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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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Definitely worth a visit

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank nataliecX441LK
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 

Thank VisitorFromIsrael
Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank AHLS
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arktikum is definately worth visiting when in Rovaniemi. There are different exhibitions, some of them more traditional museum stuff and others more science-based. Every exhibition teaches you something about the Arctic area around the world and most of them are interactive. You can even watch the nordic lights there if you haven't seen them outside! Arktikum is near the city... More 

Thank MinnyHelsinki
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great trip out, interactive and fun. Plus you get to see the Northern lights even if you miss them when you head out.

Thank Julian J
Pirkkala, Finland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had some extra time and used our Finnish museum card for visiting this exhibition. Good variety of different exhibitions, art work was presented well and we thoroughly enjoyed about the exhibition as a whole. Can recommend this to tourists, if you have time.

Thank Shampanja

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