Saamelaismuseo siida

Siida is your guide to Sámi culture and northern nature

Opening hours

Open daily
June 1st – Sep 30th
9am – 5pm

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Tickets

Adults 10 €
Children 0-6 0 €
School children ages 7-17 5 €
Pensioners, students 8 €

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

Permanent exhibition

Permanent exhibition

Permanent exhibition

Our permanent exhibition links Sámi culture and northern nature to one another forming one whole, which offers a vivid and visual experience as well as an abundance of information. The Sámi Museum and the Nature Centre have worked together to produce the permanent exhibition.

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Preserving Sámi Heritage

Temporary exhibition

Preserving Sámi Heritage

6.2. – 30.9.2020

The pop-up exhibition of the Sámi Museum Siida introduces Museum’s collections items that were conserved and restored by the students of the Conservation Study Programme of the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in autumn 2019 as a part of their conservation course on indigenous artefacts.

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Teno

Temporary exhibition

Teno

8.6. – 27.9.2020

River Teno, one of the greatest streams in Sámi people’s homeland, is over 200 km long. River begins at Karigasniemi village and ends at the rocky landscape of Teno Fjord in Norway. There the River flows into the Arctic Ocean. Teno is the border river between Norway and Finland, and Teno units Sámi people living on both shores.

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Albma olbmot – Real People

Temporary exhibition

Albma olbmot – Real People

23.6.2020 - 31.3.2021

The Sámi Museum Siida’s temporary photograph exhibition “Albma olbmot – Real People” displays Pekka Sammallahti’s black-and-white portraits of people living in the north, showing them in their everyday surroundings. The time span is seven decades, starting from the 1960s. The exhibition focuses on people living on the Teno River and its river system, but there are also portraits from Inari, Enontekiö, Sodankylä, Kaaresuvanto, Gällivare and the Varanger and Alta fjords, etc. The title reflects the...

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Wild Light

Temporary exhibition

Wild Light

1.7. – 27.9.2020

Eight seasons in Lapland provide also the photographer with great possibilities to experience and live in the world of arctic wild light. The contrasts between neverending light in the summer and delicate pastel colours of the polar night and bright colours in the autumn have fascinated the minds of people for immemorial times. People living in Lapland have adjusted as...

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We are Siida

The Sámi Museum

Sámi Museum Siida is the national museum of the Finnish Sámi population and a national specialised museum in Finland. 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 cultural self-esteem of the Sámi. The Sámi Museum has partnering...

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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 both a museum and nature 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

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. The larger, renovated Siida and the...

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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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