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Forestry Museum of Lapland

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About Forestry Museum of Lapland
When looking for something different and interesting activity in Rovaniemi, welcome to the Forestry Museum of Laplands unique stage for history. It is the only museum in the world that tells a story of Lapland's great logging era extending from 1870's all the way through to machine operated forestry of 1960's-1970's. In the wooded museum area there are genuine logging cabins, logging tools, timber floating tools and forestry machines on display. Forest cabins and other buildings have been transferred to the museum's location from various parts of Lapland and all the cabins, stables and saunas have their own interesting history. Also the items on display have their own story: one of the most interesting and impressive items on the museum's ground is Sandberg's steam locomotive that was perhaps the first of its kind used on machine operated logging sites in Finland. Open 1.9. - 28.12.2018 fri-sat, 09am - 3pm
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This show was excellent and it should be on the itinerary of every visitor to Rovaniemi during Christmas. It is quite a short show but very well done. My 5-year-old daughter was convinced that the elves were real and enjoyed playing with them after the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Forestrymuseum, Myyntipäällikkö at Forestry Museum of Lapland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review :) We are sorry about the taxi problem, but great that you got ride from our employee. Happy New Year !

Reviewed 5 March 2018

A place for history-lover. Feel the history of Lapland which lives from the forest. These are the real houses where lumberjacks lived while working in the old times. You can also see interesting historical equipment and tens of old log houses. If you love old...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Forestrymuseum, Myyntipäällikkö at Forestry Museum of Lapland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for your comment :)

Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Definitely do not miss this museum if you're in rovaniemi . If you like history n forests this will interest you. It has some really nice expositions

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank nikollm
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This is a museum under the open sky. It tells about a simple and hardworking life that lumberjacks lived in Lapland. There are several buildings with authentic objects and furniture, such as tools and cutlery. It is better to listen to the excursionist's story, otherwise...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Alexander K
Reviewed 20 February 2012

We visited the area in February and one day followed a hiking trail to the Forestry Museum. Unfortunately, when we got there, the signs showed it was open only from June to August. We carried on and had a longer hike instead, but it was...More

Date of experience: February 2012
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