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Arktikum, Rovaniemi

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Situated on top of the Arctic Circle, Arktikum serves as a museum, science center, and conference venue. Visit one of the museum's educational exhibits, including Northern Ways at the Provincial Museum of Lapland and Arctic in Change at the Arctic Centre. Walk through the glass-roofed foyer, view one of the temporary exhibits, or join in on a museum event. Most importantly, you'll learn about Arctic nature and ways of life in a beautiful setting. This cultural site is available to host meetings and also has a cafe and library. With our international travel planner, Rovaniemi attractions like Arktikum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Beautiful collection of costumes of the Sami. The museum gives a good picture of life in the Arctic circle.
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  • Pretty expensive entry. Lots of text in Finnish only. Finland is bilingual, why nothing on Swedish?
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  • The arktikum is a very modern Museum. Happy to be lovers of architecture, art, nature-both small and large. We gave each other on tour 2, 5 h, but it was a bit too little. The Museum is interesting (and made) the presentation of the Aurora Borealis, there is also a cinema hall, where zones are slide shows of the Finnish nature. Of course, besides a lot of nature North, Sami culture-all presented in a friendly way, a lot of immersive media-but traditional display elements are at a very high level. I enjoyed an exhibition about the culture of the Sami-a large, full of exhibits, that allows also the breath, stawiajaca questions and not only giving answers. The whole Museum is located in a great building with glass main corridor-a real treat for fans of modern architecture.
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  • The building itself is really nice. The exhibitions are ok and the special one about animal love making is really sweet.
  • Great experience, I suggest you to visit this museum. It tells about arctic history and characteristics... wonderful.
  • Very impressive exhibitions, interesting architecture, easy to find, fairly priced.
  • Good history of Rovaniemi and Artic.
  • is a museum and Science centre giving you insights of history culture and modern day life in the Artic

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Where to stay in Rovaniemi

For a city just below the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi offers a surprisingly wide range of accommodations. While most of the major hotels and guesthouses cluster in the city center, you'll find more rustic charm by traversing one of the city bridges and looking for a place to stay in the more residential areas. You'll find that the surroundings change drastically, with lots of trees and greenery interspersed between homes. There are also a few scattered bed and breakfasts, which offer a more authentic experience than you might get in a larger hotel chain.
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