Arktikum

Arktikum, Rovaniemi: Hours, Address, Arktikum Reviews: 4/5

10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
About
Open your eyes to the Arctic! Arktikum is a science centre and museum that lets you experience northern nature, culture, and history up close. Housing the University of Lapland’s Arctic Centre and the Regional Museum of Lapland, we stimulate thought, encourage debate, and provide a deeper understanding of the Arctic. See, explore and enjoy the Arctic stories shared through our experiential exhibitions and events! Arktikum Cafe serves daily lunch and great selection of northern delights. Arktikum Shop offers high-quality Lappish products and souvenirs.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Lina B
Vilnius, Lithuania2 contributions
Interesting and touching
Nov 2021
Really worth visiting, in my opinion 3 hours should be sufficient for a visit. Very vivid, interactive museum, worth visiting. Way more interesting than Santa town.
Written 9 November 2021
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Montai_30
Brasilia, DF117 contributions
The best attraction in Rovaniemi.
Oct 2021
The best attraction in Rovaniemi.
The museum is very well organized.
The restaurant/cafe is closed for a while.
There is lockers available.
There is free wi-fi
Much better than Santa Claus.
Written 29 October 2021
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Ann_traveller
Helsinki, Finland24 contributions
Different kind of Exhibitions that you don't see everywhere
Oct 2021 • Family
Visited this place with 5 and 8 years old kid's. They liked it and there was much for everyone. It took us about 2h to go through all the exhibitions.
Written 22 October 2021
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Cliff M
3 contributions
Definitely recommend visit
Oct 2021 • Family
Great museum, won't get bored. Also fun and educational for kids. Next door Pilke science center, fun, educational for kids, adults and families.
Written 12 October 2021
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland21,330 contributions
Picturesque Arctic garden
Aug 2021
This time we didn't visit inside the museum but in the Arctic garden outside the museum.

In the foregrounds of Arktikum, along the shoreline of the Ounasjoki River, resides an Arctic garden.

The park displays a variety of species of plants and alpine vegetation that have uniquely adapted to survive the harsh northern climate of Lapland and the Arctic.
Written 10 August 2021
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Janaaa_Z
Trier, Germany20 contributions
Highly recommended!
Dec 2020
Very interesting museum about the Arctic, the nature and its people. Really loved the cinematic videos about Finland!
Written 16 March 2021
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SusaMasa
Helsinki, Finland402 contributions
Interesting building, quality of exhibitions varies
Feb 2021
The museum should be a must place to visit when in Rovaniemi. The building itself is interesting. The quality of the permanent exhibitions varies: Arctic in change - exhibition was maybe a bit outdated, but the renewed exhibition on the history of Pechenga and the Northern ways of living were excellent as well as the video on changing seasons in the north.
Written 7 March 2021
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Cucuruchito
Madrid, Spain390 contributions
It s ok
Dec 2020
We Liked visiting but wished it was more interactive and fun for kids. Still loved the clean area and cozy place
Written 5 January 2021
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland21,330 contributions
The must-see museum in Rovaniemi
Dec 2020
This striking building opened to the public on 6 December 1992, the 75th anniversary of Finland's independence.

Here you can experience northern nature, culture, and history. This museum really opens your eyes to the Arctic.

The museum has two separate exhibitions: the Arctic Center, and the Provincial Museum of Lapland. On our visit, there was also a small art exhibition, a photo exhibition, and a gingerbread exhibition.
Written 13 December 2020
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B T
London, UK715 contributions
Varied collection
Nov 2020
This is a good museum, they have sections on lots of different things including local history and many different artefacts. It is worth a visit
Written 30 November 2020
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Arktikum is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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