The Sami are the only indigenous people in Lapland and the whole of the European Union. They inhabited the area long before any state borders were drawn.

Approximately 9,000 Sami peoples live in Finland, and they speak three languages: North Sami, Inari Sami and Skolt Sami. The National Day of the Sami is celebrated on 6 February during which the Sami flag is hoisted.

Traditional Sami trades include reindeer management, hunting and gathering of natural products, small-scale agriculture and handicrafts. The centre of Finnish Sami culture is Inari, which is home to the following: the Sami Parliament, Sami Radio, the Siida Sami Museum and the Northern Lapland Nature Centre, as well as the new Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

Get to know the genuine Sami culture and Sami life as it is today in the Inari-Saariselkä region.

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Ahkun Tupa/Lemmenjoki Holiday Village

Ahkun Tupa is the first Sami travel service and tourism firm in the Lemmenjoki region. We offer cozy cabins for 2-4 people on the river bank of Lemmenjoki.

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Alma Arktika

Alma Arktika is a service company founded in 2015 offering accommodation, specialised equipment rental, and guided tours, and is based in Nuorgam the EU’s northernmost village. We organise nature experiences operating in and around Nuorgam’s Kaldoaivi wilderness as well as the Teno river and its tributaries. On occasion, we venture to the Norwegian side, to Ifjord and the Arctic Ocean.

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Arctic-Siida

Travel to the northernmost point in the E.U. and experience the tundra like you had never imagined before.

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Aurora Holidays

Our cottages are located in the northernmost part of Finland, right near the Norwegian border. We are 8 kms from the village of Utsjoki, along the road towards Nuorgam. We are an excellent choice for those who wish to see the northern lights as we are about as close to the North Pole you can get in the EU.

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Holiday Village Valkeaporo

Holiday Village Valkeaporo is a family based accommodation and program service company located in Lemmenjoki, Lapland – We are specialized to take You to explore Lemmenjoki National Park areas.

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Hotel Kultahippu

Hotel Kultahippu is located right in the heart of Ivalo, on the banks of the Ivalojoki River, within immediate vicinity of all the services and the beautiful nature.

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Inari Reindeer Farm and Kaksama Handicrafts

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Joiku-Kotsamo Safaris

Original Sámi company Joiku-Kotsamo Safaris has operated in Saariselkä area 22 years. We are specialized to serve our customers by offering quality program packages.

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Kalastajan Majatalo

Something for everyone at cosy and welcoming Kalastajan Majatalo

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Kammigallery

Kammigallery is a hexagonal shaped loghause with exhibition of arts and crafts made of reindeer antlers, leather and bones. It situates on the shore of Lake Kuivajärvi, nearby the Lemmenjoki National Park on our reindeer farm.

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Lapland Safaris

Since 1982 Lapland Safaris have been working closely with individuals, tour operators and travel agencies around the world. For us every client is unique, and they all deserve personal experiences in the magnificent Northern Lapland.

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Nuorgam Holiday Village

Our idyllic holiday village is situated in the northernmost village in Finland, at the top of EU, by the banks of the famous Tenojoki River, facing the Norwegian border, close to the Arctic Ocean and sheltered by mighty fells. We offer offer accommodation all year round. This is a perfect basecamp for nature activities.

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Paltto Adventures on the River Lemmenjoki/ Ateljee Huopapirtti

We offer you a chance to experience the enchanting Lapland with a local sámi family and see the reindeers and hear their the history of gold-washing.

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Reindeerfarm Petri Mattus

Sámi reindeer herder, Petri Mattus, invites you to be his guest. Experience a day with him in the wilderness with his incredible reindeer.

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Saariselkä Booking – Central booking agency of Saariselkä – Inari Saariselkä

We have brought together the perfect destinations for families, nature lovers, activity enthusiasts and companies and made these easy to book in the Online LomaShop.

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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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The Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos

The Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos is situated on the bank of River Juutuanjoki in Inari Finland. Sajos is the centre of Sámi culture and administration.

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Tradition Hotel Kultahovi

Tradition Hotel Kultahovi is a combination of service, heritage, culture and nature for our guests, who expect a lot from their visit. Our unique combination includes a magnificent location along River Juutua and its rapids, a central location in Inari village, which is the home of Sami culture in Finland.

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Visit Inari Safaris & Hotel Inari

Find authentic Lapland and experience the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun in the Sámi village of Inari!
Our family-run safari house offers activities, accommodation and other travel services in Inari village.

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Summer equipment rental

Local companies hire out mountain bikes and camping equipment like backpacks and walking poles. For paddlers there are canoes, kayaks and other paddling equipment as well as transportation services.

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Car rental

A great car rental service will help you on your travels to the far North. A rental car provides you with the freedom to travel wherever you like, according to…

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Spa

A spa is the best place to relax after brisk, outdoor activities. In fact there is something for everyone in the cosy pool area and you could even spend the…

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Nightless night

The nightless night begins in mid-May and continues until the end of July. There is plenty of light and energy for both flora and fauna, not to mention people. Experience…

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