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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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Interesting musuem - worth a visit!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A great overview of all things arctic, weather, geography, history, nature. All really interesting. I found it too much information to keep reading, but I very much enjoied walking around and stopped to read more about the areas that interested me. As it was just starting to be Spring when I visited, it was nice to go into the cold... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great exhibition of Lapland life, traditions and a the North Lights. Kids can play with demo tools explaining how the North lights appear and hoe Lapland people leave.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We purchase the culture pass to go to Arktikum, Pilke, Korundi. The Arktikum has few themes, Northern Lights, the Sami culture also a little bit of science. A lot on information for you to spend time in but not too interactive.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Section explains the climate of this area. The museum's structure is very beautiful and impressive. Recommended for guidance in the museum.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Comprehensive and comprehensible displays. A northern lights video that makes you feel as if you are there, but with a bit of the mystery of Lappland accompanying. Kindly staff, beautiful setting, elegant cultural pieces from indigenous cultures, clear and interactive scientific exhibits, and much more. I learned so much, thank you for this wonderful place to experience and learn about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

excellent combination of science and culture displays in a unique building. Learned a lot about Sami culture and environmental issues and history of arctic region.

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