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Address: Inarintie 46, Inari 99870, Finland
Phone Number:
+358 40 0898212
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Siida is a central meeting place in Inari, the heart of the Sami Area in...

Siida is a central meeting place in Inari, the heart of the Sami Area in Finland. It is a window on Sami culture and the diverse nature of Northern Lapland. At Siida, you can acquaint yourself with changing exhibitions on culture, art and nature throughout the year.

Siida offers the visitor both exciting experiences that appeal to many senses and expert knowledge. In the summer season, the indoor exhibitions of Siida are complemented by the cozy open-air museum. In addition to exhibitions, events that focus on culture and nature, as well as seminars, are arranged at Siida.

At Siida, the National Museum of the Finnish Sami and the Nature Centre of Metsahallitus work together. The pleasant restaurant Sarrit serves customers on the second floor of Siida.

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A great place to get an understanding of Saami culture and local history worth visiting and spending a few hours.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to get an understanding of Saami culture and local history worth visiting and spending a few hours.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is nice and shows the way of living of the Sami population and how the survive as well the wild life in this region. It's a pity that the movie normally scheduled at 12pm of the Aurora was canceled due to some group used the cinema room for something else. For that we had to go back to... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was already my second visit at this museum. It offers plenty of information about the history of Lapland, the nature during different seasons and the Sami culture. You have to read quite a lot to get all the information, but it is well worth it. The concept of the museum is well planned, a good combination of different exhibits... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Really well set out museum. Lots to read about the area, the people and the traditions. Two hours wasn't long enough.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I visited the museum just wanting to kill an hour in Inari, I ended up spending all afternoon there. I was really surprised by the museum and all it had to offer. There is a permanent exhibition, the signs are a little small (likely as they provide so many language translations) and when it is busy it is hard to... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The SIIDA museum was worthy of the entrance fee and we spent several hours perusing the beautiful displays. We also took in the free video presentation of the Northern Lights just in case we missed the real thing. This short film is excellent and well worth the 20 minute run time. I normally avoid gift shops in museums but the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We spent a few hours here. It's a great museum with lots of information on the Sami people. It's a good place to visit if you are interested in learning more about the Sami people and their way of life. There are also information about the different seasons of Lapland.

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Launceston, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great insight into the Sami people of Lapland - their history and culture. Excellent presentation of the aurora via film show too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Fascinating, great displays. Interesting to have the full meal available. Don't forget to go outside and view the multiple structures built as reconstruction of how the Sami people lived.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This museum is extremely informative and there is tons of information you can read (available in English too, which is a major bonus!).

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