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Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 16 3223260
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Very interesting

Visited the arctic borealis show, the main exhibition with features of Lapland life, history, and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Athens, Greece
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Stunning building

Very attractive modern museum with sections covering the history of Finland and Rovaniemi, local... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Arktikum in Rovaniemi is a museum, Arctic science centre and conference venue right on the Arctic Circle.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great museum” (22 reviews)
“arctic life” (21 reviews)
“sami culture” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 16 3223260
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the arctic borealis show, the main exhibition with features of Lapland life, history, and animals and last an exhibition for kids explaining all phenomena and life in arctic circle. Very interesting, easy accessible, with a restaurant and a cafe in the museum.

Thank aacctraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very attractive modern museum with sections covering the history of Finland and Rovaniemi, local culture and the environment. Short walk from the city centre.

Thank MarianBristol
Reviewed 5 days ago

I would not visit here had a known what was included in the price, however more suited for family and kids and were travelling as a couple. Wouldn't recommend.

Thank LynseyUK55
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like Finland and I like history so this place was the perfect place to spend my time. I purposely traveled from savitaipale to see this museum and I loved it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You could spend hours at this place to get a deep understanding of the Finnish culture and roots as well as quite of bit of detail on nature/environment unique to the area. We landed into Rovaniemi at about 11:00am and was a bit too late...More

Thank Fehmina A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time here. The displays were well organized and offered great information. Some interesting displays also!! (I won't give the secret away). Also the gift shop is a good one! Definitely worth 13€ to spend a few hours here.

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibits here are great and a fair amount of stuff is translated into English, but not all of it and if you don't speak Finnish you will miss stuff (which is totally fair enough, it is in Finland after all!)

1  Thank Rosie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing museum, the building in beautiful, the cafeteria have a good menu and the expositions are great. You can understand the history of Rovaniemi and the auroras borealis phenomenon

Thank Mich_Herve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit attraction. It provides you a lot of information about Lapland, about Rovaniemi, about Finland, about the arctic circle, about nature etc. Really worth a visit.

Thank Veronique T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lots of reasons for visiting this attraction. The building itself is amazing. Walk right down the full length of the central section. Individually the exhibits are fascination but not always easy to put into context - for us English speakers there was a...More

Thank Sue W
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December 20, 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
December 25, 2016|
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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
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.