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Address: Pohjoisranta 4 | University of Lapland, Rovaniemi 96200 , Finland
Phone Number: 358 (0)16 322 3260
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Description: Arktikum in Rovaniemi is a museum, science centre and conference venue...
Arktikum in Rovaniemi is a museum, science centre and conference venue right on the Arctic Circle.
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Good exhibition of Arctic life, history and artefacts

Extensive exhibits of Sami artefacts, birds and animals of Lapland. There is a 10 minutes video show of Northern Light every 7 minutes. Good information on the Arctic Circle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Extensive exhibits of Sami artefacts, birds and animals of Lapland. There is a 10 minutes video show of Northern Light every 7 minutes. Good information on the Arctic Circle including population statistics. Certain gift items on sale @ Artikum are especially made and supplied exclusively. Could spend 2 to 3 yours there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Good museum on Sami culture and the history and geography of the region. Both content and presentation were good. One drawback for us was that it was not modular but just had three big sections, so you couldn't be selective about the bits you wanted to see very easily. Overall, would have given it a 3.5 rating if that were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Impressive, full of information, nice personnel, very much to see and read. Was really impressed by the northern lights movie! Could watch it over and over and over. Hope I will come back sometime!

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Another museum, I guess. Worth a visit though to learn something about the history and people of Finland. Don't miss the Northern Lights video show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you want to know some of the history of the area this is the place to go. Some excellent information on the early people, the Sammis (forgive my spelling) and some good overviews of the flaura and fauna. I admit to being ignorant of most of this and came away enlightened. Don't forget to catch the excellent video show.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It's an unique experience to visit this museum. The exhibition shows a lot about Lapland. You should visit here when you come to Rovaniemi. However, I am disappointed on the emulator of Aurora. Small room and not really visible light with the screen on the ceiling of the room. But, it's still a good place to visit and walk around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Worth a visit, lots to see, provides a pretty fascinating insight to the culture. It's quite large so plan at least a couple of hours to see it all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went to the museum while in Rovaniemi. It was reasonably priced for what you get. There were several exhibits in the building ranging from Finland's relationship with Germany during WWII to the Sami population, local animals in the arctic, culture, and an environmental section. My kids (and husband) loved the hands on activity on re routing an oil well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was a highly recommended museum, and I could appreciate why. There were excellent displays and exhibitions about the Arctic, it's environment, inhabitants and future, as well as interesting information on the Sami people. There was also a display about the German occupation during WW2 which had some interesting insigts into that period of time. Make sure you have enough... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited Rovaniemi on a rainy day and Arktikum seemed like the right place to visit. It had lots of interesting exhibitions, montages & assembles about the life in Lapland and Arctic areas. Most of it very interesting to see. However, I felt that some of the exhibitions were a bit too witty; lots of things to push & turn... More 

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