Siida’s guided tours flesh out the exhibition experience

A guided tour adds detail to your visit at our exhibition. You can select a guided tour of our permanent exhibitions or our Open-Air Museum or one of our themed guided tours. We recommend guided tours especially for groups. Our guides are trained and language-proficient freelancers. All guided tours must be booked in advance.

Permanent exhibition tours

What meaning does the Norwegian angelica have to the Sámi? What causes the northern lights? What happened in the Sámi Homeland in 1998? What is our exhibition really all about? Visitors can get a more in-depth and detailed understanding of Siida’s permanent exhibitions if they tour the exhibitions with a guide. A guided tour will provide more information content and visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions directly from the guide.

Duration: 1 h Time has been reserved for questions and discussion.
Languages: Finnish, English, German, French, Russian, Spanish and Swedish
Price: 110€/group.

Guided tour of the Open-Air Museum

What was used as chewing gum in ancient times? What were past birdhouses like? During the Open-Air Museum tour visitors learn about Inari’s 10,000-year history. Fishing and hunting were essential for survival in ancient times. The guide will tell visitors interesting facts about the open-air museum’s buildings and structures, which showcase Finland’s three different Sámi cultures.

Duration: 1 h
Languages: Finnish, English, German, Spanish, Swedish and French
Price: 110€/group.

Themed tour of open-air museum in Tirro’s farmyard

The themed tour of the Open-Air Museum takes visitors back 150 years in time to when Inari comprised of just a few small buildings and life revolved around the region’s eight seasons. Tirro Farm had both reindeer and cows at that time. People at that time made their living from fishing, hunting, collecting and keeping small farm plots.

The tour can also include an activity during which visitors craft a weight for a fishing net under the guide’s direction.

Duration: 1 h
Languages: Finnish, English, German, Spanish and French
Price: Guided tour 120 € / group Guided tour + programme 140€/group + 5€ payment for materials per person.

Bures boahtin- Welcome! A moment with the Sámi language and culture

Would you like to learn to greet people in Sámi? Do you know what a Sámi brooch looks like and where it is put? The guide shows the group the Sámi dress and gives a playful lesson in the Sámi language in the auditorium. After this, the group will take a guided tour of Siida’s main exhibition.

Duration: 1 h 45 min
Languages: Finnish, English, German, Spanish, Swedish and French
Price: 160€/group.

Step by step in reindeer fur boots

Fur boots are unbeatable footwear in the Sámi Homeland! During a storytelling workshop, the guide shows visitors a fur boot’s lifecycle. A fur boot is created as a handicraft, used as a daily item and can also end up in a museum collection. Finally, visitors are provided the opportunity to try on a pair of fur boots.

Duration: 1 h
Languages: Finnish, English, German, Spanish and French
Price: 110€/group.

Nature-centred tour of exhibition

Which migrating bird returns first for Lapland’s passion-filled spring? How do reindeer fatten themselves up during autumn? When do bears turn over?

The clear change of seasons is characteristic of northern nature. At times, the sun turns its back on the north. While at other times, the sun gives off its light around the clock. Norther nature is rugged and sparse in species and at the same time colourful or multifaceted. A guided tour will include information and stories on northern nature; the seasons, animals and plants, as well as how they have adapted to life in these challenging conditions.

Duration: 1 h
Languages: Finnish, English, German, Spanish, Swedish and French
Price: 110€/group.

Inquiries and bookings for guided tours

Siida Customer Service, tel. +358 (0)400 898 212, siida(at)samimuseum.fi

Before booking a guided tour please read our terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions for group tours of Siida

  • Price of guided tour does not include price of admission.
  • Group size: Max. 25 people/guide
  • Guided tours must be booked in advance.
  • A guided tour can be cancelled two days prior to the reserved time at no charge. A reserved guided tour will be charged in full if it not cancelled by this deadline.
  • The guide will arrive 15 minutes before the tour begins.
  • If the group is late, the guide will wait for at most 30 minutes from the time the booking has started and the guided tour will end according to the original timetable.
  • If a group wants a guide to wait for longer and give them the full-length tour, the group will be charged 35 euros per each new hour. The guide can wait, if he or she does not have other commitments.