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Oulu region for tour operators

One region - five destinations



The largest city in northern Scandinavia is situated on the northern shore of
the Gulf of Bothnia. It offers a vivid cultural programme and year-round tourist activities.


The bay of Liminka is a nesting place for over 160 distinct bird species, which is quite rare in the entire world. There are also excellent mountain bike trails.


Kalajoki offers a beautiful shoreline with landscape and sand dunes. This makes it a top tourism and recreational area.


The northernmost geopark in the world is located in Rokua. The national park offers excellent skiing and hiking routes.


Syöte offers beautiful nature and a variety of year-round activities. In Finland's southernmost fell you can enjoy wilderness and silence.

Oulu Cover Manual EN 2019 Quadrat

Product manual for the region

In the current product manual of the Oulu region you will find product descriptions and contact information.

Oulu in a nutshell

Largest city in Northern Scandinavia

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.
Population: 250.000


Number of hotels: 14 
Number of cottages: approx. 100 
Capacities: 3.400 beds
Number of slopes: 6
Skiing tracks: 350 km 
Hiking trails: 100 km

Winter activities 

Downhill skiing, reindeer farm visits, dog sledding, kite skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing, skiing, winter swimming, ice fishing, aurora hunting trips 

Summer activities

Cycling & fat bike tours, water activities (e.g. SUP, wakeboard, canoeing/kayaking), floating sauna, boat cruises, fishing trips, amusement park for children, guided walking tours, sight-seeing (double-decker & miniature train), golf & disc golf, nature experience tours

Arrival by plane 

The nearest airport is Oulu, about 15 km from the city centre. There are several daily flights from Helsinki (HEL) to Oulu with Finnair and Norwegian. The flight time is about 1 hour. SAS flies several times a week from Stockholm to Oulu. The flight time is 1 hour 50 minutes.

Arrival by train

The train station is situated in the centre of town. The pedestrian zone Rotuaari is about 900 m away.

Contakt Visit Oulu

Visit Oulu
Kasarmintie 13, 90130 Oulu
Mrs Päivi Penttilä
Mrs Anniina Merikanto-Vuoti



Social Media & image material

Images for the Oulu region are available in the picture database.
Updates and impressions from Oulu are available on the social media channels.

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Liminka in a nutshell

Finland's most beautiful wetland area

Liminka is located at 20 minutes drive to the south from Oulu. It is the oldest town of Oulu region and its residents' age distribution is the youngest one in Finland.


Number of hotels: 2 
Number of cottages: 4 cottages (all year round) + 14 cottages which are available during summer time 
Capacity: 85 beds
Skiing tracks: 52 km 
Hiking trails: Liminka has over 100 km of mountain biking trails which are also used for hiking. There is also the land uplift nature path which is about 7 km long.

Winter activities

cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fatbiking, icefishing, northern lights and wall climbing

Summer activities

In summer time the activities focus on nature, culture and sports, e.g. guided walking tour to the old Liminka, disc golf, bird watching, kayak, fatbike, fishing, berry picking, hiking on the cultural jogging path and land uplift path

Arrival by plane

Oulu, the second busiest airport in Finland is only 25 minutes away from Liminka which makes Liminka easy to reach from all over the world.

Arrival by train

Kempele railway station is 14 km away.


Visit Liminka
Liminganraitti 10, 91900 Liminka
Mrs Piia Leinonen


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Updates and Impressions
from Liminka.

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Kalajoki in a nutshell

Unspoilt spectacular nature

Kalajoki with its long beach and sand dune area "Hiekkasärkät" is a compact holiday area in Northern Finland situated at the seaside of the Bothnian Bay, 1,5 h drive south of Oulu airport via Route 8.


Number of hotels: 3 
Number of cottages: 300 
Capacities: 2.000 beds (low season), 10.000 beds (high season)
Skiing tracks: 50 km 
Hiking trails: tens of kilometres

Winter activities

snowmobile, huskies, cross-country skiing, ski trekking, snowshoe walking, animal/ bird watching, ice fishing, snowkiting, icekarting, fatbike, snow yoga, wintersurfing, sliding, smoke sauna and bathtub

Summer activities

fishing, hiking, canoeing/ kayaking, horseback riding, biking, Nordic Walking, golf, cruise, trekking, sea trips to fisherman islands Maakalla, SUP, kite, windsurfingn
For kids e.g. waterpark Jukupark, Lohilaakso fishing activity center, bike rental, minigolf, Superpark, karting

Arrival by plane

The distance to Kokkola airport is 80 km, to Oulu airport 130 km.

Arrival by train & bus

Kokkola station is 65 km away, Ylivieska station is 40 km away.
Bus from Kokkola station and Oulu airport to Kalajoki.  


Visit Kalajoki
Jukupolku 5, 85100 Kalajoki
Mrs Helena Eijsberg 


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Updates and impressions
from Kalajoki.

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Rokua in a nutshell

Rokua UNESCO Global Geopark

Experience Finland’s stunning natural landscape at its best in the world’s northernmost UNESCO Global Geopark. Shaped by the Ice Age, the spectacular scenery of Rokua Geopark opens up endless opportunities to explore and enjoy.

Rokua Esker and Rokua Geopark were selected as the Finnish outdoors destination of the year 2018!


Number of hotels: 2 
Number of cottages: 40 
Capacities: approx. 400 beds
Skiing tracks: approx. 120 km (+ 8 km multifunctional tracks)
Hiking trails: approx. 140 km

Winter activities

Cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking, fat biking, ice fishing, snowmobiles, guided nature treks, winter swimming, under ice diving in clear water lakes

Summer activities

hiking, canoeing, Nordic walking, swimming, fishing, tennis, mini golf, picking berries and mushrooms, volley ball, badminton, basketball, roller skating, mountain biking, biking. Geocaching

Arrival by plane

The next airport Oulu is 90 km away. 

Arrival by train

Muhos, Utajärvi, Vaala train stations are located inside the Geopark area. Shortest distance to visitor center is 25 km.


Rokua UNESCO Global Geopark
Valtatie 17, 91500 Muhos
Mrs Venla Karkola


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Updates and impressions from Rokua.

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Syöte in a nutshell

Southernmost fell area in Finland

Syöte, the southernmost fell area in Finland provides lapland-like scenery, attractive accommodation and a range of year-round activities in Syöte National Park.


Number of hotels: 3 (winter 2019-2020) 
Number of cottages: 250
Capacities: 3.000 beds
Slopes: 17 in Iso-Syöte, 9 in Pikku-Syöte
Skiing tracks: 120 km
Hiking trails: 120 km

Winter activities

downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, husky safaris, reindeer farms, ice fishing, observatory, wall climbing, snowmobiling, arctic spa, sauna, northern lights

Summer activities

Fishing, biking, hiking, berry picking

Arrival by plane

Oulu airport is 150 km away. Kuusamo airport is 90 km away, Rovaniemi airport 150 km.

Arrival by train

Oulu and Rovaniemi railway stations are both 150 km away.


Syöte Travel Association
Janne Soini


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Updates and impressions from Syöte.

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Product Manual Oulu - Finland 2019/2020

Oulu Cover Manual EN 2019

Detailed product descriptions and facts

Description of activities, accommodation and other tourism services offered. 

Contact information of the service providers

Direct contacts for product managers and decision-makers - for further information, e.g. pictures.

Tour operator prices on request

On request you will receive tour operator prices or the amount of the commission.

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Product Manual Oulu 2019/2020

Product manual incl. prices

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Picture: Eeva Mäkinen Metsähallitus ; Video: Rokua