Välimaa Sámi Farm

The emblem of the historical sites managed by MetsähallitusVälimaa Sámi Farm was built in 1858, on ancient fishing grounds by the River Teno. People on the farm fished and tended sheep in this magnificent setting. Today, the farmyard is a unique historical sight and a genuine piece of Sámi history, a relic of the old way of life in the rugged but beautiful natural setting of the extreme north of Finland.

Original Sámi Homestead on the Banks of the River Teno

Location of Välimaa River Sámi Farm in FinlandLocation: Northern Lapland, Utsjoki (www.utsjoki.fi, in Finnish)

Visit: The Välimaa River Sámi Farm is open to visitors free of charge. Further information about the Välimaa River Sámi Farm, location and visit

Instructions and rules: The Välimaa River Sámi Farm is a fixed relic site, which may not be excavated, covered or damage in any way under the Antiquities Act (www.nba.fi). Campfires are also prohibited.

Sights and Activities: The timber and turf buildings of the old Sámi homestead, the valuable heritage environment of the farmyard. Find out more about this tourist destination and the history of the Välimaa Sámi Farm

Services: Signs on site, a toilet.

Suitability: An charming destination for visitors to Lapland, suitable for family outings. The paths on the farmyard are quite narrow and unsuitable for prams or pushchairs. The destination is unsuitable for disabled visitors.

The address of this page www.nationalparks.fi/valimaa

The site is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Lapland.

Customer Service

Siida - Northern Lapland Nature Centre
Tel. int. +358 206 39 7740

Utsjoki Nature Information Point (open in summer)
Tel. int. +358 206 39 7792

See Directions: By Public Transportation to Välimaa

See Directions: By Car to Välimaa

What's Currently Happening in Välimaa


Similar Destinations

The Grounds of Kaapin Jouni