museum was great, it had some excellent exhibits concerning nature and wildlife which I was very interested in. Shop was excellent with well chosen products. Nice 2 hours!
Written 1 August 2020
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Sofija ol.
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg2 contributions
Great museum combining regional nature and culture
Jul 2020 • Couples
Absolutely fantastic! Info presented in such a good way, very very interesting. Highly recommend, even if you are just on a hiking or other outdoor trip up north, really for everyone!
Written 8 July 2020
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CarlosHEL
Helsinki, Finland160 contributions
Excellent museum
Jun 2020
Siida is an excellent museum. The exhibition is easily digestible and short enough to do in a coupe of hours.
Written 25 June 2020
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wondereyes
Bucharest, Romania2,259 contributions
Interesting museum
Aug 2019
Worth to spend here 2-3 hours at least to see sami people life. The museum is presenting different aspects of sami life: houses, wild life, birds, plants, animals, spiritual life, clothes. You can find a lot of informations.
Written 21 June 2020
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