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Sami Siida - Markanbaiki

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

We enjoyed spending some time here to learn more about the sami people(excellent guide!) and meet and feed the rein deers! Unfortunately it was a very very cold day, otherwise we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed spending some time here to learn more about the sami people(excellent guide!) and meet and feed the rein deers! Unfortunately it was a very very cold day, otherwise we would have stayed longer and tried some activities as well.

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K_Reindeer, Försäljningschef at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for leaving a comment. It is a pleasure to read you joined the guided tour at Sámi Siida and learnt alot about the Sámi culture and reindeer. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked along the main road from the ice hotel and came across this attraction. As we were wearing our ice hotel snow suit and balaclavas we were not questioned when we simply walked into the rather nice outdoor museum. The staff seemed slightly scared however they were relieved when we left. I am confused as to why people complain... More 

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K_Reindeer, Informationsansvarig at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki, responded to this review

Hi. Many thanks for your feedback. Obviously you entered without paying the entrance fee which visitors have to pay in the adjacents shop before entering the museum area. More 

derby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an open air museum with plenty of information about the Sami people and there way of life. There are little buildings with illustrations about their use,very interesting place. There are reindeer in a little fenced in field to feed also. The shop sells all the Sami merchandise if you want to buy. The hut that you can sit... More 

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Thank drew206
K_Reindeer, Försäljningschef at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your feedback; and commenting the different elements from the handicraft shop to the café and the exhibition area with our reindeer outdoors when visiting Sámi Siida-Márkanbáiki. More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked our excursion directly through the Sami website. A guide came to pick us up from the ice hotel, and we joined a group that had booked through the icehotel once at the camp. The setting is beautiful and it's so nice to hear the Sami people tell us about their culture. They were fun, knowledgeable, and entertaining. It... More 

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K_Reindeer, Försäljningschef at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki, responded to this review

Hi, what a feedback. We can definitely feel how satisfied you were with your participation in our tour "Ráidu-Encounter with reindeer". It makes us proud to be part of your memorable stay in Sweden. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is close to the Ice Hotel and the place to go when wanting to feed reindeers and learn more about the Sami-people. To enter the outdoor museum there was a fee of 150 SEK and 20 SEK to get a bag full of gray lichen. Inside there is a cozy fireplace where they cook local Sami-food.

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K_Reindeer, Försäljningschef at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your impression. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating to see how these indigenous people lived - having first heard about Sami people through watching Midnight Sun was most interested to learn more. Fascinating how they live with this cold .

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K_Reindeer, Försäljningschef at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki, responded to this review

Thnak you for your comment. It is pleasure to read you got to know about Sámi people through the Swedish-French TV series Midnight sun, and to decide to learn more about the people here during your visit here in Sápmi. That feels great for us. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To learn about the Sami Culture and how the live and used to live. The site is updated with a new interesting exhibition which tells you a good story about their fascinating way of lives! It's serene and peaceful and the reindeer adds to the mystique of the Sami culture!

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K_Reindeer, Informationsansvarig at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for commenting our updated exhibitions which we hope helps visitors to understand life in Sápmi especially with regard to reindeer herding a bit more. More 

Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really lovely, informative cultural centre on the Sami people. Can view videos in log cabin, look at there houses, feed and stroke the reindeer and more. Even if you don't want to visit the centre then eat in there cafe, we had huge scrummy home made cakes, best salmon soup ever and set around a traditional central open fire.... More 

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K_Reindeer, Försäljningschef at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for describing your foody experience at ours in Jukkasjärvi. More 

Malmo, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, the Sami history is very important and in many ways very sad bearing in mind the treatment they've received from Sweden, but, tourists today, me including, are a bit more demanding. I would have liked more than walking around on my own reading some informative sheets in plastic. Also, the "cafe" is hardly what I'd call a cafe, even... More 

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K_Reindeer, Försäljningschef at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. There is the opportunity to join guided tours twice a day to get more information by a guide who takes you through the area. We chose to offer traditional Sámi food like reindeer and fish which we are able to heat over the open flames. Café Sápmi is not like a ordinary restaurant; it has... More 

Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a very interesting look at the life of the Sami, including their nomadic culture, their relationship with the planet and seasons, and of course the reindeer. We paid a few crowns extra to feed the reindeer; pro tip, they do not like to be petted, though they definitely like food. Absolutely worth a trip.

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Thank Joe A
K_Reindeer, Försäljningschef at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki, responded to this review

Thank you very much for commenting and decribing the experience at Sámi Siida. More 

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