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Address: Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
Phone Number:
+358 16 3223260
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

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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Historal Museum

We enjoyed seeing and learning about Artic culture, we didn't like that some of the exhibits didn't have an english translation.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A wide scope on the history and people both of Rovaniemi and Lappland. Includes also a science center of the arctic environent. Something for the whole family. A beatiful building in a great location next to The riverside.

Thank Jari H
Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance is €12, but we are seniors so €8 and by chance it was Mother's Day, so I got in free.... just as well it was only €8 altogether, rather than €24.... The building is interesting and warm but the exhibitions are a little disappointing... lots of interactive stuff for kids... the grandchildren would have enjoyed it.... and so... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seeing and learning about Artic culture, we didn't like that some of the exhibits didn't have an english translation.

Thank SantiagoDTK
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Very interesting exhibitions. Lots of interesting information. Very interactive too! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank nataliecX441LK
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

Arktikum is situated by the river Ounasjoki at the center of Rovaniemi. Just 15 min walk from center next to Martini knife factory shop and museum collection. Exhibitions show the geological history and animals living at the north. The other part of exhibition shows what has happened to Rovaniemi in the past and different people living there then and now.

Thank timetso
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

They display two sections of exhibitions. We have found the arctic life and the soummi life displays very interesting. They aurora exhibit could have been more informational- i.e. they screen a movie showing the aurora and have some written text to describe it, but I feel combining the two into the movie could have been useful. VERY interesting. We loved... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Arktikum is beautifully located on the riverside in a very modern building. However, the information given is mostly superficial and not very detailed. Facts from different topics are mixed. However, the museum might be good with kids or for a first impression on the topics offered. We had visited the Sida museum in Inari before (excellent arctic and Sami museum... More 

Thank Mogi5
Madeira Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Great displays of life and history of Finland. Also lots of examples of animals from the Artic region. Well worth the trip!

Thank Bigmac9825
Penang, Malaysia
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75 reviews
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Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

This Museum are unique compare with other Museum. The exhibition are very special and to let us more understand about Arctic life and especially northern light. Don't miss it when visiting Rovaniemi.

Thank Robert K
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Good museum within walking distance of city centre and located by the river. Split into a history of the area over the last 100 years, which I found very interesting, and a section on climate change and the arctic. We spent a couple of hours here. For 20 euros you can buy a ticket that allows entry to the science... More 

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