We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Marknadsvagen 2, Jukkasjarvi 981 91, Sweden (Formerly Sami Open Air Museum)
Phone Number: +46 980 213 29
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Visitor centre with reindeer and information about indigenous Sami...
Visitor centre with reindeer and information about indigenous Sami culture, outdoors, just on the old Sami market place that is origin for the village of Jukkasjarvi. Traditional Sami slow food lunch served in giant Sami tent and genuine Sami handicraft available for purchase. Located next to Jukkasjarvi church and in 900 m walking distance from ICEHOTEL. Summer open: Jun - Aug Winter open: Nov - April
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 69 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Great food, but lacking cultural experience.

Aside from the cafe and reindeer, there wasn't much to see or do here. There were no people actually inside the Sami Camp and no Sami anywhere to be found. I would highly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
A K
,
Denver, Colorado
Add Photo Write a Review

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This was a wonderful day out. Meeting the reindeer and then racing them whilst on a small sledge was exhilarating but nervewracking. The young guide Pava was friendly and knowledgeable and I learnt so much about the Sami people when we were sitting inside the tent eating traditional food he had prepared around the fire . I will never forget... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maldives
Level Contributor
32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

First time we spotted reindeers!. My hubby was excited like a child and me too! the guide is very talented and well spoken!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
45 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Aside from the cafe and reindeer, there wasn't much to see or do here. There were no people actually inside the Sami Camp and no Sami anywhere to be found. I would highly recommend the cafe where we ate Gurpi and Souvas (reindeer burger and sandwich). I would not recommend a visit inside the camp unless it is your only... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The open air museum is very interesting to visit, and is a must if you want to know more about the local culture, and how it used to be. It also has a few reindeer that you are allowed to stroke and feed (with special reindeer moss, brought from the shop). The café and shop are both very small, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Level Contributor
45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Here you can feed the reindeer if you buy some food from the shop. Here is also a museum for the Sami Camp. Good to see

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leeds
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Try the rain deer sledging and the stew ! Local attraction and a must see while your in the area. A little hard to understand the Sami sing

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairfax, Virginia
Level Contributor
141 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a small place but it is well worth your time to stop and taste their reindeer dishes and then go out to feed there small on-site herd. I know that sounds wrong... but oh dear! The posted signs tell you a lot about the Sami culture and the reindeer. It was worth the time and entrance fee. Enjoy

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kauai, Hawaii
Level Contributor
91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Sad looking reindeer, marginal Sami artifacts and historical pieces, not very impressive in any way. You can feed the reindeer some lichen for another $10. Save your $ and skip this one.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is small but a very educational view of the natives and the way they lived. We visited the museum after our reindeer sledding.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sutton Coldfield
Level Contributor
135 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Range of exhibits made for an interesting hour or so pottering around outside. Feeding Lichen to the Reindeer was definitely a highlight! They're immediately attracted to the food & oblivious to the antlers on their head, so you need to keep a watchful eye on them & have a wing man to lob the bag of food away from you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Sami Siida - Sami Camp also viewed

Jukkasjarvi, Norrbotten County
Jukkasjarvi, Norrbotten County
 
Kiruna, Norrbotten County
Kiruna, Norrbotten County
 

Been to Sami Siida - Sami Camp? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sami Siida - Sami Camp staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?