Sámi culture + nature

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In Inari, Finland, the Siida museum combines exhibits on the history and culture of the indigenous Sámi people with Finland’s northernmost nature center. The center offers maps and info on hiking trails, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and more.

There is a permanent display of photos and artifacts, including findings from the Stone Age and Early Metal Age. In summer, visitors can walk through an open-air museum displaying buildings moved from the community of Tirro that exemplify Sámi life in the 1880s.

Siida (Inarintie 46, FI-99870 Inari; phone +358[0]400 898 212) is open 9-8, June 1-Sept. 19, and 10-5, Sept. 20-May 31. €8 (near $11) adult, child (7-17) €4 and child under seven, free.

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In Inari, Finland, the Siida museum combines exhibits on the history and culture of the indigenous Sámi people with Finland’s northernmost nature center. The center offers maps and info on hiking trails, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and more.

There is a permanent display of photos and artifacts, including findings from the Stone Age and Early Metal Age. In summer, visitors can walk through an open-air museum displaying buildings moved from the community of Tirro that exemplify Sámi life in the 1880s.

Siida (Inarintie 46, FI-99870 Inari; phone +358[0]400 898 212) is open 9-8, June 1-Sept. 19, and 10-5, Sept. 20-May 31. €8 (near $11) adult, child (7-17) €4 and child under seven, free.