Inspiration and Tranquility

Unique nature, polar nights, midnight sun, Sami traditions, reindeer herding and Lappish soul are sources of inspiration for many local artists. The contrasts between the east and the west, the Arctic Ocean and Lappish fells and light and darkness give the local culture its multi-faceted features.

There are few art galleries in the world where you can feel that you are part of nature. Let the silent, strong colours of the paintings hanging on the grey log walls speak to you. Feel the culture of being a living part of nature and Lappish reality that the local artists convey to you. It is an experience that we truly recommend to all visitors to Lapland.

Explore the myths of the Sami, the only indigenous people in the European Union. Visit Siida, the centre of Sami culture in Inari or Arktikum, the Arctic centre in Rovaniemi. Admire the beauty of colourful Sami costumes, listen to old legends and explore Nordic nature, its animals and the incredible history of Lapland.

lappish culture

In Levi, you can learn about Sami culture the Sami Land indoor and outdoor exhibition. Another place worth visiting is a Lappish village where you can follow reindeer herding in the natural seasons of the year and see how reindeer survive in Arctic nature.

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How to get here?

We operate in Levi, Kittilä, 170 km north of the Arctic Circle.
The distance between Kittilä and Helsinki, capital of Finland, is 960 km, only 1 hour and 25 minutes by plane. Kittilä can also be reached by train, bus or car.

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