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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.

Accommodation in Inari

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

Hotel Kultahovi

aisu and Heikki Nikula are the hosts of Hotel Kultahovi. Two very different sides are combined in the hotel, the traditional and historical Traditional Hotel and the River Hotel which are suitable for modern and demanding guests.

The restaurant Aanaar offers innovative and surprising tastes which are created by local and clean ingredients. The hotel is situated on the river bank of river Juutua and the views are amazing from all the rooms and apartments. Hotel Kultahovi

Hotel Inari

Hotel Inari is situated in the center of the village on the shore of Finland´s third largest lake, lake Inari. There are modern hotel rooms of different sizes available in the hotel. In the restaurant you can admire the lake scenery while enjoying the traditional Lappish delicacies. It is also possible to pop in to have a delicious coffee and baking while passing by. Hotel Inari

Holiday village Inari and Inari Aurora resort

In holiday village Inari it is possible to accommodate in cabins of different sizes or rent a place from camping or tenting areas. There are cabins for both summer and all-year use. In the summer time it is possible to rent for example canoes or rowing boats from the holiday village. There is also a sauna available in the holiday village.

In the Aurora Resort Hotel there are spacious and cosy rooms with own sauna.
Holiday village Inari ja Inari Aurora Resort -hotel

Food and dining in Inari

  • A la carte: Restaurant Aanaar in Hotel Kultahovi
  • Cafeteria: Hotel Inari
  • Lunch Restaurant: Lyeme in Sajos
  • Lunch Restaurant: Sarrit in Siida
  • Restaurant: Hotel Inari
  • Scan Burger: Neste Oil Inari

Things to do and places to visit

Shops and stores

Food and groceries:

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


  • 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

Good to know:

In Inari village you can find:

  • Neste Oil Gasoil Station (Scan Burger)
  • Bank Automat
  • Taxi station
  • Pharmacy service point in K-Market Kuukkeli
  • Postal office in K-market Kuukkeli

Towing service: Lapin Hinauspalvelu  (Falck) 24h, tel. +358 (0) 16 313 300.

Ivalo (40km 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

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