SÁMILAND  VILLAGES – FOR ETERNAL FRIENDS OF LAPLAND

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.

SEVETTIJÄRVI

The Home of Skolt Sámi

Located in the furthest north-eastern corner of Finnish Lapland, Sevettijärvi is one of the only places in the world where you can still hear Skolt or the Eastern Sámi language being spoken every day. Popularly known as the “nobility of the wilderness”, the rich cultural heritage of the Skolt Sámi with their traditional handicrafts are distinctly present in everyday goings-on in the village. As the crow flies, it is only 12 kilometres from Näätämö, the national boundary village, to the Arctic Ocean, to which the Näätämöjoki River flows, well renowned for its wild salmon and trout. Nature, reindeer and fishing have provided subsistence in the area for millennia. In fact, there was no choice but to survive, as Sevettijärvi got its first road as late as the 1960s. Nowadays it is almost impossible to find authentic and unique Sámi and reindeer villages such as Sevettijärvi. At Sevettijärvi you can explore the Skolt Sámi Heritage House, and the Orthodox Church with its charming cemetery.

Toteutus: Iggo Oy