Siida is a captivating Cultural and Nature centre. At Siida’s exhibitions, you will experience the strong connection Sámi people have with the Northern nature. The museum upholds the Sámi culture and strengthens visitors’ respect towards nature. Siida’s services, exhibitions and outdoor museum area provide various experiences and information for visitors. Here you can feel yourself as a part of the local northern life cycle and truly sense the Sami’s connection with nature.
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. One can acquaint oneself with changing exhibitions on culture, art and nature throughout the year. In the summer season, the indoor exhibitions of Siida are complemented by the cozy open-air museum. In addition to exhibitions, events that focus on culture and nature, as well as seminars, are arranged.
At Siida, the National Museum of the Finnish Sámi and the Nature Centre of Metsähallitus with tourist information point work together. The pleasant restaurant Sarrit serves customers on the second floor.
The Siida building was opened in 1998. On 2020 – 2022 it will be renovated and expanded. The new parts will be housing the Sámi Museum Collections Unit and the restaurant. The joint permanent exhibition of the Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre will be renewed. We will remain open throughout the renewal. The larger, renovated Siida and the new exhibition will open in April 2022.