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Arktikum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A good way to learn History

A really interesting visit. Learned the history of this land and it involved until how we know it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
chlo_w403
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Valencia, Spain
via mobile
Very informative

A must see place when you are in Rovaniemi, very informative and the Aurora experience is too good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
981arvindd
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Helsinki, Finland
via mobile
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Arktikum in Rovaniemi is a museum, Arctic science centre and conference venue right on the Arctic Circle.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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We only had about an hour here before it closed in the afternoon, but we could have spent much longer. The museum was well laid out and some of the exhibits were interactive. We learnt about the indigenous people, the Sami; native animals and birds;...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kerilou
Reviewed 2 days ago

In Arktikum you can see about the history of northern Finland in a fascinating way. There are films, texts on the wall, dolls, miniatures in the exhibition. There is also information of ice fields and snow lines and northern animals like polar bears and seals....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Piia T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A really interesting visit. Learned the history of this land and it involved until how we know it today.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chlo_w403
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must see place when you are in Rovaniemi, very informative and the Aurora experience is too good, the movie are worth watching

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 981arvindd
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came here off the cuff when we found we had some time to kill before dinner. I was very surprised by how expensive it was to get in. If you have proof of low income it's worth taking as you can get concessionary rate....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank roz_stephens
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well maintained museum with knowledgeable staff. They feature thoughtful exhibits on the Arctic region, indigenous peoples, the history of Northern Finland, particularly during wartime, and global warming. Very kid friendly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mari P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a surprisingly good stop on our trip and we actually ran out of time to see everything. Our boys really enjoyed some of the interactive stuff, particularly a video game on surviving in the Arctic. Some of the history of the area is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VictoriaM1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little side note to the typical tourist hubs in town. Our kids had heaps of fun in their “challenge” and got gorgeous little reindeer key rings once they’d completed it. My scientist husband was kept well amused too. And lots of seating for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fionajones12018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The arktikum museum is easy to access. It also has a interesting architecture. But it is just to expensive for what it offers.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LogRamone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great balance between the science of the aurora and the arctic environment and the history of Finland. Could have more content on the history of the Sami.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bronwyn G
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Shilpa S
3 January 2019|
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Response from Aussiewriter | Reviewed this property |
Rovaniemi is very safe. Not sure why you'd want to be up that late looking at the northern lights since it's pretty much dark 24/7 this time of year. So long as the weather is good you should see them, but I'd go further out... 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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GohBLin
26 December 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
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