Day in Inari

Siida Museum, Open Fire Lunch & Reindeer Farm Visit

Join us for a guided day in the beautiful village of Inari, which is the cultural heart of the indigenous people of Lapland, the Sámi people. During our day, we’ll familiarize ourselves with the Sámi culture and traditional Lappish reindeer herding.

We will visit the well-known, astonishing Sámi museum Siida where you learn a lot about the interesting history and culture of the area, its indigenous people and the surrounding nature.

After the museum visit, we will make a short hike to a “kota” (an open shelter with a fire place). Here your guide will prepare a light lunch on an open fire which we get to enjoy in the beautiful outdoors. When the temperatures are very cold, we’ll have lunch indoors at the Siida museum restaurant.

When lunch is eaten, we’ll move to a near-by reindeer farm, where we learn about reindeer and reindeer herding. The life of reindeer and their herders is very interesting and driven by the rapidly changing seasons of the North. At the farm, we get to feed these magnificent animals, and of course take lots of pictures.

After the farm, we’ll return to Ivalo, just in time for you to enjoy a relaxing evening.

Schedule and directions:

We start at 10:00 from Eräsoppi / Xwander shop (address Ivalontie 12). Please be at the shop latest at 9:45, so we have time for necessary preparations.

The total duration of the trip is around 6h. We return to the shop around 16 – 17.00.
Please note that the order of activities might change according to partner availability.

For transfers to shop from nearby areas, Please contact us ahead to book for an added fee. Dependant on availability.

Please note

  • This activity is run every Saturday in November-April
  • The trip is executed with a minimum of 2 participants.

If you have any questions about the day or its activities you can contact us by email or phone:

+358 10 200 7633


What is the cancellation policy?

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before the event

What do I need to bring?

  • Bring clothes suitable to spend whole day outside in winter conditions
  • Drinks and small snacks
  • Camera / phone for pictures

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Book With Confidence

  • Local family owned business
  • Personalized service
  • Flexible itineraries
  • Small group sizes

Price Includes

  • Guide for the whole day
  • Outdoor lunch prepared by the open fire
  • Equipment for cooking and eating
  • Tickets to museum and reindeer farm
  • Proper winter overalls and mittens, if needed
  • Pick ups from Ivalo region (Saariselkä & Kiilopää supplementary)