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Arktikum Science Centre

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The Arktikum Science Centre which is in Rovaniemi, Finland is a museum and science centre that provides insight into the way of life, history and culture of the North.

Visitors can spend time exploring the permanent and temporary exhibitions inside the museum which illustrate the culture, history and traditions in the Arctic regions. The museum also invites visitors to learn about the livelihoods of the Northern people in the Arctic.

In the permanent exhibition Northern Ways, visitors can find out about the life of the moose and bear. The exhibition also provides mythological information which is associated with the Northern animals. During the exhibition you will also learn about the Smi culture. On display will be the costumes and languages, as well as small scale models of Rovaniemi from 1939 to 1944.

Another permanent exhibition on display is the Arctic in Change which is about the University of Lapland's Arctic Centre. This exhibition has four sections; one introducing the Arctic in visual and interactive ways, the second provides detailed information about the adatations of humans, fauna and flora in the harsh environment, the third concentrates on the current changes that are happening in the Arctic, while the fourth provides questions as to the future of the Arctic.

Opening times are Tuesday to Sunday from 10am - 17:00. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Admission: Adults 12.00. Children from 7-15 years 5.00. Children under 7 go free. Senior citizens and students 8.00.

Rovaniemi is an unspoiled location that has a number of hotels and restaurants located both in the centre and on the outskirts of the town. It is also accessible, as Rovaniemi Airport is only 10km away from Rovaniemi city centre. For those who are interested in the Christmas spirit, there may be a chance to see Santa Claus. Legend has it he lives in the city.

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Arktikum Science Centre
Kemi-Tornio Airport
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Rovaniemi Railway Station
Santa Claus Village