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Address: Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
Phone Number: 358163223260
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Arktikum in Rovaniemi is a museum, Arctic science centre and conference...

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

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Arktikum Museum Guided tour in Rovaniemi

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Really good displays which showed the tradtional way of life

I really enjoyed looking at the various maps showing how the Arctic was mapped over the centuries. There is a room where you can lie on your back a look at a display of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
fritzmollie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a - happy go lucky - place this. In simple terms your faced with the destruction man is creating on the Arctic area and its repercussions for us all - in simple child friendly text...so even the most ignorant of us get it. And then we have a section about the period from 1939-45 where uncle Joe and old... More 

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Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Building itself was nice but the exhibitions was so so... Native exhibition was ok with costumes and other things. Rest of the exhibitions was less interesting. I just get feeling that someone has just decided that we need museum. Entrance fee too high (12€) might be too high for these exhibition. Someone might like, but for me it was more... More 

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Thank janifin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to learn about Finland and the Finnish. The exhibits films and videos are very informative. There is a clip showing the Northern Lights which I find them very interesting. Love it !!

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Thank Miss L
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had a couple of hours here but could have spent a few days. It's so well put together and extremely interesting and informative.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Leave plenty of time to visit. We spent nearly three hours looking at the exhibits films and videos. Very good history of Sampi and early life in Finland. The Northern lights exhibit laying on your back should not be missed

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Thank DoctorG44
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum tells a story about Rovaniemi as well as Finnish nation. You can see Northern lights inside the building, awesome. It has separate halls with different themes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very good, very well laid out museum. It was only a ten minute walk from our hotel which was in the middle of town. Lots of good exhibits especially the section on the arctic.

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Thank nriemen
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through Rovaniemi and went to Arktikum on the strength of Tripadvisor reviews. We weren't at all disappointed - a great museum with plenty of richly detailed exhibitions on the history, geology, flora and fauna of the Arctic. Our only regret was that we didn't have time to go to the neighbors not science centre, for which you... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed looking at the various maps showing how the Arctic was mapped over the centuries. There is a room where you can lie on your back a look at a display of the northern lights.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard this museum was supposed to be good, but only had a couple of hours to visit it before a long drive south. We're glad we found time for a visit. It's a fascinating place and gives a detailed insight into all aspects of the Arctic, such as the indigenous peoples who live there, wildlife, the environmental impact... More 

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