Márkanbáiki Museum & Café

A vibrant meeting place for day visitors

The outdoor museum is sweet and informative
Maria, 2018

Márkanbáiki is an open-air museum with a focus on Sámi culture. Discover Sápmi's history and find out how we once lived according to our eight seasons and survived a nomadic life in the Arctic. You can also learn more about the modern lifestyle, reindeer herding and cultural expressions such as art and poetry. On top of this, you can visit some of our reindeer that graze daily at the museum grounds!

In the area we also got a handicraft shop where you can support our local creators by buying a handmade souvenir from the area. This is connected to our restuarant Ovttas, where we serve both lunch and fika next to our crackling fire.

Opening times:
Museum open 10.00 - 17.00 daily

Fika and lunch at restaurant Ovttas 11.00 - 15.30

1 september our museum, shop and restaurant Ovttas are closed due to inventory.

All exhibitions are outdoors and we recommend our guests to wear their warmest clothes to enjoy the visit, regardless of temperature.

interior of cafe sapmi
museum in Kiruna
waffle with cloudberries and icecream
traditional sami bread Gahkku
Tourist feeding reindeer


The outdoor exhibitions contain lots of information about the Sámi culture. With everything from old buildings to modern technology, we both create a great experience and the opportunity to learn something new. The reindeer that graze on our grounds are a part of the exhibitions. You are more than welcome to go into the corrals and say hi to them during your visit!

No prebooking needed for small groups and single travelers, just drop in.
Bigger groups, please send us an email and check out our group page 

Restaurant Ovttas

In Ovttas the dishes are based on traditional recipes but often has a modern twist. Here you will find traditional food, always locally produced and according to the season. We serve exciting lunch, dinner, fika and last but not least: the village's best coffee. Vegan and vegetarian options are always available, and we try our best to adapt to your allergies and preferences.

No prebooking needed for single travelers, just drop in.
Bigger groups, please send us an email and check out our group page 

Handicraft shop

In the shop you will find local handicrafts, such as horn designs, Sámi silver jewelery and reindeer skins. You will also find a carefully selected range of deli products from Swedish Lapland. We buy our duodji from sámi handicraft makers so you get the chance to buy fair products that support the local community!

No prebooking needed, just drop in.

Guided tour "Guossi"

Guided tour against prebooking only. See our group page and book via mail to connect@nutti.se.



Adult: SEK 250
Student / Senior (65+): SEK 200
Children (3-12 years): SEK 125
Toddlers (0-2 years): free in the company of a paid adult.

No entrance fee to shop and café.


Address Marknadsvägen 2 in Jukkasjärvi
Directions Next to Jukkasjärvi church and 900 meters from Icehotel. 15 km from Kiruna Airport and 20 km from central Kiruna.
Local bus no. 501 (bus stop "Jukkasjärvi Kyrkan")

For group events please contact us at connect@nutti.se