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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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Very interesting for suomi fans

New museum building with many informative expositions about history, animals, etc. Even found some about summer Finnish-soviet 1939-1940 war. Also it maybe exclusive place for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Leon L
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was good if you wanted to learn about the Arctic and Saami culture. There were many rooms to explore that informed you of polar bears, the changes in the Arctic circle, the effects of the oil and gas industries in the Arctic circle, the war and how it effected the Finnish people and the Saami people. Each room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in September and got comprehensive overview of Arctics. Kids will love it, and adults will have opportunity to see and touch the arctic soul.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with my family to Finland as we wanted to spend some days in December 2015 in a new magical and adventurous destination. We visited the Arktikum Museum in Rovaniemi and we really liked it. I, my husband and our 2 children learned a lot the Finnish culture from the exhibits and movies. There is even a movie showing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New museum building with many informative expositions about history, animals, etc. Even found some about summer Finnish-soviet 1939-1940 war. Also it maybe exclusive place for Aurora lights viewing.

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Thank Leon L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ended up visiting here with my mum and three children (aged 4, 6 and 8) when we woke up to a rainy day in Rovaniemi. We paid €28 for a family ticket which I thought was ok even though I am used to museums being free in the UK. We spent about 2 hours looking around the museum which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually lose interest in museums after 2-3 hours. This one was worth more than 4 hours and deserves its 3 stars from Michelin. The Lappi life was particularly interesting, the exhibits were well laid out, and I wanted to read all the write-ups. Displays were worth lingering over. Everything was written in excellent English as well as Finnish, German... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You’ll find relevant information about the geology, life, history, nature in the Artic. If you are interested in the subject you´ll spend around 2 to 3 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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