Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
4.5
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09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
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Siida is your guide to the Sámi Culture and the diverse nature of Northern Lapland. Siida is under renovations and renewal, but 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 building in front of Siida. 1.6.2022 is the opening of new and improved Siida. For more information on the renewal project please visit www.siida.fi.
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Virginie J
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The museum is actually two museums-in-one for a low price. The outside museum takes you to old houses, storage units and tools that were used by the Sami many years ago. It gives you a view on how they really lived. The inside museum explains more in detail the history of the Sami, clothing and more recent activities. Plus, and absolutely amazing, the different birds and animals that live in the area. You can listen to the sound that the different birds make, it's really fun.
Written 12 September 2022
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Mimi G
La Jolla, CA16 contributions
This is an excellent museum. Offers true understanding of Sami history and culture.The museum has an indoor and outdoor component;both are excellent. This is the most important cultural tour you can do while in Inari.
Written 6 September 2022
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jaguarpaw_10
Nottingham, UK73 contributions
Solo
This is a fantastic museum/experience of the Sami culture and the environment they live in. It’s so well presented in an engaging way using lots of different media. It’s really well maintained too. You won’t find any dusty old exhibits here! You could lose yourself in there for half a day easy. The building facilities are very good too with rest spaces and bag storage. Nice restaurant with good buffet lunch too
Written 29 August 2022
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Faith J
Boston, MA6 contributions
Solo
Amazing museum experience. Everything about it was not just rich in information but beautifully done.
Written 3 August 2022
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JariJK
Kouvola, Finland5,228 contributions
The new exhibition of Siida Museum was opened this spring. They have a huge interactive exhibition of the history and modern life of Sámi people, nature in Lapland and modern art.

They also have an open-air section. There is a walking path there which is almost 1 kilometer long. You see old Sámi houses, hunting traps and remains of dugouts, trenches and foxholes from the Continuation War. You may also try to throw suopunki (the lasso of Sámi people).

There is something for everybody in Siida. We were over three hours there. By the way, they have good lockers. So you can leave your bag there. Everything was perfect in Siida Museum!
Written 27 July 2022
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Krisztián G
4 contributions
Family
Great interactive maps and things, interesting open-air exhibition. There were surprising parts such as Sámi music too.
Written 6 July 2022
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Sylvain
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland55 contributions
If you want to learn about Sami, this is the perfect place !
In the nature, you walk for about 1hour.
We recommand this place if you are interested by the local culture.
Written 15 January 2022
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,570 contributions
The Siida was only open partially; the indoor museum are was under renovation so I was only visit the outdoor area. It was not disappointing though there was lots to see in the outdoor area too.
All kinds of old Sami buildings, animal shelter, trap and so on. Perhaps I can someday visit the indoor museum too.
Written 10 August 2021
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mattiasfi
Helsinki, Finland26 contributions
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, Denmark162 contributions
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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