Tne Arctic Circle Centre was officially opened on July 13, 1990, at the same time as the new E6 highway across the Saltfjellet mountains was completed. Inside the Centre you will find a cafeteria serving North Norwegian fare, a cinema and exhibition hall with information about the Arctic Circle, and a large and abundant souvenir shop. All of this is spread across a surface area of approximatley 1300m2.
The Centre is situated approx. 680 metres above sea level on the boundary of the Saltfjellet-Svartisen national park. In the Saltfjellet mountains there is an abundant flora and fauna, and a large number of fishing lakes.
The Arctic Circle Centre is situated on the E6 road in the Saltfjellet mountains in the county of Nordland, and constitutes a natural stop for all travellers along the road. The Arctic Circle Centre is characterised by its unique architecture that has been adapted to the natural surroundings. The Arctic Circle is marked all the way through the building. The Centre is open for the season from May 1 to September 1.
Inside the Arctic Circle Centre you will find:
- A cafeteria with focus on North Norwegian fare.
- Lunch and dinner must be booked in advance for groups and special events.
- Large souvenir and gift shop
- Special post office where all postcards are poststamped with an exclusive Arctic Circle stamp.
- Our splendid cinema screens our new multimedia show entitled “Welcome to the Artic” with fantastic photos and music from the Arctic Circle area.
- Arctic Circle Certificate
In the area around the Centre, there are Russian and Yugoslavian war memorials from World War II. The Arctic Circle Centre is situated in a national park area and is surrounded by magnificent hiking terrain.