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Top Choice Museum in Inari


One of Finland's most absorbing museums, state-of-the-art Siida offers a comprehensive overview of the Sámi and their environment. The main exhibition hall consists of a fabulous nature exhibition around the edge, d…
Top Choice Finnish in Inari


A panoramic glassed-in dining room overlooks the Juutuanjoki's Jäniskoski rapids at Inari's best restaurant, situated in the Tradition Hotel Kultahovi. Seasonal local produce is used in dishes such as morel and ange…
Natural Feature in Inari

Bears' Nest

At the edge of Myössäjärvi, 16km south of Inari, look out for the Karhunpesäkivi rest stop. From here, a 300m timber boardwalk (mainly comprising steps) leads through the forest to Finland's largest tafone (cave-lik…
Church in Inari

Pielpajärven Kirkko

This erämaakirkko (wilderness church) is accessible by a marked walking track (7.5km one way) from the parking area at Siida. If you're driving, there’s another trailhead beyond here, from where it's 4.3km. In winte…
Jewellery in Inari

Inarin Hopea

You can watch gold- and silversmith Matti Qvick at work in his studio, which is filled with his traditional handmade jewellery (rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings and more, at all price points) based on Sámi desig…
Sports in Inari

King's Cup

Held over the last weekend in March or the first weekend in April, this is the grand finale of Lapland’s reindeer-racing season. It's a great spectacle as the beasts race around the frozen lake, jockeys sliding like…
Arts & Crafts in Inari

Sámi Duodji Ry

In the Sajos building, this is the main shop of the Finnish association of Sámi craftspeople. It has a good range of Sámi books and CDs, as well as beautifully crafted silverware and handmade clothing.
Cultural Centre in Inari


The spectacular wood-and-glass Sámi cultural centre stands proud in the middle of town. It holds the Sámi parliament as well as a library and music archive, a restaurant, exhibitions and a craft shop.
Jewellery in Inari


Down a small lane behind the library is the studio of Petteri Laiti, a famous Sámi artisan. The silverwork and handicrafts are very highly regarded; you’ll often see the artist at work here.
Cultural in Inari

Inari Viikot

Over two weeks in the second half of July, cultural events include traditional village parties and markets, concerts and dancing, along with hiking trips, water sports and kids' activities.