You can easily visit Arctic cultures in Inari, Lapland and Nordic Finland as well as in the Arctic Norway and Russia. Just start from our base camp Lapinleuku and travel to our nearby Sámi culture sites or prepare a one week round tour to Nordkapp or Murmansk.
The Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos
The Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos is situated on the bank of River Juutuanjoki in Inari, in Finland. Sajos is the centre of Sámi culture and administration. Sajos attracts national and international interest, and it is an exciting meeting place of multiculturalism.
Siida – the Sámi Museum and Nature Centre
Siida is, beside Sajos, a central meeting place in Inari. It is a display on Sámi culture and the versatile nature of extreme Lapland. Siida is the centre of changing exhibitions on culture, art and nature all year round.
Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts is more than objects and items, it’s a crucial part of survival and daily life in Lapland. You can find Arctic and Sámi handicraft in clothing, tools, fitment and accessories. Today’s Sámi people maintain their culture through high quality education and traditional trades. There is a successful and recognised group of Sámi artists and artisans in Inari and widely in Lapland.
The Lapp term for handicraft is “duodji” or “tyeji” (in North Sámi and Inari Sámi languages).
Inari based artist Ms. Merja Aletta Ranttila‘s range of works: stamps, drawings, graphics and wilderness signboards. Multitalented Aletta works widely across the Arts in Inari.
Sámi culture links:
- Sámi people – Wikipedia
- Sámi culture, religion and people
- Saamiblog – Sámi history
- Seattle Dredge – solo traveller and travel blogger in Lapland
- Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis –belletrist