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Arktikum - Arctic Centre and Regional Museum of Lapland

Pohjoisranta 4 | University of Lapland, Rovaniemi 96100, Finland
358-16 341 2758
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Ranked #4 of 22 Attractions in Rovaniemi
Type: History Museums, Architectural Buildings
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Cornelio Procopio, PR
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was surprised to learn about the arctic cicle and its people, its history and its culture. To tell you the truth what I learned made me feel more simpathetic to everything !

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Tampere, Finland
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57 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lappish way of life and traditions via exhibitions and photos and by yourself. Go there and feel difference of building and area. See what it mean to be.Lappish. House itself is worth of visit and exhibitions will give the rest. Absolutely place to visit.

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Wexford, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I thought this was a very interesting museum. It's very interactive and the displays are all very interesting. A must-do for anyone in the area!

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Wollongong, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This centre has a collection of the history of the are including great displays to give you a sense of life in the area , particularly around war time. Well worth a avisit

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London, United Kingdom
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85 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The museum has a fascinating exhibition about the life, cultures, wildlife, beliefs and challenges facing arctic communities around the world, including some fascinating insights into shamanism practised amongst some of the indigenous arctic cultures. The exhibition design in this section of the museum is, in my view, a slight disappointment and some of the content a little light but is... More

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Scandinavia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The building has a dramatic location by the river bank. The parts that you can see above the ground are all glass. I attended a small function at the Arktikum and the food on offer was nice with local ingredients. The norhtern lights show is worth a look, but the most interesting exhibitions are the ones about climate change and... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

it was great to see the exhibits of previous generations of laplanders . the wild life display is very interesting showing many indigenous animals and the big animals like the bear and fox are very authentic.

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Vreeswijk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Nice ambiance, what of presentation and interactive parts. Off corse the history of the country and how the people the wide of the space in which they existed. Survive the war and extensive view of the nature and the influence of his inhabitants.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The exhibitions are very much tailored to the fauna and flora within the arctic circle. It is beautiful to see the interest in this amazing area of our world and the efforts to conserve it. Or if there are not enough efforts to conserve one would make sure that one goes away with the energy to do everything to conserve... More

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Milano Marittima, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

There is nothing to do besides crossing that line and shop souvenirs from the expensive and unclean stores.Don't risk yourself to buy something to eat from the restaurants in the arctic circle,everything seems close to expiry date...

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