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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Visit Stabbursdalen

The center is beautifully located where Stabburselva meets The Porsanger Fjord, 15 km north of Lakselv, in the heart of Finnmark. We offer accommodation and activities year round. Stabbursdalen is an excellent location for observing the Northern Lights and fishing and hiking in summer.

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Shopping

In addition to offering an incomparable experience and a wonderful holiday resort, the region also offers tangible souvenirs. The Sami culture and its handicraft tradition are evident in the local…

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Winter fishing

As a general rule, no permits are required for winter fishing. Rather than permits, knowledge about the most favourable lakes is a real bonus. The great late-winter fishing grounds include…

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Snowshoes

Hiking in snowshoes is possible almost anywhere, but there are signposted tracks in Saariselkä and Kiilopää, and also in Inari in late winter. The tracks nearby are a few kilometres…

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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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