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. 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.
Vätsärin erämaa-alueen eteläosassa virtaa Näätämöjoki, joka saa alkunsa Iijärvestä, ja laskee vetensä Norjan puolelle Pohjoisen Jäämeren Näätämövuonoon.
Reindeerfarm Toini Sanila is located in Kirakka-Kannas on the shores of the Sevettijärvi Lake.
Saamenpolku 9 – Sää’mpää’ljes, covers 90 kilometres, partly travels along old Sámi trails.
The Sevettijärvi-Pulmankijärvi hiking route is a trail covering 60 kilometres through the wilderness.
Sevettijärvi Nilituvat is situated in the village of Sevettijärvi, on the shore of Lake Nilijärvi.
Established in honour of St. Tryphon of Pechenga, this Orthodox Church is located in the village of Sevettijärvi.