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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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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