festival info


All guests must go through a security check at the festival gate. The security check is made to ensure the safety and comfort of all the guest. By leaving forbidden items at home or to the cloak tent, you will significantly speed up the checks.

Security guards have the right to decline entrance from guests who refuse to go through the security check.


Forbidden items:



-Firearms, blades and multitools


-Videocameras and recording devices

-Camping chairs

-Laserpointers, light sticks, flares ja other similar items

-Glass bottles and cans


Allowed items:


-Bags and backbags

-Chargers and powerbanks

-Still cameras

-Small snacks

-Unopened see-through water bottles



There is a cloak tent for bags, forbidden items etc. at the entrance of the festival. Fee 3 € is payed at the ticket booth.




Ijahis idja, the Music Festival of Indigenous Peoples, will be held in centre of Inari. There is a wide range of accommodation available in Inari, in Ivalo (40 kilometres south from Inari) and in Kaamanen (33 kilometres north from Inari).
Here are the links to the accommodation services:


In Inari:

Hotelli Kultahovi
Hotelli Inari
Wilderness Hotel Inari

Hotelli Korpikartano
Nuorisokeskus Vasatokka
Villa Lanca
Toivasen lomamökit
Uruniemi camping
Inarin lomakylä
Lomakylä Lapponia
Inarin poropirtit


In Kaamanen:

Kaamasen Kievari
Lomakylä Jokitörmä
Neljän Tuulen Tupa


In Ivalo:

Hotelli Kultahippu
Guesthouse Husky
Kamisak Bed & Breakfast
Hotelli Ivalo
Ivalo River Camping



In Ijahis idja there is a café where you can buy food and  beverages. At the Ijahis idja festival area there is also a bar, where it is possible to buy alcoholic drinks. The bar area is separately enclosed area where the age limit is 18 years. Identification card is required. The bar is open until 01.30 on both evenings. 


There are approx. 250 seats in the Sajos auditorium during the festival. If you wish to get a seat for the concerts on Saturday you must arrive in good time. We kindly ask you to arrive at least 20 minutes before the announced show time.




There is one sports; lasso throwing. It is possible to register yourself to the competitions beforehand or at the gate when arriving to the festival area.   

Further information and registrations:

Aslak Paltto, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , + 358 40 562 0354