Can you imagine watching a movie in an open-air cinema in Finnish Lapland? And we should probably mention that the cinema is made entirely of snow – including the screen.
This cooller than cool experience is the Skabnagovat Film Festival, that takes place some 330 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in January. And the Northern Lights Theatre is one of three venues hosting this festival of films for, about or by native people.
“Reflections of Endless Night” seems like a fitting theme this far north and this time of year where you won’t see the sun for a very long time.
This truly authentic film festival is the perfect occasion to hit the cinema and learn about Sámi culture. All the screenings have a connection the indigenous people whether it’s the director, producer, screenwriter or another strong Sámi influence.
And if cinema with a risk of minus 30 degrees (celsius) is not your thing, there are also screenings at the Sámi Cultural Center Sajos and the Sámi Museum of Siida in Inari. Look out for the programme to be released in late December.