The film festival takes place in the village of Inari which is the center of Sami area of Finland. In Inari Sami language it’s called Aanaar, in Skolt Sami it’s Aanar and in Northern Sami it’s Anár. Inari is the largest municipality in Finland and it’s located in the province of Lapland. Inari is a bilingual municipality – the spoken languages are Finnish, Northern Sámi, Inari Sámi and Skolt Sámi. About 700 people live in the village of Inari, which is located on the shore of Lake Inari.


During the festival, movies are enjoyed in three locations; Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida, Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos and the Northern Lights Theater built for the festival. The Northern Lights Theater is one of the most important trademarks of the Skábmagovat festival, and no wonder; coldest show in Skábmagovat history has been at extreme temperature of -40 degrees Celsius.




0 Northern Lights -Snow Theater
1 Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida | Restaurant Sarrit
2 Sámi Culture Centre Sajos | Skábma club | Cafeteria Čaiju


Center locations in the village

3 Tradition Hotel Kultahovi & Restaurant Aanaar
4 Neste Inari (gas station)
5 K-Market Inari (grocery store) | ATM
6 Papana bar (pub, restaurant)
7 Hotel Inari & Restaurant Aurora
8 Visit Inari (tourist services)
9 Sale Inari (grocery store)


From the village you’ll find: an ATM, hotels and restaurants, two grocery stores, a gas station and of course a lot more. Still, please note that the accommodation capacity is not vast and it’s recommended to book as early as possible. Also take into account that public transportation in the municipality is limited too.



Useful links to Skábmagovat festival visitors:

Skábmagovat 2020 -facebook event (news, updates)

Sámiland villages (accommodation, restaurants, transport services, other services)

Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida (Skábmagovat event venue)

Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos (Skábmagovat event venue)