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Museum of Arctic Life

This museum has lovely staff on the front desk and all the exhibits are bi-lingual and therefore... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
England, United Kingdom
Nice spot to wait for Aurora

We didn't go inside of this museum. We could see part of its displays and decorations outside, as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jinan, China
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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 6 days ago

This museum has lovely staff on the front desk and all the exhibits are bi-lingual and therefore easy to understand. We had a bit of trouble eventually finding the exhibit about the Lapp people and for me there wasn't enough information on some of the...More

Thank Aussiewriter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't go inside of this museum. We could see part of its displays and decorations outside, as in the evening it was bright inside. It was very beautiful looking inside through the glass corridor. We went to its backyard and saw Aurora twice here....More

Thank mitten10
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

An easy and interesting insight into Laplands culture, their animals, the nature, and of course the northern lights. I am not a museum person, but I spent 4 hours there.

1  Thank Bill D
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

The museum is really amazing and interesting, you can learn a lot and i think that it is really a must to go and visit it while in Rovaniemi. It also has a nice room with presentation of northern lights. Also the building itself is...More

Thank Adriana G
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Arktikum is a museum, where you can experience northern nature, culture and history. Also, the building is architecturally interesting, a 172 meter-long glass tube. In the summertime, it is worth to visit the nearby Arktikum Beach, where is a park with Arctic flora.

1  Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Nice museum architecture and excellent and interesting exhibitions. Really worth visiting, lots of exhibitions on the interesting building. Located nicely by the river.

Thank Vike K
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We very much enjoyed this museum, as it gave us a very good of the arctic world, its peoples and challenges. Good restaurant as well.

Thank Evangelos-Maxim... S
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

If you have an hour or two spare, worth a visit to learn about the arctic and the aurora in interesting ways. Very informative exhibitions that you enter from a grand glass roof hallway. Kind of a cross between an art gallery, museum and science...More

Thank GfromOz2010
Reviewed 21 April 2018

A wonderful space to visit in all weathers. Make sure you have enough time as there are a few areas. Stop half way through for a break and enjoy the many interactive exhibits. Gives a broad view of both history and geography of the arctic...More

Thank Sueondartmoor
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Well laid out. Informative. 13 euro entry quite reasonable I thought. Provided a great insight into Lapland history culture and geography. Very pleased with our tour of the exhibitions

Thank SteveParadisePoint
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19 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
25 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.