Julkaistu 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. Arktikum's environmental responsibility is being developed within the framework of the EcoCompass environmental management system owned by the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation.

Arktikum is committed to continuously improve the daily operations to be more responsible. We are committed to saving natural resources and increasing positive environmental impacts on our journey towards more environmentally responsible practices.

Arktikum has also achieved the Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) label as recognition of valuable and long-term work towards sustainable tourism. The STF is a nationwide sustainability program led by Visit Finland for the travel industry in Finland. Through the environmental program, our sustainability work becomes more concrete and measurable.




Open your eyes to the Arctic

Arktikum is a science centre and museum that lets you experience northern nature, culture, and history up close. Housing the University of Lapland’s Arctic Centre and the Regional Museum of Lapland, we stimulate thought, encourage debate, and provide a deeper understanding of the Arctic.

See, explore and enjoy the Arctic stories shared through our experiential exhibitions and events!

Arctic Centre

The University of Lapland’s Arctic Centre conducts internationally recognized and multidisciplinary research of the Arctic.

Regional Museum of Lapland

The Regional Museum of Lapland is the principal authority on Lappish culture, prehistory, history, architectural heritage, and nature.


Julkaistu 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.

Julkaistu 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.

Julkaistu 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.

Julkaistu 31.03.2023

New audio guide deepens the exhibition experience in Arktikum

The Arktikum Museum and Science Centre offers visitors an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the content of the exhibitions with new audio guides.
TICKETS DURING RENOVATION 1.4.2024 – 5.12.2024
Adults 11 € (norm. 18€)
Seniors, unemployed, students 7 € (norm. 11€)
Children (7-15 years) 3 € (norm. 5€)
Children under 7 years free of charge
Admission to temporary exhibitions 3 € (norm. 6€)

Family ticket 24 € (norm. 40€)

Price includes entry for 2 adults + 2 children aged 7-15 years + children under 7 years.

Groups and Tour Operators

Groups and Tour Operators kindly contact info(a)arktikum.fi

Museum Card 79,00 €

The Museum Card allows you entry into more than 370 museums throughout Finland; valid for one year beginning on date of first use. Admission 0€ with a valid Museum card.

Culture Pass

Adults 25 €
Seniors, unemployed, students 20 € (norm. 24€)
Children (7-15 yrs.) 10 €
Family 55€ (2 adults + 2 children 7-15 yrs. OR 1 adult + 3 children 7-15 yrs.)
Children under 7years free or charge

Culture Pass is your ticket to three of Rovaniemi’s premier cultural attractions. Experience northern nature, art, history and phenomena in many exciting ways:

Korundi House of Culture
Discover new and daring northern perspectives through contemporary art.

Arktikum Science Centre and Museum
Your introduction to life in the north: Arctic issues and the history and culture of Lapland.

Science Centre Pilke
Explore northern forests, the sustainable use of wood and the possibilities of bioeconomy by doing and experiencing.

Culture Pass is personal and valid for 7 days – visit the three attractions as many times as you like. Welcome to the north!


Street address

Arktikum House
Pohjoisranta 4
96200 Rovaniemi

Driving directions

Arktikum is conveniently located on the north side of highway E4, along the edge of downtown Rovaniemi. 

Arriving from the south
Approaching Rovaniemi on northbound highway E4, travel in the right lane past two city-bound exits and drive under/through the Revontuli shopping centre tunnel. Use the exit ramp on the right, immediately after the tunnel and move into the left lane towards Kittilä. Turn left and stay in this
lane to continue following signs directing you to Arktikum

Arriving from the north
Approaching Rovaniemi on southbound highway E4, take the first exit ramp to the city center. Select the right lane on the exit ramp, and follow the posted road signs as they direct you to Arktikum.

View driving and walking routes on Google Maps.

Opening Hours
Exhibitions and shop
Open 2024
1.1.-30.11. TUE-SUN at 10-18 (MON CLOSED)
1.12.-31.12. MON-SUN at 10-18
Exception: Christmas Eve 24.12. closed.
Changes possible. The ticket sale ends half an hour before the closing time.
MON closed
TUE-FRI at 11-16
SAT at 12-17
SUN closed
MON at 10.30-14
TUE-FRI at 10.30-16
SAT-SUN closed
Exceptions: Mon 5.8. closed
Changes possible.


Car parking at Arktikum’s parking lot is free of charge. Handicapped parking spaces are located in Arktikum’s courtyard. Busses may also leave visitors at the main entrance, but bus parking is specifically marked.


Arktikum’s main entrance door is automatic, however, accessibility can be somewhat hampered by the heavy exhibition doors. It is for this reason that we recommend that you have someone to assist you with opening the doors, should you require additional help. Assistants are welcomed and given free admission. Additionally, guide and service dogs are welcome in Arktikum.

First Aid Room

The first aid room is located in the upper corridor, immediately after the coat racks on the left. Wheelchairs can be found in and borrowed from the first aid room. The first aid room may also be used as a resting room, as needed.


Coat racks and lockers are free of charge and can be found in the vicinity of the admission and information desks. Larger luggage can be stored in the luggage room while you enjoy your visit. Please leave studded shoes in the cloakroom. Arktikum is not responsible of any items left on the stands. Wheelchairs and strollers may be borrowed from the information desk, as well.


Elevators are located on both sides of the main corridor; past the information desk and museum shop and before the stairs.

Public and handicapped toilets

Women’s and men’s toilets are located in the upper corridor after the information desk and the museum shop (6 in total), beneath the staircase in the lower corridor (2 in total), as well as in the vicinity of the restaurant (6 in total). Handicapped toilet facilities are located in the upper corridor on the left side of the coat racks.

Child Care Room

The child care room is located on the right side of the upper corridor, after the information desk, museum shop and coat racks. Strollers can be borrowed from child care room.

Guided Services

Guided exhibition tours at Arktikum

Weekdays 140,00 €/hour/guide
Sundays 200,00 €/hour/guide 

Prices include a one-hour guided tour, with separately purchased admission. One guide is able to direct a group with a maximum of 30 persons.

Guided tours must be booked in advance by contacting us at info@arktikum.fi.
Guided tours will be confirmed subject to availability.


Audio guide

A limited number of audio guides are available and can be taken along when equipment is available in the rack. It is not possible to book them in advance.
More information on the audio guide via this link.
For Schools

Rovaniemi schools

Rovaniemi school teachers may observe and explore the exhibitions in advance with no admission charge, as they prepare for student visits.

Class trips

Arktikum is a great place to visit for class trips and study tours; providing an abundance of content that can be applied to historical, cultural, Arctic nature and lifestyle study topics. Exhibitions are based on experiences and visualizations provide an inspiring learning environment for students of all ages.


Sustainability in Arktikum

For us, environmental responsibility means concrete actions in our own operations. We are committed to saving natural resources and increasing the positive impact on the environment. As a proof of this, we have been awarded the EcoCompass Certificate.
Arktikum has been granted Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) label as a recognition of valuable and long-term work for sustanable tourism. Sustanable Travel Finland is a national sustainable travel programme managed by Visit Finland. It takes into account environmental, socio-cultural, and economic sustainability.


Arktikum Beach

In the foregrounds of Arktikum, along the shoreline of the Ounasjoki River, resides an Arctic garden and one of Rovaniemi’s most picturesque parks. Situated on about seven hectares, and spanning a small island, this arboretum park boasts a scenic location along the banks of the Ounasjoki River. The Arktikum Beach Park displays a variery of species of plants and alpine vegetation that have uniquely adapted to survive the harsh nothern climate of Lapland and the Arctic.

The Arctic garden is maintained by the University of Lapland. Additionally, here you will find copies of ancient runestones and runic symbols, as well as sculptor and artist Risto Immonen’s ”Nätti-Jussi”; inspired by the legendary woodcutter and lumberjack Johan Viktor Nätti (1890 - 1964).

During the summer months, the midnight sun shines its light on the beach park from the north; making for an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic or go for a refreshing swim. As summer gives way to autumn and winter, along with it comes shorter days and longer nights. It’s during this darker period, Arktikum beach transforms into a stupendous place from which to observe the aurora borealis or northern lights.
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