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    Arcticum Museum

    by randomsignal Written Jun 16, 2008

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    Arcticum Museum

    The Arcticum Museum is an amazing structure, half underground with a glass dome to let in heat and light of the remote arctic sun. It is dedicated to exhibits relating to Lapland's geology, climate, plant and animal life and cultures.
    It is located north of the town center, along the river, on Kantatie 79
    I found it very interesting and informative. I was especially interested in the exhibit focusing on the Sami people of the north.

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    Arctic museum

    by swetluska Written May 9, 2008
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    Very interesting museum containing lots of information about the former life of the Lapland people and about Lapland. There are many padded animals (polar bear and brown bear, elk, reindeers.....), which would your children really appreciate. In one room there is a screen where northen lights are being shown.

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    Village of Santa Claus

    by swetluska Written May 9, 2008
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    Tiny village with Artic Circle passing through it. No matter how the weather is, there are decorated Christmas trees everywhere and the carols are being played :-)
    There are several shops with the souvenirs and the Central Post of Santa Claus. You can send there postcards with special stamps and you can also send a postcard or letter which the addressee will receive at Christmas.
    There are also several activities for children, especially during the winter time.

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    Santa's Post Office II

    by MikeAtSea Written Sep 8, 2007

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    Every year letters arrive here at the Arctic Circle from all over the world, some addressed simply with "To Santa Claus". 280.000 letters are received by "Santa" and all receive an answer :-) Staff sorts all the letters by country and there is not a country on earth where letters are not sent from to Santa Claus. I was astonished to find letters from Papua Guinea, from Iran, and almost all African countries.

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    Santa's Post Office

    by MikeAtSea Written Sep 8, 2007

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    Situated right along the Arctic Circle one can find the main post office of Santa Claus. This post office is open every day of the year and letters and postcards posted from here are franked with a special Santa stamp.
    One can also order letters from Santa Claus that will be dispatched just in time for Christmas time.

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    Arctic Circle

    by MikeAtSea Updated Sep 8, 2007

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    Just north of Rovaniemi one can cross the Arctic Circle. It runs at 66° 33′ 39″ and is one of the five major lines of latitude. North of the Arctic Circle, the sun is above the horizon for 24 continuous hours at least once per year.

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    Arktikum

    by MikeAtSea Written Sep 7, 2007

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    The Arktikum with its beautiful designed glass tunnel stretching out to the Kemijoki, spacious layout and stunning exhibitions makes this one of Finlands premier museums. When visiting this museum give yourselves a couple of hours since there is tons to explore.

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    Husky/ reindeer trip

    by Arianasarah866 Written Feb 20, 2007

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    You HAVE to go on a husky or reindeer safari. Several companies offer these trips although LaplandVIP tours which we booked with were brilliant. You visit a reindeer and husky farm, learn about the animals and go on a ride, driving yourself. An experience of a lifetime.

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    Lapland Safaris

    by Rick2001 Written Jan 11, 2007

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    Not Exactly a "thing to do" , but I'd like to spend some words about that equisite safaris company in Rovaniemi.
    If U book a safari with them , Lapland Safari will provide u any kind of Thermal equipment U may need to endure the deadly cold of Finnish winter.
    So U get a thermal suit, socks, boots, gloves, hat, balaclava, scarf and an helmet on case of snowmobile rides.

    The dressing is quite fast with the Lapland Safaris' boys looking at U with clinic eye to determine your size of every equipment's piece. That process is much like Marines' dressing one but with smiles instead of yells.... LOL

    The guides are very competent and speaks a perfect english but whatever nationality u may be there is a fair chance that Lapland guys know your language, or at least some words.

    Prices of safaris ranges from 90-110€ for a 3 hours tour and 150-180€ for a 6 hours tour.
    The most popular safaris:
    http://www.lapinsafarit.fi/?deptid=20432

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    Ranua Wildlife Park

    by ealgisi Written Jan 7, 2007

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    King of my Igloo :)
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    What a georgeous Wildlife Park !
    Simply fantastic to look at those animals and their wild side.

    I really suggest to spend one day to have a look at the park, is really easy to go there, from the Rovaniemi bus station take the line 8 and in 1 hour you will be at the park.

    It is better to start in the morning, less people.
    To visit the whole park, you walk for a total of ca. 3km

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    Arktikum

    by ealgisi Written Jan 7, 2007

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    Want to know more about Lappi usances and clothes ?
    Wanna see a big Elk in front of you ?

    Go visit the Arktikum, spend 1 hour looking at all the things inside, clothes, tents, sledges, etc...
    Then go see the Northen Lights show, fantastic pictures for a 15 minutes unforgettable moment.

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    Santa Village

    by ealgisi Written Jan 7, 2007

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    Take also the chance to visit Santa's village, maybe can be less special than Santa Park but i am sure you will have fun even there.

    Visit all the small shops inside the village, and take rest in the ice bar, for a hot chocolate, then walk on the other side of the Arctic Circle and have fun

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    Santa Park

    by ealgisi Written Jan 7, 2007

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    Get the chance to go there, even if you are not a kid anymore.

    It's a little expensive maybe but it is a must to see, you will go back to your childhood, just as i did.
    Meet Santa and talk with him, maybe say your wish for the next X-Mas, take pictures and continue your trip inside the caves, meeting Elves.

    Participate to the Elves School, learn their life and get the certificate.

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    Winter Safaris

    by ealgisi Written Jan 7, 2007

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    If you are visiting Rovaniemi in winter i suggest to take time for a couple of Safari in the great white snow, go and ask information to Arctic Safaris.

    Might seem a little expensive but in other sites the prices are almost the same.
    Good service, kind people.

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    ARKTIKUM!!!

    by Lunaina Written Aug 30, 2006

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    One museum you have to visit on a trip in Finland is the Arktikum in Rovaniemi.

    Some info from their beautiful website:

    Tickets & opening times

    Adults 8 €
    Children (7-15 years) 5 €
    Children (under 7 years) 0 €
    Pensioners/Students 7 €
    Groups (min. 15 persons/group) 7 €
    Family ticket: 2 adults + 2 children (7-15 years) 20 €
    Season ticket 17 €
    Temporary exhibitions only 4 €

    Winter season

    1.9-30.11 Tues-Sun 10-17
    1.12-8.1 Every day 10-18
    24.12 Closed
    9.1-31.5 Tues-Sun 10-18

    Summer season

    1.6-15.6 Every day 10-18
    16.6-15.8 Every day 9-19
    16.8-31.8 Every day 10-18

    Subject to change.
    Further information on + 358 (0)16 322 3260 or by email: info@arktikum.fi

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