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