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Arktikum

Address: Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi 96200 , Finland
Phone Number: 358 (0)16 322 3260
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Rovaniemi
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Arktikum in Rovaniemi is a museum, science centre and conference venue right on the Arctic Circle.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Arktikum in Rovaniemi is a museum, science centre and conference venue right on the Arctic Circle.

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This is a good museum for kids and adults alike, with plenty of hands-on exhibits to explore and some lovely short films on the northern lights and arctic environment. Well worth the taxi trip to get there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We all learned a lot from the clever interactive exhibits here, for example the many ways to define the "Arctic", how and why you get 24 hours of daylight or darkness, how animals survive, and the effects of climate change. I think this is a great way to get some context for a family trip to the Arctic.

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hong kong
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27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Not a large museum but informative if you are interested in Scandic history and life. Beautiful decoration and not many tourist around, you can move freely. Really worth to come.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was the perfect way to spend a snowy morning. So interesting and fun! We loved the interactive element, that allowed us to press all the buttons and the northern light exhibition was perfect! Everything about Arktikum was appealing. Id definitely recommend going there!

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London, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

12 Euros to enter, but it was good as they need to keep it running. Very friendly staff, interesting facts and figures. It would of got Excellent if they had a better weather area, where you could sample different temperatures, wind, rain, snow etc.. But all in all just a 10 minute walk from the centre.

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Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

For those of us who didn't get to experience real Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), Arktium gives you a good possibility to do that. The building is also very cool and worth a visit just by itself!

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Definetly my favourite museum in the World! So much interesting stuff about Lapland and history. And also such a beautiful view to the river !

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had a great day at the Arktikum. Lots of interesting things about Lapland. The exhibitions are very informative. Loved the interactive part. Learning by doing :) The Arktikum has an interesting architecture. To sum it up, Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Brilliant place to know about northern lights The Museum as such needs a visit once You learn so much about the life in the Arctis and the winter war.

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Tirol, Austria
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6 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Compared to the SIIDA museum in Inari this place is rather boring. The exhibition is not very interactive, besides some spots for kids. I do however understand that it is the Nr. 1 in Rovaniemi since it has no real competition... If you are travelling further up to Inari - visit the SIIDA, which is much better!

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