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A WINDOW INTO NATURE IN NORTHERN LAPLAND

The Nature Centres of Metsähallitus are a source of experiences and information on nature. Siida is the northernmost and largest one of the 18 Nature Centres of Finland. The Nature Centre Siida is situated in the heart of Arctic nature and in the midst of the widest conservation areas in Finland and surrounded by Inari Hiking Area. It presents the nature of Northern Lapland to visitors, encouraging them to move outdoors and use nature for recreation.

Within an hour’s drive from the Nature Centre Siida, there are Lemmenjoki National Park, Kevo Nature Preserve and the Wilderness Areas of Hammastunturi, Vätsäri, Muotkatunturi, Kaldoaivi and Paistunturi – all among the finest trekking areas in Finland. In the immediate neighborhood of Siida, the surging waters of the River Juutuanjoki flow into the wild Lake Inari, which is a dream destination for the ones who enjoy water excursions or fishing. The Customer Service of the Nature Centre provides information on the hiking and excursion services and the nature of these areas; it also gives advice on outdoor excursions and the possible permits needed in the region.

At Siida’s main exhibition, the part that focuses on nature tells about how life has adapted to the extreme conditions of the north. The exhibition provides the visitor with an opportunity of learning, through experiences, how animal and plant species must be able to make use of these special conditions and anticipate the variations in the lengths of the seasons.

Every year, the Nature Centre Siida arranges a number of temporary exhibitions and events on the characteristics of Arctic nature, conservation, environmental education and nature photography. We also have guided excursions that focus on the diversity and the cultural history of nature in the surrounding areas.

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SIIDA
INARINTIE 46, FI-99870 INARI

Sámi Museum
Phone +358 (0)400 898 212

Nature Centre, Metsähallitus
Phone +358 (0)206 39 7740

 

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