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A must visit to learn about the Sami culture

You can't really appreciate an area until you appreciate the culture and how the people who live... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Weary Travellery
,
Lexington, KY
Enjoyable visit

We visited during our trip to Lapland and passed a pleasant few hours going around the centre... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
so3003
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Set in the heart of Sápmi in a unique natural landscape on the shore of Lake Inari, the Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos is the largest conference and events venue in northern Lapland and serves as a centre for Sámi self-governance, culture, education and know-how. Modern conference premises, facilities and technology go hand in hand with genuine, living Sámi culture.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Menesjaerventie 2, Inari 99870, Finland
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

You can't really appreciate an area until you appreciate the culture and how the people who live there ended up how they are today. No visit to Finland is complete without a trip through Lapland, and no visit to Lapland would be complete without a...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We visited during our trip to Lapland and passed a pleasant few hours going around the centre. There were a few displays, including some nice artwork and a large permanent exhibition about local nature and how it adapts to the extreme weather conditions. The adjacent...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

You wouldn't expect a nice and well made museum in a small place like Inari, but this one really surprised us. Main exhibition gives a good overview of the culture and nature in the area.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Well worth 90 mins if you are wanting to understand the history and culture of the Sami’s. Certainly added to our four days in the region. The exhibition is well laid out, staff friendly and informative. Very good cafe with good range of food and...More

Thank Wayne B
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

A nice place to visit for a couple of hours and get out of the cold. We had lunch and spent time looking around the museum as part of a trip

Thank Lucy B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The cultural center is a large complex and it is the working administrative facility for the Sami people. Except for a nice little shop, there was little for the tourist.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

At Siida, the National Museum of the Finnish Sámi and the Nature Centre of Metsähallitus work together. The Nature Centre was one of the best exhibitions I have seen anywhere. There were visual displays and some interactive elements and it was very big --- allow...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Good view of the Same culture and history; as well as its way of life during the different seasons. Outside, you can see various "buildings" representing their lodgings, animal shelters, etc

Thank mag47
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Stopped in here to go to the cafe and shop. Really interestingly designed building and free for visitors to drop in. Were there in October so no tour running sadly but had a look anyway!

Thank Tina L
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

The building is interesting in its shape and design. It also has a lot of well organised information, give yourself plenty of time to look through it all. There are some crafts that you won't see anywhere else and I think they are ethically motivated...More

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