Oulu region

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. All the destinations in the region are a convenient stop when visiting Oulu and they are great as individual travel destinations. All destinations are easily accessible by your own car or a rental, as well as by local buses.

Traveling

Oulu is easily accessible by plane even from afar.  Oulu Airport is the second busiest in Finland and dozens of flights from Finland as well as from abroad arrive there on a daily basis. For example Arctic Airlink, Norwegian and Finnair operate at the airport bringing customers safely to Oulu from elsewhere in Finland, neighbouring countries and further away. 

For travellers from closer areas, travelling by bus or train is ideal; you can get to Oulu from almost everywhere in Finland in a short period of time. The Oulu region is ideally covered with a rental car, while moving around in Oulu is convenient by bicycle or by local bus.

  • Oulu – Capital of Northern Scandinavia
  • Syöte
  • Rokua Geopark
  • Kalajoki
  • Liminka
  • Vuokatti
  • Ukkohalla

Oulu – Capital of Northern Scandinavia

Oulu, located on the Gulf of Bothnia and the Oulujoki River delta is an attractive gateway to the unique nature and urban culture of the north.

Syöte

Finland's southernmost resort, Syöte consists of three natural treasures of the fell highland nature: Iso-Syöte, Pikku-Syöte and the Syöte National Park.

Rokua Geopark

A centre of active outdoor life and well-being, which the Ice Age shaped, has plenty to admire!

Kalajoki

The Kalajoki sand dunes form one of the longest sand beaches in Finland. Kalajoki is a top destination for windsurfers, in which it’s also possible to practice other water activities and enjoy the sun.

Liminka

Finland's youngest municipality is the favourite rural municipality for bird watchers and families with children, right next to Oulu!

Vuokatti

Vuokatti has the world's largest Angry Birds Activity Park, a popular skiing and downhill skiing centre, as well as the Katinkulta Golf Course favoured by Teemu Selänne.

Ukkohalla

More than 20 ski slopes, three snowboard parks, wakeboarding and disc golf courses as well as the most amazing Kainuu hiking routes in the year-round Ukkohalla, all of which offer holiday joy for all ages.

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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.

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Syöte

Syöte, Finland's southernmost fell region, is particularly popular with families.

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Rokua Geopark

Adventure and lively activities, tranquillity, unspoilt nature, and a unique landscape carved out by the last ice age. The Rokua Geopark is part of the Global Geopark Network, a UNESCO-supported conservation group. It comprises Rokua, Lake Oulu, and the River Oulu Valley. A geopark is a geologically unique area. Rokua Geopark is the world's northernmost and Finland's only Geopark.

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Kalajoki

Kalajoki is Finland's most nautical tourist and recreational centre. You're never closer to the sea than when you're in Kalajoki.

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Liminka

Liminka is known for its birdlife. You'll see memorable spring and autumn migrations in Finland's best wetlands.

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Vuokatti

Vuokatti – the best year-round resort. Vuokatti offers plenty of choice for visitors of all ages.

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Ukkohalla

Ukkohalla is open around the year. Its 17 slopes, 3 terrain parks, cable wakeboard park, frisbee golf and the best hiking routes in the region offer holiday fun for all age groups. When staying at the Ski-In holiday village, you'll have the slopes, lake scenery and services right at your door. The brand-new, versatile Ski-In village also has a new bowling hall, restaurant and an extensive wellness centre with different types of saunas.