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Cultural Learn more about the indigenous Sámi people

Siida and Nellim

Museum excursion into sámi history and the ice formations of the juutuanjoki river and the trip to a village on the border of the East, the West and the North.

[C2] Siida Museum Excursion (6h)


Adults - €99.00

Children (Ages 4-14) - €44.50

Infants - Free!

“The water rushing into the rapids under the ice carves decorative patterns on the edges of its path, creating a gateway to a world under the ice.”

Explore the local way of life and the history of the Sámi people and see the magnificent unfrozen Juutuanjoki River with its steaming rapids, flowing between the snowdrifts.

Take a comfortable seat on the bus! We travel leisurely through the village of Ivalo to Inari and stop along the way to photograph the beautiful landscape on the shore of Lake Inari. We'll visit the Sámi Siida Museum. A guided tour of the museum provides you with a good idea of the history and way of life of the Sámi, the indigenous people of Lapland. After the tour, we will visit a handicraft shop where you can purchase beautiful local souvenirs.

After lunch in the warm embrace of a campfire, we take a short walk to the snowy Juutuanjoki River, where the openly flowing rapids carve ornamental patterns into the surrounding ice.

Inclusions: Guiding in English, Soup Lunch inc. Rye Bread, Warm Berry Juice and Cookies, Thermal Clothing inc. Overalls, Boots & Mittens, Siida Museum Visit

[C3] Day Trip to Nellim (6h)

Trip to a village on the border of the east, the west, and the north.


Adults - €99.00

Children (Ages 4-14) - €44.50

Infants - Free!


“The atmosphere in the Holy Trinity church is an inimitable combination of the log cabins of Lapland, the ornate luxury of eastern churches, the closeness of nature, and silent sanctity.”

Explore the meeting point of the eastern, western, and northern cultures in the tiny village of Nellim, next to the enormity of Russia, in the heart of the land of Sámi.

The bus will take you comfortably to the northernmost border crossing between Finland and Russia. We will spend a moment at the border station and continue to the Paatsjoki River Bridge that crosses over the unfrozen river and provides a view directly into Russia.

We will also explore the Holy Trinity church at Nellim, where the log walls and the beautiful icons transform the shrine into a unique work of art, exhibiting the centuries-old Orthodox history of the Skolt Sámi people.

Inclusions: Guiding in English, Soup Lunch inc. Rye Bread, Warm Berry Juice and Cookies Outdoors or Buffet Lunch at Wilderness Hotel Nellim, Thermal Clothing inc. Overalls, Boots & Mittens

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