Inari village is the heart of the Sámi culture.

This is Inari

The small village of Inari is the heart of the Sámi culture. In the second largest village of the municipality of Inari, on the river bank of the river Juutua, are situated the center of Finnish Sámi culture and administration Sajos and the Sámi museum Siida. In Inari it is possible to familiarize oneself with the Sámi culture and its history. You can find the colorful Sámi handicrafts in many stores for example in Sajos and Siida. In Inari there are many multicultural events organized yearly. The most famous of them are the music festival of indigenous people Ijahis Idja in August, the movie festival for indigenous people Skabma Govat in January, and Reindeer championships in the end of March. The village of Inari is not very vast, and it is easy to go around the village for example by foot. All the services, hotels, and local houses are situated in the center of the village which creates the unique authentic atmosphere of the village. Rent a car from here Rent a car.

Accommodation in Inari

There are two hotels in Inari, Hotel Kultahovi and Hotel Inari. There are also apartments and cabins available for rent.

Hotel Inari

Family owned Visit Inari offers accommodation and activities in Inari village. Hotel Inari is situated in the center of Inari village on the shore of Finland’s third largest lake, Lake Inari. In Restaurant Aurora you can admire the Lake Inari scenery while enjoying Lappish delicacies. In Holiday Village Inari we offer year-round accommodation in cabins. You can enjoy the view to the Lake Inari from Aurora cabins or in heat of Aurora sauna. From Visit Inari you can rent for example canoe, rowing boat, Fat Bike or other outdoor equipment. Experience sustainable cruise by electric-hybrid catamaran at Lake inari from June to September. Visit Inari

Photo: Visit Inari

Wilderness Hotel Inari

Wilderness Hotel Inari is located on the shore of Lake Inari, about 3 km south from the center of Inari village. THe hotel has hotel rooms, log cabins and Northern Light huts. In the restaurant you can enjoy the delicacies of Lapland and panoramic view to Lake Inari. Wilderness Hotel Inari

Photo: Wilderness Hotel Inari

Wilderness Hotel Juutua

The Wilderness Hotel Juutua has been fully renovated, and a tranquil panorama view of river Juutua will greet you right off when you step in to the hotel lobby.

Well-known Restaurant Aanaar has also become a part of the family and will continue its’ highly valued servings in the same way as before.
Photo: Wilderness Hotel Juutua

Food and dining in Inari

  • A la carte: Restaurant Aanaar in Wilderness Hotel Juutua
  • Cafeteria: Hotel Inari
  • Cafeteria: Cafe Čaiju in Sajos
  • Lunch Restaurant: Sarrit in Siida
  • Restaurant: Hotel Inari
  • Scan Burger: Neste Oil Inari
  • Restaurant Papana
  • Restaurant Ukko in Wilderness Hotel Inari

Restaurant Aanaar is a “must” destination for the food traveler

“Ukonkivi” in the lake Inari

Golden Geopark of Lapland

In November 2015, the UNESCO General Assembly decided to include Geoparks as its own program, in the same way as, for example, World Heritage Sites and the Man and Biosphere Program. Here you can find Geopark destinations:  Golden Geopark of Lapland

Photo: Golden Geopark of Lapland

Shops and stores

Food and groceries:

  • K-market Kuukkeli (pharmacy service point and postal office)
  • Siwa Inari


  • Inarin Hopea – traditional Lappish jewellery from silver
  • Sámi Duodji – Traditional Sámi handicrafts
  • Atelier Samekki – Traditional Sámi handicrafts
  • Sámi Duodji – Sámi literature and music
  • Souvenirs – Näkkäläjärvi Souvenirs

Other services

  • Neste Oil Gasoil Station (Scan Burger)
  • Taxi station
  • Pharmacy service point in K-market Kuukkeli
  • Postal office in K-market Kuukkelissa
  • Electric car charging in back yard of the Hotel Inari. Charging point in Inari

Good to know

Towing service: Lapin Hinauspalvelu (Falck) 24 h, tel. +358 16 313 300.
Ivalo (40 km south from Inari) is the capital of the municipality of Inari. There you can find for example a health care center and a bank. Inari municipality For more information and photos from Inari: Inari municipality

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Places to visit in Inari

Inari village – Centre of Sámi culture

Inari on a map

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