From snowy fells to the frozen sea

Feel free in the open space of the icy shores of the Bothnian Bay. Get into full speed on the snowy slopes of the Syöte fell area. 

Oulu

Combine winter activities on the frozen sea with the facilities of the city of Oulu. From Oulu, it’s easy to make day trips to other winter destinations.

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Syöte

Finland’s southernmost fell area, Syöte, is just a few hours away from the sea. In the winter time Syöte is extremely snow sure, so you can experience the Finnish winter on skis, snowboard, and snowshoes. How about getting on a sleigh pulled by reindeer or huskies?

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Which is faster?

A snowboard ride down the fell, or kite surfing on the frozen sea?

 

Hailuoto

You can cross the frozen sea to Hailuoto island by ferry or, when the ice is thick enough, by car.  Either way, it’ll be a trip to remember! For that, and many more reasons, Hailuoto is one of the best frozen sea destinations in Finland.

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Liminka

Liminka is known for its birds but this sea side destination is also a good place to get active. Explore the frozen shores on a fat bike or skis!

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Kempele

Just a short drive from the Oulu airport, Kempele is a handy destination. It’s easy to find a fun winter activity in this small-size, friendly town.

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Raahe

Imagine walking in the great nothingness of the frozen sea. There’s no experience that compares! Try it in Raahe, where you can also learn about the role the icy sea has played in the history of the area.

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Ii

The quaint little town of Ii is a lovely destination with diverse nature and waterways, offering memorable winter experiences. Enjoy outdoor activities like ice fishing, coffee made over a campfire, or try the traditional Finnish ice sleigh carousel!

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Lapland-Welcome-Husky-safari

Visit a Husky Farm and Husky Safari

Kemi
Koivurannan saunalautta sauna Oulussa.

Koivuranta Sauna Boat Public Sauna

Oulu
Snowboarding and skiing at Iso-Syöte

Ski Resort Iso-Syöte

Syöte
Lapsi tekee tehtävää metsässä

Forest Nature School in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu
Christmas lights at the market square.

Oulu Market Square

Oulu
Statue with light snow cover.

Oulu Market Square Policeman statue

Oulu
Hovercraft side pic

Hovercraft in the Bothnian Bay archipelago, Seadventures

Kemi
Santa Claus from Kemi

Day Trip to Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle from Kemi

Kemi
Koiravaljakko

Husky Spin

Oulu
Husky farm in Kemi

Husky Safari and Excursion on the Farm

Kemi
Pilkkiretki Oulun Nallikarissa 1

Ice fishing in Nallikari, Oulu

Oulu
Pekkatori square in old town raahe through a window with flowers

Old Town Raahe

Raahe
kennel visit

Visit to the Home of Huskies

Oulu

Iso-Syöte Ski School: Private lessons

Syöte

Husky sledding crash course

Oulu
Liukulumikengät rokua geopark

Skinbased Ski Rental in Rokua Geopark area

Muhos

Arctic Edu-Tech - Workshops and experiences in Oulu area

Oulu

Winter Forest Adventure in Oulu

Oulu

Northern lights hunting by car in Syöte

Pudasjärvi
Hiking in Syöte

Syöte Hiking Trails

Syöte
Ranua Zoo from Kemi

Day Trip to the Wildlife Park Ranua Zoo

Kemi
Northern lights abowe the Nallikari lighthouse.

Nallikari Lighthouse

Oulu
Ice fishing Kemi

Ice Fishig on the Gulf of Bothnia

Kemi
China Girl

Sight-Skiing

Kemi
Explore the unique Circustheme in the all-year round ice and snow indoor exhibition

SnowExperience365 Indoor Exhibition

Kemi

Easy Family-friendly Ice Fishing Trip to the Sea in Ii

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

South Lapland Winter Experience

Syöte

Rental equipment: Skiing and snowboarding

Syöte
Kesäteatterin katetusta katsomosta

Raahe Theatre

Raahe
Northern lights.

Restaurant Nallikari

Oulu
Winter Olympics

Go Arctic group activities - Winter Olympics

Oulu
Keskiniemi beacon tower in Autumn

Keskiniemi Beacon Tower

Hailuoto
View of red buildings in the harbour.

Traditional Fishing Harbour Kiviniemi

Oulu
Alpaca walking in a forest

Alpacafarm visit and walk in forest - Hanging out with alpacas in finnish nature!

Kempele
Floating Cafe.

Koivuranta Floating Cafe

Oulu

Kastelli Giant's Church

Raahe
Syötteen Eräpalvelut Huskysafarit husky

Syöte husky safaris

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
Luotsivahdinhuone

Historical Pilot House on Iso-Kraaseli Island

Raahe
Snowmobile safari Kemi Sea Lapland

Ice Fishing Trip by Snowmobiles

Kemi
Kuusisaari recreation park in winter.

Kuusisaari Recreation Park

Oulu
Rekiretki

Snowbus Winter Excursion in Raahe Archipelago

Raahe
Pariskunta kävelee talvisessa maisemassa Kaukonrannassa, kuvassa myös koira.

Kaukonranta Old Fishing Banks

Pyhäjoki
skin based skis

Winter Wonderland by skinbased skis at Oulu

Oulu
Icebreaker Sampo

Arctic Day at the Sea Best Seller!!!

Kemi
Beach at Pikkulahti Raahe

Pikkulahti Beach and Outdoors

Raahe
Snowboarding in Finland

Snowboard / Ski Experience Under the Candle Trees

Syöte
Ice fishing at Bothnian bay

Ice fishing with huskies

Oulu

Rent skinbased skis in Syöte

Pudasjärvi
Ice Fishing

Ice-Fishing Safari with Snowmobiles

Kemi
Dickheads

Aurora Hunt

Kemi
Mies talvisessa maisemassa

Backcountry skiing in Rokua

Rokua
Natural white sandy beach of Tauvo in Siikajoki with white

Tauvo Beach and Small-craft Harbour

Siikajoki
Tasku island and historical daymark in the summer

The Tasku Island Historical Daymark in Raahe Archipelago

Raahe
Lapland-Welcome-ice-fishing

Snowshoe Trip for Ice Fishing from Kemi

Kemi
Cycling in Köykkyri

Köykkyri recreation area

Kempele

Quality Ice Fishing Equipment for Your Trips on Frozen Sea

Ii
Vene rannassa Ulkopauhan saaressa Raahessa

Ulkopauha Island

Raahe
Clear sunshiny summer day in Raahe Archipelago

Raahe Archipelago

Raahe

Winter activities for groups

Syöte
Ice cup drinks

IceRestaurant365

Kemi
SnowCastle Resort in Autumn

Seaside Glass Villas

Kemi
Accommodation double room.

Ailasto accommodation

Hailuoto
Sarkkiranta sports centre

Sarkkiranta sports centre

Kempele
Icebreaker Sampo & snowmobiles

Sampo Icebreaker Cruise

Kemi
Mies pilkkimässä

Father-child fishing trip at Rokua

Rokua
Winter wishing in Oulujoki delta area.

Go fishing in Oulu around the year

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Northern Lights

Oulu
Skating on the on the frozen sea in Kempele

Tour skating or skiing at the frozen sea in Vihiluoto

Kempele
Ice Jump

Icetrek to Kemi History

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

Skibus from Oulu to Syöte

Syöte
Lobby

Airport Hotel Oulu

Kempele

Equipment maintenance at the rental shop

Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Moottorikelkkasafari

Winter Weekly Programme

Syöte

Iso-Syöte Ski School: Group lessons

Syöte

Old Pine Husky Lodge

Kemi
Nallikari beach covered with ice and snow.

Hietasaari recreational area

Oulu

Iso-Syöte Snow World

Syöte

Rautiperä Sports Area

Pyhäjoki
Air view of the island from the daymark

Tasku Island and Guest Berth

Raahe
Beach of Kylmäniemi Raahe

Kylmäniemi Beach

Raahe
Seafood pasta.

Bistoria Iso-Syöte

Pudasjärvi

Skinbased skiing trip in Syöte National Park

Pudasjärvi
Nallikari beach in winter.

Nallikari – the Riviera of the North

Oulu
group on the ice

Traditional Icefishing at Oulu

Oulu
Kahvihetki talvisessa maisemassa

Winter experiences in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu
Rock The City Adventure Game

Rock The City Oulu

Oulu
Pikisaari scenery in winter.

Wooden old town in Pikisaari Island

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Arctic ice fishing experience

Oulu
Sampo cruise

Icebreaker Sampo cruise with transfer from Kemi

Kemi
Hiihtokeskus Iso-Syöte lumilautailu

Winter season lift passes

Syöte
Virkkula Birdwatching tower from bird perspective.

Virkkula Birdwatching Tower at Liminka Bay

Liminka
Meetings, weddings, parties and events.

Event and meeting place

Hailuoto
Kivikkoinen rantaviiva

Smitti Island

Raahe
Winter biking in Oulu.

Oulu loves biking

Oulu

Pytky Ranch reindeer services

Syöte
Kuvassa talvinen Pekka-patsas

Anna's Day Celebration in Old Raahe

Raahe
Winter swimmer in Tuira beach.

Splash-tastic water activities in Oulu

Oulu
Welcome!

Nallikari Bakery & Bistro

Oulu

Wintery Bait Fishing for Northern Pike in Ii

Ii
Iso-Kraaseli daymark and sail sheds

The Iso-Kraaseli Island Historical Daymark in Raahe Archipelago

Raahe
Winter scenery of river delta.

Gems of the Oulu River estuary

Oulu