Sámi Parliament

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Sámi Parliament information

Karasjok , Norway
Street Kautokeinoveien 50
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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. From late June to mid-August, there are 30-minute tours leaving hourly, on the half hour, between 8.30am and 2.30pm (except 11.30am). The rest of the year, tours are at 1pm, Monday to Friday. There are similar Sami parliaments in Finland and Sweden.