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.
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
- Rokua Geopark
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.
Finland's southernmost resort, Syöte consists of three natural treasures of the fell highland nature: Iso-Syöte, Pikku-Syöte and the Syöte National Park.
A centre of active outdoor life and well-being, which the Ice Age shaped, has plenty to admire!
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.
Finland's youngest municipality is the favourite rural municipality for bird watchers and families with children, right next to Oulu!
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.
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.
The sea and archipelago, the old part of the town with its wooden houses, vibrant cultural life, inviting museums and numerous events throughout the year make for a highly enjoyable stay in this historic town.