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…
The Orthodox festival of St Triphon is celebrated by the Skolt Sámi on the last weekend of August. It starts in Nellim on the Friday, then moves to Sevettijärvi, with celebrations and dances on the Saturday evening …
Since 1982, this three-day jazz festival during the kaamos (polar night) has seen evening concerts and spontaneous jam sessions take place in venues throughout Saariselkä and Inari, often under the aurora borealis.
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.
Dubbed the ‘anti-Cannes’, this four-day festival sees the village’s population double, with round-the-clock screenings in three venues, often with high-profile directors in attendance.
This indigenous-themed film festival (with many films in English) sees collaborations with groups from other nations.
Over a weekend, usually in August, this excellent music festival features groups from all spectra of Sámi music.