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Take the evening tour at this interesting site

Located in a special enclosure in the centre of the town, this is a collection of Saami storage... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Jonathan H
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Great guiding😀

Everyday at 6 pm in the sommer you can get a guided tour. I recommend this very much! You will get... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
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22 Jun 2018
“Take the evening tour at this interesting site”
22 Sep 2017
“Nothing to see”
Arvidsjaur 933 31, Sweden
+46 70 379 76 37
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Located in a special enclosure in the centre of the town, this is a collection of Saami storage barns and houses. It is pleasant enough to wander round, but all the buildings are privately owned by Saami families. Take the evening tour for 100Kr -...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Nothing to see here except some closed small wooden huts you can walk around. Maybe if you go at a time there are tours or activities (winter market?)....

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Everyday at 6 pm in the sommer you can get a guided tour. I recommend this very much! You will get a unique opportunity to learn about the local Sami history.

1  Thank andyreas820
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Not much going on really but nice little shop where I bought a super reindeer skin. I think it was possible to go and see the live reindeer too but there was no sign of them.

1  Thank Mary Ann D
Reviewed 6 October 2016

If you miss the very short summer season, all These houses are locked and the whole area can be visited in few minutes. As it is more or less the only touristic place, Arvidsjaur definitively misses a chance!

Thank brothen
Reviewed 2 July 2016

It doesn't take more than ten minutes to read the information boards at the entrance to this large collection of Sami huts and then wander around. As the huts are identical and locked my interest waned after a couple of photos. This is something to...More

Thank rebecca r
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I am generally enjoying Sweden in winter, i just wish more things were open! Apparently people roam about in costumes and guided explanations. In winter its a bit of a look see and read the signs. Still worth a look

Thank Tegan3689
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I am sure that if you visit this remarkable collection of genuine Lappkåtor when they are open it will be really interesting. We travelled 3 hours to see a huge collection of these Sami cabins but they were all closed. There was very little else...More

Thank Purplepixie48
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We visited in August and got onto an afternoon tour. There were a large number of Sami permanent dwellings, one of which was open to us. We gathered in there and had our Sami guide talk on their culture and the significance of Sami Town....More

Thank David H
Reviewed 22 August 2015

This isn't really an open air museum as it is still used by the Sami when they have significant ceremonies etc. Forest Sami will descend upon Lappstad (a slightly derogatory term) from their respective areas. Think of it as an occasional motel. Still, it's fascinating...More

Thank cns259
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