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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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Several museums in one location!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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Helsinki, Finland
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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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Hockenheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Arktikum is a great museum with very interesting and informative exhibitions about Lapland and life in the arctic area. It features several permanent exhibitions about the Sami people and how the nature and the animals have adapted to the harsh conditions in the arctic area. We definitely recommend to visit this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lots of really great exhibits - history, wildlife, people of the Arctic region.. Allow plenty of time

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Ahmedabad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We liked almost all the galleries. The ones on natural history were quite detailed. I personally liked the description of effect of Second world war. The effect of German Invasion. Life before and after the war.

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A great insight into the Laplish lifestyle. A very well maintained museum. Many things to see and feel. The exhibits of the old villages and history are extra special. Loved the tap at the restroom which made you feel like you were pushed back 200 odd years back. It would take at least a couple of hours to pay a... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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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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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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