Skolt Sámi Culture

Skolt Sámi Culture

Culture close to nature

The Skolt Sámi is a small, yet impressive Sámi minority. The colourful and close to nature culture of the Skolt Sámi is a fascinating mixture of the Orthodox religion, decorative handicrafts, storytelling, and its very own Skolt Sámi language. The Skolt Sámi have endured the northern conditions throughout history, thanks to their way of life that shows great respect for nature. The Sevettijärvi area in the Municipality of Inari is the only area in the world where the Skolt Sámi language and culture is still a part of everyday life.