During the festival, movies are enjoyed in three locations; Sámi Museum and Nature Center Siida, Sámi Cultural Center Sajos and the Northern Lights Theater built for the festival.
The Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos is a cultural and administrative center of Sámi people in Finland. Sajos is primarily ment for own use of Sámi. It’s a symbol of self-government and living culture. One of the main purposes of Sajos is to both take care of traditional culture of Sámi as well as develop and renew the Sámi social life.
Accessibility: The lift provides access to all floors of Sajos. Accessible toilets.
Skábmagovat info and ticket sales | Screening venue | Skábma Club | Café Čaiju
Number of seats: 190
The Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida is located in the town of Inari, in the Sámi Homeland. The Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre are responsible for organizing activities at Siida. Siida’s exhibitions and events give their visitors a window into the north: Siida provides information on the ancient and vibrant Sámi culture and on arctic nature.
Skábmagovat info and ticket sales | Screening venue| Café-restaurant Sarrit
Number of seats: 80
Northern Lights theater
Northern Lights Theater is one of the most important trademarks of the Skábmagovat festival – it is completely made of snow and ice. Theater is located in Siida’s Open-Air Museum. Area is historically valuable and it’s protected under the Antiquities Act. That’s why you need to walk along marked trails on your way to the theater. You find the start of the path on the right side of the museum, near the front door.
At its best, movies has been enjoyed at extreme temperature of over -30 degrees Celsius. Skábmagovat provides cushions on snow benches, but still take into account the unique conditions when dressing.
Number of seats: 250