Siida is your guide to Sámi culture and northern nature

Opening hours

1.6.- 30.9.2021
Every day
9am – 5pm

Our exhibitions are in the
Open-Air Museum.

We are renovating Siida-building and renewing the indoor exhibitions until March 2022.
Restaurant Sarrit serves in the new restaurant wing.

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Tickets to the Open-Air Museum:

Adults 8 €
Children 0-6 0 €
School children ages 7-17 4 €
Pensioners, students 7 €

Contact information

Sámi Museum Siida

Tel. +358 (0)400 898 212

Northern Lapland Nature Centre Metsähallitus

Tel. +358 (0)206 39 7740

The Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida is located in the town of Inari, in the Sámi Homeland. The Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre are responsible for organizing activities at Siida. Our exhibitions and events give our visitors a window into the north: we provide information on the ancient and vibrant Sámi culture and on arctic nature.

Exhibitions and Events

Open-Air Museum

Siida’s Open-Air Museum showcases the cultural heritage, architectural heritage and livelihoods of the Finnish Sámi

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Siida's old main exhibition is making way for a new one

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Siida’s old main exhibition is making way for a new one

The extension project of the Sámi Museum and the Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida has come to an end and the renovation project will begin. Siida’s old main exhibition will be dismantled, and space will be created for a new exhibition where culture and nature will be combined into a single entity.

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Zero Arctic

Temporary exhibition

Zero Arctic

Starting 10.6.2021

Zero Arctic -exhibition deals with a research project that examined how to benefit from traditional knowledge and the ideas of traditional construction in designing climate-friendly buildings. Studying traditional buildings makes it possible to create guidelines for the present and future sustainable construction.

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We are Siida

The Sámi Museum

The Sámi Museum Siida is a national museum responsible for its special field, Sámi culture, and a regional museum responsible for tasks concerning cultural environments in the Sámi Area. We store the spiritual and material culture of the Finnish Sámi in our collections and display it in exhibitions and publications. Our main purpose is to support the identity and the...

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Nature Centre

Metsähallitus-maintained nature centres are diverse destinations and sources of diverse and interesting information on nature. We encourage people to be active and recharge in nature. Nature Centre Siida is the most northern nature centre maintained by Metsähallitus and we work in close cooperation with the Siida Sámi Museum.

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Siida also houses

Siida Shop

Siida Shop is a museum shop. The shop’s products related to Sámi culture and Lapland’s nature are the perfect items to add to your visit.

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Restaurant Sarrit

Sarrit is a comfortable cafe/restaurant where you can recharge for a moment during your visit to our exhibitions.

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Inari Tourist Information

The municipality of Inari’s tourist information point located in Nature Centre Siida provides up-to-date information to help you plan your visit to Inari.

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Siida will be renewed

Siida's old main exhibition is making way for a new one

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Siida’s old main exhibition is making way for a new one

The extension project of the Sámi Museum and the Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida has come to an end and the renovation project will begin. Siida’s old main exhibition will be dismantled, and space will be created for a new exhibition where culture and nature will be combined into a single entity.

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Sámi museum and Nature Center Siida will be renewed

The Siida building was opened in 1998. On 2020 – 2022 it  will be renovated and expanded. The new parts will be housing the Sámi Museum Collections Unit and the restaurant. The joint permanent exhibition of the Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre will be renewed. We will remain open throughout the renewal (only exception is May 2021, when...

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Siida’s extension confirmed: Senate Properties has made an investment decision

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Siida’s extension confirmed: Senate Properties has made an investment decision

The Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida will be renovated and extended in 2020–2022. As the owner of the Siida Building, Senate Properties has, through a decision by its Board of Directors, made an investment decision on the extension project on 18 December 2019. The Sámi Museum Foundation is the main tenant of the Siida Building, and the...

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