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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Ski touring

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National Parks and nature reserves

Finland’s two largest national parks are located in the Inari-Saariselkä resort: The Lemmenjoki National Park and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Added to these, there is the Kevo Nature Reserve in…

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Flight Services

Inari-Saariselkä area is full of wonderful fishing sports and it is a paradise for hikers. In most cases it would take a few days walk to reach the best spots. Flight…

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Nature and the Northern Lights

The countryside of northern Lapland mirrors the play of the seasons. Indeed, the change in season is more evident here than anywhere else. In the extreme North, the light and…

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