Lapland
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The Sami museums show traditional Lapp culture


Sami Museum of Finnish Lapland

Sami museums are an important part of Sami culture. You'll find the national Lapp Museum of Finland at the SIIDA at Inari in the northern part of Finnish Lapland. SIIDA is also the home of the Northern Finnish Lapland Nature Centre.

With its cultural and nature exhibitions, it is both a meeting place and an exhibition center. SIIDA provides the visitor with new experiences and information on Sami culture and nature of Northern Lapland.

Go and visit the Siida and the Sami Museum of Finnish Lapland SIIDA is just on the E-75.
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The Riddu Duottar Museum

RiddoDuottarMuseat is a museum association that consists of four museums/institutions that are located in different municipalities of the western part of Norwegian Lapland (Finnmark). The four museums are:

The Sami Collections
This is the main Sami museum of Norwegian Lapland. Karasjok is the administrative centre of the Riddo Duottar Museat association. This museum displays objects and Sami art from "Sapmi". The outdoor museum offers a view on the old Sami lifestyle. You'll find the museum at Karasjok, on the E-6. See map.

The other departments are:

Kokelv Coastal Museum of Sami culture
is situated in the Kvalsund municipality. This museum focuses on displaying items/objects from the Coastal Sami region. This museum is a side trip from the E-69 which goes to the North Cape. See map .

Porsanger Museum
emphasizes on the relationship between the Lapp (Sami), the Norwegian and the Kven culture. The museum is situated on the E-6 at Lakselv. See map.

Kautokeino Folk Museum
has a large collection at the indoor museum in addition to the outdoor collections. The latter are buildings typical of the Kautokeino region. The museum is on the Rd 93. See map.

Read more about the Sami museums of the western part of Norwegian Lapland.

Varjjat Sami Museum

This museum is located at the bottom of the Varanger fiord in Unjárga/Nesseby municipality in eastern Finnmark on the E-75/E-6. The museum represents the coastal Sami culture.

Take a look at their own web site. And see map.

Ajtte Sami Museum

Ájtte is the main museum for the Lapp culture (or sami culture) in Swedish Lapland. It is also a special museum for the mountain nature and culture as well as an information centre for mountain tourists.

Jokkmokk is at the heart of the moutain world of Swedish Lapland. The mountains and the vast woods have been the home of the Lapps for a long time. There has been mining in the same area since the 1600s. The rivers of Lapland were tamed during the 1900s to give Sweden hydroelectric power. And here is Laponia, the World Heritage of Swedish Lapland.

The Ajtte museum is on the E-45. Read more about the Ajtte here. And see map.


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