Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Inari

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The historic pasture of the Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center 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 - Sami Museum and Nature Center and beyond, use our Inari online sightseeing planner to get the most from your Inari vacation.
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  • A must for all tourists visiting Lapland! For me especially the historical and political aspects of the Sami were interesting but I also learned new things of the arctic living and handicrafts...  more »
  • This Sami museum is really fascinating with a wealth of detail of the nature of Lapland and the habits and history of the original population, the Sami. We learned so much. We also liked the...  more »

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