Nanoq - An arctic Adventure

At the Arctic museum Nanoq, just outside of Jakobstad, you can familiarize yourself with the people,cultures, and traditions of the Arctic. You can hear the enthralling stories about famous expeditions to the North and South Pole. Here you can stroll among exotic buildings in beautiful surroundings, or dive into one of the many books in the library.  

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opening hours

From 1.6 - 31.8 the museum is open daily from 11 am to 18 pm.

Other times by agreement 
Tel: + 358-45-6401312


entrance fees

Entrance fee to the museum
Adults: 10,-
Students: 8,-
School-age youths: 5,-
Children under 7 years: free

Entrance and guiding
Adults: 15,-
Children: 5,-



Every building and artifact within the museum's bounds has its own story to tell, many of them linked with specific themes.
Our knowledgeable guides are happy to take you through the exhibits and recount exciting stories of Arctic adventures.

Please remember to book your guiding in advance!

Tel: + 358-45-6401312
       + 358-50-5830222

Adventures in Siberia - photographs by Kai Donner 1911 - 1914

In summer 2017 we invite you to come and see the the fantastic photos that Kai Donner made on his trips to Siberia over a hundred years ago. Donner went on two expeditions to Siberia. The first one lasted from August 1911 until June 1913, extending to the wilderness regions, tundra and taiga between the Ob and Yenisei rivers. This journey of over 500 kilometres was full of adventures with the threat of frostbite and even starvation. At the same time, it was an opportunity to experience the everyday life of indigenous people. A year later, in June 1914, Donner travelled once again to Siberia. After the outbreak of the First World War, Donner had to interrupt his expedition earlier than planned and return to Finland in October. 

Nanoq as an event venue

Are you or your business looking for a unique, near to nature, place for meetings or conference?  At Nanoq, both large and small spaces are available for rent year-round.