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Where in the world: Europe  /  Finland  /  Lapland  /  Inari

Top 15 things to do in Inari

1. Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

The historic pasture of the Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center feeds herds of Sami reindeer native to the area. The Sami are an ancient community of people who maintain the tradition of nomadic reindeer herding through the pastureland. Their practices are protected by law and so are the lands through which they move the reindeer herds. The attraction serves as a meeting place to learn about the arctic cultures whose way of life depends of the migrating herds. The National Museum of the Finnish Sámi and the Nature Centre of Metsähallitu work together to preserve the natural surroundings and culture at the site. An open-air museum as well as indoor exhibits display the artifacts of everyday life, such as textiles, clothing, and cooking utensils. At the on-site restaurant, sample the local mountain berries and reindeer meat--staples of the Sami diet.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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2. Urho Kekkonen National Park, Saariselka

Suggested duration: 5 hours
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3. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

Sitting by a lakeshore surrounded by a birch forest, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church represents one of the oldest buildings in northern Lapland. Built in 1760 on the site of an old Sami winter village, the wooden church remains in a surprisingly good condition given the fact that it sits largely abandoned, except for a yearly midsummer ceremony. Its doors remain unlocked all year round, welcoming all travelers. Amenities include functional restrooms and huts where you can warm up by the fire and make a cup of tea. The church can be accessed by hiking from the bay or from Inari village.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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4. Auroras in Saariselkä – Northern Lights Photo Tour by Car and on Foot

FROM $144
Join the Aurora Experts on our legendary Northern Lights trip to reach the best places and see this great natural arctic phenomenon. The guide shares information about the Northern Lights and the old mythology around them. Listen to the stories about local life and nature by living fire. Experience some Lappish shamanism and see your future with our great Aurora guides! Make pictures by the hints from the Aurora guide. We go to the best site in Rovaniemi area for following the lights, to the mountains.
Suggested duration: 5h
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5. Lake Inari

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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7. Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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8. Lapland Reindeer Safari From Saariselkä

FROM $149
Experience the best of the Lapland wilderness on this 2-hour reindeer safari from Saariselkä. Wrap up against the cold and climb into your sled, then charge off into the snowy forests with a guide. During your 1-hour sled ride, enjoy sweeping views over the Lapland countryside and listen to the rhythmic sounds of the reindeer hooves in the snow. Warm up with a hot cup of coffee, then listen as a guide talks of the reindeers’ role in traditional Lappish culture. This tour includes round-trip travel from Saariselkä.
Suggested duration: 2h
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10. Inarin Hopea

Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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11. Inari Reindeer Farm

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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12. Aurora Hunting Safari to Lake Inari from Saariselkä, dinner in Aurora Island

FROM $186
Go in search of the famous Northern Lights in Finland on this small-group aurora borealis safari to Lake Inari from Saariselkä. Wrapped up warm against the cold, travel deep into the Finnish wilderness by sled with a guide. Keep watch on the skies for sightings of the spectacular Northern Lights and — with a little luck — marvel at spectacular views of the evening light show around Lake Inari. Savor a warming dinner by the campfire in warm teepee and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour — limited to 10 people.
Suggested duration: 5h
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13. Lemmenjoki National Park, Lapland

Suggested duration: 8 hours
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14. Tuula's Reindeer

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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15. Snowmobile Safari on the Tundra

FROM $175
Experience a thrilling, unforgettable trip riding a snowmobile. You may drive or sit as a passenger as the snowmobiles are equipped with a passenger seat, too. This safari is suitable for all people who want to experience the nature and modern snowmobiles. Recommended.
Suggested duration: 3h - 4h
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