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Samiland, Sirkka: Address, Phone Number, Samiland Reviews: 4/5

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Nissim Baker
Singapore, Singapore40 contributions
Oct 2019
The visit to this place was good, it was a series of activities and things we did, the entrance is somewhat cheap, they offer you a rich cup of chocolate which is necessary due to the cold, we fed the reindeer, we saw the way of life of the population and some details that are important in the town. If you have time you can spend a pleasant afternoon…
Written 25 June 2020
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LynnK21
Warwickshire, UK227 contributions
Mar 2020
We were in Levi for a week’s ski holiday but as it was our first time in the Arctic region we wanted to learn about the culture. The museum is at the top of a gondola at zero point or you can walk up to it.

The ticket purchase was a little confusing. We went to the museum and then had to go back up to the cafe to buy the ticket. Exhibits interesting for an adult who is happy to read and look at images. Not sure how kids would find it. Learned about some of the Sami tribes and would have liked to know more about the others. Some artefacts and models in costumes.

You can go outside to feed the reindeer. It wasn’t clear about going outside.. it was very, very slippy and despite having all the gear on we didn’t quite get to the reindeers, let alone the rest of the outside area.

We knew there was a free drink included as we’d read in advance but we had to ask for it when we returned the ticket. It wasn’t offered.

Worth a visit, but don’t expect too much.
Written 22 April 2020
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Kim N
Cairns, Australia229 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Great display but could be improved with headsets and audio. Videos weren't working which was a real let down after paying for gondola trip and entry fee. Outside displays can't really be read or viewed in winter. Very interesting information on the indigenous tribes, their way of life and impact from other cultures.
Written 20 December 2019
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Journeyez
Coquitlam, Canada3 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Had nice overview of Sami culture but I must say I expected much more. Movies are okay but need more of a personal connection through handcrafts and stories. As the place is new I expect it will get better in future.
Written 18 September 2019
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Kathryn EVans
Chichester, UK25 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
I was really interested in finding out about Sami culture but I guess so much of it was destroyed by the 'religious invasion' there aren't actually many artifacts to be had. There are some interesting pictures and a lot to read and I did learn a lot. There's an outside area but the weather was quite harsh when I visited so I didn't get top it - I think that might add interest. Not really one for the kids and at 12 euros each it's expensive for what it is.
Written 11 February 2019
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Happytraveller4943
Wakefield, UK220 contributions
Feb 2018
Really nice and authentic and interesting. Indigenous people have been badly let down all around the globe, so it is nice to learn more when given the chance.
Written 9 September 2018
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hildpost
Thunder Bay, Canada37 contributions
Aug 2018
I found this to be an interesting exhibit, in two parts. We were lucky to have a Sami man, Ante Aikio, do the presentation for us. Indoors first, in the hotel Panorama on the hill in Levi, there were photos, artifacts, and information panels. As a Canadian, the one about the residential schools really hit home. The second part was outdoors beside the hotel. There were examples of Sami buildings, with good descriptive panels. The boardwalk between them all was easy to navigate. I also enjoyed the opportunity to have a hot cup of tea and a chat with our presenter when we were done! I would recommend this exhibit for anyone curious about indigenous peoples.
Written 19 August 2018
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J S
Brussels, Belgium24 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
This is a very nice exhibition on Sami history and culture. It has tons of interesting pictures and does not overburden you with text. If you are interested in the region, make this part of your trip.
Written 2 April 2018
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Arctic_Lyon
Tromso, Norway340 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
I have been to several Sámi museums, and I must say that I actually learned new things here ! The whole exhibition focuses on Finnish Sámis and does a greta job at it. There's a mixture of photography, facts, and a few actual items. The mythology part was excellent. Definitely recommend ! Also, just great café and souvenir shop !
Written 29 March 2018
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nikki3_m
Letchworth, UK68 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We visited the Samiland exhibition before we went to the Panorama restaurant for an evening meal. It was an interesting exhibition, mainly writing and pictures but it also had an outside area where you could see Sami structures (or just about see them under the snow!) and also feed some reindeer (extra 4 euros). It was nice that a hot drink was included in the price of the exhibition, and we stayed in the cafe for a while admiring the view. I’d recommend going to this museum, particularly if you are already staying/visiting the top of the hill (extra 5 euros each to go up on a gondola if you don’t have a ski pass). It is also free to come back down in a gondola if you leave between 7 and 9pm because the ticket office is closed.
Written 12 February 2018
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