Published 23.01.2024

Renewed Arktikum Science Centre permanent exhibition ARCTIC OPPOSITES opening in December 2024

Arktikum Science Centre exhibition is under renovation and closed from April 1st to December 5th 2024.  Arktikum house, museum exhibitions, café and shop are open normally. During the renovation we offer Arktikum entrance with a reduced price. Kindly check ticket prices here.

Contents, exhibition technologies and the visual appearance are updated in the science exhibition renewal.

Did you know that Finnish language has over 100 words for snow? Why don’t the polar bears eat penguins? How many seasons are there in Lapland? Paint Auroras on the sky, create a winter snow storm and recognize the sweet smell of spruce sprouts. Opening in December 2024 the Arctic Opposites exhibition is an immersive science-based exhibition inviting visitors to discover life in the Arctic and its specific features.

From icy polar deserts to green tundra grasslands and boreal forests, from urban living to nomadic reindeer herders life and from northern lights to nightless nights – the Arctic is one of the most fascinating areas in the world. The Arctic Opposites exhibition offers the visitors a voyage through the uniqueness and beauty of the Arctic and raises awareness on how globalisation and climate change are challenging the region's social, cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability. The content relies on Arctic research and science-based information to approach the Arctic in its environmental and cultural diversity. This approach will provide keys to a better understanding of the Arctic and its global dimensions.

Photos: Concept design, Arktikum Science Centre and Pentagon Design

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Arktikum is a science centre 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.

Culture Pass

Culture Pass is your one ticket to three of Rovaniemi's premier cultural attractions.


Taste and feel the north in Arktikum Café. Savour the colourful northern harvest in our lunch buffet and soak in arctic design on your coffee break.

Lunch menu

Find out what northern goodness our seasonal buffet has to offer this week.


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 | Glass ceiling foyer
Aurora | Kieppi


Our catering service refreshes meetings, events and parties of all sizes in Arktikum.

Coffee servings | Cocktail menus
Buffet menus | Dinner menus

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 26.03.2024

Renovation of the Arctic science exhibition in Arktikum begins – other exhibitions are open as usual

The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland will start the renovation of the science exhibition at Arktikum after Easter.

Published 06.03.2024

Arktikum has been granted EcoCompass and Sustainable Travel Finland certificates

Arktikum has been granted  the EcoCompass certificate and the Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) label in early 2024.

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