Summer at Siida

During this exceptional year our legendary Open-Air museum is also a place for different events and exhibitions.


From Monday June the 14th, a museum hostess is present in the Open-Air Museum every week Mon–Fri, 11:00–12:00 and 15:00–16:00, until the end of August. (Exception: Midsummer’s Eve 25.6.) Changes are possible.

The barn has been made into an exhibition site again after 20 years! The 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.


Our customers have a chance of participating in a guided tour of the Open-Air museum every Wednesday and Friday on weeks 29-31 at 11:00.
Wed July 21st
Fri July 23rd
Wed July 28th
Fri July 30th
Wed Aug 4th
Fri Aug 6th
The tour is included in the entrance ticket. Primary language: Finnish.

The museum hostess is not available between July 26th and August 6th.


The arqueologist Juha-Pekka Joona tells about the Trap Trail in the hunting area of the museum at 11:00 and 15:00, in place of the museum hostess. Primary language: Finnish

A series of virtual events will start in August and continue through the rest of the year.


A continuous work demonstration:  Repair of Mirhamintupa 

The European Heritage Days start on 6 September with the theme “Withour Borders”. 

Celebrating the return of artefacts: The repatriation of the Sámi Collection of the National Museum of Finland.  Free entrance.

Opening of the Summer Season in Siida

We celebrate the opening of the summer season at the Sami museum and Nature center Siida on Thursday June the 6th.

During this exceptional year our legendary Open-Air museum is also a place for different events and exhibitions. On the Opening day the staff of Siida and a singing hostess will be present at the Open-Air museum, to tell the customers about the changes.

The temporary Siida Shop is as dashing as ever! A 10% discount on all products on the opening day.

The café-restaurant Sarrit in the brand new restaurant wing is a must see. Opening day offer: delicious Brita cake with a cup of coffee (6€).

Welcome to start the summer season with us! The event is included in the price of the entrance ticket.

Albma olbmot – Real People

The Sámi Museum Siida’s temporary photograph exhibition “Albma olbmot – The 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 rather common custom of indigenous peoples of calling themselves the real people.

The exhibition has been curated by Marja Helander. Helander is a renowned photographic artist, who has also created short films in the past few years. The exhibition has been produced by the Sámi Museum Siida.

The exhibition “Albma olbmot – The Real People” by Pekka Sammallahti is displayed at the Sámi Museum Siida in Inari 23.6.2020–31.3.2021. In the summer season, Siida is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


During Siidas renewal the auditorium and conference spaces are not available. You may inquire the use of our open-air museum as an event space from Siida’s customer service at siida(at)

The Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida is a central event location in Inari. Every year, we organise events related to Sámi culture and northern nature in various languages. In addition to events we put together independently, we organise events in cooperation with others.