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Sami Open Air Museum

Marknadsvagen 84, Jukkasjarvi 981 91, Sweden
+46 980 21329
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Vercelli, Italy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nice and interesting but a bit small compared to the price for the entrance, it expleins rather well the husbandry of the reindeers in northern Sweden but there is not much to see

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Centurion, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is part of the excursions the hotel provides which you have to pay for. Sit about 10 people in a sleigh being pulled by a snowmobile. Little huts here. Informative.

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Birmingham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good trip not far from ice hotel ,walk in about 20 mins,loved feeding the reindeer very good.not a lot to do after but you could see the way the people had to live in tepees and the way they survived in such hard conditions.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A visit to the Sami Open Air Museum is a good way of learning more about the culture of the Lapps. They have an excellent video about their history, that is shown in one of the outdoor tepees. Since the Lapps are responsible for the rein deers, their culture is very dependent on this special animal. There are fenced in... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

It cost about £20 to walk around the poorest (outdoor) museum I have ever been to. Then you pay an extra £2 to feed the reindeer (which is all you really want to do). It's not worth it, I'm afraid!!!

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I first went as part of a small tour with sled and skidoo and then I went back to visit the church and the museum again. It gives a real flavour of Saami life and the survival skills these fascinating nomads developed to adapt to arctic conditions. The Ice Hotel is about half a mile down the road, and is... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The reindeer lunch in the lavvu was simple but tasty, and good value. Some lovely, put pricey things in the shop. We didn't go into the museum even though we would have liked to, the entrance fee was about as expensive as I've ever seen for any museum, and there were no indications that it would be an unusually amazing... More

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Hextable, UK
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7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We visited this as part of an organised tour so were not aware of the entrance price which if accurate ( from other reviews) I agree is expensive. There is some information about the Sami culture and traditions which is interesting, but the main attraction for us was we got to feed the reindeer and that was great, if a... More

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Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We went mostly to feed the reindeers but frankly, £20 per person to get in was a rip off!! Theres not much to see and you will be done inside half an hour including time to feed the reindeer...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is one of the few "attractions" in the village of Jukkasjarvi, so perhaps they don't think they have to try very hard. For 200 krona (about £20), you get to wander around an area that includes a few tents and wooden huts with signs that describe what you're seeing... that is, unless the signs have fallen off or blown... More

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