Eräsetti Wild North
Experienced operator with another office at Santa's village.
Downstairs in the Metsähallitus (Finnish Forest and Park Service) building next to the Arktikum, this is a highly entertaining...
Outdoor and indoor pool as well as saunas. It’s cheaper in summer (€4).
A convivial Irish bar with a distinctly Finnish flavour, this is a fine choice for an animated night of pubbing. It has an excellent...
The café in the Arktikum does a good-value soup-and-salad lunch plus a daily hot dish. It closes Mondays when the museum does.
Pohjoisranta 4 · interesting places nearby
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.