Northern Lights

People come to marvel the Oulu region’s night sky with different shades of glowing green and red auroras even from a long distance, and for a good reason: this remarkable light phenomenon of the Arctic winter environment has puzzled people for a long time.

 

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Huskies & Reindeer

Huskies and reindeer have been important draft animals for the Oulu region people for a long time, helping to transport local foods and merchandise in a sleigh through the snow and forests.

 

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The Frozen Sea

One thing that makes the Oulu region’s water areas so special is that the water always freezes during the winter. The ice makes the landscape look marvellous: you might not see anything other than white around you!

 

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VisitOulu brings together the best services in the Oulu region!

Oulu region's best tourist and conference services together with the nature of the Arctic will make every subsequent visit to the region a memorable one. Admire the aurora borealis in the heart of crown snow nature, celebrate summer festivals until the morning, spend a leisurely city break in downtown cafes and enjoy some shopping. Also, hike in a national park under the Midnight Sun, ski on the frozen sea or spend a happy family holiday on a sultry, sandy beach - all this and much more is within your reach in the Oulu region!

Arctic experiences

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Oulu – Capital of Northern Scandinavia

Oulu is Northern Finland's largest and oldest city, located in the Gulf of Bothnia in the Oulujoki River delta with good access from anywhere. Oulu was founded by King Charles IX of Sweden in 1605, and in the nineteenth century the town was Finland's leading exporter of tar. Today, the city is home to more than 200,000 locals, and is a favourite destination for thousands of domestic and international leisure and business travellers.

Arctic experiences:

Northern Lights

People come to marvel the Oulu region’s night sky with different shades of glowing green and red auroras even from a long distance, and for a good reason: this remarkable light phenomenon of the Arctic winter environment has puzzled people for a long time. The Northern Lights are born when the solar winds Sun rush towards the magnetic polar regions of the Earth and hit the atmosphere releasing energy that is seen in green and red colours. Thanks to the northern location of the Oulu region, it is one of the world's most desirable places to see the Northern Lights.

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The Oulu region is an easily accessible tourist area, with plenty to see and do for a number of visits. The town provides convenient access to visit or stay, to the southernmost fell highland region of Finland or rare nature areas shaped by the Ice Age.

 

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