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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 21 attractions in Rovaniemi
Type: History Museums, Architectural Buildings
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Wexford, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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64 helpful votes 64 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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29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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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
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7 helpful votes 7 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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Learn about the Saami people, their way of life, the reindeer. Enjoyed this very much. Beautiful building. A must see if you are visiting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I enjoyed the visit here. They show a wonderful film about the area and the Saami people and how they live in the harsh climate here. Great dislays you learn a lot.

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