Risfjells Sameslojd

Risfjells Sameslojd, Vilhelmina: Hours, Address, Risfjells Sameslojd Reviews: 4.5/5

Risfjells Sameslojd
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Carbarg
Assen, The Netherlands82 contributions
Solo
The very first stop I made in Vilhelmina, situated next to big supermarket (parking space no problem). A Sami couple in a little shop, come museum. Take some time and engage in a conversation with the owners and learn things you never knew about all things Sami. It is a small shop/museum, but well worth the visit.
Written 10 August 2019
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KM Brouwer
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Family
Nice shop with diverse authentic Sami products to offer. The Sami people behind the counter are eager to tell you about all the interesting things to be seen in the shop and their history. A nice place to hopp by when you are in Vilhelmina or drive by (E45). A opportunity to buy a nice piece of Sami culture yourselves.
Written 30 July 2019
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Michelle
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Family
We stopped at this shop on our way through town after reading about it in Lonely Planet Sweden, though the address listed in that publication wasn't correct. Vilhelmina's pretty small, so it was really easy to find, anyway, just by typing it into Google Maps (or wandering around for a minute would also probably get you there pretty quickly as long as you knew what to look for. )

It's described as a Sami museum and gift shop. My perception is it was about 15% museum and 85% gift shop. It was not a large place, the showroom and museum area were probably altogether about as big as your grandma's living room and kitchen. They had a very small room off to the side of a merchandise counter with some interesting historical things, including Sami dolls, etc. The website said they offer group tours. there's no way more than a couple of people at a time could fit into that little museum area. However, the building the shop was in was fairly big, and I suppose it's possible they may unshelf the items and lay them out for a better display elsewhere for tour groups.

There were many photos on the walls of the store of local historical significance. The shop owners can (and probably will have to since most of us aren't familiar enough with the area to recognize much) tell you all about them to explain. Their stories were interesting, though. There was certainly a sense that the owners felt a genuine personal mission to preserve as much Sami history and culture as possible.

The owners make a lot of things available in the store, which makes it a good stop for shopping. They craft many objects themselves. There were a lot of knives and leatherwork, and some silver goods. However, it seemed there was also quite a lot that seemed to be mass produced, as we noticed after traveling for a while in the area. So...buyer beware, at least as much as you would elsewhere.

There were a couple of postcard racks. However, I recommend actually buying the postage and mailing them at the Coop across the street, rather than at the shop. I overpaid for postage at the Sami shop and didn't get the airmail stamps I needed to get to the U.S.

Overall, we considered it a good road trip stop. They have a 6ish (estimated) foot tall Sami knife inside that makes for a really fun tourist photo, and meeting the owners and seeing their work was part of the interesting experience that we had hoped to have by taking the road trip.
Written 10 June 2019
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  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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