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Combo of anthropology and arctic learning

The polar opposites movie is great. Alas spoiled by Greenwich and Dundee RSS Discovery exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul v
Mornington Peninsula, Australia

Displays of local culture, beautifully displayed. Activities for kids. Must see museum in the area... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 16 3223260
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum looks space age! Exhibits are interactive and informative with modern and historical items. The markets were on, and the place was a hive of activity without being 'busy'. I bought some lovely souvenirs, and the kids ate ice-cream! Worth the visit.

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The polar opposites movie is great. Alas spoiled by Greenwich and Dundee RSS Discovery exhibits. Well explained and value for money

1  Thank Paul v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The arktiktum building in Rovaniemi is easily accessible on foot from city center and has free parking. It is an iconic building in Rovaniemi and the architecture of its build is fantastic. The science exhibition inside is expensive, but good. Worth the visit.

Thank ah2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Displays of local culture, beautifully displayed. Activities for kids. Must see museum in the area as it covers pretty much whole lapland and its history.

Thank mikkor849
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite what TripAdvisor says, this museum is not open on Mondays. None of the musea in Rovaniemi are open on Mondays apparently. Bummer 😕

Thank Nyk84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish i had more time at the museum, it was beyond my expectations, i could spend a whole day there learning about geological transformation of Rovaniemi's area, about history and expeditions.

Thank eandread
Reviewed 9 October 2018

You definitely need a few hours to properly explore everything here, but the real gem is the park and walking trail surrounding the Arktikum. Bring your camera because this a beautiful and photogenic area. The gift shop at the Arktikum is quite lovely as well!

Thank familiarandforeign
Reviewed 8 October 2018

You need 2-3 hours+ to explore the museum properly. We were a little short of time so we missed part of what there was to see but we enjoyed the two main exhibition areas very much.

Thank Bev D
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Really awesome roof on this museum, with glass so you can see the sky, multi level exhibits and has a nice area for kids that’s interactive and educational. Lots of history and nature stuff! I really enjoyed this museum and you should allow yourself a...More

1  Thank Cat L
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Allow at least two to three hours, there is a lot to see. Enjoy a video of the Aurora and the four seasons in the arctic. Great display of arctic animals, birds and people. I like particularly the Sami traditional costume display.

Thank Kim C
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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
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
31 July 2016|
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Response from suomituristi2015 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it will be open daily excluding only Christmas Eve.