Arktikum, Rovaniemi

Currently Open
  • Address: Pohjoisranta 4, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +358-163223260
  • Ticket Price: 12 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Science Museum, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids
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About Arktikum, Rovaniemi

One of the top attractions in Finland, Arktikum is a museum and a science centre in Rovaniemi with exhibitions on the region, prehistory and history as well as the culture. It was made open to public on 6th December 1992 – marking 75th anniversary celebrations of Finland’s independence.

Its architecture is worth noticing with glass corridor being the centre of attraction and appreciation! Exhibition area is made below the ground level taking a cue from the nature when animals take shelter below grounds to protect themselves from the rough weather conditions. Local materials have been sourced in building the museum.

Museum is divided into two parts – Arctic centre and Regional Museum of Lapland. Arctic Centre is an international body conducting continuous research on the region. Centre educates the general public about Arctic region, people, culture and history through Science Centre Exhibition at the Museum.

Regional Museum of Lapland has exhibitions on region, prehistory and history as well as the culture. It also takes an active interest in building information bank on the region which is further used by schools, travel companies and others. Museum is also proactive in providing its assistance and competence wherever required.

Arktikum Ticket Prices

  • Children (under 7 years) – FREE
  • Children (7-15 years) - 5,00 €
  • Senior Citizens, Students, Military personnel, Unemployed - 8,00 €
  • Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children [7-15 years], Children under 7 years and is inclusive of an Explorer Starter Kit) - 28,00 €
  • Temporary Exhibition - 5,00 €
  • Season Ticket (Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase and is inclusive of price for 2 Adults & a discount of 10% at Museum & Restaurant) - 28, 00 €
  • Group Ticket (15+ people) - 9.50€ /person

How To reach Arktikum by Public Transport

  • Rovakatu E and Rovakatu P are the nearest Bus stops

Restaurants Near Arktikum

  • McDonald’s
  • Comico
  • Metti Oy
  • Rosso Rovaniemi
  • Rang Mahal Indian Restaurant

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Arktikum, Rovaniemi Reviews

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  • Loved the exhibitions. Tons of interesting material. From Finnish and Lapland's history to Nordic icebreakers. There is even an aurora room and cool hall, where you can watch short but beautiful movie from Lapland's landscape.

  • Lots of interesting exhibitions. Great view on the nature around the city, especially in case of Northern Lights. A bit overpriced.

  • The Arktikum is a beautiful building with a long glass tunnel that gives an almost panoramic view of the lake at Arktikum Park. There are exhibitions on Lappish history and local ecology, with very well done displays, decent translations to English, and two gorgeous video installations. The views alone are worth a visit!

  • It was good but not great... if you have nothing to do then this place deserves a chance... unjustified 20 euros entry fee !!

  • Great museum of all things polar and nordic. Beautiful place to visit during the long winter months when Aurora Borealis can be seen from the museum.

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