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Arktikum

Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 16 3223260
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Very educative and offers a peek into life in the Arctic

The Arktikum is a museum providing amazing insights into life in the Arctic, it's flora and fauna... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rastha2001
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New Delhi, India
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Museum of Arctic Life

This museum has lovely staff on the front desk and all the exhibits are bi-lingual and therefore... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aussiewriter
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England, United Kingdom
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Arktikum in Rovaniemi is a museum, Arctic science centre and conference venue right on the Arctic Circle.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great museum” (23 reviews)
“arctic life” (22 reviews)
“climate change” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
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+358 16 3223260
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Arktikum is a museum providing amazing insights into life in the Arctic, it's flora and fauna, geography and history of Lapland. A wide range of exhibits are o display combined with short films and various other forms of visual representations of seasons, geographical occurrences,...More

Thank rastha2001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has lovely staff on the front desk and all the exhibits are bi-lingual and therefore easy to understand. We had a bit of trouble eventually finding the exhibit about the Lapp people and for me there wasn't enough information on some of the...More

Thank Aussiewriter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't go inside of this museum. We could see part of its displays and decorations outside, as in the evening it was bright inside. It was very beautiful looking inside through the glass corridor. We went to its backyard and saw Aurora twice here....More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

An easy and interesting insight into Laplands culture, their animals, the nature, and of course the northern lights. I am not a museum person, but I spent 4 hours there.

1  Thank Bill D
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

The museum is really amazing and interesting, you can learn a lot and i think that it is really a must to go and visit it while in Rovaniemi. It also has a nice room with presentation of northern lights. Also the building itself is...More

Thank Adriana G
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Arktikum is a museum, where you can experience northern nature, culture and history. Also, the building is architecturally interesting, a 172 meter-long glass tube. In the summertime, it is worth to visit the nearby Arktikum Beach, where is a park with Arctic flora.

1  Thank Mikael F
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Nice museum architecture and excellent and interesting exhibitions. Really worth visiting, lots of exhibitions on the interesting building. Located nicely by the river.

Thank Vike K
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We very much enjoyed this museum, as it gave us a very good of the arctic world, its peoples and challenges. Good restaurant as well.

Thank Evangelos-Maxim... S
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

If you have an hour or two spare, worth a visit to learn about the arctic and the aurora in interesting ways. Very informative exhibitions that you enter from a grand glass roof hallway. Kind of a cross between an art gallery, museum and science...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

A wonderful space to visit in all weathers. Make sure you have enough time as there are a few areas. Stop half way through for a break and enjoy the many interactive exhibits. Gives a broad view of both history and geography of the arctic...More

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ankita688
20 December 2017|
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Response from Igor_G278 | Reviewed this property |
The northern lights are in January even to the south. It depends on the state of the magnetic field. And we need good weather without clouds. To increase the probability it is better to go further north. For example, in... More
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Response from Igor_G278 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! There are open shelves for large bags and suitcases. It seems that everything is well preserved
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Response from suomituristi2015 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it will be open daily excluding only Christmas Eve.
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