Published 18.03.2020

Arktikum illumination continues

Like many iconic buildings in the world, Arktikum in Rovaniemi was illuminated green in celebration of the Irish National Day on the 17th of March 2020. Even though Arktikum is closed for public the illumination continues in blue. After dark, people can admire the illumination for example from the Arctic Garden outside Arktikum.

-We decided to continue the illumination of Arktikum because people need joy and hope in their lives during these exceptional circumstances due to the coronavirus, tells Hannele Koskiniemi, CEO of Arktikum service Co.

Arktikum – museum and science centre will be closed for public at least until 13th of April 2020 according to the advice of the Council of State. Arktikum will be opened again as soon as it has permission to do so. Information about opening will be sent out separately in due course.

Picture: Alexander Kuznetsov, All about Lapland

More information:
Hannele Koskiniemi
Managing Director, Arktikum service Ceo
+358 40 721 3926





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
Aurora | 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 02.06.2020

Arktikum reopens on 2nd of June

Instructions for a safe visit