Arktikum

Arktikum, Rovaniemi: Hours, Address, Arktikum Reviews: 4/5

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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Open your eyes to the Arctic! Arktikum is a science centre and museum that lets you experience northern nature, culture, and history up close. Housing the University of Lapland’s Arctic Centre and the Regional Museum of Lapland, we stimulate thought, encourage debate, and provide a deeper understanding of the Arctic. See, explore and enjoy the Arctic stories shared through our experiential exhibitions and events! Arktikum Cafe serves daily lunch and great selection of northern delights. Arktikum Shop offers high-quality Lappish products and souvenirs.
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Margo
Vilnius, Lithuania15 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Incredible exhibitions on different topics. Great display of the artefacts and use of modern technology. Will keep even the youngest visitors engaged and the older ones will definitely not be be bored as well. Great place to learn about the culture, nature and history of Finland. If your in Ravaniemi, you should definitely see this museum.
Written December 22, 2021
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Sergio C
Poznan, Poland6 contributions
Dec 2019
Between 3 to 4 different areas to see, you learn a lot, everything is enjoyable. I really enjoyed the photography and the history of the Sami people. The museum is in an incredible position in Rovaniemi, you can see the bridge and the river. With you ticket for one week you can see the 3 museums and enter more than one time ;)
Written April 14, 2020
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barbara gacv
Viana do Castelo, Distrito de Viana do Castelo, Norte de Portugal155 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Part of a group of three museums in Rovaniemi, which you can get to visit by paying 20euros at the reception desk of any of them, and them jump from one to the others only by showing the bracelet that had been given to you in the first one you have visited. Great collection of items and a functional display that anyone from any age can interact, understand and absorb. A must see in Rovaniemi.
Written February 1, 2020
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Sagi R
Hadera, Israel62 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
I'm not a huge fun of museums, but this one was surprisingly interesting. The museum has a huge exposition of items related to the nature and to the human history from ancient times to our days. I especially liked the areas dedicated to relatively late periods during the 20-th century. There's a large library too, which I happened only to skim. If I'd had more time, I would definitely stay there for longer. Not to mention the convenient location, just several minutes of walking from the city center.
Written March 13, 2022
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Felix G
9 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
We had been here with two children (8 and 12 years old). The article circle exhibition was not as interesting as expected. The exhibition about live in and around Rovaniemi was much more interesting. It is a bit difficult to understand where to find what as parts of the exhibition are split across two floors. It might be worth to buy the multi ticket that allows entrance to the science center that is very interesting for kids.
Written February 12, 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland24,306 contributions
Dec 2020
This striking building opened to the public on 6 December 1992, the 75th anniversary of Finland's independence.

Here you can experience northern nature, culture, and history. This museum really opens your eyes to the Arctic.

The museum has two separate exhibitions: the Arctic Center, and the Provincial Museum of Lapland. On our visit, there was also a small art exhibition, a photo exhibition, and a gingerbread exhibition.
Written December 13, 2020
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jgarciabar
8 contributions
Feb 2022
Super experience learning the history of Finland. It´s people and geography all done eith the care that is so traditionally Finnish and that means with care. Highly recommend, they´ll tell you 2 hours to see it, we spent 4 1/2 and will likely return on our next trip.
Written February 28, 2022
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Shuki51
Kiryat Tivon Israel232 contributions
Feb 2020
I really enjoyed visiting the museum and learning about life in the Arctic in the summer and winter and how the Lapps lived in the area in the past.
I was especially impressed with the room in which the Aurora video is projected.
Definitely recommended to anyone coming to Lapland.
Written March 6, 2020
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Sanna H
Helsinki, Finland105 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
We saw the Arctic display and the Lapland history display. I really enjoyed the Arctic display as it was interactive and fun for all ages. I would recommend going here to get a good overview of the nature and situation in the Arctic. Also the history side have a good explanation about how Finland changed during the wars. Tickets were 15€ for adults and I thought it was good value for my money.
Written June 28, 2020
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Massimiliano V
Rome, Italy37 contributions
Nov 2019
The museum architecture worths the visit. The central area completed covered by glass and the view right on the river is a faschinating and amazing experience. The exposition was a great and really useful overview about the Lapland and lappish population history.
Written January 27, 2020
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