Sámiland is the home of thriving Sámi culture. For the traveller, it is like a string of pearls, something that everyone experiences differently, at their own pace. For many, Sámiland is the most beautiful place in the world; a place where, at long last, you can breathe freely and welcome tranquillity within. Sámiland is widespread and wild. It is the land of sparkling waters, glistening stars, fell highlands, untouched wilderness and the Northern Lights. Sámiland cherishes hospitality. Sámiland is the place for eternal friends of Lapland.


Tri-Cultural Wilderness Village

The wild eastern wilderness village of the Sámiland, Nellim, is located close to the Russian border, on the shores of the Inarinjärvi Lake. The grand Inarinjärvi Lake can be accessed from the centre of the Nellim village by boat in the summer and snowmobile in the winter. Originally, Nellim was a village of the Inari Sámi, but the 1920s and 1930s brought Finns to work in its forestry sites, and later on after the Second World War, it received the Skolt Sámi from Petsamo. Today the village is known as the meeting point of three cultures. Among the places worth visiting in Nellim are the Paatsjoki River boundary bridge, the Historical Rautaportti Trail, and the Orthodox Church of Saint Tryphon of Pechenga. The Vätsäri wilderness opening up to the north of the village, and the Tsarmitunturi wilderness to the south are some of the rare locations where you may even have the slightest chance of spotting a bear in the wild. You are much more likely to be able to enjoy the Northern Lights in Nellim, as there is no street lighting to spoil the view of the Aurora Borealis in the starry skies of the wilderness.

Toteutus: Iggo Oy