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Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 16 3223260
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Excellent museum on all things arctic

Although not a large museum, the Arktikum contains ample to keep you occupied for a full half day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andy D
London, England, United Kingdom
Fascinating way to spend a wet afternoon!

The museum was full of interesting, inventive displays and our family of five adults all greatly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emma H
Reading, 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” (19 reviews)
“arctic life” (19 reviews)
“sami culture” (22 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 16 3223260
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not a large museum, the Arktikum contains ample to keep you occupied for a full half day. There are free lockers to deposit bags etc. and free parking onsite. The exhibits are very well presented, informative and involving - we learnt a lot as...More

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was full of interesting, inventive displays and our family of five adults all greatly enjoyed our visit. Some areas were definitely for children but there was still plenty to keep us occupied. A good mix of history, natural history and science.

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Features historical and socio-political exhibits on the Arctic peoples and their heritage. Appears too dark in the exhibit halls. Certainly not your museum you can see in the major cities, but worth the visit. Stayed there for less than an hour.

Thank kikokicks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truth be told... I wasn't keen in spending time in Museums. But since I have one day free and it was a cold day, I wanted to maximize my time learning about Lapland. I was glad that I did and I was happy with what...More

Thank Winnie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: - Lower floor with interactive exhibition is ideal for kids. - Good variety of objets. - Nice idea the Aurora Borealis room although the content is very poor. Cons: - Expensive for what you get. - Upper floor is a pity: the main exhibition...More

Thank DMarco1982
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibitions were surprisingly poor compared to my expectations. They were locally themed though but somehow they didn't impress me. I mean it was ok but as a tourist city this museum deserves to be more imposing. The glass hall is nice.

Thank JoonaPaatalo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting in the beginning but than half of it was closed for what ever reason, however the price was the same!!! One important thing!!!! If you are epileptic don't go!!!! The lamps are so bloody old and flicker so much it will provoke seizure!...More

Thank Emma L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good displays and explanations (in English as well) for the artic section, a bit disorganized or the local section but worth visiting

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really interesting exhibits, spent 3hours and not enough time to see all that was there. 'Artic in Change', fascinating with interactive displays. 'Northern Ways', very informative, could have stayed much longer but had to leave to catch a bus to Inari.

Thank dottinker51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A big museum with expositions about Lapland. From the definition of the arctic area through the nature to the culture in Lapland you can enjoy lots of information together with interactive exhibits. You should reserve over 2 hours for the visit.

Thank trip-fales
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December 25, 2016|
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Response from Jonnybugaloo | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There is lockers, bur small, for a small backpack, not for luggage.
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July 31, 2016|
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Response from suomituristi2015 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it will be open daily excluding only Christmas Eve.
Michelle N
September 25, 2015|
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Response from Arktikum | Property representative |
Hi Michelle! We have lockers in Arktikum. Lockers can be found on the right-hand side of the corridor. You can use the lockers free of charge. Larger items can be left at the information desk.