Sámi Siida – Márkanbáiki
Sámi Siida is an easily accessible, vibrant meeting place in Jukkasjärvi for visitors from near and far who want to engage their senses to experience Sápmi. Grazing reindeer at the banks of mighty River Torne, outdoor exhibitions covering nomadic and modern Sámi life, camp fires, local Sámi slow food, and arts and crafts. All this and more is found on the old Sámi market and assembly place that is origin for the village of Jukkasjärvi.
Sámi camp with reindeer and exhibitions
A Sámi camp is a temporary housing and workplace where one or more Sámi reindeer herding families tend to spend parts of the year. In the reconstructed Sámi camp here you can gain an insight into the life of the indigenous Sámi people, their history and traditions as a nomadic people connected to reindeer husbandry. There are several grazing reindeer and it is a highlight to get them very close when entering their enclosure, a memorable meeting good to capture with camera. You can also see different dwellings, listen to yoik and visit our reindeer herder cabin where you can watch a slide show about contemporary reindeer husbandry. There are also some works of art, language facts as well as a playground, and a reindeer lassoing station placed out in the area.
Sámi cuisine in Café Sápmi
Inside the on-site’s giant lávvu-tent you can settle down, enjoy the open fire and relish traditional Sámi 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, sliced, fried and served on gáhkku bread. Drinking a cup of steeped coffee is then the icing on the cake. We serve lunch between 11.00 and 15.00; and berry coffee bread, refreshments and coffee the whole day.
Sámi handicraft shop
The on-site shop features a crafts section where you can see our traditional craftsmanship, largely using materials like reindeer horn and leather. There is a range of traditional and modern local Sámi arts and crafts and souvenirs available for purchase.
Open daily: 10.00 – 19.00. 4 June – 26 August 2018.
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).
Guided tours: 15.15 – 17.15 (2 hours), guide tour “Guossi – Guest in Sápmi” including entrance fee, guided tour through the Sámi camp, reindeer feeding, slide show on reindeer herding and a hot Sámi meal in lávvu.
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.
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.
Group arrangements: For groups we can also offer guided tours to our Sámi camp and to the reindeer, lunch, dinner etc. upon request. Contact us for more information via phone +46 (0)980 213 29 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.