Visit Arktikum Museum & Science Centre

Arktikum displays life of the north in several ways, including all of the arctic areas. 

At Arktikum you can familiarize with the history of Rovaniemi, get an insight into Sámi culture and see what the arctic areas of the world has to offer and what challenges they face. One of the highlights is the Northern Light theatre where the magic lights are explained very well and in detail after which you can lay down in the theatre and enjoy a mythical northern lights show on the ceiling screen.
Arktikum has a great shop for handicraft, design items and books, so make sure you have time to have a look at the shop’s offering. The cafe and restaurant is open on weekdays and opening times vary. 
Season: all year round
Closed on Mondays and Christmas Eve
Duration: from 2 hrs
Price: depending on tour

You can easily reach Arktikum by foot from Rovaniemi city center and visit it independently. To ensure that you get a good insight to the arctic and even to tailor the visit according to your interests we are happy to organise a guided visit for you.

Destinations for the experience



Well known for its location on the Arctic Circle and as the hometown of Santa Claus, Rovaniemi is well worth a visit.

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Salonki Travels is a Finnish DMC company that represents the gems of Finland, from the coast to the fells, without forgetting our neighbouring countries. When you choose us, you can be sure your visit truly benefits the local economy.