Blanket Yourself in the Warmth of Winter

Winter brings out things in nature we rarely notice in other seasons. Things quiet down, suggesting we should slow down a bit, too. The best way to find peace of mind is to leave your everyday behind and find new, relaxing experiences in new landscapes. Take your weary soul on a road trip and charge your batteries the way the locals do in the Pohjola route destinations.

The warm feeling of cold water

In wintry Oulu, a curious sight may meet the eye of a first-time visitor. Despite the season, bicycles and swimming suits are not stowed away. The locals know better than to stop taking their body and mind out in the fresh air, or water! 

Bikes are used in everyday commute just like any other season, and bike roads are kept in excellent condition all year round. Before their day at the office, many pop by the beach and take an icy plunge in the river or pond nearby. Heated bathing huts are usually available!

Despite the season, bicycles and swimming suits are not stowed away.

 

Sauna til you drop

Another year-round favourite of the locals and an experience sure to take you to the gates of nirvana is, of course, the sauna. Steam or traditional, you’re about to find these temples of R&R in most places offering accommodation – even the smallest cottages. 

In Rokua Geopark, surrounded by unique, picture-perfect nature in every season, the Rokua Health&Spa invites you to unwind in various pools. Dip in, breathe deep and admire the views opening from the windows, wherever you look. For a final treat, choose your favourite from the spa’s sauna selection.

There’s no place like sauna.

 

Treat yourself to a treatment

Make sure to book a spa treatment and leave yourself in the hands of professionals for a luxurious massage, cosmetology treatment or a relaxing bath. Find one of the oases located in the midst of the most enchanting northern nature, and combine your spa trip with a day out walking in the heathlands in Rokua Geopark, northern fell scenery in Syöte or the maritime atmosphere and frozen seashore in Kalajoki. A combination of a day out in nature and a sauna, bath or other kind of pampering in the evening is the local recipe for total reset of the body and mind.

When you’re all pampered up and ready for bed, climb under the duvet in your favourite type of accommodation. A log cabin just for you, a modern apartment or hotel room with breathtaking views? You choose.

So take a different kind of winter vacation and head to the Pohjola route. And don’t forget to pack your swimming suit!

 

Sort by category

Fafa's Valkea indoors

Fafa's Restaurant Valkea

Oulu
Sauna

Pärjä Ski Suites – stylish accommodation next to slopes

Syöte
Mies pilkkimässä

Father-child fishing trip at Rokua

Rokua
Lapland Hotels Oulu Comfort Room.

Lapland Hotels Oulu

Oulu
People resting in Finnish woods

Nature Power from a forest in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu
take-away coffee

Kahvila Kiikku

Oulu
Mies talvisessa maisemassa

Backcountry skiing in Rokua

Rokua

Go Arctic Events - Theme parties

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Traditional tar olympics

Oulu

Cottage area halfway into the Iso-Syöte fell

Syöte

Go Arctic Events - Dinner with the ghosts of Oulu

Oulu
Pytkynharju mökkialue keskusvaraamo kohde

Cottages in Pytkynharju and Arola cottage area in Syöte

Syöte

Wilderness Cafe Ahmatupa

Syöte

Local Taxi Services in Kempele

Oulu

Iso-Syöte Snow World

Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Reindeer Safari

Reindeer safari

Syöte
Accommodation near Oulu and Hailuoto.

Warjakka B&B Accommodation

Oulu
Ryhmä tekee tehtävää suon reunalla

Nature-based recreation days for work communities - Naturest Oy

Oulu
Robson's Lunch

SuperPark Restaurant

Oulu
Nallikari Aalto Apartments

Nallikari Aalto Apartments

Oulu

Syöte Camping, short-term space

Syöte
Winter biking in Oulu.

Oulu loves biking

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Snowshoe / gliding snowshoe trip

Oulu
Kotakahvion etupuoli

Kelosyöte/Kotacafe

Syöte
Perioululainen ömeisingreis

Go Arctic group activities - Amazing Oulu - City adventure

Oulu
Rosso seating area

Rosso Restaurant Valkea

Oulu

Rauhala ravintola-pâtisserie

Oulu
Hotel Iso-Syöte Meeting room

Meeting services

Syöte
We recommend preordering when arriving to the airport.

Airport Taxi Service in Oulu

Oulu
Bar / lobby area, entrance to restaurant

Restaurant Hilltop

Syöte
group on the ice

Traditional Icefishing at Oulu

Oulu

Charter bus services

Syöte
Heimopäällikkö Go Arctic

Go Arctic group activities - The Head of Tribe

Oulu
Koiteli rapids area in summer. Blue water flowing between rocks. Foreground green grass on the bank. Background green spruces.

Minivan Trip to Koiteli Rapids

Oulu

Syöte Booking Centre

Syöte
Koiravaljakko

Husky Spin

Oulu
Snowboarding in Finland

Snowboard / Ski Experience Under the Candle Trees

Syöte
Parikellunta

Relaxing 2 Persons Floating in same Floating Pod

Oulu
Rock The City Adventure Game

Rock The City Oulu

Oulu
Kelosyöte Aten mökit/Satu 31

Kelosyöte/Aten mökit

Syöte
Maaginen suppalampi Rokuan kansallispuistossa.

On The Traces Of The Ice Age - Ridges Of Rokua

Rokua
Coffee House seating area

Coffee House Café

Oulu
Sauna experience.

Traditional Finnish sauna and hot tube

Oulu

Night at Reenis

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Northern Lights

Oulu
Saunallinen kahden hengen parivuoteellinen hotellihuone 10 kpl

Best Western Hotel Apollo, Oulu

Oulu
In Syöte you can spend a winter day skiing or doing other winter sports.

Skibus from Oulu to Syöte

Syöte
Cafe Hanna is a small cafe close to the Oulu Train station.

Cafe Hanna

Oulu
Forest Mind Trip in winter with snowshoes

Relaxing Forest Mind trip in Syöte National Park

Syöte
Koivurannan iglut Oulussa.

Koivuranta igloos

Oulu
Koivurannan saunalautta sauna Oulussa.

Koivuranta Sauna Boat Public Sauna

Oulu
South Lapland Winter Experience - two day's husky tour

South Lapland Winter Experience

Syöte

Winter Forest Adventure in the Dark

Oulu
skin based skis

Winter Wonderland by skinbased skis at Oulu

Oulu
OTAXI VIP is available also for groups and disabled.

OTAXI VIP for Premium Taxi Wishes

Oulu

Cafe-Restaurant Seelari in Hietasaari

Oulu
Bacaro Doppio indoors

Bacaro Doppio Café

Oulu
Lomakoti Onnela

Seniors' vacation: Break from everyday life

Oulu

Tuba Food & Lounge

Oulu
Fatbike lumessa

Fatbike rental in Rokua

Rokua

Go Arctic group activities - Heptathlon

Oulu

Sokeri-Jussin Kievari

Oulu
Handmade chocolate and local products.

ChocoSomnia Factory tour&Tasting

Oulu
Starter at Lasaretti's Bistro

Bistro, Hotel Lasaretti

Oulu
kennel visit

Visit to the Home of Huskies

Oulu
Nallikari Holiday Village - camping

Nallikari Holiday Village - Camping, Oulu

Oulu
Pariskunta lumikenkäilemässä

Snowshoeing in Rokua

Rokua

Go Arctic activities - Fatbike trip in Koiteli or Liminka

Oulu
people laughing and listening to storytelling at a fantasy tavern

Spirits of Hearth and Home - Tonttu in Finnish Folklore

Oulu
Fireplace summer

Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

Syöte
Snowboarding and skiing at Iso-Syöte

Ski Resort Iso-Syöte

Syöte

Go Arctic Events - Performers and hosts to your events

Oulu
winter cycling on the ice

Winter cycling by fatbikes at Oulu

Oulu
Superior room

Scandic Oulu Station

Oulu
De Gamlas Hem Restaurant.

De Gamlas Hem Restaurant

Oulu

Go Arctic - Guided walking tours in Oulu and in Oulu area

Oulu
Winter Olympics

Go Arctic group activities - Winter Olympics

Oulu
Pikku-Syöte mökkialue keskusvaraamo talvi

Cottages in Pikku-Syöte area

Syöte
Brownish Oulu city hall with three main doors and two little towers. Background blue sky.

Guided Transportation from Oulu Airport to Oulu

Oulu
Auringonnousu

Aurora Hut Pytkyigloos

Syöte

Café Kaarna

Rokua
Dinner in Oula Kitchen & Bar.

Oula Kitchen & Bar

Oulu
Team Path

Go Arctic group activities - Team Path

Oulu
The Table, Amarillo

Amarillo Restaurant Oulu

Oulu
Rokua Health & Spa Hotel

Spa Hotel in Rokua

Rokua

Tunturi Pub

Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Aurora Suite Aurora View

Aurora View Suite / Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

Syöte

Gym at KIDE Hotel

Syöte

Syöte Taxi services

Syöte

Mon Chou - French Pastry Shop

Oulu
Exterior

Scandic Oulu City

Oulu

ChocoTasting

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Stories from Oulu

Oulu
Pilkkiretki Oulun Nallikarissa 1

Ice fishing in Nallikari, Oulu

Oulu

Arctic Edu-Tech - Workshops and experiences in Oulu area

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Koiteli Team Path

Oulu

Winter Forest Adventure in Oulu

Oulu
VENN Bar

Restaurant and winebar VENN

Oulu

Horse riding in Syöte

Syöte
A unique restaurant in idyllic Pikisaari in Oulu.

Restaurant Mallassauna

Oulu

Syöte Camping, seasonal space

Syöte
Lomakoti Onnela

Family autumn vacation: Break from everyday life

Oulu
Kahvihetki talvisessa maisemassa

Winter experiences in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu

Voimala 1889

Oulu
Fafa's Limingantulli indoors

Fafa's Restaurant Limingantulli

Oulu
Fatbike mäntyä vasten metsästyssä

Fatbike rental in Rokua

Rokua

Go Arctic activities - Guided tour in Oulu by bike

Oulu
Hotel Iso-Syöte Phoenix Suite Winter View

Phoenix Suite / Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

Syöte

Nature Cafe Loppula at Sanginjoki

Oulu
Arctic wolf and Auroras - Wolf photographing in winter

Arctic Wolf & Auroras

Oulu

Go Arctic Events - Decorations for your events

Oulu
Ravintolamaailma seating area

Ravintolamaailma Linnanmaa

Oulu
Ruokailut

All Syöte's activities from Syöte Booking Centre

Syöte
Ice fishing at Bothnian bay

Ice fishing with huskies

Oulu

1bar

Oulu
Hotel Iso-Syöte Hanhilampi Erämaaleiri

Hanhilampi Wilderness Camp

Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Snowshoe Safari Views

Snowshoe safari

Syöte
Cottages are yellow and very idyllic outside.

Traditional Holiday Cottages in Nallikari, Oulu

Oulu
Yrttiaitta

Northern Finland food experience

Oulu

Karsikkolampi smoke sauna

Syöte
Lapsi kurkistaa Pihkan majaan

Adventure course for Kids

Rokua
Winter swimmer in Tuira beach.

Splash-tastic water activities in Oulu

Oulu
Syötteen Eräpalvelut Huskysafarit husky

Syöte husky safaris

Syöte
Aloita matkasi Otaxin kyydissä.

Oulu's Original Taxi - OTAXI

Oulu
KIDE Finland's Best Ski Hotel

KIDE Hotel by Iso-Syöte

Syöte
Hulhava mökkialue Syöte

Cottages in Hulhava area in Syöte

Syöte

Go Arctic activities - Craft upcycle workshop

Oulu
Lomakoti Onnela

Idyllic holiday home by the Kiiminki River

Oulu
Authentic soy sauce ramen

Pure maku

Oulu
Ollukka mökkialue Syöte rinteet

Cottages in Ollukka area in Syöte

Syöte
Snowshoeing Holiday in South Lapland

Snowshoeing Week in South Lapland

Syöte

GreenStar Hotel Oulu

Oulu
Puistokahvila Makia

Puistokahvila Makia Cafe

Oulu
Floating Cafe.

Koivuranta Floating Cafe

Oulu

Ravintola Sarkka

Oulu
Hotel Iso-Syöte Moottorikelkkasafari

Winter Weekly Programme

Syöte
Reenis is a creative gym for versatile training. With us, you train purposefully in the gym and develop coordination and have fun on the trampolines.

Single ticket to Reenis

Oulu
Yellow Oulu Cathedral church tower against blue sky in summer.

Oulu Quickly Walking Tour

Oulu
De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant.

De Gamlas Hem Hotel

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Inhouse Derby

Oulu
Dining room of the Koiteli Residenssi.

Koiteli Residenssi accommodation villa

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Traditional games

Oulu

Go Arctic - Events Services

Oulu
Restaurant Rousku

Restaurant Rousku

Rokua
Rentoutuskellunta

Relaxing Floating in Floating Pod

Oulu
Hotel Iso-Syöte Skido Fell Nature

Snowmobile wilderness safari

Syöte

Syöte Taxi

Syöte

Go Arctic activities - Air guitar workshop or Air guitar show

Oulu
Näkymä Iso-Syötteelle Luokkavaaran mökkialueelta

Cottages around Syöte

Syöte

Go Arctic activities - Arctic ice fishing experience

Oulu

Pytky Ranch reindeer services

Syöte
Children's Rokua day trip

Children's Rokua day trip

Rokua

Zivago

Oulu
Joo Hetki kahvila sisätila

Joo Hetki Cafe

Oulu
Hotel Iso-Syöte Arctic Spa Sauna

Arctic Spa

Syöte
Saaga Travel largest charter bus is a 79-seater double-decker.

Charter buses to Syöte

Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Bear Cave Suite Hot tube

Bear Cave Suite / Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

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

Charter buses and private transportation services in Oulu region

Oulu

Restaurant Harald

Oulu

Pohjolan Matka Charter Coaches Oulu

Oulu

Kuuru Tunturilaakso Suites

Syöte

Syötteen Mökit Cottages Tapio and Tellervo

Syöte
Väinämöinen talvi

Syötteen Mökit Cottages

Syöte

Mediterranean Restaurant

Oulu
Log cabin of Liisa Rehu.

Liisa & Moss Wonderland

Oulu
Fish tern at Bothnian bay

Experience the wonders of the Finnish nature

Oulu
Romekievari's famous salmon soup

Restaurant Romekievari - Tennessee BBQ house and the home of waffles

Syöte
Fell Top Cottage

Fell Top Cottages / Iso-Syöte hilltop

Syöte
Burrito

Fresh Mex

Oulu

Go Arctic - Guided bus tours in Oulu and neighbouring municipalities

Oulu
Facade of OSH Arina

Original Sokos Hotel Arina, Oulu

Oulu
Artist room at Hotel Lasaretti

Nordic Art Hotel Lasaretti

Oulu
Frans&Camille indoors

Frans&Camille Bistro

Oulu

Private event: Wine and Fashion

Oulu
Hand playing piano.

Voltti´s Music Quiz, Oulu

Oulu
Exit Oulu Room Escape Games

Room Escape Games

Oulu
Winter wishing in Oulujoki delta area.

Go fishing in Oulu around the year

Oulu

Restaurant Hugo

Oulu
Toripoliisi Statue 1

Sightseeing of Oulu on Mountain Bikes

Oulu
Iso-Syöte huippu kelomökit talvi

Tunturimajakylä cottage area in Syöte

Syöte
A person wading in ice cold water in Tuira beach in winter. Foreground snow in the bank. Background buildings on the other side of the Oulu river. Sky is grey and clouded.

Guided Winter Swimming

Oulu
Lapsi tekee tehtävää metsässä

Forest Nature School in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu
Kylpylän monitoimiallas

Rokua Spa

Rokua

Husky sledding crash course

Oulu
Northern lights.

Restaurant Nallikari

Oulu
Syöte Cottage

Syöte Cottage

Syöte

Café Kaari

Oulu
Paintball Värikuulasota Oulu Action Park

Paintball

Oulu
Poiju Villat huokuvat ulkoapäin merellistä tyyliä ja niissä on iso oma terassi

Deluxe Poiju Villas by the Sea in Nallikari, Oulu

Oulu
Café Hilltop cakes pies smoothies

Cafe Hilltop

Syöte
fatbiking is nice summer activity

Fatbike Tour in Oulu

Oulu
The white lighthouse in Hailuoto Marjaniemi against the blue sky.

Minivan Trip to Hailuoto

Oulu
Kakaravaaran Pirtti

Kakaravaara Holiday Cottages

Rokua
Ravintolamaailma Limingantulli seating area

Ravintolamaailma Limingantulli

Oulu
Hotstone-hieronta

Day Spa

Rokua

Hot Air Balloon Flight for group 4-12pax

Oulu
Automatic belay

Oulu Climbing Center

Oulu
Kelosyöte

Cottages in Kelosyöte area

Syöte
Welcome!

Nallikari Bakery & Bistro

Oulu
Oulu city reflection in the water at the night time.

The reflecting pools of Oulu

Oulu

Winter activities for groups

Syöte
Nallikari Holiday Village tent site

Tent site in Nallikari Holiday Village, Oulu

Oulu
Veranta for private occasions

Breakfast & Private Restaurant Veranta

Oulu
Pikku-Syöte offers exceptional trails and sceneries for Mountain Biking around the year.

Guided Mountain Biking tours from Pikku-Syöte

Syöte

Go Arctic group activities - Kurvisen karsinnat

Oulu
Riihikummun mökit Syötteen keskusvaraamo

Cottages in Riihikumpu area in Syöte

Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Kelomökki kesä

Kelo Cottages / Iso-Syöte hilltop

Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Eagle View Suite

Eagle View Suite / Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

Syöte

SuperPark Oulu

Oulu

Restaurant at KIDE Hotel

Syöte