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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
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Owner description: Arktikum in Rovaniemi is a museum, science centre and conference venue right on the Arctic Circle.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The biggest and most interesting museum in Lapland. Some people say it is local and boring. Yes, there are no huge and rich museums in Lapland, but we all know where to go if one wants to see the Hermitage or Louvre=)) To my mind architecture of the museum is interesting, exhibitions are various and informative. You can find out... More

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Toronto
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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a wonderfully laid out modern museum. We didn't arrive 'til 4 p.m. and reluctantly left at 6 p.m. when it was closing time. We had the most wonderful and enthusiastic guide - we could have the day there.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Quality displays and information about the Arctic Circle, Sami culture and Finnish culture - history, animals, way of life.

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Ballarat, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Arktikum provided a great envionrnent for active learning through fun and exciting ways to explore information. Here you learn about Finland and the history of this great country.

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Bergamo, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

During my experience in finland I had the opportunity to visit this museum..at the beginning I was sceptical since my only aim in rovaniemi was to see santa claus house..but then as the visit continues you start beginning more and more interested in what you see and at the end of the visit you are satisfied of this visit

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