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Sami Siida - Markanbaiki

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Address: Marknadsvagen 2, Jukkasjarvi 981 91, Sweden (Formerly Sámi Siida - Sámi Camp)
Phone Number: +46 980 213 29
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Easily accessible and reconstructed Sami camp on the old market and...

Easily accessible and reconstructed Sami camp on the old market and assembly place in the village of Jukkasjarvi. Grazing reindeer, outdoor exhibitions about Sami culture and livelihoods. Sapmi slow food lunch and coffee served by the fire in Cafe Sapmi's giant lavvu-tent; sale of genuine Sami handicraft in adjacent handicraft shop. Guided tours. Ideal for day visitors with a limited amount of time, but still an interest to get an introduction to Sami culture, food and reindeer.

Summer open: Jun - Aug

Winter open: Nov - April

Located next to Jukkasjarvi church and in 900 m walking distance from ICEHOTEL.

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It is one of the thing you can do during winter season. It is a nice experience to spend some time with Sami people. taste their coffee and pie. try to ride the deer sledge if you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 9, 2016
Fatih G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

It is one of the thing you can do during winter season. It is a nice experience to spend some time with Sami people. taste their coffee and pie. try to ride the deer sledge if you have chance.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Can't praise this place enough - worth a visit if only to go in the wonderful cafe in a Sami tent with reindeer being cooked over a fire. Enchanting.

Thank Kingofgeography
Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

It's well worth a walk down the road to this Sami Camp. Lots of interesting information about their way of life and a chance to feed the reindeer and get really close up to them in an enclosure.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

If you are staying in the area, this is certainly worth a visit. It is mainly outside, but that is fine, you can learn more about the Sami people and culture, and you can even meet and feed the reindeer who are so integral in the Sami culture. The is a lovely shop with local crafts and a cafe for... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

Very informative presentations of native Sami culture. The Sami people are the indigenous people of Swedish Lapland. Did not need to have a guided tour because the camp is not very large and exhibits are self-explanatory if you take the time to read them. Take the offer to feed the reindeer! You can walk into their enclosure and they come... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

The ride was quite an experience and the Sami guide was one of the nicest people that we have ever met. My wife rode on a sled with the guide while I had the pleasure of driving my own reindeer pulled sled. It took some getting used to controlling a reindeer, but it was a lot of fun. After the... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Our tour leader was Rasmuss, a Sami who is wise beyond his years! He is a fantastic guide, and taught us about the Sami people and their culture - a group I had never even heard of prior to our visit to Sweden. Our tour started off with visiting and feeding the reindeer in their pen. He told us what... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

The Sami village is a great place to stop for a quick history lesson. An hour to 1.5 hrs is all you need to fully explore. There is also a nice shop where they will sell you feed for the reindeer. You can enter into their pen and feed and pet them. Don't forget to visit the lovely little Sami... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

After lunch, we had some time to kill so we decided to visit the small Sami Camp. They had some displays of Sami housing and storage rooms, as well as a place to feed reindeer. We finished in the rest area with hot coffee and a cinnamon roll. An hour or so is the perfect amount of time to spend... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

A largely outdoor museum which explained and showed a lot about the Sami people and how they lived. Well written and informative. Met some nice reindeer which we happily fed with bag of a lichen.Short walk from the Ice Hotel. A cheap and good value 'excursion' by Swedish standards.

Thank Julian V

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