Thursday 17 November 2011

The Arktikum

It seems to be a good week for postcards from Finland.  This postcard comes from Lapland, the northernmost province.  The Arktikum in Rovaniemi is a museum dedicated to the northern way of life, culture and history.  It includes the mythology surrounding Lappish animals such as the moose and bear, as well as the life and culture of the Saami people.

It also has exhibits telling the history of Rovaniemi, a cold room where you can experience Arctic chill, and a theatre where you can lie down and see the northern lights.  One of its most distinctive features is, of course, the glass tunnel which stretches for 172 metres.
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  1. Lying Down & Watching The Stars Is My Sort Of History Research!

  2. Wow, what an interesting place to visit. I would love to see the northern lights and have a feel of the so-called Arctic chill!!

  3. I can do without the Arctic chill but the Northern lights would be wonderful. I did have that experience, once, on a cruise to Scandinavia.

  4. It sounds like quite an experience!! I might like the Arctic Chill bit, for 15 seconds, but I'd certainly enjoy seeing the northern lights.


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