The Inari-Saariselkä region boasts two remarkable museums, which are the only ones of their kind in the world. Located in the parish village of Inari, the Siida Sami Museum and the Northern Lapland Nature Centre give you an interesting insight into the culture and life of the people of the North. There are a series of exhibitions in Siida year round, including a feature on the Northern Lights. The Tankavaara Gold Prospector Museum is the only one of its kind in Europe so the village plays an important role for those panning for gold around the world. The museums are open year-round.

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Gold Prospector Museum

Tankavaara is home for the only international museum in the World displaying past and present of gold panning and prospecting.

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Siida, Sámi Museum and Nature Centre

Siida is a central meeting place in Inari, the heart of the Sámi Area in Finland. It is a window on Sámi culture and the diverse nature of Northern Lapland.

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Thanks to the national parks and wilderness areas the bird population in northern Lapland is extremely diverse. In fact, the region is a real paradise for birdwatchers. From Saariselkä it…

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The Arctic nature, with its range of lights and colours, attracts photographers from various parts of the world. The Northern Lights, the stunning colour scale of the polar nights, the…

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