Destination of the Day

Thursday October 8, 2020

Sámi Connections

Learn about the Sámi people of Northern Europe through the Siida museum and nature center in Inari, Finland – in the Sámi Homeland – and the Saami Council and other sites; kids can learn about reindeer.




The Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida is located in the town of Inari, in the Sámi Homeland. The Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre are responsible for organizing activities at Siida. Our exhibitions and events give our visitors a window into the north: we provide information on the ancient and vibrant Sámi culture and on arctic nature.

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Leif Eriksson International Festival is this year presented through recorded videos, ZOOM meetings, and other online tools. While we won’t be greeting each other in person, we do want to stay connected with you!

It is vital to support the festival. We are making a special appeal to you to donate on our website by clicking on the Donate button below or you can mail your donation to Leif Eriksson International Festival, Attn: Mindekirken, 924 E 21st St, Minneapolis, MN 55404.  Please make the check payable to Leif Eriksson International Festival.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation at this unprecedented time. We hope you are staying healthy and safe.