Published 01.12.2017

Arktikum turns 25 years old – free entrance

The glass hallway of Arktikum is illuminated with blue lights, and 100 ice lanterns are lit in the front square of Arktikum. The hallway will remain illuminated for the entire December, up until the 6th of January 2018.

On the same day, a new exhibition called “Petsamo – Finland on the coast of the Arctic ocean” by the Lapland regional museum will be opened for public in Arktikum. There are free guided tours to the exhibition in Finnish at 12 and 14 o’clock. At other times there’s museum staff at the scene, giving more information on the exhibition.

In addition there will be a free tour in Finnish around the Sincerely Yours –exhibition in art gallery Valo at 1pm. Curator Henna Harri will be discussing the artwork with the artists.

Arktikum was opened to public on the Finnish independence day in 1992, to honor the 75-year-old Finland.

Arktikum 25 years
Free entrance on the 6th of December, at 10-18
Guided tours to the Petsamo-exhibition at 12 and 14 o’clock
Sincerely Yours –tour with artists and the curator at 13 o’clock
The first 2 000 visitors get a free Arktikum-reflector
Information on the exhibitions:




Arktikum is a science center and museum that lets you experience northern nature, culture, and history up close.


Discover Finnish Lapland, its fascinating nature, and the people and customs of those living north of the Arctic Circle.


Take part in our wide variety of organized festivals, seminars, gatherings, and meetings.


Enjoy lunch, specialty coffees and beverages from our fully-licensed cafe, as well as a selection of savoury and sweet delicacies.


Delight yourself or your friends with high-quality Lappish handicrafts, design products, jewellery and books.

Meeting Services

Arktikum's stunning architecture and close proximity to northern nature raises any event held there above and beyond everyday life.

Polarium Hall | Glassed-roofed foyer
Arctica Hall | Kieppi


Our restaurant offers exceptional catering services equipped to meet the needs and desires of your event; prominently featuring delicious, Lappish raw ingredients.

Cocktail menu | Buffet menu | Dinner menu
Coffee & Tea services

Arctic Garden

Arktikum Beach is an excellent place to view the northern lights blazing across the sky during the dark times of the year.

Published 05.12.2017

Culture is Cool - Booth at the Lordi Square this Christmas

Rovaniemi Theatre, Korundi House of Culture, Arktikum and Science Centre Pilke are at your service at the Lordi Square the whole December. Culture is Cool-booth is open from Mon-Fri from 4pm to 8pm and on weekends from 12pm to 6 pm. The booth is closed on 6th of December and on 24th -25th of December 2018. From the booth you can buy tickets to the Christmas Story theatre show and family culture pass – combination ticket to Korundi, Arktikum and Pilke exhibitions.

Published 01.12.2017

Arktikum turns 25 years old – free entrance

The Finnish independence day marks 25 years from the day Arktikum was first opened to public. On the jubilee anniversary, 6th of December all exhibitions are free of charge from 10am to 6pm, and the first 2000 visitors get a free Arktikum reflector.