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.
- 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
- Rovakatu E and Rovakatu P are the nearest Bus stops
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- Rosso Rovaniemi
- Rang Mahal Indian Restaurant
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79.54% of people who visit Rovaniemi include Arktikum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
84.62% of people start their Arktikum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Arktikum
60.98% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arktikum
I had a really good time here exploring about Lapland. There is also exibition about Northern Lights where they get you lay down and enjoy the northern lights on screen. Their glass roof is perfect! Coffee shop is nice too :)
A beautiful and informative place. Arktimum can even keep the kids interested because it also contains interactive areas that teach history in an interesting way.
This is a really great place to learn about the very rich and interesting history of northern Fenno-Scandinavia, it's historical population, it's traditions, it's peoples etc. There's also a lot of fauna and flora in really vividly restored displays which makes the experience hard to forget. The view is beyond amazing and there's also a cafe and lots of high quality goods to purchase.
Excellent museum. Well presented and very informative. The whole family was kept occupied for about 3 hours. Good selection in the gift shop too!
Very informative about Lapland. Beautifully designed.