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“Nothing Particular - BUT don't miss the church!”

Sami Siida - Markanbaiki
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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/autumn open: 5 Jun - 5 Nov Winter open: 6 Nov - 8 April Located next to Jukkasjarvi church and in 900 m walking distance from ICEHOTEL.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
605 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
“Nothing Particular - BUT don't miss the church!”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

I did not find this particularly interesting. There were a number of sami wigwams just with some reindeer skins spread around and a couple of other things such as a baby's hammock. Two poor reindeer in a field behind the museum. And a few exhibits. For SEK 150 each!

Admittedly it was winter with a lot of snow and wind so getting round was not easy.

But next-door is the church - an interesting building with a good (if somewhat doctrinally questionable altarpiece)

Visited March 2013
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fun but don't expect to spend much time here”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

It's a very nice little museum with some great info about sami life, but me and a friend mainly came to hand feed the reindeer (150kr entrance fee + 20kr for reindeer food), it was lots of fun and you are left totally alone with the reindeer (which shows how safe and tame they are), but you will see everything there is to see between 1 and 2 hours so don't plan an entire day here!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank kwoky86
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2013

The museum was OK but we just went there to hand feed the reindeers which was fun. Just remember though as soon as they see the bag of food they will chase you to get it.

Visited February 2013
3 Thank Hevsy
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388 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Some interesting information”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We came here as part of a Sami tour with the Ice hotel but it is situated within walking distance to the Ice Hotel, very close to the Old Homestead Restaurant. There was some good info about the Sami culture and a lovely little gift shop, we had already been to a reindeer enclosure so passed on feeding the reindeer here as it was getting dark and cold but all in all a nice little place.

Visited February 2013
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Glossop UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Greedy reindeer”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

lovely way to see the reindeer. You get to go in and be mugged for lichen!! and theyre very hungry! The sami museum is attached to the reindeer park, so theres a 150k entry fee, but the museum is interesting and interactive and the little cafe and gift shop is a nice way to warm up. Also, very close to ice hotel, walking distance

Visited February 2013
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