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
The University of Lapland’s Arctic Centre conducts internationally recognized and multidisciplinary research of the Arctic.
The Regional Museum of Lapland is the principal authority on Lappish culture, prehistory, history, architectural heritage, and nature.
Price includes entry for 2 adults + 2 children aged 7-15 years + children under 7 years. During renovation 1.4.2024-5.12.2024 family ticket 24 €.
Groups and Tour Operators kindly contact info(a)arktikum.fi
The Museum Card allows you entry into more than 370 museums throughout Finland; valid for one year beginning on date of first use.
Adults 25 € (norm. 36€)
Seniors, unemployed, students 20 € (norm. 24€)
Children (7-15 yrs.) 10 € (norm. 15€)
Family 55€ (2 adults + 2 children 7-15 yrs. OR 1 adult + 3 children 7-15 yrs.) (norm.102€)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rovaniemi school teachers may observe and explore the exhibitions in advance with no admission charge, as they prepare for student visits.
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.