Things to Do and See in Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida
Nature Centre's cultural-ecological exhibitions illustrate the adaptation of nature and the indigenous Sámi people to the extremities of life in the far North.
- Siida’s exhibition is called “Enâmeh láá mii párnáh – These lands are our children”, according to the Inari Sámi poem written by Matti Morottaja from Inari. The name of the exhibition summarizes the most important messages of nature and cultural topics.
- The cultural contents of the exhibition reflect on how the past lives in us – each of us has a diverse heritage of different eras, which we utilise when adapting to changes around us. The nature perspective highlights climate history, specifically after the last Ice Age, and speculates what will happen to the climate in the future. Nature topics are discussed through the conservation areas of Northern Lapland, their different habitat types, and the species living in them.
- For more information on the exhibition, go to the Siida website (siida.fi).
Siida has exhibition spaces for temporary exhibitions where the Nature Centre and Sámi Museum organize nature and culture-themed exhibitions. Read more on the exhibitions on Siida's website (siida.fi).
Guided Group Activities
A guided tour adds detail to your visit at our exhibition. Siida guides are trained and language-proficient freelancers.
Siida offers guided groups tours in Finnish, Sámi, English, Swedish, and German.
The guided group tour is subject to a fee and must be reserved in advance. The duration of the group tour is 1h and the price is €105 (incl. VAT 24%). Tours are tailored to each specific group. The recommended maximum group size is 25 people.
A thematic tour of the open-air museum can be booked during the summer season, which depicts life in Inari in the 1850s. The tour lasts one hour, and is available in Finnish and German. The price is €18/person(incl. VAT 24%), the minimum charge is €180.
To read more about Siida's tours, go to Siida website (siida.fi).
Films at the auditorium
- The award-winning Aurora Borealis multimedia presentation presents Martti Rikkonen's photographs of the Northern Lights (12 min). Daily at 12 and 15 in the winter season and at 11, 14, and 17 in the summer season. The presentation is accompanied by enchanting music by the Vilddas group. Subtitles are available in six languages. The presentation is included in the ticket price, and is shown if the auditorium is free.
- In addition, the Aurora Borealis and Lake Inarijärvi presentations can be shown to groups subject to order (€10/presentation).
1. Respect nature.
2. Mainly use marked trails.
3. Camp only where it is allowed.
4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.
5. Do not litter.