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the Skolt Sámi Heritage House in Sevettijärvi

Sámi Museum runs the Skolt Sámi Heritage House in Sevettijärvi in the municipality of Inari.

The Sámi Museum manages the Skolt Sámi Heritage House and its collections in Sevettijärvi.

The Heritage House and the open-air museum by it tell about the history of the Skolt Sámi inhabitants of Sevettijärvi.

Originally, the Skolt Sámi lived in Petsamo on the Kola Peninsula, in the area of the present Russia. As a result of World War II, the Sámi of Suonjel - who were evacuated from Petsamo - were settled in the Sevettijärvi - Näätämö area in 1949.
The Skolt Sámi Heritage House operates in an old Skolt Sámi homestead, that is, in a "Skolt home" and its outbuilding. In addition to the Heritage House, there is an open-air museum which introduces the visitors to the summer quarters of the Suonjel community.

In the Heritage House, there is a small museum shop, which sells Skolt Sámi handicrafts and literature. The Skolt Sámi Heritage House is open in summer.

Visiting hours

• 1 June - 25 September at 10:00-18:00

Contact information

Contact information for the regional unit of the Sámi Museum:
Nuõrttsaa’mi Ä’rbbvuõttpõrtt - Skolt Sámi Heritage House
Visiting address: Skolt Sámi Heritage House, Sevettijärventie 9041, FI-99930 SEVETTIJÄRVI
Tel. +358 (0)400 373015, kolttaperinnetalo@samimuseum.fi
Mail address: Skolt Sámi Heritage House, c/o Sámi Museum Siida, Inarintie 46, FI-99870 INARI

Further information:

Sari Valkonen, Museum Director, tel. +358 (0)40 767 1052, sari.valkonen@samimuseum.fi