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Winter Wonderland

Nature changes in a mind-blowing way in the Oulu region in mid-winter, when abundant snowscapes colour the landscape completely white, and the frosty air freezes the sea under a thick layer of ice. Ball-like formations of snow around trees made by frost are called crown snow, and it truly makes nature seem enchanting. Snow makes the Oulu region a true winter wonderland!

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Winter Wonderland is at its best in mountainous nature

The Oulu region’s mountain areas have the best snow throughout the Finnish regions, where the winter season starts at its best in October and continues until May. The crown snow’s wintry environment is at its best after a heavy snow cover in mid-winter in January-March. For example, in the fell highland environment of Syöte, you can find marvellous snow-laden forests boasting the sound of silence, and stunning landscapes low and high in the meandering terrain.

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Winter Wonderland is full of things to do!

The snow is not the easiest to walk on foot, but the locals have over the years discovered many convenient ways to traverse the snowscapes. Snowshoes take you to even the snowiest places without sinking your feet. Cross-country skis are suitable for speedier transport, which allow you to enjoy the winter nature on Oulu region’s well-maintained cross-country skiing tracks. The region also has some top ski resorts, where you can find suitable slopes for all levels of skiers.

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How to experience the winter wonderland

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Arctic Wilderness

The Northern region’s natural exoticism is at its best where it manifests itself in a pure and untouched form. The Oulu region’s natural sites in national parks are a cross-section of the arctic biodiversity: you can find the Ice Age shaped lichen-covered ridges, age-old fabled forests, miles of sandy beaches, tall fell highlands, inhabited by hundreds of thousands of birds in wetland areas, and lush parks near the city centre.