The Seida, also known as Sami Seida or Seita, is a sacred place for the North European people, particularly the Saami or Lapps. It can be a special spot in the mountains, tundra, taiga, or any other natural formation such as a stone, stump, lake. The Seida also encompasses artifacts like stone structures.
One such Seida can be found on Mount Vottovaara and is comprised of a large boulder resting on three smaller stones, which are placed on top of another large boulder.
These sacred stone structures can also be found in Russia‘s Karelia and Kola regions, as well as in Scandinavia.
Mount Vottovaara is located in Karelia, Russia.