In Inari, one can indulge in the genuine Sami culture and its history.
It is also the prime spot for witnessing the Northern Lights.
The village parish of Inari is situated by the large, beautiful Lake Inarijärvi and boasts the second largest population in both the municipality and Sami culture. In addition to the many services on offer in Inari, visitors can familiarize themselves with the very roots of genuine Sami culture through a trip to the Sami Museum and Nature Center Siida, for instance, and through learning about the intriguing local handicrafts and the reindeer herding culture.
Visitors can familiarize themselves with the very roots of genuine Sami culture.
- Ukonsaari Rock
- Pielpajärvi wilderness church
- Otsamo fell
- Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
- Lake Inarijärvi
- Sami Museum and Nature Center Siida
Pielpajärvi wilderness church
The church, which is of cultural and historical significance, was built over a period spanning 1752-1760 and was in use until the end of the 19th century. Today, the church puts on special services during Easter and the Midsummer’s festival. The church is also a popular site for weddings.
Otsamo is a 418-metre-high fell in Inari. The fell is located approximately ten kilometres from the village of Inari. The Otsamo peaks boasts magnificent views of lakes Inarijärvi and Muddusjärvi as well as the Muotkatunturi fells and Joenkielinen.
The beautifully rugged Inarijärvi is the clearest and brightest of Finland’s great lakes. In the summer, visitors are able to enjoy Inarijärvi with summer cruises available everyday.
Sami Museum and Nature Center Siida
The Sami Museum and Nature Center Siida provides a window into the Sami culture and the Nordic countryside. Located in the heart of the village of Inari, the museum offers visitors a host of stimulating experiences as well as in-depth knowledge of the Sami culture and the Arctic countryside.
How to get there?
Inari-Saariselkä is far away in the north and yet just a few hours from southern Finland. You can fly here or make an unforgettable sightseeing tour to this Arctic area by bus or rental car.
Get to know the Inari-Saariselkä region and its magnificent scenery at your leisure. Far away in the North there is no such thing as rushing!
By train and bus
The train will take you to Rovaniemi, where you will find numerous bus connections to Saariselkä and elsewhere in northern Lapland. Thanks to the well-run public transport you can even get as far as the Arctic Ocean!
Quickly reach your destination from Helsinki aboard Finnair or fly Norwegian. Charter flights from
UK and other European cities. From the airport there is regular buss connection to and from each scheduled flight.