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Siida, Inari

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The historic pasture of the Siida feeds herds of Sami reindeer native to the area. The Sami are an ancient community of people who maintain the tradition of nomadic reindeer herding through the pastureland. Their practices are protected by law and so are the lands through which they move the reindeer herds. The attraction serves as a meeting place to learn about the arctic cultures whose way of life depends of the migrating herds. The National Museum of the Finnish Sámi and the Nature Centre of Metsähallitu work together to preserve the natural surroundings and culture at the site. An open-air museum as well as indoor exhibits display the artifacts of everyday life, such as textiles, clothing, and cooking utensils. At the on-site restaurant, sample the local mountain berries and reindeer meat--staples of the Sami diet. For Siida and beyond, use our Inari online sightseeing planner to get the most from your Inari vacation.
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  • The centre of Sami culture, to visit without fail. The Museum is not very large but well present, enriching, exciting. The souvenir shop artisans Sami products.
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  • Sitting on the edge of Europe, one might not ever have come across Lapland's history. And even if one heard about reindeer before visiting Lapland, there is so much more history and culture one can le...  more »
  • With our guide from hotel visited this museum. In 3 languages, the information from the objects/photos. Nice to read and see how it used to be and now in lapland.
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  • Beautiful handcrafts to purchase in the aula. Also very friendly staff to help you out with your trip to the north. Ask anything and you will be guided. Most languages supported. Museum about northern nature and indigenous people living there is very important and interesting.
  • Nice museum. Good place to learn abit about the samee
  • The Saami Museum in Inari is a genuine place plenty of cultural information about the native local people Saami. The place is well distributed and offers also the possibility of having a coffee and a snack. There is also a souvenir shop at the main floor, with precious and original handcrafted products, a convenient and ideal place if you are looking for a gift or local handicraft. Also in all, a must when visiting Inari.
  • A good place with plenty information of Sami culture and Arctic cycle. Admission fee is not expensive. The restaurant is always busy since the food is nice. If you were here around, this is a place worth to visit.
  • Nice museum, with very good exhibition outside!
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