Summer activities in Oulu

Aug 12, 2019 5:04:14 PM

In the foodsteps of the tar rowers

These river waves have been carrying a variety of local skilled people, from tar rowers to log floaters. These waterways used to serve as the vivid veins of the local economic life. Furthermore, this was the route for the merchandise to get to the markets of the outer world. Salmon fishers throughout Europe used to arrive here in the early days to enjoy the atmosphere at these rapids. Through ages, the Oulujoki river has kept up its role with pride as the main river of the Region of Northern Ostrobothnia.

When you travel through the river, you will be surprised what a world of its own these streams have created. The atmosphere at the river is very unique. The waves lapping on the boat carry their own stories of the times of the tar rowers. Oulu Safarit will take you on a journey on the Oulujoki river with our tar boats. The journey may begin, for example, from the Turkansaari island and end up at the Maikkula Mansion. A boat trip is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the river environment. Along the route, we may have a break to enjoy a cup of coffee and the surrounding sceneries! At the beautiful Turkansaari outdoors museum you will get a good idea of how life used to be here in the last decades and centuries. Welcome to a River Journey!

Oulu tar rowers

Product information: Tar Rowers

  • Season: May - September, depending on weather conditions
  • Language: English, Finnish (German and French on request)
  • Duration: 2-3 hours (route varies according to the number of participants)
  • Participants: 15 - 100 pax.
  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Note: A warm and waterproof outfit and proper shoes suitable for rowing needed

Nightless night canoeing

White city - experience the delights of night time canoeing! This night time canoeing trip will give you an opportunity to get to know the city of Oulu and the Oulujoki river delta seen from the water. Along the canoeing route you will see a number of interesting sights and may be surprised how close the wonders of the wilderness actually are to the city. Enjoy the silence and the light nightless night! We set out on our journey in Indian canoes and will be canoeing at an easy pace. The tour distance will be about two to five kilometers. Our experienced and well-trained guide will be there for your safety throughout the whole trip. This canoeing trip is suitable for people who enjoy being outdoors, can swim to a competent level and who are fairly physically fit. Children are welcome to participate accompanied by their parents.

Oulu canoeing

Product information: Nightless night canoeing

  • Season: 01.06. - 30.08.
  • Languages: English (German on request)
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Participants: 6 - 40 pax.
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Equipment: Take a warm, waterproof outfit and proper shoes for canoeing along
  • Insurance: Oulu Safarit has a liability insurance

Cycling tour in Oulu

Cycling is an ideal way to move around in the nature or in an urban environment. No matter what your experience level is, whether a beginner or a more advanced cyclist, you will enjoy the versatility of the outdoors and its challenges. Our relaxed and low-key journey will lead you along a number of scenic routes and sitting in the saddle you may see the world as you have never seen it before.

Oulu cycling

Product information: Cycling tour in Oulu 

  • Season: May - end of September
  • Languages: English (German and French on request)
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours (about 15 km)
  • Participants: 10 - 30 pax.
  • Starting point: city center
  • Insurance: Oulu Safarit has a liability insurance
  • Services: disposable raincoats, JOPO bicycles, services of the guides

Contact: Eventours Oy

Ulla Anttila
Tel.: +358 40 7611 466

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Destination: Oulu

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.
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.

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