Located in Lapland

The population grew around the mouth of the Juutua River in Lake Inari. As the centuries passed, the town became a strong market. In 1876 the municipality of Inari was created.

The population of this locality was not the one that first lived in the region. For millennia there were inhabitants on the shores of Lake Inari. In fact, there have been multiple remains of stone age in Vuopaja, on the edge of the village near Siida, the Sami museum.