Things to Do and See in Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida

1.10.2020
Sámi museum and Nature Center Siida will be renewed on 2020-2022. Siida-building will be renovated, expanded and the exhibition renewed. Read more on the webpages of Siida.

Permanent Exhibitions

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).

Temporary Exhibitions

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 1hour. Tours are tailored to each specific group. The recommended maximum group size is 25 people.

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: 120€/group.
To read more about Siida's tours, go to Siida website (siida.fi).

Outdoor Etiquette

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.

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