Sevettijärvi

Skolt Sami traditions and majestic scenery en route towards Norway.

Sevettijärvi is the centre for Skolt Sami. Here you can find sea beds dating back to the previous ice age, Skolt traditions and majestic scenery en route towards Norway. Sevettijärvi is a scolt sami village approximately 120 kilometres north of downtown Inari. Sevettijärvi was founded when a total of 51 Skolt families were evacuated there from Petsamo after the wars in 1949 and they brought their culture along with them. Sevettijärvi is one of the very few places where it is still possible to hear the Skolt language, or East Sami, being spoken, even on weekdays.

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.

 

 

By 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!

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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!

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By air

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.

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