The city of Oulu is located at the western coast of Finland. As the fifth largest city in Finland, Oulu offers its visitors plenty of tourist attractions and activities all year round.The Oulu region is the biggest urban centre in Northern Scandinavia with 250.000 citizens. Oulu is very easy to access from any part of the world – there are numerous daily fights and just an hour’s flight from Helsinki and Stockholm.
Versatile travel destination
In Oulu you can enjoy a versatile vacation by combining urban pleasures with nature activities. The arctic nature offers its magic: the Northern Lights in the winter and the midnight sun that never sets in summer. Our historically and culturally significant sites, as well as our comprehensive selection of events, are perfect for visitors of all ages. The center of Oulu is full of nice shops, restaurants and activities combined with great accommodation services.
Day tripoptions in the Oulu region
In the Oulu region you can admire Rokua UNESCO Global Geopark, moulded by the ice age, or visit Syöte - the southernmost fell area in Finland. The Liminka Bay Visitor Centre is an excellent place for observing birds. Kalajoki Sand Dunes is a compact holiday resort offering a wide range of services and activities for the whole family throughout the year. The seaside town of Raahe offers a great archipelago experiences and an idyllic district of wooden houses. You can also travel to Ukkohalla to take part in Swamp Football World Championships. The resorts in the Oulu region offer plenty to experience for several days.
Strengths of the destination Oulu
Largest city in Northern Scandinavia
Vivid cultural offer
All year round touristic activities
Attractive location at the northern shore of the Gulf of Bothnia