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A visit to any city, or even any village, in Finland will provide plenty of museums to visit and an opportunity to learn about every aspect of Finnish society and history. We’ve narrowed down some of the best museums in the country in a diverse range of areas, which will make any visit to Finland even more fascinating.
While you are in Lapland seeing the Northern Lights, take some time to visit this museum in Rovaniemi to learn a bit more about the science behind the lights and the natural history of the Lappish landscape. The accompanying Reginal Museum of Lapland also has a lot of information about Lappish culture and heritage. The Arctic Garden is a perfect spot for viewing the Northern Lights.
Arktikum, Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi, Finland, +358 16 322 3260
Far in Northern Lapland you can find Siida, a museum and cultural centre for the Arctic region and the Sàmi natives. The name Siida comes from the old Lappish word for a reindeer herding village. At the museum you can see examples of Sàmi art and learn more about their cultural heritage and role in Finland. The restaurant also serves fresh, traditional pastries that are baked on site.
Siida, Inarintie 46, Inari, Finland, +358 40 089 8212