Sámi Parliament

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Sámi Parliament information

Location
Karasjok , Norway
Address
Kautokeinoveien 50
Opening hours
hourly tours 8.30am-2.30pm late Jun–mid-Aug, except 11.30am, 1pm Mon-Fri rest of yr
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The Sami Parliament was established in 1989 and meets four times annually. In 2000 it moved into a glorious new building, encased in mellow Siberian wood, with a birch, pine and oak interior. The main assembly hall is shaped like a Sami tent, and the Sami library , lit with tiny lights like stars, houses over 35,000 volumes, plus other media. Tours last 30 minutes. There are similar Sami parliaments in Finland and Sweden.