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Address: Pohjoisranta 4 | University of Lapland, Rovaniemi 96200 , Finland
Phone Number: 358 (0)16 322 3260
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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 museum, lots of exhibits to cover

New museum which covers a lot of information about the region and Finland. You can learn more about the geological features and the ice age and how that affected the landscape... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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Ankara, Turkey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This museum teach many things about arctic,science, cultures. Which is very important also how the World loose some natural values by changing climates and how we must keep it.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

You can see and understand the history of Lapland in this museum. There is a timeline saloon to explain the arctic history. An incredible place, well worth to visit.

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Toronto
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207 reviews 207 reviews
4 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good presentation of the Sami people. Weak display on the Artic area - needs updating. Very nice building with a very good presentation of WWII.

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Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

New museum which covers a lot of information about the region and Finland. You can learn more about the geological features and the ice age and how that affected the landscape, to the Sami culture, the wildlife and there is a couple of floors of hands on activities for the children. Worth a visit, a short walk from the centre... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The museum covers both the people and the Arctic landscape and climate. Really worth a half day visit.

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This museum can be seen in many different ways.It gives inner depth knowledge about finnish heritage and culture in Lappland and Lappish way of life and how this most remote part of our country has evolved during hundreds of year. The agricultural and forest industrial development has their own parts, Sami culture, fishing, hunting and even how this local Rovaniemi... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This glass museum was wonderful and we learned a lot about the Sami culture and Lapland in general. In April, there were no norther lights to be seen, however, Arktikum had a room where they would show the lights. My son loved it!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

An interesting museum with lots of information about Lapland, the Sami culture and the local wildlife. There was also an exhibition about Finland during the war which was fascinating. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Some of the exhibits were hands on which provided a bit of variety and kids would enjoy. We visited during the off-season (May, so... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This has great and interesting facts about life for the Laplanders, It shows what creates the Northern Lights and conditions in the arctic weather. Sadly what wasn't shown was how to meet Santa Claus.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was well worth the trip north. The building itself is fabulous and if you're lucky enough to visit on a nice day it's well worth walking around the outside of it. When I was there the museum was displaying an exhibit showing the effect of climate change on the Arctic which was interesting and informative. The section of the... More 

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Additional Information about Arktikum

Address: Address: Pohjoisranta 4 | University of Lapland, Rovaniemi 96200 , Finland
Phone Number: 358 (0)16 322 3260
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Lapland  >  Rovaniemi
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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