Situated on top of the Arctic Circle, Arktikum serves as a museum, science center, and conference venue. Visit one of the museum's educational exhibits, including Northern Ways at the Provincial Museum of Lapland and Arctic in Change at the Arctic Centre. Walk through the glass-roofed foyer, view one of the temporary exhibits, or join in on a museum event. Most importantly, you'll learn about Arctic nature and ways of life in a beautiful setting. This cultural site is available to host meetings and also has a cafe and library. With our international travel planner, Rovaniemi attractions like Arktikum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
You definitely need a few hours to properly explore everything here, but the real gem is the park and walking trail surrounding the Arktikum. Bring your camera because this a beautiful and photogenic ... more »
You need 2-3 hours+ to explore the museum properly. We were a little short of time so we missed part of what there was to see but we enjoyed the two main exhibition areas very much. more »
Excellent museum. Well presented and very informative. The whole family was kept occupied for about 3 hours. Good selection in the gift shop too!
This is a really great place to learn about the very rich and interesting history of northern Fenno-Scandinavia, it's historical population, it's traditions, it's peoples etc. There's also a lot of fauna and flora in really vividly restored displays which makes the experience hard to forget. The view is beyond amazing and there's also a cafe and lots of high quality goods to purchase.
Places to stay near Arktikum
Plan your trip to Rovaniemi
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Hidden gems in Rovaniemi
Side trips from Rovaniemi
View all >
Nearby attractions in Rovaniemi
Nature in Rovaniemi
Plans to Arktikum by other users
7 days in Finland BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Finland BY A USER FROM CHINA December, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM CHINA December, kids, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, teens, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium