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Siida

Inarintie 46, Inari 99870, Finland
+358 40 0898212
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Plan to spend several hours here

This place is simply amazing. Firstly the staff are really helpful with advice and directions and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tassylass
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Burnie, Australia
Always a joy

We have been here three times over the past fifteen years during our Scandinavian holidays and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dale W
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Stourbridge
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Inarintie 46, Inari 99870, Finland
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+358 40 0898212
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is simply amazing. Firstly the staff are really helpful with advice and directions and the gift shop sells lots of things that Sami people make. Make sure you go to the museum! You will learn so much about Lapland and the Sami people....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here three times over the past fifteen years during our Scandinavian holidays and always go out of our way to fit it in. The indoor exhibition is an outstanding and informative display of life north of the Arctic Circle and the open...More

Thank Dale W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss it! It’s a wonderful insight into the Sami people - their history and their lives. You need at least a half a day!

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

I could go back any time! The museum has gathered an enormous amount of information not only about the cultural things but also the arctic and Finnish nature. Most of the information is written information so you need to be awake to enrich your knowledge....More

Thank Terhi K
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We spent almost 2 hours here between openings time(10am and catching our bus at 12.00. The displays are well curated and follow the seasons, with very good English descriptions. The information of the Sami culture and history were excellent. The museum shop has good quality...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

If you want to learn about the Sami culture, this is the place. Interesting exhibits explaining everything from food, clothing, and area wildlife to how sacred the reindeer is to the Sami. There's also a nice little gift shop and restaurant with a buffet. Try...More

Thank dream426
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This museum on the Lap culture is great to visit for two reasons: 1) The concept of explaining everything in a logical order 2) the details in English that make you understand and appreciate the special circumstances and live in the Nordic part of Europe....More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

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 learn about at this museum. Clearly a must.

Thank Lata67
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

A must do when in Inari. Fascinating history of its people presented in the most interesting and beautiful way. They have temporary exhibitions as well and when we went they were showcasing a local photographer

Thank Gaurav B
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Interesting museum ! Beautiful exhibitions. The biggest hall is very informative, both about nature and Saami culture. The shop is well organized, the products are local and original. :) And the workers here are very nice :)

Thank Margaux R
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