Summer in Gulf of Bothnia

When sunbathing on the Oulu region’s sandy beaches during the summer, you would not first believe that the sea was covered with a thick layer of ice only a few months earlier. However, the northern location in the Oulu region doesn’t mean cold weather throughout the year, as in June-August, the temperatures in the area are often close to heat wave temperatures and the sea water is not cold either! This causes people to gather near water for sunbathing, picnics, beach restaurants and summery water activities.

 

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Water Activities rejuvenate mind and body!

There are countless ways in the Oulu region to experience the summer sea: enjoy a delicious meal at a waterfront restaurant, standup paddleboarding board in the sea and amongst the green islands of the delta, take a morning swim at the beach from the pier or eat a delicious picnic dinner on the sandy beach admiring the sunset.

 

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The region’s sandy beaches also have great potential for surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing and other speedier water activities. The sea region is also accessible by a number of charter boats, which entertain passengers with maritime and ocean delights during the cruise.

 

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Gulf of Bothnia summer

How to experience the Gulf of Bothnia summer

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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.