Sámi Siida – Márkanbáiki (summer and autumn)
Sámi Siida is a reconstructed Sámi camp on the old Sámi market and assembly place Márkanbáiki that is origin for the village of Jukkasjärvi. Grazing reindeer, exhibitions about Sámi culture and livelihoods are found here. Sámi slow food lunch is served by the fire in a giant lávvu-tent; and genuine Sámi handicraft is available for purchase.
Sámi camp with reindeer
A Sámi camp is a temporary housing and workplace where one or more Sámi reindeer herding families tend to spend parts of the year. At Sámi Siida, which is a reconstructed Sámi camp, you learn about our history and traditions as a nomadic people. We will show you how we lived in the past and how we live today. Sámi Siida is an experience for young and old, where you can gain an insight into the life of one of the world’s indigenous people – the Sámi people. You can also meet our companions, the reindeer, and have the opportunity to get them really close in our corral. We will tell you about the reindeer, how they live, what they eat, and talk about the myths and magic that surround them. A slide show on contemporary reindeer herding is shown and you can try throwing the lasso at reindeer antlers.
Sámi cuisine in Café Sápmi
Inside the on-site’s giant lávvu-tent you can settle down, enjoy the open fire and savour traditional Sápmi slow food lunch prepared over the open flames. Reindeer meat and fish are essential parts of Sámi cuisine that is about pure taste, quality and care for animals and nature. We claim to serve the world’s best suovas, i.e. traditionally lightly-salted, cold-smoked reindeer meat cut in slices. Drinking a cup of hot boiled coffee will be the icing on the cake. We serve lunch between 11.30 and 15.00; and refreshments, coffee and cakes the whole day.
Sámi handicraft shop
Inside the wooden building is a crafts section and shop where you can see our traditional craftsmanship, largely using materials like reindeer antler and reindeer leather. There is a range of traditional and modern Sámi arts and crafts and souvenirs available for purchase.
OPEN DAILY: 10.00 – 17.00. 5 June – 27 August 2017. & 10.00 – 15.00. 28 August – 5 November 2017.
ADMISSION FEE: SEK 150 per person, SEK 120 per student (valid student ID), SEK 75 per child (3-12 years),
free for children under age 3 in company with adults.
Entrance tickets are bought in the handicraft shop (no entrance fee to shop and café).
ADDRESS: Marknadsvägen 2 in SE-981 91 Jukkasjärvi. Next to Jukkasjärvi church, and 900 m from Icehotel. 15 km from Kiruna Airport and 20 km from central Kiruna. Local bus #501.
GUIDED TOURS: Guide tour “Guossi – Guest in Sápmi” including entrance fee, guided tour through the camp, reindeer feeding, slide show on reindeer herding and Sámi meal in lávvu. 2 daily departures á 1.5 hours: 10.00 & 15.00 (during autumn morning departure only). Price: SEK 480 per person, SEK 240 per child (3-12 years); under 3 years of age for free. See separate product sheet for details and transfer options from/to Kiruna.
GROUPS: Different group arrangements upon request.