Visit Pilke Science Centre

Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–20.2.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.

Opening Hours in 2021

Science Centre Pilke:

1.1.– 31.5.2021 Tue–Fri 9 am –  6 pm, Sat–Sun 10 am – 4 pm (closed on Mondays)
1.6. – 31.8.  Tue–Fri 9 am – 6 pm, Sat–Sun 10 am – 4 pm (closed on Mondays)
1.9. – 31.12. Tue–Fri 9 am – 6 pm, Sat–Sun 10 am – 4 pm (closed on Mondays)

Pilke Info and Shop:

Pilke Info and Shop are open on weekdays at 8 am.
On Mondays when the Science Centre is closed, Pilke Info and Shop are open until 4 pm.

Exceptions 2021:

Check the opening hours on Science Centre Pilke's website (

Easter Monday and Christmas Eve 24.12. Science Centre is closed

We reserve the right to make changes.

Check instructions for a safe visit at Pilke’s website (


Contact Information

Address: Ounasjoentie 6, 96200  Rovaniemi, Finland

Telephone: +358 206 39 7820

E-mail: pilke(at)


For more information on ticket prices, go to Pilke Science Centre´s website (

Directions and Maps

Pilke House is located in the centre of Rovaniemi at the beginning of Ounasjoentie Road on the western side of main road E4. The walking distance from the city centre is 5-15 minutes.

By Car

  • From the city centre or from the junction of Main Road E4 and trunk road 79, drive onto Lapinkävijäntie Road and on to Ounasjoentie Road.
  • The following customer parking spaces are available: 5 spaces (1 h with the parking disc) in front of Pilke House by Ounasjoentie Road, 14 spaces at the end of the building, and the entire top level of the adjacent indoor parking facility.

Map of the Surroundings of Pilke Science Centre.

By Public Transportation

  • Rovaniemi railway station ( and bus station are about 2 km from Pilke House.
  • Rovaniemi has an airport (, about 9 km from Pilke House.
  • Local buses ( operate in Rovaniemi.

Outdoor Etiquette

1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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