Arktikum
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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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! Arktikum Cafe serves daily lunch and great selection of northern delights. Arktikum Shop offers high-quality Lappish products and souvenirs.
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  • barbara gacv
    155 contributions
    Great museum.
    Part of a group of three museums in Rovaniemi, which you can get to visit by paying 20euros at the reception desk of any of them, and them jump from one to the others only by showing the bracelet that had been given to you in the first one you have visited. Great collection of items and a functional display that anyone from any age can interact, understand and absorb. A must see in Rovaniemi.
    Visited January 2020
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 February 2020
  • Sergio C
    Poznan, Poland6 contributions
    Perfect and obligatory stop
    Between 3 to 4 different areas to see, you learn a lot, everything is enjoyable. I really enjoyed the photography and the history of the Sami people. The museum is in an incredible position in Rovaniemi, you can see the bridge and the river. With you ticket for one week you can see the 3 museums and enter more than one time ;)
    Visited December 2019
    Written 14 April 2020
  • BarnieGal
    Kingston, Canada82 contributions
    Out in Rovaniemi
    This is a lovely museum with a number of exhibits about the arctic, the sammi and the Finnish life and history. It is a nice setting with a reasonable number of exhibits and provides walkable options if you are staying in Rovaniemi - you can buy a pass for all theee museums for 20 euro or pay the entry fee for individual museums. A guide from Nordic Unique travels told us on a clear night it is possible to see the northern lights from behind this museum.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 November 2022
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Darrya
Finland164 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
The building is worth to see, the expedition not so much. The expedition needs to update to 21th century, now it’s dated. The Northern Ways has some Sami people items which really are beautiful, but over all this place didn’t really have anything to interest me
Written 23 September 2023
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Ignas K
Kaunas, Lithuania107 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The big part of museum is interactive, so kids enjoyed it a lot and simplicity of explanation helped them to understand everything. It touches all parts - daily life of locals, nature, history of all region an Rovaniemi town itself. Only one thing why we are giving four stars is that not all parts of stands were working properly at that time
Written 23 September 2023
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Richard M
Phoenix, AZ453 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
The exhibits are extensive and exciting. It is clear Arktikum, and most of Finland, has bought into the climate change hoax that 1,609 scientists from around the world recently exposed, because many exhibits were pure propaganda espousing totally man-made climate change as distinct from other geophysical causes. Putting that aside, both the science center and museum exhibitions are something one should not miss here in Rovaniemi.
Written 18 September 2023
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DadandCab
Coffs Harbour, Australia1,164 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
If this is your first, or the only museum that you will visit in the Artic or Lapland, then take the opportunity and definitely visit here. If it isn’t, perhaps take a break?
I’d already visited a couple of very good cultural museums in Swedish and Finnish Lapland plus several artic museums, and each time, I’ve been surprised to find a wealth of new subjects and ways of displaying information making it new and interesting to look at. Unfortunately, not so here although perhaps I have just reached saturation point?
The main display I found to be of interest here was regarding Petsamo. Lots of information, personal stories, well laid out and not something covered in detail elsewhere. Some smaller art displays were also interesting.
I felt the artic display was cramped, lacking in modern, innovative, well presented information despite there being some interactive exhibits. The section of the northern lights display I saw were uninspiring and not looking at all like the real thing.
I also found the main glass hall unbearably hot and stuffy although I’m sure this isn’t an issue in winter! Not my best museum experience.
Written 14 August 2023
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Boyd J
Maleny, Australia1,636 contributions
Jun 2023
This is a science centre and museum and it had some wonderful displays about life in the Arctic, history and culture and also about the exploration of both the Arctic and Antarctic. Well worth seeing.
Written 3 August 2023
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Matlock, UK119 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
If you're in Rovaniemi for a few days and you're looking for something to do in the city centre then Arktikum is worth a visit, perhaps even with the three museum ticket which includes the nearby Science Centre and Korundi House of Culture. Of the three locations, I found Arktikum to be the most interesting for me, though the science centre is more interactive and therefore perhaps of more interest for those travelling with kids.
Written 29 July 2023
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic6,241 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Great source of information about anything connected to the North and its nature. As a visitor, you will learn how the people used to live in the North, what kind of animals live there, how to explore the nature at the North Pole, and much more.
As the permanent exhibitions are huge, reserve few hours for this place, especially if you don't want to just walk through them in half an hour. But that would be really just walking through.
Staff working at the place is very nice. As the visitor, you can leave you backpack at the storage room that the staff has keys from.
Written 25 June 2023
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,606 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
I'm a museum addict. I can't resist museums. This one was interesting as to history and culture. Children would even enjoy it and learn from it
Written 9 June 2023
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Miska L
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Nice museum, but not so much to see Samish culture.
Tickest quite expencive to inside.

Still quite hapoy i go there.
Written 8 April 2023
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Lynn C
Manchester, United Kingdom10 contributions
Jan 2023
We did not allow enough time to see all the exhibits! There is lots of information about the local history which is very interesting.
Written 15 March 2023
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