This new building by the Arktikum is run by the Forest and Park Service. It has permanent displays and changing summer exhibitions on...
Eräsetti Wild North
Experienced operator with another office at Santa's village.
Outdoor and indoor pool as well as saunas. It’s cheaper in summer (€4).
Large, light, modern ZoomIt is a popular, buzzy central bar and cafe, and a good place for a drink or coffee while you scope out...
This main-street Chinese is family run and a level above your typical Finnish example of the genre. Friendly service, tasty steamed...
Lonely Planet review
With its beautifully designed glass tunnel stretching out to the Ounasjoki, this is one of Finland’s best museums and well worth the admission fee if you are interested in the north. There are two main exhibitions; one side deals with Lapland, with some information on Sámi culture, including both traditional and modern music, and a variety of costumes. There’s a display of canoes, dwellings and fishing materials, as well as a room devoted to the history of Rovaniemi itself.
The highlight, though, is the other side, with a wide-ranging display on the Arctic, with superb static and interactive displays focusing on flora and fauna, as well as on the peoples of Arctic Europe, Asia and North America. There’s a research library here if you want to learn more, as well as a good restaurant. There’s an audiovisual show in the auditorium three times daily; it’s basically a pretty slide show, so don’t stress should you miss it.