MUSEUMS AND ART
Lapland mysticism has tempted travellers for a long time. The biodiversity and the life cycle
have been captured in paintings for decades.
EINARI JUNTTILA ART MUSEUM
Einari Junttila (1901–1975) is the earliest known artist from Kittilä, who was faithful to
his calling as an interpreter of Lapland’s nature. The museum in Kittilä is open on
Thursdays from 1pm to 5pm.
Artist Kalervo Palsa’s (1947–1987) home and Getsemane studio are in the centre of Kittilä village.
The studio has wall paintings by the artist on display. The museum is open from June until the end of September.
The best-known artist of his time, Reidar Särestöniemi (1925–1981); his home and
art museum are in Kaukonen village of Kittilä. The exhibitions of this unique museum environment
change every year, and there are plenty of Särestöniemi’s works on display.
The museum is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from noon to 6 pm all year round.
In addition, Särestö puts on concerts and events.
Samiland contains an exhibition area outdoors and in, where the European Union's only
indigenous people’s history and present are on display.
Sirpa Alalääkkölä has lived abroad for a long time and her art is presented in the reception
and meeting rooms of Hullu Poro, where the artist has created great wall paintings.