Arktikum information

Rovaniemi , Finland
Pohjoisranta 4
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adult/child/family €12/5/28
Opening hours
9am-6pm Jun-Aug & Dec–mid-Jan, 10am-6pm Tue-Sun mid-Jan–May & Sep-Nov
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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. One side deals with Lapland, with information on Sámi culture and the history of Rovaniemi. The other side offers 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 lunch restaurant. There’s an audiovisual – basically a pretty slide show – downstairs on constant loop.