Welcome to Siida!

We are open

In winter:

January 1st 2021 to April 30th 2021
Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm (closed on Sun).

Note: Siida is closed on 1.-31.5.2021 because of move.
In May 2021, the museum collections and restaurant will move to new premises and customer service will move to temporary premises.

In summertime 2021:
June 1st to September 30th,
every day from 9am to 5pm.

In winter 2021-2022:
October 1st 2021 to March 31st 2022
Mon to Sat 10am to 4pm (closed on Sun).

Exceptions to opening hours:

We are also open on 1 January and on Easter (except Sun 4 April 2021).

Christmas Eve, 24th Dec 2021, 10am  to 2pm
Christmas Day, 25th Dec 2021, 12pm to 4pm

Our ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing time.

Come to Siida only if you have no coronavirus symptoms.
Keep at least a 2 metre distance to other visitors and the staff.

Use hand sanitiser when you enter Siida.
You can find hand-washing facilities in our customer toilets.
To protect other people, cover you nose and mouth with tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
We clean according to the guidelines of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

Thank you for following safety rules on our premises!

We recommend using a mask when you visit Siida.
We follow the recommendation of the Lapland Hospital District to use a face mask in public places.

We collect the contact information from customers for the faster tracking of potential Corona exposures.
The provision of information is voluntary.
The data is retained for 14 days, after which it is destroyed.


Siida’s tickets and annual pass include admission to the exhibitions located in Siida and to the Open-Air Museum. We will provide information on prices for tickets to special events in connection with marketing for events.

Adults                                        10€
Discount tickets*                       8€
Children ages 0-6                      0€
School children ages 7-17       5€
Family ticket                            20€   (2 adults + the family’s children under the age of 18)
Annual pass:                            adults 20€ / children 10€
Museum Card                          72€   (renewal of old card 68€)

Admission to the Skolt Sámi Heritage House in Sevettijärvi is free of charge.


Benefits and discounts

*Discount tickets are sold to students, the unemployed, pensioners, persons over the age of 65, conscripts and those in non-military service (they must show a card confirming their status), as well as groups of over 10 people, if admission for the entire group is charged at one time.

Smartum culture vouchers, Edenred sport and cultural vouchers and TYKY vouchers can be used for the payment of tickets and annual passes.

Visitors with a Mannerheim League for Child Welfare membership card will be given a 10% discount on adult and children’s tickets as well as family tickets. The membership card must be presented at the time of purchase.

Siida’s annual pass benefits

Our annual pass is valid for a period of one year from the date of purchase. The annual pass allows you to visit Siida’s exhibitions every day if you so wish. Siida’s annual pass also gives admission to Arktikum in Rovaniemi and Science Centre Tietomaa in Oulu. You will also be able to enter Siida if you have an annual pass from Arktikum or Tietomaa.

Museum Card benefits

The Museum Card is a common entrance ticket to Finnish museums that is valid for one year after the first museum visit. The card is personal and costs 69 euros. The card is an entrance ticket to some 270 museums around Finland.

Aurora Aanaar

Aurora Aanaar is a film about the Northern lights and it consists of photos and real time videos. It brings the colorful winter sky of Lapland for the audience to see on the screen. The whole show has been shot in Inari and Utsjoki areas. The music is composed by a Sámi artist Niillas Holmberg together with Stefan Kvarnström. The Northern lights show is produced by Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida.


Personal assistants for the disabled are not charged an entrance fee. Service dogs (guide, support, hearing and hypo alert dogs) are welcome at Siida and the Open-air Museum. When there is no snow, almost the entirety of our Open-Air Museum is accessible with a baby pram or by wheelchair. We have one wheelchair and prams that our visitors are welcome to borrow.

Siida’s exhibition rooms are located on the second floor and there is no elevator in the building. There is a ramp to the second floor. Our temporary exhibitions are located behind doors. Siida does not have an induction loop.

In Siida’s exhibitions, unique museum artefacts form a central part of the exhibits of the Sámi Museum, and their maintenance in the best possible state is of primary importance for us as the keepers of Sámi cultural heritage. Pets may carry dust, dirt and pest insects into the facilities. Therefore, guests are not allowed to visit the exhibitions with their pets.

The buildings and the archaeological cultural heritage of the open-air museum of the Sámi Museum forms a unique whole that tells about the settlement of the Sámi Homeland. The area has been protected by the Antiquities Act. Because we want to safeguard the maintenance of the buildings and the ancient monuments of the area, guests are not allowed to visit the open-air museum with their pets.

Skolt Sámi Heritage House

The Skolt Sámi Heritage House in Sevettijärvi is open during the summer season July 1st to August 29th, Tue to Sat from 10am to 4pm (closed on Sun-Mon). Note: exceptional opening hours in summer 2020. Admission to the Heritage House is free.


Siida on oppaasi pohjoiseen luontoon ja saamelaiskulttuuriin.

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