Arrival and transport

Making your way to Pohjola route is easy by car or plane. You can also come to Oulu by train or bus and move around in the area by various types of transportation.

Saapuminen Pohjolan rengastielle

Making your way to Pohjola route is easy by car, plane or train. You can also come to Oulu by bus and move around in the area by various types of transportation. Oulu Airport is the second busiest airport in Finland where many Norwegian and Finnair flights from Helsinki arrive on a daily basis. Trains from south and north arrive to the area. There are several daily connections to Oulu, Kempele and Rokua Geopark area (Muhos, Utajärvi and Vaala). For travelers from closer areas, traveling by bus is ideal; you can get here from almost everywhere in Finland in a short period of time. Pohjola Route can also be experienced with a rental car, taxi, charter coach, bicycle or by local bus.

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Taxi services

For those on holiday in Syöte, STP Transport taxi services open up a whole new dimension to enjoying northern activities. You don t need your own car at all on your holiday.

Want to get to a husky or reindeer farm on your own schedule, or need someone to pick you up at the end of your ski trip? During the summer, you can also bring your bike and explore Syöte extensive mountain bike network.

Our taxis serve the entire North-Eastern region. Our cars are also wheelchair accessible. We serve at any time, day and night. Save time for your holiday!

Romekievarintie
93280, Syöte

Charter bus services

Syöte Charter transfers connect those on holiday in Syöte with other tourist destinations in the north and north-east. Airport transfers to Syöte are conveniently available from Oulu, Rovaniemi and Kuusamo.

Syöte is geographically centrally located, so you can explore both local and more distant attractions during your holiday on the fells. STP Transport takes you on husky and reindeer safaris
around Syöte. Although your holiday in Syöte is practically in the middle of the wilderness, there are regular charter services all the way to Rovaniemi. During the winter season, day trips are made to the Ranua Wildlife Park, Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, and the Arktikum Art Museum, as well as to Kemi SnowCastle.

In addition to day trips, Syöte Charter offers ready-made travel packages to various events around
Finland. We also organise tours throughout Scandinavia.

Romekievarintie
93280, Syöte
Saaga Travel drivers are well-trained, polite and English speaking.

Charter buses and private transportation services in Oulu region

Saaga Travel operates high quality, comfortable and modern charter vehicles to suit your transportation needs in Oulu Region and the entire Northern Finland.

You can book a charter bus or private transfer for example for airport transfer, private city tour, day trip or a longer overnight trip to multiple cities and locations.

Our fleet of coaches and busses is versatile, with the smallest car being a 4-seater sedan and the largest 79-seater double decker coach. For small groups we have VIP level black Saaga Travel Gold minibuses and for larger groups stylish black and white Saaga Travel tourist buses. Our buses are equipped with Wifi and USB charging plugs and large buses also with WC.

Our high quality fleet is serviced by well-trained professional and English speaking drivers. You can book also guides and tour leaders from us.

We have our own dedicated sales team with years of experience in travel services across Finland, Northern Scandinavia and the Baltic states. We also function as an incoming travel agency for international tour operators and private clients, specializing in high quality and customized small group trips.

Hakatie 15
90440, Kempele

Local taxi services in Liminka

Otaxi is the reliable and legit taxi service provider in Liminka and widely in Oulu area. We provide local, trustworthy taxi services with the well-known and visible, yellow-roofed taxi cars.

We offer 24/7 quality service, all year round. We serve with 320 taxi cars in Oulu area and altogether with more than 700 OTAXI cars in Northern Ostrobothnia!

Otaxi sedan model cars are suitable for 1-4 passengers. Otaxi minivans are suitable even for 8 passengers. Our minivans include suitable cars for the disabled, with a stretcher possibility or a lift. Additionally, our customers have a possibility to choose a low-emission, environmental-friendly OTAXI Green car for their service.

Our taxi drivers are professional and educated for the taxi business, with good local knowledge.

You can order our taxi service fast and easy from +358 600 30081 number. We serve 24/7 each day of the year! (Calling 1,59 €/call + 0,48 €/min.)

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91900, Liminka
We recommend preordering when arriving to the airport.

Airport taxi service

We are happy to serve you when arriving to Oulu Airport!

When landing to Oulu Airport, our driver will be waiting for you. We recommend making a pre-order for us to be able to serve you the best possible way, without any additional waiting time, also when landing in the middle of the night.

Otaxi drivers are local, professional taxi drivers. When needing tips or recommendations of the area, our drivers are happy to assist you.

Konetie 33, 90620 OULU, Suomi
90620, Oulu

OTAXI VIP for premium needs

OTAXI VIP is our answer for everyday luxury.

OTAXI VIP is an excellent choice for business guests, company events, special evenings and every occasion, where you wish to have a little extra. The cars are black premium models, with leather seats and without any advertisements or taxi light on the roof. Each car has WiFi available for the customers.

When ordering OTAXI VIP, there is always a VIP class chauffeur at your service. Our VIP drivers are highly professional, have excellent customer care and wear black suits whenever on VIP duty.

Let us know your wishes and we will make the travel luxurious!

Konetie 33, 90620 OULU, Suomi
90620, Oulu

Local taxi services in Kempele

Otaxi is the reliable and legit taxi service provider in Kempele and widely in Oulu area. We provide local, trustworthy taxi services with the well-known and visible, yellow-roofed taxi cars.

We offer 24/7 quality service, all year round. We serve with 320 taxi cars in Oulu area and altogether with more than 700 OTAXI cars in Northern Ostrobothnia!

Otaxi sedan model cars are suitable for 1-4 passengers. Otaxi minivans are suitable even for 8 passengers. Our minivans include suitable cars for the disabled, with a stretcher possibility or a lift. Additionally, our customers have a possibility to choose a low-emission, environmental-friendly OTAXI Green car for their service.

Our taxi drivers are professional and educated for the taxi business, with good local knowledge.

You can order our taxi service fast and easy from +358 600 30081 number. We serve 24/7 each day of the year! (Calling 1,59 €/call + 0,48 €/min.)

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90440, Oulu

Local taxi services in Muhos

Otaxi is the reliable and legit taxi service provider in Muhos and widely in Oulu area. We provide local, trustworthy taxi services with the well-known and visible, yellow-roofed taxi cars.

We offer 24/7 quality service, all year round. We serve with 320 taxi cars in Oulu area and altogether with more than 700 OTAXI cars in Northern Ostrobothnia!

Otaxi sedan model cars are suitable for 1-4 passengers. Otaxi minivans are suitable even for 8 passengers. Our minivans include suitable cars for the disabled, with a stretcher possibility or a lift. Additionally, our customers have a possibility to choose a low-emission, environmental-friendly OTAXI Green car for their service.

Our taxi drivers are professional and educated for the taxi business, with good local knowledge.

You can order our taxi service fast and easy from +358 600 30081 number. We serve 24/7 each day of the year! (Calling 1,59 €/call + 0,48 €/min.)

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91500, Muhos

Charter coaches

If you have any kind of need for the bus transfer, contact us. Pohjolan Matka has over 200 buses on the road which means there are plenty of vehicles for all transportation needs – ranging form a 10-seater minibus to a large 66-seater charter coach. There are some 170 charter coaches with a toilet, DVD and a refrigerator as standard equipment. Additionally most vehicles have air-conditioning, alcohol interlock and WiFi (if asked). We also have buses specially equipped for disabilities. Where ever are you planning to travel, we reserve the right bus for your need – also transfers with several buses will be arranged perfectly. All drivers must follow certain rules of driving time and rest periods – please read more about them here.

When you choose Pohjolan Matka you choose also sustainbility. We have reached ISO 14001 environmental certificate and Sustainable Travel Finland label as a mark of our work for more responsible and sustainable travelling.

We operate almost everywhere across Finland (excluding southwest part of Finland).

Laakeritie 1
90620, Oulu
Aloita matkasi Otaxin kyydissä.

Local Taxi Services in Oulu

Otaxi is the reliable and legit taxi service provider in Oulu area. We provide local, trustworthy taxi services with the well-known and visible, yellow-roofed taxi cars.

We offer 24/7 quality service, all year round. We serve with 320 taxi cars in Oulu area and altogether with more than 700 OTAXI cars in Northern Ostrobothnia!

Otaxi sedan model cars are suitable for 1-4 passengers. Otaxi minivans are suitable even for 8 passengers. Our minivans include suitable cars for the disabled, with a stretcher possibility or a lift. Additionally, our customers have a possibility to choose a low-emission, environmental-friendly OTAXI Green car for their service.

Our taxi drivers are professional and educated for the taxi business, with good local knowledge.

You can order our taxi service prompt and easy from +358 600 30081 number. We serve 24/7 each day of the year! (Calling 1,59 €/call + 0,48 €/min.)

Konetie 33
90620, Oulu
Cruises to Raahe Archipelago leave from the harbor next to the Packhouse Museum.

Day Trip from Oulu to Raahe

Raahe is full of history and maritime experiences!

Take a day trip from Oulu to Raahe for a full day of experiences! In Raahe, you can stroll through the atmospheric quarters of Old Town Raahe, stop at cafés and museums, shop in boutiques or enjoy a maritime experience on an archipelago cruise, by paddling or stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). Bicycle rental is also possible.

The Saaga Travel day trip bus to Raahe runs on Thursdays from 30 June to 4 August 2022 as a guaranteed departure. The trip is organized if there is at least one participant. The bus leaves from Kaarlenväylä street next to Oulu Market Square at 10.00.We will be back in the center of Oulu at 6 p.m.

We organize also private tours from Oulu to Raahe on request – ask for a quote!

Kaarlenväylä
90100, Oulu
Three National Parks Summer Adventure in South Lapland - canoeing

Three National Parks Summer Adventure

Incredibly fresh air, blue lakes, exciting activities and wonderful classic Log cabin accommodation welcomes you to three different National Parks in South Lapland!

Well-being and adventure meet in this nature-based holiday. Hiking and biking in the old forest in Syöte national park and a meditative paddling tour on the wilderness lake in Hossa National Park with a professional adventure instructor is a pure joy.

Meeting brown bears in their own territory near the Martinselkonen Nature Reserve and a boat trip in a huge canyon are both unforgettable experiences.

True adventure is arranged for you in Kuusamo rapids! You are warmly welcome to join a rafting adventure in Oulanka National Park!

Erätie 1
93280, Syöte
South Lapland Winter Experience - two day's husky tour

South Lapland Winter Experience

We have selected unique treasures for you to enjoy South Lapland’s white wilderness, where you can find peace and quietness. You’ll have a great extraordinary Nordic week, guided by local experts, friendly, safely and personally. Experience the highlights of Lapland nature and culture with professional outdoor instructors.

You will hear the stories of living in Lapland, have an opportunity to join the unforgettable two days Husky sled tour, experience the Northern Lights and walk on the untouched white snow with snowshoes. Have a landscape photographing experience in Riisitunturi National Park, drive the snow scooter, meet the reindeers and organic cows at the Lapland cow farm and eat delicious local food! Welcome, and enjoy!

Erätie 1
93280, Syöte
Taigalampi Log Villa in Syöte National Park

Taigalampi Rental Cabin

A traditional Finnish log villa is located in a spectacular forest and fell landscape. A breathable and plastic-free wooden cabin invites you to spend your sustainable holiday or rewarding meeting days near the Syöte National Park!

There are beds for 16 people in the villa, a large living room, eight bedrooms, and a well-equipped kitchen. In addition, the high-quality sauna department with its large outdoor terrace enables a larger group to enjoy themselves in the middle of South Lapland nature.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner can easily be arranged as an additional service by booking in advance. We require the use of linen during the stay.

The cottage has two three-room apartments and one two-bedroom separate compartment, three toilets and a maintenance room. The three-room apartments have their toilet and shower facilities. There is also a high-quality utility room with good closet space, a washing machine, a drying cabinet, and a drying machine. Outside there are sorting points for combustible waste, metal, cardboard and glass.

Outdoor activities and exercise – there are many possibilities for these around a year! In summer, the nearby clear-water pond refreshes hikers and mountain bikers after a sauna experience. Visitors can find lake kayaking a couple of kilometers away, and hiking trails can be accessed from the front door and guided outdoor activities and our guests can book rental equipment from Hikes’n Trails.

Tölvästie 9
93280, Syöte
Stone Age dwellings can be visited in the Kierikki Stone Age Village.

Day Trip from Oulu to Kierikki Stone Age Centre

Experience the lively atmosphere of the Stone Age at Kierikki Stone Age village on a day trip from Oulu!

Kierikki Stone Age Centre is beautifully located on the banks of the Iijoki River, less than an hour’s drive from Oulu. Kierikki is a combination of an archeological museum and modern log architecture. The Kierikki main building is one of the most magnificent and largest log buildings in Europe and it has won several awards and host to an archeological exhibition.

You can explore the outdoor area in Stone Age village on your own. There is a guide in the Stone Age village and nice things to do for the whole family. Guests can also explore the archeological excavations.

The café-restaurant in the main building offers a selection of refreshments, hot and cold drinks, as well as sweet and savory items. In the museum shop you will find personal souvenirs.

The Saaga Travel day trip from Oulu to Kierikki is organized on Saturdays from July 2 to August 6, 2022 as a guaranteed departure. If there is one participant, the tour is organized.

We organize also private tours from Oulu to Kierikki on request – ask for a quote!

Kaarlenväylä
90100, Oulu
Sahasaari island in Koitelinkoski is reached via a suspension bridge.

Day Trip from Oulu to Koitelinkoski rapids

Koitelinkoski is a wonderful nature destination for the whole family, only half an hour’s drive from Oulu.

In the area you can admire the rapids of the Kiiminkijoki River, walk on the nature trails on the islands of the river, have picnic on the rocks and campfire sites, or enjoy the delicacies of the café and ice cream kiosk. There are also play stands for children in the area.

The Saaga Travel day trip from Oulu to Koitelinkoski is organized on Fridays from 1 July to 12 August 2022 as a guaranteed departure. The trip is organized if there is at least one participant.

The bus leaves from Kaarlenväylä street from Oulu Market Square at 11.30. The total duration of the trip is 3.5 hours.

We organize also private tours from Oulu to Koitelinkoski on request – ask for a quote!

Kaarlenväylä
90100, Oulu
The Old Hamina district in Ii is a tight-knit neighbourhood that has managed to keep its own unique historical spirit.

Day Trip from Oulu to Ii

Experience charming Ii on a day trip from Oulu!

The tour starts from the historic district of Ii with a short introduction to the homeland museum exhibition, after which there is time to explore the old Ii historic district (Iin Wanha Hamina) on your own. Visit also the Ii Church and enjoy refreshments at Café Wanha Hamina.

Next, our trip continues to the Art Center KulttuuriKauppila, where we have a guided art exhibition tour.

At the end of the tour, we will visit the new suspension bridge in Jakkukylä. Completed in December 2021, the longest suspension bridge in northern Europe crosses the Iijoki River, which is almost 200 meters wide. The bridge has quickly become one of Ii’s most popular attractions.

The Saaga Travel day trip from Oulu to Ii is organized on Tuesdays 5.7., 12.7. and 19.7.2022 as a guaranteed departure. If there is one participant, the tour is organized. Duration of the trip is five hours.

We organize also private tours from Oulu to Ii on request.

Kaarlenväylä
90100, Oulu
The 19-km Syötteen kierros trail is one of Finland's most acclaimed mountain biking trails.

Day Trip from Oulu to Syöte

Syöte area offers a wide range of opportunities for nature activities from sightseeing to hiking, mountain biking or berry-picking! For those looking for the charm of speed, we recommend downhill biking in Iso-Syöte Bike Park.

Syöte area is located 2 hours from Oulu and can be conveniently reached with Saaga Travel’s guaranteed weekly departures on Saturdays from July 2 to August 6, 2022.

The bus operates around the area during the day, so you can explore more Syöte destinations during the day.

Example itineraries for a perfect day in Syöte:

1. Syöte for landscape admirers
Get off the bus at the Syöte Visitor Centre. Check out the exhibition which tells about the history and nature of the area. Ask the Syöte Visitor Centre guides for suitable hiking tips and take a small walk along the trails in the Syöte National Park. Have lunch at the Visitor Centre or enjoy your own packed lunch during your small hike. Take the bus to the top of Iso-Syöte fell. Climb to the top of the fell and admire the scenery over the National Park. Enjoy afternoon refreshments in Hotel Iso-Syöte panoramic café-restaurant and visit the hotel’s rooftop Skywalk observation deck for last selfies and photos before the bus takes you back to Oulu.

2. E-fatbiking around the Iso-Syöte fell
Book e-fatbikes in advance from one of the rental shops. Pick up your bike and head for the 19-km Syötteen kierros trail. Bring your own packed lunch and swimming suit with you. Have a lunch break by one of the ponds along the trail and enjoy swimming before riding your bike back to Syöte. You can also swim in Luppovesi behind the KIDE Hotel after the biking tour. Eat a nice meal at the new restaurant Bistoria at KIDE Hotel before taking the bus back to Oulu.

We organize also private tours from Oulu to Syöte on request.

Kaarlenväylä
90100, Oulu
There is an easy-to-walk wooden route on the shores of Marjaniemi Beach in Hailuoto.

Day Trip from Oulu to Hailuoto

The unique Hailuoto is the largest island in the Gulf of Bothnia, where you can spend a varied summer day enjoying the outdoors, beach life, culture and good food.

The Saaga Travel day trip bus is an easy way to visit Hailuoto. The bus runs between Marjaniemi fishermen’s village, the village center and Ailasto during the day, so you can combine different destinations of the island to your visit.

Example itineraries for a perfect day in Hailuoto:

1. Go first to Marjaniemi fishermen’s village. Explore the beach, take photos, climb the lighthouse, enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants and buy freshly smoked fish from the smokery. Hop on the bus and go the Hailuoto village center. Visit Hailuoto Organic Brewery, enjoy locally produced beer in the atmospheric pub, and buy local handicrafts in Luovon Puoji just next to the brewery.

2. Get off the bus at Ailasto and make a nature excursion to Hyypänmäki, the highest point of Hailuoto (31 m) with interesting history. Enjoy lunch in Ailasto. Take the bus to Marjaniemi and take a swim in the sea before heading back to Oulu.

The Saaga Travel day trip from the center of Oulu to Hailuoto island is organized on Wednesdays and Sundays from June 29 to August 7, 2022 as a guaranteed departure. If there is one participant, the tour is organized.

We organize also private tours from Oulu to Hailuoto on request.

Kaarlenväylä
90100, Oulu
Tar boat in Turkansaari.

Minivan trip to Turkansaari Open Air Museum

Welcome to a minivan trip to Turkansaari Open Air Museum. The museum is located in three island in Oulujoki. The main themes of the museum are traditional agriculture and forestry, fishing and Oulu’s history of tar. We pick you up from Oulu city center and bring you back after the trip. The guide will be with you throughout the trip. From the guide you hear stories and information of Turkansaari, Oulu and Oulu region. Turkansaari Open Air Museum is open 6.6.-29.8. Mon-Sun from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. In the museum area is Café, where you could have traditional salmon soup for lunch from 11 a.m. to 15 p.m. Tickets 10 € adult, children under 18 years free. Museum tickets and lunch are not included in the price of the trip. For Companies, groups and families.

Toripolliisi
90100, Oulu
Old lighthouse in Marjaniemi.

Minivan trip to Hailuoto

Welcome to a minivan trip to Hailuoto. We pick you up from Oulu city center and bring you back after the trip. Guide will be with you troughout the trip. You hear stories and information from Hailuoto, Oulu and Oulu region. We visit Hailuoto Organum, wich is a concrete piece of spatial art by Hai Art in Ulkokarvo. The piece was designed by a distinguished acoustic artist, Lukas Kühne. We can enjoy snacks, in the nearby Petsamo hut, on an open fire. Then we drive to Marjaniemi, where you can get to know the area with guide or independently. Possibility for shopping also. If you like to have a meal in restaurant in Hailuoto, it is better to book advance. It is also possible to visit Hailuoto Brewery, when it is open. For companies, groups and families.

Toripolliisi
90100, Oulu
Oulucityhall

Guided transportation from Oulu airport to Oulu

Guided transportation from Oulu Airport to your accommodation to Oulu city center. The guide will pick you or your group up from airport. On the way you will hear stories and information of Oulu and Oulu region. You will get tips of events and shopping. 30 min tour in Oulu city center is included.

Lentokentäntie 720
90410, Oulu
It is about 500 m walk from Liminka Bay Visitor Centre to the Virkkula birdwatching tower, from where there are good views over the Bay area.

Day Trip to Liminka Bay

Join us for a day trip from Oulu to Liminka Bay, where you can visit the interesting Eight Seasons of Birds exhibition at the Liminka Bay Visitor Centre and follow birdlife at the Virkkula Bird Tower. A birdlife guide is present at the bird tower at 10-12 am (weather permitting). There are also well-marked mountain biking trails starting form the visitor centre.

Cafe-Restaurant Liminganlahti serves customers at the visitor centre building. Own snacks can be enjoyed by the visitor centre campfire place.

The Saaga Travel bus leaves from Kaarlenväylä from Oulu Market Square at 9.30. The return from Liminka Bay back to Oulu leaves at 13.00. For an additional fee, you can also take your own bike.

This day trip is operated on Fridays 1.7.-5.8.2022.

Kaarlenväylä
90100, Oulu
Saaga Travel largest charter bus is a 79-seater double-decker.

Charter buses to Syöte

Saaga Travel takes your group effortlessly from Oulu Airport directly to the fell scenery of Syöte. You have a wide range of vehicles to choose from accompanied by great service and English-speaking drivers.

Charter buses to Syöte are available for groups of all sizes. Saaga Travel’s large fleet includes buses up to a 79-seater giant bus. For smaller groups, transport is arranged by minibus or VIP car, such as the 18-seater Mercedes Sprinter minibus.

The vehicles are well-equipped with Wi-Fi and USB plugs, among other things, so in addition to the scenery, you can watch a movie or even hold a meeting during the trip. Through Saaga Travel, you also get comprehensive travel packages to the Syöte area.

Romekievarintie 2
93280, Syöte
In Syöte you can spend a winter day skiing or doing other winter sports.

Skibus from Oulu to Syöte

The snow-covered fell scenery and winter activities can be easily reached with Skibus departing from Oulu. Embark on a unique day trip to Syöte’s ski trails, winter cycling routes, or ski resorts.

You can reach Syöte in a couple of hours in the mornings with the Skibus leaving Oulu. The Skibus route runs through Ski Resort Iso-Syöte, Ski Resort Pikku-Syöte and Syöte National Park Visitor Centre. The Skibus connection is used, for example, by families going on a day trip, groups of friends and winter tourists vacationing in the Syöte area without a car. The return trip to Oulu departs in the late afternoon.

The Skibus runs on Saturdays during the ski season. It is a guaranteed departure with no minimum participant requirements. You can conveniently buy a ticket from Saaga Travel’s online store. You can also get ski tickets and rental equipment for the ski resorts at a discounted price.

Romekievarintie 2
93280, Syöte