Head to the Pohjola route for a perfect autumn break!

Find the best family activities and have the best time together on the Pohjola route. We’ve listed the best activities, services, restaurants and accommodation for families with children for you. Choose the ones that suit your family best and make up your own route for autumn break.

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Kids Limmi Fest 1.9-3.9.2022 Liminka

Limmi Fest is a literature and illustration event for kids and young people. It takes place in the very beginning of September in the center of Liminka.

The festival got its’ name after the giant Limmi, who was the founder of Liminka according to the old legend.

Event is free of charge, there will be workshops, art, escape games, acrobatics and other wonderful experiences for kids of different age. Limmi Fest event culminates with outdoor carnival planned on Saturday.

Detailed program of event is available in Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/limmifest

Liminganraitti 5
91900, Liminka
Orchestra playing in the Rotuaari

Urban Festival Oulu Days

Oulu Days is an urban festival with long-standing traditions – it has been organised since 1962. Oulu Days is a festival which welcomes everyone to arrange an event by offering it to be included in the Oulu Days programme. The festival takes place on the first weekend of September from Friday until Sunday. The concept of Oulu Days is to be a communal event entity in which a range of different communities creates the programme together. The organisers of Oulu Days events includes companies, associations, public sector operators and even private persons. The festival supports new urban culture without forgetting the long traditions.

Hallituskatu 5
90100, Oulu
A happy girl is playing that she is fishing.

Playroom Leikkilä

In the playroom called Leikkilä, children can experience what it felt like to be a child more than 100 years ago. Imagine yourself to the role of a market seller, fisher or the child of a merchant family.

The Northern Ostrobothnia Museum has opened a playroom of approximately 30 square meters decorated and furnished in the style of Oulu at the turn of the 19th and the 20th centuries. The exhibition is hands-on and action-based with numerous historical toys.

The exhibition is accompanied by a newspaper that showcases the topical concerns, talking points, travel destinations and – of course – toys of the day.

The playroom has been designed following the principles of sustainable development. Many recycled materials are used, and a number of favourite items from past exhibition have been brought back.

Ainolanpolku 1
90130, Oulu
Rokua RokToberfest

Rokua RokToberfest

A relaxed atmosphere, live music, cold drinks, and a hefty Oktoberfest-inspired buffet!

Enjoy a Rokuan-Bavarian event at the heart of Rokua Geopark. Evening is full of atmosphere, energetic music, delicious food, cold drinks, and the best company. RokToberfest brings together all friends of good beer in the colourful Rokua autumn landscape!

The performer at the event 2022 is Bilebändi TUOMAS!

Kuntoraitti 2
91670, Rokua
Hovi Bistro - Coastal Gem Platter for two

Coastal Gem Platter and a bottle of wine

COASTAL GEM PLATTER AND A BOTTLE OF WINE

Our delicious platter is made of carefully selected ingredients by our talented chefs and is made to be enjoyed in good company. The portion serves two and the price also includes a bottle of wine. Our staff will be happy to help you with wine recommendations!

Coastal Gem Platter
Grilled whitefish and salmon, hollandaise sauce and lemon sour cream. Served with seasonal vegetables and boiled potatoes seasoned with dill.

Raahen Hovi | Bistro & Café

Hovi Bistro & Café is a restaurant located in the heart of Raahe. It’s a cozy place for everyone to enjoy simple and delicious dishes, such as steaks, burgers and local white fish. Children are also welcome! We have created a separate children’s menu to cater to our younger customers.

Our menu offers delicious, nutritious, high-quality meals made from as many locally sourced ingredients as possible.

Our café offers sweet and savory delicacies from our own oven – even when the kitchen is closed. Join us from early in the morning until late in the evening.

Come and fall in love with our new menu and freshly renovated lounge!

Bistro kitchen opening hours:

Monday – Friday
10.30 – 21.30

Saturday
12.00 – 21.30

Sunday
12.00 – 18.00

Kirkkokatu 28
92100, Raahe
Liminka Bay Visitor Centre

Liminka Bay Visitor Centre

Liminka Bay is one of Europe’s most important bird wetlands. Tens of thousands of birds stop to rest, feed and nest in this area shaped by land uplift.

Liminka Bay Visitor Centre, the main nature attraction in Oulu area, offers insights into the life of birds. The Visitor Centre provides its customers with guiding services by Metsähallitus, a cafe & restaurant, a shop, a small nature hotel, a separate nature school building, an auditorium for 80 persons and many other conference facilities.

The interactive and experimental exhibition “The eight seasons of a bird’s year” offers experiences for visitors of all ages. This exhibition introduces the year cycle from birds’ viewpoint. The protagonist of the exhibition is Liminka Bay’s rich birdlife, but the life of birds in general is also examined.

Where do birds spend the winter, or how do the ones staying in Finland survive winter? You will get answers to these questions at this exhibition. You will also find plenty of facts about birds’ senses, nesting, migration and moulting.

A bird’s nest has been designed especially for children, in which they can sit on pillows and listen stories. The Visitor centre also provides games, colouring pages, books and a lot of other fascinating things to keep children amused.

Two-stores Virkkula birdwatching tower is located about 600 metres from the Visitor Centre. The wide duckboard path is well-suited for persons with limited mobility and baby carriages. Going to birdwatching tower but you have no binoculars? No problem, you can borrow good-quality binoculars at the Visitor Centre free of charge for the duration of your stay.

There is also a campfire place and a small playground for kids by the Visitor Centre. It is also allowed to stay overnight with a camper van or a trailer at the parking lot for a small fee.

Rantakurvi 6
91900, Liminka

"The Eight Seasons of a Bird's Year" exhibition at Liminka Bay

Liminka Bay Visitor Centre’s exhibition “The Eight Seasons of a Bird’s year” introduces the year cycle from birds’ viewpoint. The protagonist of the exhibition is Liminka Bay’s rich birdlife, but the life of birds in general is also examined.

Do you ever wonder why Liminka Bay is such a unique place for birds? Where do birds spend the winter, or how do the ones staying in Finland survive winter? You can find answers to these questions at this experiential and interactive exhibition.

You will also find information on birds’ senses, nesting, migration and moulting. Do you want to learn something new or just enjoy magnificent bird pictures and picture presentations?
This exhibition at Liminka Bay Visitor Centre is for you!

Please check the opening hours before arrival: nationalparks.fi/liminkabayvisitorcentre

Rantakurvi 6
91910, Liminka

Vihannin Härkäjuhlat

A traditional dance and party event, which will be celebrated on August 13, 2022 for the 56th time. This year’s Vihannin Härkäjuhlat Festival is celebrated at the Lumimetsä Nuorisoseura. The main performer is Johannes Vatjus and his band. Other performers include e.g. Mari Ylikärppä and Esa Mathlin duo and The Government.
The event area has a karaoke tent, a restaurant and refreshments tent, and a cafe.

Lumimetsäntie 547
86470, Raahe

Arctic Food Lab Pop up

Enjoy early autumn and mornings in a local market hall and step up to Arctic Food Lab pop up to explore arctic food!

Pop up is open between 1st of August until 3rd of September in Oulun Kauppahalli.

There is info about Arctic Food Lab, local food, companies presented and food related theme days.

On Saturdays there is live music.

Come and leave your favourite recipe spiced with Arctic Food Lab touch! Three best recipes – with most fresh touch and best imagination – will published in Arctic Food Lab contents during autumn.

Traditional favourite recipes will be collected in Oulu2026 area aim to publish Arctic Food Lab recipe book before year 2026 – Oulu to be European capital of culture!

Arctic Food Lab – Northern Delicacies to the World
Northern Finland’s short but intensive summer ripens our local ingredients. Arctic Food Lab is one part of Oulu2026-culture programme that brings forth the ingredients that have grown under the Oulu2026 region’s Northern sky, and the uniqueness of traditional food born under arctic circumstances.

Arctic Food Lab brings together those operating in gastronomy and food culture in the Oulu region and celebrates Northern cuisine and gastronomy. You will recognize local tastes and experiences from this trademark.

www.arcticfoodlab.fi

Arctic Food Lab Pop up is a trial point, that is co-financed with Oulu Culture Foundation, Council of Oulu Region and City of Oulu.

Opening hours
From Monday to Friday 8-17 and Saturdays 8-16

See you at Oulun Kauppahalli on August!

Kauppatori
90100, Oulu
Raahen Hovi - Bistro & Café

Bottle of wine and Northern style antipasti for two

BOTTLE OF WINE AND NORTHERN STYLE ANTIPASTI FOR TWO

Sit down, relax and enjoy Northern flavors with a friend or a special someone!

Northern style antipasti for two:
Cold smoked salmon and roe tartar served on dried rye bread, smoked reindeer served in a flatbread wrap, and pear compote with Aura blue cheese or Finnish squeaky cheese.

The price also includes a bottle of Casa Viva red or white wine.

Raahen Hovi | Bistro & Café

Hovi Bistro & Café is a restaurant located in the heart of Raahe. It’s a cozy place for everyone to enjoy simple and delicious dishes, such as steaks, burgers and local white fish. Children are also welcome! We have created a separate children’s menu to cater to our younger customers.

Our menu offers delicious, nutritious, high-quality meals made from as many locally sourced ingredients as possible.

Our café offers sweet and savory delicacies from our own oven – even when the kitchen is closed. Join us from early in the morning until late in the evening.

Come and fall in love with our new menu and freshly renovated lounge!

Bistro kitchen opening hours:

Monday – Friday
10.30 – 21.30

Saturday
12.00 – 21.30

Sunday
12.00 – 18.00

Kirkkokatu 28
92100, Raahe
Hovi Bistro & Café - Three-course dinner for two

Three-course dinner for two at Hovi Bistro

THREE-COURSE DINNER FOR TWO

Our delicious dinner is made of carefully selected ingredients by our talented chefs and is made to be enjoyed in good company.

This three-course dinner includes a starter, main and dessert for two from our Bistro menu.

Raahen Hovi | Bistro & Café

Hovi Bistro & Café is a restaurant located in the heart of Raahe. It’s a cozy place for everyone to enjoy simple and delicious dishes, such as steaks, burgers and local white fish. Children are also welcome! We have created a separate children’s menu to cater to our younger customers.

Our menu offers delicious, nutritious, high-quality meals made from as many locally sourced ingredients as possible.

Our café offers sweet and savory delicacies from our own oven – even when the kitchen is closed. Join us from early in the morning until late in the evening.

You’re welcome just the way you are, without any hurry. Come and fall in love with our new menu and freshly renovated lounge.

Bistro kitchen opening hours:

Monday – Friday
10.30 – 21.30

Saturday
12.00 – 21.30

Sunday
12.00 – 18.00

Kirkkokatu 28
92100, Raahe
Raahen Hovi - Getaway for two - Drinks

VIP Getaway for two

VIP GETAWAY FOR TWO

Treat your loved one or yourself to a getaway for two in our VIP-suite! The spacious suite has a private sauna, and the price includes one night stay, a bottle of wine and a breakfast buffet for two.

After purchasing this product online, please contact us to make a booking. Our staff will be happy to help you by phone or email!

For reservations, please call +358 10 277 4550 or email us at [email protected]

Raahen Hovi | VIP-suites

VIP suites are located in the main building, Ritari. The suites have a separate bedroom with a queen bed and a living room with a sofa. The VIP-suite also has its own sauna, bathrobes, towels, hairdryer, minibar, electric kettle, tv and free WiFi.

We offer free parking at the hotel car park for all our guests. If you have any wishes regarding your reservation, such as late check-out, we’ll be happy to see if we can accommodate you when booking your stay with us.

Hotel Raahen Hovi | Moments to remember

It is easy to feel at home in the comfortable harmony of Hotel Raahen Hovi. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, we are at your service.

Although the hotel is conveniently located in the city centre, our rooms are quiet. We guarantee that traffic or nightlife will not disturb your sleep! We offer you peace and quiet, delicious locally produced food as well as turn-key conferencing and event services.

Enjoy our abundant buffet lunch every working day or order delicacies from our Bistro. Relax and enjoy our cozy bar or grab a special coffee with a freshly baked sweet or savory pastry.

Kirkkokatu 28
92100, Raahe
Coffee House seating area

Coffee House Café

Aheap of expertise with a sprinkling of love. This is what Coffee House is all about. So, come and let the aroma of fresh coffee and a delicious croissant or bagel bring a smile to your face. Morning, noon or night – any time is the right time.

Coffee House perks up your day!

Follow us in social media:
Facebook @coffeehouseoulu
Instagram @coffeehouseoulu

Isokatu 24
90100, Oulu
VENN Bar

Restaurant and winebar VENN

There is nothing more valuable in life than friends, wine and good food. All of these are combined at the new VENN. You can easily pop in to the charmingly relaxed atmosphere of VENN during your shopping day or enjoy the fun until the night. VENN offers simple and delicious food, charming wines and exhilarating cocktails. Being serious – that’s not our thing. Come to VENN and bring your friends, or you can borrow some of ours!

Find us on social media @VENNOulu

Pakkahuoneenkatu 16
90100, Oulu

Ladies on the Beach

Ladies on the Beach is full service packages for small groups, 4-10 persons.
Pick your dear friends and enjoy quality time together!

LADIES ON THE BEACH, basic package includes:
* Day cruise or a sunset cruise on a speedboat to Maakalla island
* Guided fat bike safari (2h) from Safari House
* At the BeachRose café-restaurant, you can enjoy the sunset on the glazed terrace, which serves snacks (savory / sweet) and a glass of wine.

Matkailutie 312
85100, Kalajoki

Love on the beach -package for couples

Wrap your loved one in the armpit and enjoy a picnic basket with a welcome drink by the sea at Hiekkasärkät.
You can only book the accommodation you want from our destinations and the program for the weekend is ready.

LOVE ON THE BEACH PACKAGE INCLUDES
* Picnic basket with welcome drinks, inclined blanket and welcome drink and snacks, nuts and marshmallows.
* Sunset cruise on the Kiira ship in front of Hiekkasärkki, duration about 1.5 h. Departure from Keskuskari marina at 9 p.m.
* Pedal boating or paddling for two when the morning sun is shining near the beach of Hiekkasärkki, duration 2h.
As an alternative, cycling for two on pine trees, wooden trails or to nearby cultural sites.
Fat bike bikes 2h or regular bike 8h.
* In the magnificent sea view, you can enjoy the sunset on the glazed terrace of the BeachRose café-restaurant, which serves snacks (savory / sweet) and a glass of wine.

Matkailutie 312
85100, Kalajoki

Marina Resort A3

New Marina Resort design apartment with beautiful sea view!
Marina Resort apartments has been open on June 2022. Apartment is situated on second floor, near by Kalajoki golf course and sandbeach.
Price includes golf game right to gamble for three persons during stay (on summer time).
Apartement has two bedrooms, full equipped kitchen, livingroom, sauna and terrace, where you can find a small golf practise area.

If you love golf, you will love this!

Keskuskarintie 122
85100, Kalajoki
Dinner in Oula Kitchen & Bar.

Surprise menu in Oula Kitchen & Bar

The surprise menu is a tribute to the diverse nature of the North and the world’s purest ingredients sourced from the wild. We have roamed the rolling fell tops and open mires and forests in the wilderness to offer you a surprise menu that embodies the genuine and unique quality of Northern nature.

We believe every bite should be an experience, so take plenty of time to enjoy the surprise menu. To allow our kitchen enough time to prepare the dishes for your party, the 5-course surprise menu is available until 8 p.m. and the 3-course surprise menu until 10 p.m. To ensure a pleasant evening for everyone, we hope you order the surprise menu for all members of your party.

Kirkkokatu 3
90100, Oulu

Luxuriuous apartment Villa Merellä

Spacious and high-class holiday home in three floors.
At downstairs: a lounge, toilet and utility room.
At middle floor: combined kitchen-living room with fireplace, three bedrooms, toilet,balcony and terrace to the backyard
At the top floor: one bedroom, lounge/hall, sauna with a view, showers, toilet and big sun balcony with the wellness pool.

Aurinkolammentie 16
85100, Kalajoki

Zivago

Gastropub Zivago serves the best savory and sweet dishes from seasons best ingredients, combined with carefully selected wines, hand made cocktails and cold beers.

The restaurant itself is worth seeing. Unique details picked from around the world make your visit interesting.

During June and July Zivago provides a big summer terrace (or patio as we like to call it in Oulu) in the heart of the city.

Pincho Friday every Friday from 4pm to 7pm!

Kirkkokatu 29
90100, Oulu

Jumpru Patio Live!

Jumpru Patio Live! – club will start at Jumpru Pub Patio on Tuesday June 14th and there will be live music every week from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 pm to 10.30 pm.

The Jumpru X OMJ Jazzpatio club is always on our menu on Tuesdays, soulful and rhythmic Soul Kitchen club on Wednesdays and a Rytmipatio club will take turns on Thursdays with weekly changing themes. On Fridays and Saturdays everyone gets to sing when the popular Allsång På Jumpru club take its turn.

Clubs have an age limit of 20 and free admission.

Websites unfortunately only in Finnish at the moment!

Kauppurienkatu 6
90100, Oulu
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.

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90100, Oulu
sauna

BUDGET HOTEL RAAHE, in North Ostrobothnia

MEET YOU AT THE BUDGET, THE HOTEL OF GENUINE SERVICE IN RAAHE!

Raahe is located in North Ostrobothnia, Finland, on the shore of the Bay of Bothnia, between and on the banks of the Siikajoki and Pyhäjoki rivers.

Travelling from whichever direction possible, Budget Hotel Raahe and its location nearby the main road E8 and Raahe city center, makes it a very accessible destination to stay.
You will find various outdoor and sporting actitvity possibilities next to the hotel, such as Raahe DiscGolfPark and the Koivuluoto sports field. In addition, only less than one kilometer away is a sight for photographers – the wood house idyll of Old Raahe!

Our Hotel’s comfortably set rooms for one, two or three guests, offer a place to rest and relax at the end of the day. All room equipment include a TV, an electric kettle with a coffee/tea set, as well as a bathroom with shower. Our room rate also includes a copious breakfast and the use of our common sauna space in the evenings.

We ensure the cleanliness and comfort of your stay together with our high standard partners, so that it is always safe for you to visit us.

Budget Hotel Raahe is part of the Peerâ Hotels & Cottages
https://www.peerahotels.fi/en/

Uimahallintie 4
92150, Raahe

Hot Air Balloon Flight for group 4-12pax

Flying in a hot air balloon flight is a lifetime experience, when you can gently sail across the sky and enjoy the beautiful finnish landscapes from a bird’s eye view.

The MOMENTS balloon trip takes about 3-4 hours of which one hour is spent travelling in the air.

Our service includes:

– Transportation from the agreed meeting place to the departure site and back to the meeting point
– About 1 hour flight in hot air balloon
– Traditional after-flight ceremony at the landing site.
– Flight certificate

Kansankatu 53 T3
90100, Oulu
Cafe Hanna is a small cafe close to the Oulu Train station.

Cafe Hanna

Cafe Hanna is operating in the same building with Taito Shop Oulu. Hanna is a small cafe where you can buy fresh grounded coffee, sandwiches, Finnish style pullas and ice cream. You can take all products with you or enjoy at the cafe. During the coffee break you can do some shopping in Taito Shop. Cafe Hanna is a part of Taito Pohjois-Pohjanmaa.

Rautatienkatu 11 b
90100, Oulu
Finnish design is sold by Taito Shop Oulu.

Taito Shop Oulu

Taito Shop Oulu is a gift shop and handicraft studio offering authentic Finnish designs and local artisan crafts. Our vast range of products include traditional handknit goods, jewelry, sauna accessories, Oulu themed items, and materials for the crafting enthusiast. Responsibly sourced and natural materials are important to us. We are specialists in textile crafts including traditional weaving techniques and provide a variety of expertly led workshops and courses.

Lovi Factory Shop is a partner-business at Taito. Lovi is famous for their birch veneer trees which artfully adorn interior spaces throughout Oulu and Finland. Lovi designs are the creation of Oulu artist Anne Paso. Explore our selection of Lovi products for your own home! Lovi workshops are also available on-site.

While visiting our historic 1920s landmark building, enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee and a baked ‘pulla’ sweet bun. Daily made sandwiches are available as a convenient lunch for your train travels.

When shopping with us, you are supporting local entrepreneurship and the Oulu handicraft arts culture. Our business also includes a non-profit community program to assist local needs. Taito is a certified member of the Finnish Labor Association (Suomalaisen Työn Liitto).

Please call or email for more information and services in English. We warmly welcome you to our shop, craft studio and café!

Rautatienkatu 11 b
90100, Oulu
Toripolliisi statue in the Oulu Market Square.

Top 5 attractions in Oulu!

These tips will lead you to the top attractions and sights in Oulu, whether you are staying just over one night or enjoying the versatile leisure selection of Oulu for longer. The city is compact, so everything is close, and you will soon feel at home!

The seaside atmosphere of the Market Square with the legendary Market Square Policeman’s statue and the offering of local products is a must for every visitor especially in the summertime. The Market Hall holds a variety of local delicacies and produce to take home, too. A bridge for pedestrians and bicycles connects the Market Square with the old wooden district of Pikisaari Island just a short walk away.

Pass the stately Oulu Cathedral to get to the lush city park of Hupisaaret Islands. This is a local favourite around the year and an excellent place for spending time on summery picnics or having fun in the winter. If you enjoy beach life, visit Nallikari Beach on the Bothnian Bay in Hietasaari Island – the Riviera for Nordic tourists. Its lighthouse lookout spot and phenomenal sunsets are mandatory Instagram material for all visitors.

Last but not least: any traveller must experience Oulu as a cycling city, with its vast cycleway network of more than 900 kilometres and the trademark red cycling highways! Jump on a bike and admire all these sights, pedalling comfortably through the Oulu landscape.

Kauppatori 2
90100, Oulu

Oulu Music Video Festival

Oulu Music Video Festival is a four-day spectacle of music and moving pictures that brings together young and youthful people, both music and film professionals, enthusiasts and consumers on the last warm evenings of the summer.

The Festival presents hundreds of music videos, movies, documentaries and special screenings. In addition, the authors of the videos express their own views from different perspectives in some of the screenings. The best Finnish music videos and video makers are rewarded at the prestigious Pumpeli Gala.

The festival organizes also live clubs and other music video related activities in local bars.

The artistic director of the festival is Anna-Mari Nousiainen. The event is produced by the Oulu Music Video Festivals Association.

Hallituskatu 7
90100, Oulu

Literary Art Festival Muusajuhlat

Literary Art Festival Muusajuhlat (Muse Festival) is the most notable literary happening in Oulu area. The festival brings together poets, writers, musicians, and artists from all around Finland. The versatile programme offers something for literary enthusiasts of all ages.

The programme is mostly in Finnish but there are also events that include multiple art forms and are suitable for non-Finnish speakers.

The events are centered at the Oulu City Library and Restaurant Tuba, but there are also events in other restaurants, libraries and nearby municipalities in Oulu. Most events are free of charge.

The nine poems or muses of antiquity have inspired humanity since ancient times. Now the muses are calling us to the world of reading and writing once again. The books delight, enchant and captivate. When reading them you can empathize, be charmed, reminisce, stray and linger – the books have all our stories and countless worlds.

The festival is produced by Huutomerkki ry.

Kaarlenväylä 3
90100, Oulu

Ou­lun­sa­lo Soi Cham­ber Music Fes­ti­val

Oulunsalo Soi is a versatile, intimate and high-class chamber music festival that brings great pieces, premieres and musical delights to the Oulu region. The festival’s concerts and events are surprising, touching, and sometimes a bit whimsical too.

This year’s main theme is classics and forgotten gems. The festival includes eight concerts and one art exhibition, which is made by the visual artist of the year, Aino Väänänen.

Oulunsalo Soi presents both international and domestic top names and rising stars. The concerts invite you to more traditional concert halls as well as new venues.

The artistic director of the festival is pianist Mika Rännäli. The festival is produced by the Oulu Cultural Events Association.

Hallituskatu 7
90100, Oulu

Oulu Arts Night

Oulu Arts Night is a magical night full of culture!

Oulu Arts Night lets musicians, actors, dancers, writers, and artists take over the streets and parks and offer unique experiences for everyone. The festival lasts for only one night but the number of visitors takes up to 30 000!

The goal is to make arts and culture easy to reach and thus most of the events and performances are free of charge. Professionals and amateurs alike can bring their performances to the Arts Night.

Hallituskatu 7
90100, Oulu

Air Gui­tar World Cham­pions­hips

Incredible performances, international love and big emotions – welcome to the airiest competition in the world!

The Air Guitar World Championships is a celebration of love and peace. In 25 years, the semi absurd performance art has grown into a favourite of international audiences and media, spreading its message around the world.

The year of air guitar culminates in August in Oulu, where national champions and black horses arrive to compete for the world championship. The official Air Guitar World Championships network includes over 10 countries from almost all continents.

The AGWC Finals offers performances from the world’s best air guitarists and a magnificent show for old and new friends of air guitar. In the Black Horses Qualifying Round the night before, the prize is an instant place to the world finals. In addition to the contest events, Air Guitar World Championships offer air guitar-themed events for tourists.

The next Air Guitar World Championship competition takes place in August 2022. The Air Guitar World Championships are organized by Airnest Productions Oy.

Kirkkokatu 17
90100, Oulu

Alakestilä Arboretum park - Liminka

Alakestilä Arboretum park, located in Liminka in Northern Ostrobothnia, is the third oldest tree species park in Finland.

Its founder Kalle Arvola, a municipal councilor began planting first trees in the island of Liminka’s river in 1930s. Over the years the park has expanded significantly and now covers an area around 3 hectares. You can find almost 200 different variants, species and subspecies here. Some of them Kalle Arvola brought from abroad as he travelled to bring varieties that didn’t exist in Finland.

Trees were always in Kalle’s heart and some people even called him “crazy”. He was answering, that this interest in trees can’t even be considered weird, as both of his parents were similarly “crazy”. My mother loved the garden and my father loved the forest.

Kalle felt that forestry was a job that would be done for future generations so that everyone could experience and enjoy nature.

Nowadays the park is open for everyone: you can go fishing, take pictures, enjoy joga, paint, organize a picnic or just relax and walk through it.

It is worth to mention that there is campfire and pavilion for rent in the park. The pavilion is suitable for small-scale public events or as a stage for performance.

The park uses free of charge audio guide service (Glopas), so don’t forget to download it on your phone to know more about history of this unique place. Glopas can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices from app stores.

Värminkoskentie, 20
91900, Liminka
Liisanlinna's interior

Liisanlinna Castle - Liminka

Liisanlinna is an outdoor adventure park. It’s a five minutes drive from Liminka town center. And it is the only wooden castle adventure park in the World. 🙂

In autumn of 2000 year entrepreneur Markku (“Make”) Korhonen had the idea of building a castle. He drew the sketch on a small piece of paper and put it in his pocket. This idea and piece of paper were the birth of Liisanlinna.

The construction of building started in September 2000, and so far it has been going on for about 2,000 hours. Liisanlinna castle mostly build from recycled materials.The castle was named after the lady of the house, Liisa.

It has its own coat of arms, flag and coin. The castle is available for visiting by groups (min. 10 persons) on-demand by contacting the Castle Bailiff.

Ala-Temmes, Läänentie 84 A
91930, Liminka

Mon Chou - French Pastry Shop

Fresh, hand made croissants, cakes, tarts and macarons.

We are the Northernmost French Pastry shop in the world!

Step into a piece of France to share its pastry tradition in our intimate café, or order online a variety of pastries, desserts and savory offerings to enjoy at home! Either way, we look forward to sharing with you the pleasure of smelling a fresh croissant coming out of the oven!

Pakkahuoneenkattu 5 B 20
90100, Oulu
A smiling girl dressed in an old-fashioned role costume. In the background is the Museum of Northern Ostrobothnia.

Northern Ostrobothnia Museum

The Northern Ostrobothnia Museum focuses on the history of the city of Oulu, Northern Ostrobothnia and Finland. Our exhibitions captivate kindergarten groups, teenagers and seniors alike.

In the Northern Ostrobothnia Museum, years gone by come alive in an unforgettable way through objects, phenomena, famous persons and common people. Smell the tar, learn of adventures in the high seas and get to know working-class life in the Vaara district of old. This and much more is what makes the history of our fair city. The eye-catcher of our exhibition is a large miniature of the White City of the North as it was before the Second World War in 1938.

The cultural-historical provincial museum is located in the beautiful river delta of the Oulujoki River. All four floors of the building house exhibitions. Oulu’s cultural cradle is located at the heart of the city in the Ainola Park and the Hupisaaret Islands.

Ainolanpolku 1
90130, Oulu
Farmyard. A red log building in the background.

Turkansaari Open Air Museum

The idyllic Turkansaari Open Air Museum takes you on a time trip to the past. Turkansaari’s historical countryside setting and beautiful natural environment are fully preserved, yet close to the city centre. Step into the past and listen to the stories of Northern heritage, everyday life and celebration in the countryside.

Turkansaari Open Air Museum is located on three islands in the Oulujoki River 12 kilometres upstream from downtown Oulu. The museum is Finland’s second-oldest open air museum. It was officially established in 1925 when the island’s wooden church dating back to 1694 was restored to its original location.

In addition to the historical buildings and setting, the museum offers summertime work demonstrations in the Northern Ostobothnian tradition, such as tar pit burning during the Midsummer Week. The main themes of the museum are traditional agriculture and forestry, fishing and Oulu’s history of tar. The main events of the year are Tar Week, Midsummer celebration, the Rahvaan Perinnepäivät Tradition Week, the Jaakko Days and the Autumn Market.

Turkansaarentie 165
90310, Oulu
Long sandy beach of Nallikari in Hietasaari island

Hietasaari Island have attracted summer holidaymakers for generations

The Hietasaari recreational area represents post-glacial rebound coast with lush vegetation of old park and garden species, dotted with old villas and private gardens. Here you can discover the various seacoast vegetational zones, coastal meadows and woods, young and grove-like forest heaths, and an abundance of indigenous birdlife.

Starting in the 1850s, a villa community was created in Hietasaari as the wealthy merchants of Oulu escaped the summer heat of the town to the island with their cattle and servants. Some of the old villas still exist in Hietasaari. Some are used as private homes while others have been renovated to serve as rentable facilities, for example. The ever-evolving island remains an attractive summer destination, with Nallikari Beach offering a fantastic setting for visitors near and far. Here you will also find accommodation and restaurant services, a variety of activities to choose from, and nature trails with birdwatching towers and campfire sites along them. Trails are suitable for walking and biking and they are maintained all year round!

Holstinsalmentie
90100, Oulu
Authentic soy sauce ramen

Pure maku

Pure maku is offerring the authentic Japanese Ramen.

Our ramen noodles are made by stricktly selected wheat and imported from Hokkaido in Japan.
We also offer Authentic Japanese tea and sweets with Ramen.
Visit us and experience Japan.

Open : 12:00 – 18:00 Tue – Sat
Cloesd : Sun & Mon, 1st Tue of every month

Find us at Pakkahuoneenkatu 5 B22 90100 Oulu.
Follow us on [email protected]

Pakkahuoneenkatu 5 B22
90100, Oulu
Smiling girl eating ice cream in the Science cafe.

Tiedekahvila - Science cafe

The café has always been an important part of visiting the Science Centre. Now, it is even more so as science has become the centre of our renewed Tiedekahvila cafe, too!

The Tiedekahvila science cafe has a new appearance which better matches with and merges in the Science Centre – with both its decor and activities. In the cafe interior, there are bits of science scattered around, offering you knowledge and amusement. Mini-interactives, the small exploratory exhibits on tables, offer you a hands-on experience to science in the traditional Science Centre Tietomaa way.

So, while enjoying your food and beverages, you can enjoy exploring and investigating the mini-interactives or, for example, fiddle with and revamp the symbols of chemical elements found from the interior.

Tiedekahvila has free entry, and it is located on the ground floor of the Science Centre Tietomaa.

Nahkatehtaankatu 6
90100, Oulu
A girl moving the light tubes.

Science Centre Tietomaa

Finland’s first science centre is the perfect place for learning, enjoying yourself, putting your brain and body at test or simply spending some time engaging in entertaining exploration. Science Centre Tietomaa is a household name in Oulu and the entire Northern Finland. It has been one of the best-known attractions in Oulu for years.

The themed exhibitions of the science centre feature more than 150 hands-on attractions and demonstrations. New exhibitions are opened every year, and the highlights of past exhibitions become part of the permanent exhibition. Our exhibitions explore different fields of science and technology and give food for thought for all audiences.

The Science Centre’s giant screen cinema shows fabulous 3D films that take the audience to the depths of oceans, the darkest jungles, the infinite reaches of space, or back in time to see the dinosaurs. Our giant screen theatre has the second-largest screen in Finland.

The Science Centre’s 45-meter tower, completed in 1920 to serve as the water tower of the tanning plant, is one of the key landmarks of the Oulu cityscape. The glass-walled elevator of the tower takes you up 35 metres to the top floor with fabulous views over the city.

Nahkatehtaankatu 6
90100, Oulu

Mediterranean Restaurant

A la Carte restaurant that serves food from different Mediterranean countries.

Pakkahuoneenkatu 6
90100, Oulu

Wednesday Flea Market @Voimala 1889's patio

Every Wednesday in July there is a flea market at Voimala 1889’s patio.
You can come as a seller and buy your sales table at Tiketti or just come to shop as a customer! Sales table for one person costs 15€ for one night.

We also sell refreshments and food at the patio!

Kasarmintie 1
90130, Oulu

Wednesday Flea Market @Voimala 1889's patio

Every Wednesday in July there is a flea market at Voimala 1889’s patio.
You can come as a seller and buy your sales table at Tiketti or just come to shop as a customer! Sales table for one person costs 15€ for one night.

We also sell refreshments and food at the patio!

Kasarmintie 1
90130, Oulu

Jarkko Martikainen ja Luotetut miehet | Voimala 1889

Jarkko Martikainen ja Luotetut miehet performing on Friday 22nd of July at Voimala 1889’s patio!

Kasarmintie 1
90130, Oulu

Edu Kettunen | Voimala 1889

Edu Kettunen performing on Thursday 21st of July at Voimala 1889’s patio!

Kasarmintie 1
90130, Oulu

Elojazz

Elojazz is an intimate jazz and rhythm music festival in the heart of Oulu. The sweet melodies of Elojazz have been heard in Oulu for more than three decades.

The artistic director of Elojazz is Jukka Eskola, one of the most recognized jazz musicians in Finland. The festival is produced by Jazz-20 Association.

This year’s festival takes place on the first weekend of August and includes four main concerts as well as few free gigs. As always, also this year’s Elojazz has a lineup full of amazing artists all the way from our local jazz stars to worldwide champs: Oulu Youth Jazz Orchestra, Pete Parkkonen and Yellowjackets are just some examples.

Kasarmintie 13
90100, Oulu

Aknestik | Voimala 1889

Aknestik performing on Saturday 23rd of July at Voimala 1889’s patio!

Kasarmintie 1
90130, Oulu
Juhannus, midsummer festival

Midnight summer festival in Hailuoto Ailasto

Come to enjoy traditional midnight summer festival in Ailasto at Hailuoto island. Friday 24.6 from 12-18.00 some games and activities for families. Pancakes and other treats at the cafe. Music from 20.00 forward, band called Moonshine. There are available places at campground and caravan park.

Luovontie 798
90480, Hailuoto
Greenhouses Romeo ja Julia.

Botanical Garden of the University of Oulu

The Botanical Garden of the University of Oulu is one of the northernmost scientific gardens in the world. Botanical Garden collection of plants is maintained for teaching and research purposes and it is open to the public.

Collections include more than 4,000 different plant species and provide an overview of global vegetation diversity. Botanical Garden is also a testing and experimental area for many new and rare plants. The landmark of the Oulu Botanical Garden are the pyramid-shaped greenhouses Romeo and Julia where about 1,200 exotic plant species are presented. Science Garden of the University of Oulu is also located here.

Outdoor garden is open every day 8 AM – 8 PM and is free of charge. Greenhouses are open Tue – Sun 10 AM -4 PM, with voluntary admission fee of 5 €.

Kaitoväylä 5, PL 3000
90570, Oulu
Walking tour with a local guide

Guided walking tours in Oulu

Guided walking tours are available during the summer with varied themes. Guaranteed departures on Tuesdays and Fridays between 13.6.-19.8.2022. Guiding in Finnish only.

You can also book a guide for your own group! More information in the web page!

Kirkkokatu 3
90100, Oulu

Rauhala ravintola-pâtisserie

Rauhala is a beautiful old event and meeting venue next to Ainolanpuisto. For over a hundred years there has been events organized in Rauhala’s building. You can throw a birthday party, wedding, memorial service or have a meeting in Rauhala’s beautiful cabinets. We are experts in organizing both unofficial and official events such as academic events or parties held to celebrate completion of a project.

We serve brunches on selected Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

We have our own bakery, where every morning freshly baked goods are being made by our patissiers and bakers. Bakery products are sold next door at Tuba Food & Lounge.

Mannenkatu 4
90130, Oulu
Automatic belay

Oulu Climbing Center

Oulu Climbing Center is a recreational sports venue with indoor climbing facilities for lead, top rope and automatic belayed climbing and bouldering. There is climbing for everyone even if you are a first timer or beginner, a young child or an elderly climber. The climbing routes are setup by competent route setters who take all the climbers into consideration. Come and try it yourself!

A sauna with a meeting room and kitchen is found at the top floor of the climbing centre. A balcony with a view to the sea is equipped with tables and chairs together with barbecue facilities and a hot tub to relax after climbing or a meeting! Make a reservation for your work group or peer.

Paakakatu 7
90520, Oulu

Voimala 1889

Voimala 1889 offers events and culture in an urban environment!

Voimala 1889 lies in the same courtyard as restaurants Tuba Food & Lounge and Rauhala ravintola-pâtisserie next to beautiful park Ainolanpuisto. Voimala 1889 is a versatile place for culture and events. You can enjoy awesome gigs and events both inside Voimala 1889 and during summertime outside on our cozy patio. Our patio fits many hundreds of visitors! We also organize e.g. summer parties there for firms.

Voimala 1889 is a great place to throw a party for up to 60 people. It also operates as a meeting venue. We have different kinds of ready-made meeting packages to choose from. If you want, you can get all our party and meeting foods vegan! We have also sauna!

Voimala 1889 has also different art exhibitions which you can check out during events.

See you at Voimala 1889!

Kasarmintie 1
90130, Oulu
Café Kaari

Café Kaari

Welcome to our atmospheric museum café located in the historic Åström Brothers industrial property next to the beautiful Ainola park.

Café Kaari is a perfect meeting point for friends and family with great choice of refreshing delicacies.

Our selection emphasises local products from the North. We have lovely sweet and savoury treats, fantastic special coffee varieties – and of course some sparkling wines.

Kasarmintie 9
90100, Oulu

Tuba Food & Lounge

Tuba Food & Lounge is an eco-friendly and recycling oriented culture restaurant. We use a lot of ingredients that are organic, locally produced or ingredients that would’ve gone to waste. There is always food on our menu that is vegetarian friendly or vegan. We take pride in our pizzas that are made with our own sourdough and our handmade burgers. Come and stop by for a cup of coffee or have a glassful. For example we offer a variety of Finnish craft brewery products.

Tuba is a lively venue. There are weekly quizzes, gigs and a diverse offering of culture on our programme.

Mannenkatu 4
90130, Oulu

Ojan Rauta Arena

Sports and soccer hall, top level gym, healthy food restaurant, sauna/ meeting room, minigolf, outdoor soccer field. Facilities for meetings and events.

Pelaajapolku 3
90450, Kempele
Sunbathing at the Nallikari beach

Splash-tastic Water Activities All Year Round

There are beaches in Oulu for many tastes. The most popular one – and the number one destination for families – is the Nallikari recreation area and tourist resort with its pearly beaches. You can get to the beach from the city centre even by foot or bike through Pikisaari Island or catch a ride on a local transport bus. The Nallikari beach is almost a kilometre long and a true family favourite.

The beaches of Tuira and Värttö along the Oulu River provide excellent opportunities for swimming or enjoying the heat of a sauna raft with appropriate refreshments to complete the experience. Riding rentable jet skis at Värttö beach is a fun activity. In the wintertime, Tuira beach attracts winter swimmers to take a dip in the freezing cold water. Winter swimming is possible also at Värttö sauna raft, with the added opportunity for having a sauna in between.

In the summertime, you can try more active sports, for the facilities offered in Linnansaari Island next to the city centre include kayaks, canoes, and SUP boards as well as a floating adventure course. At the northern end of Toppilansaari Island, you will find a sandy beach and breakwater favoured by kitesurfers speeding on the waves.

Water games in Oulu are not a matter of weather. You can splash about in Oulu’s Raatti and Raksila swimming pools all year round. In addition to traditional pools, the Raksila swimming pool offers a wading pool for kids, a diving tower, a pool slide, and a multi-function pool with massage spots.

Hallituskatu 36B
90100, Oulu
Biking at Hupisaaret City Park

Oulu Loves Biking

Oulu is a bicycle-friendly city all year round. The extensive network of pedestrian and cycle paths spanning over 900 kilometres features beautiful Nordic landscapes and lively districts and offers plenty of opportunities for sports and recreational activities. The pedestrian and cycle paths are maintained throughout the year.

The main cycling routes in the Oulu region are signposted and numbered to guide you to your destination. The longest main route of the cycling route network, which is undergoing continuous development, extends 38km from the centre of Oulu. The cycling routes can be accessed from various locations, including directly from the Kauppatori market square!

Kauppatori 2
90100, Oulu
View from the Hupisaaret City Park.

The Lush Oasis of Oulu: Hupisaaret Islands City Park

The large park area on Hupisaaret Islands near Oulu city centre invites travellers to roam in its verdant oasis in the summer and discover a snow-covered wonderland in the winter. The park is a must for any outdoor person, culture enthusiast, and romantic to visit. Here locals and visitors alike can find enjoyment, adventure, games, picnics, and tranquillity. Oulu Museum of Art, the Northern Ostrobothnia Museum, and Tietomaa Science Centre are all located near the park, so there is plenty to see and do indoors as well as outdoors.

The Hupisaaret Park consists of several small islands in the Oulu River estuary. It became a public park after the 1850s, and its history holds industry, watermills, cattle pastures, French gardens, and child’s play. The sound of the rippling brooks is part of the park’s attraction – in the brooks, you can even find sea trout belonging to the native stock of Oulu River as they run to spawn in the park’s channels.

Cafeteria Kiikku serves customers in the park in the summertime, while a versatile playground attracts adventure seekers to play around the year. Created by talented architects, a wonderful summer theatre offers cultural enjoyment for all the family. Gazebos from the old days and lovely bridges joining the small islands provide beautiful spots for resting. At the northern end of the park is the longest fish ladder in Finland and the only one in Oulu River. Here you can spot migrating fish from May until the end of October.

Ainolanpolku
90100, Oulu
Rantajatsit fiilis

Raahe Jazz on the Beach - Raahen Rantajatsit

Raahe Jazz on the Beach a.k.a Raahen Rantajatsit festival is an intimate annual top-notch contemporary jazz festival with gorgeous white night sunsets.

Useita tapahtumapaikkoja
92100, Raahe
Perinteisiä muruhuiskia luonnonmateriaaleista

Crumb Brushes and Pot Scrubbers Workshop

In this workshop we will teach you how to make useful brushes and scrubbers for your home from natural materials. Fiber bundles are assembled into durable home tools using traditional brush tying techniques.
During the course you´ll have time to make three tools and the price of the course includes guidance for learning traditional brush making and a material fee to make 2 pot scrubbers and 1 crumb brush.
Price 37 € / member price 32 €.
Non-stop workshop Thu 7.7.2022 or Tue 19.7. between 12 and 5 PM. Please arrive no later than 3:30 PM. No pre-registration!

Rautatienkatu 11 b
90100, Oulu
Markkinoiden sisältöä ja aikataulu.

Lännentila Summerfairs

Welcome to Lännentila’s summerfairs 16th July 2022.

Summer fair with more than 50 local vendors. Lot of different activities for kids and adults. The main star of the day is Roni Back, famous Finnish Youtuber. This is the biggest market event in Northern Finland during summer time. Check more about the day from Facebook: Lännentilan kesämarkkinat. Free entry! Book bus transport to fairs here: https://saagatravel.fi/en/product/lannentilan-kesamarkkinoille-bussilla/

The content of the fair:
– 50 brands (Foods, clothes, pastries, ornaments, etc.)
– Magician Roope Ylitalo
– Finnish skier legend Juha Mieto
– Youtuber Roni Back

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90100, Oulu
Lapsi piirtää narureppuun kangasliiduilla kesäisen kuvan.

A summer adventurer's backpack workshop for children

Come and create your own memory on a backpack, in our summer adventurer’s workshop.
In the finished backpack you will carry all the goods needed for a summer adventure and the treasures and memories that you grabbed from a summer trip.
Would you draw the ocean and the Nallikari beach, the beautiful flowers in the garden of Kiikkusaari or a happy moment eating icecream?
In the workshop, a summer picture is drawn on a cotton string backpack with fabric chalks, and the picture is attached to the fabric by ironing.
Non-stop workshop Fri June  8th  between 12 PM and 5 PM or Fri June 22nd between 12 PM and 5 PM.
Price 20 €/attendant (the price contains all material for one backpack and the guidance in the workshop).
No pre-registration – please arrive no later than 4 PM.
No pre-registration. Workshop duration less than an hour.

Rautatienkatu 11 B
90100, Oulu
Lännentilan kotieläinpihan lammas.

Lännentila farmyard with animals

We have lots of different animals in our farmyard; sheeps, ducks, chickens, bunnies and ponies. We also offer free pony rides for kids from Monday to Saturday, between 11-15 o’clock. The animals warmly welcome you to visit, for free!

In addition the main building of the farm has been inhabited since 1690. The Lännenpirtti café is located in this centuries-old log cabin.

This country café offers you homemade tasty pastries that contain products from our farm. These are traditional Finnish pastries; pancakes, buns, chocolate mudcake, strawberry cakes… The café also serves savory pies and stuffed breads. And let’s not forget the soft ice cream!

We have a sandbox and toys for children in our farmyard. We also have pedal tractors for kids to drive. Do you like to play minigolf? You can do it in our farm for free! And hey, have you met our mascot, Bison?

We have also farmshop with fresh local products, all the products are picked up daily. We sell our own products; strawberries, peas, potatoes, onions, cauliflowers and broccolis. We also sell our strawberry-caps and strawberry-bags!

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90100, Oulu
Lännenpirtin kahvilan pihapiiriä.

Lännenpirtti Cafe

The main building of the farm has been inhabited since 1690. The Lännenpirtti café is located in this centuries-old log cabin.

This country café offers you homemade tasty pastries that contain products from our farm. These are traditional Finnish pastries; pancakes, buns, chocolate mudcake, strawberry cakes… The café also serves savory pies and stuffed breads. And let’s not forget the soft ice cream!

You can have your coffee inside or go out to enjoy the beautiful courtyard! Check out cafe’s Instagram-site: lannenpirtinkahvila.

In the cafe courtyard we have lots of different animals; sheeps, ducks, chickens, bunnies and ponies. We also offer free pony rides for kids from Monday to Saturday, between 11-15 o’clock. The animals warmly welcome you to visit, for free!

In addition we have farmshop with fresh local products, all the products are picked up daily. We sell our own products; strawberries, peas, potatoes, onions, cauliflowers and broccolis. We also sell our strawberry-caps and strawberry-bags!

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90100, Oulu
Purkkivärjäyksessä käytettävät materiaalit ja värjätty lankavyyhti.

Dye yarn in a jar

Dye a surprising skein of yarn with plants or organic waste!
Jar dyeing is a fun and easy technique, and we welcome you to join us in a journey of experiments. In this workshop you will learn how to dye yarn in a glass jar using natural dyes.
You don`t need any material of your own, we provide all supplies.
Workshop Fri June  8th  from 12pm to 5 pm or
Workshop Fri June 22nd from 12pm to 5 pm
Workshop is non-stop, so you can attend at a time that is suitable for you.
No prior notice – attend 4 pm at the latest.
Price: 25€/attendant (the price contains 100 grams of wool yarn, a glass jar, mordants and guiding)
Our maximum group size is 12 attendants at the same time.

Rautatienkatu 11 B
90100, Oulu
Seafood pasta.

Bistoria Iso-Syöte

Cozy and welcoming Bistro with good taste.
Bistoria is a great place to relax and gather after an active day. Enjoy our fine food, drinks and service that get´s you smile and come back again.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar.

Romekievarintie 4
93280, Pudasjärvi
Welcome!

Nallikari Bakery & Bistro

Fresh bakery goods, good coffee, lunch, tasty bistro food and easy take away. Gather your friends and family to relax and enjoy!
Full service catering with amazing food ideas, perfect cakes to your wishes and professional service. We are at Nallikari Holiday Village.

Leiritie 10
90510, Oulu
Northern lights.

Restaurant Nallikari

Restaurant Nallikari is a high quality, Nordic restaurant on Nallikari beach Oulu. Restaurant is open from lunch to late evening. 250 seats inside and 300 seats on summer deck.

Lunch
Served in buffet; tasty soup lunch, famous Islander buffet and Business lunch with two main courses.

A´la Carte
Local ingredients and seasonal food. Menu designed by Chef Antti Lindholm.
A´la Carte menu changes five times a year. Seasonal weeks: blini, asparagus, sea food.

Brunch
Nallikari brunch is a stylish way to spend Saturday with friends and family.

Bar & Coffee
Full service international cocktail bar, quality coffee and Nallikari Bakery pastries.

Nallikarinranta 15
90510, Oulu
Rosso Zeppelin indoors

Rosso Restaurant Kempele

The Rosso restaurant in Zeppelin is a great place when you need a break from shopping. It is always easy to come to us – our direct and genuine atmosphere helps you feel refreshed!

Rosso is a well-known Italian classic, which has offered relaxing moments to Finns for five decades. We serve beloved classics, tasty new dishes and, above all, our famous pizzas, baked in Italian wood-fired pizza ovens.

Rosso is a happy place to eat, where everyone is welcome! We cater to different diets: our pizzas and many pasta dishes are available in gluten-free versions, and you can also opt for a high-fibre rye pizza crust.

We serve lunch every weekday.

Benvenuti – welcome to Rosso!

Follow us on social media: Facebook: @RossoKempele Instagram: @rosso_kempele

Zeppelinintie 1
90450, Kempele
Matti Lepistö's sculptures

Matti Lepistö Sculpture Park

The sculpture park of Raahe-based self-educated artist Matti Lepistö (1948-2020) is a truly unique place to visit. The prolific artist Matti Lepistö, who worked with several different techniques, became known especially for his concrete sculptures. Over the years, they have become a private sculpture park with almost 300 sculptures in his backyard in Pattijoki. In addition to sculptural art, Matti painted, drew, wrote, photographed and made stained glass.

In the exhibition you can get acquainted with the artist’s sculptures. The park features animal and human sculptures as well as mythology and surreal art. Some of the sculptures are works that critically examine the conquests of religion, while the animal figures and the Kalevala themed pieces are in perfect harmony among the themes and depictions of the countryside that symbolize the birth of life. For Matti Lepistö, making art was a way of life and a vocation. Matti hoped as many people as possible to experience his art and also encouraged others to try concrete processing to create art.

Matti Lepistö’s legacy wants to respect the artist’s wish and memory by keeping the sculpture park open to the public. You can come to the sculpture park to spend a summer day, even on a picnic.

The entrance fee to the sculpture park is 5 € / person and 10 € / family. The entrance fee can be paid in cash or with MobilePay. The MobilePay number is 046 657 4089. The entrance fee covers the maintenance costs of the sculpture park.

Mansikkakarintie 200
92140, Raahe
Fafa's Valkea indoors

Fafa's Restaurant Valkea

Fafa’s offers authentic handmade gourmet street food with straightforward and friendly service.

We serve delicious organic falafel, meze and pita portions, made in-house and always fresh. Each and every portion is carefully planned with a focus on flavour. Meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike are warmly welcome!

You can find us at in Valkea shopping centre, Valkea 3th floor, Kööki

Follow us on social media:
Facebook @FafasValkeaOulu
Instagram @fafasvalkeaoulu

Isokatu 24
90100, Oulu
Puistokahvila Makia

Puistokahvila Makia Cafe

Puistokahvila Makia is located in the centre of Oulu in Otto Karhi Park. It is a cosy and comfortable café with a modern twist. A full breakfast with freshly made omelette and fresh fruit is served every morning. For lunch, the café offers salads, soup and tasty cafeteria products. In the evening, you can come to Puistokahvila Makia to enjoy delicious coffee and pastries or large smörrebröd-style open sandwiches, or have a glass of sparkling wine.

The summer terrace attracts you to enjoy views to the park, the relaxed atmosphere and cold drinks.

Breakfast is served from Monday to Friday between 7:30 and 10 am, and on Saturday and Sunday between 9 am and 1 pm.

Salad and soup are available on weekdays between 10:30 am and 6 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday between 1:30 pm and 6 pm.

Follow us on social media: Facebook @puistokahvilamakia and Instagram @puistokahvilamakia

Otto Karhin Puisto
90100, Oulu
Rosso seating area

Rosso Restaurant Valkea

Rosso is a well-known Italian classic, which has offered relaxing moments to Finns for five decades. We serve beloved classics, tasty new dishes and, above all, our famous pizzas, baked in Italian wood-fired pizza ovens.

Rosso is a happy place to eat, where everyone is welcome! We cater to different diets: our pizzas and many pasta dishes are available in gluten-free versions, and you can also opt for a high-fibre rye pizza crust.

We serve lunch every weekday. And don’t forget to ask about the chef’s recommendations, which change daily!

Benvenuti – welcome to Rosso!

Follow us on social media: Facebook: @RossoOulu Instagram: @rosso_oulu

Isokatu 24
90100, Oulu
Veranta for private occasions

Breakfast & Private Restaurant Veranta

On the third floor of the Original Sokos Hotel Arina you will find the beautiful restaurant Veranta.

In the morning, the restaurant serves as a breakfast restaurant for the hotel guests and others. For lunch, the hotel’s conference guests are served here, and in the evenings the restaurant transforms to any kind of restaurant needed for the occasion. Veranta is suitable for corporate parties and serves also as a beautiful wedding venue. The centerpiece of the summer celebrations is the restaurant’s cozy patio.

Restaurant Veranta exudes Scandinavian countryside combined with modern design. The menu is inspired by the pure nature of the north, and the breakfast table also features delicacies from nearby producers.

The restaurant is open on request and on special evenings, and every morning for breakfast guests. Access to breakfast is via Original Sokos Hotel Arina, where you can buy the breakfast for € 23.

The space features three video projectors and a screen as well as audio playback.

Restaurant Veranta:
-party rooms for 50-150 people
-delightful patio for 47 people, even suitable as a wedding venue
-party menu from a standing table starting at 40 €
-Guests stay comfortably at the Original Sokos Hotel Arina

Reservations and inquiries: Original Sokos Hotel Arinan Sales Service
[email protected] or +358 8 3123 255

Isokatu 25
90100, Oulu
Ravintolamaailma Limingantulli seating area

Ravintolamaailma Limingantulli

At Ravintolamaailma Linnanmaa we offer food and beverages from three differend brands: Pizza&Buffa, Presso and Hesburger.

Pizza & Buffa offers a straightforward and relaxed way to enjoy good food, on your own or with your family. In addition to freshly baked pizzas, we serve a healthy home-cooked lunch and a variety salads and desserts. To juice up evenings, Pizza & Buffa holds theme fiestas, offering new tasty surprises. Come and enjoy a cosy atmosphere – we cook food today. The entire buffet is available at a single price. On weekends, you can also enjoy a wide array of desserts.

Presso wants you to have a special moment, every day. We want to cherish a close and cosy coffee culture. Our coffee satisfies Finnish tastes and is 100% fresh. Our buns, rolls and snacks are delicious, baked in-house and always fresh – our oven is on all day long. Of course, life also needs to be sweet. Let us surprise you: when the bell rings, something good just came out of the oven.

Nuottasaarentie 1
90400, Oulu
Fafa's Limingantulli indoors

Fafa's Restaurant Limingantulli

Fafa’s offers authentic handmade gourmet street food with straightforward and friendly service.

We serve delicious organic falafel, meze and pita portions, made in-house and always fresh. Each and every portion is carefully planned with a focus on flavour. Meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike are warmly welcome!

Follow us on social media:
Facebook @FafasLimingantulliOulu
Instagram @fafaslimingantullioulu

Nuottasaarentie 1
90400, Oulu
Ravintolamaailma seating area

Ravintolamaailma Linnanmaa

At Ravintolamaailma Linnanmaa we offer food and beverages from three differend brands: Pizza&Buffa, Presso and Hesburger.

Pizza & Buffa offers a straightforward and relaxed way to enjoy good food, on your own or with your family. In addition to freshly baked pizzas, we serve a healthy home-cooked lunch and a variety salads and desserts. To juice up evenings, Pizza & Buffa holds theme fiestas, offering new tasty surprises. Come and enjoy a cosy atmosphere – we cook food today. The entire buffet is available at a single price. On weekends, you can also enjoy a wide array of desserts.

Presso wants you to have a special moment, every day. We want to cherish a close and cosy coffee culture. Our coffee satisfies Finnish tastes and is 100% fresh. Our buns, rolls and snacks are delicious, baked in-house and always fresh – our oven is on all day long. Of course, life also needs to be sweet. Let us surprise you: when the bell rings, something good just came out of the oven.

Kauppalinnankuja 1-3
90570, Oulu
Robson's Lunch

Robson's Restaurant

Robson’s restaurant, located next to the SuperPark activation park, serves tasty lunch, small snacks and sweet and savory coffee breads.

There is a daily renewed lunch table and wonderful delicacies straight from the barbeque. Our lunch menu includes traditional Finnish lunch favorites, tasty pastas, oriental delicacies and everything in between. Versatility is our advantage!

Tyrnäväntie 16
90100, Oulu
Bacaro Doppio indoors

Bacaro Doppio Café

Bacaro Doppio offers a laid-back and stylish atmosphere for friends of Italian coffee, wine and delicacies. You’ll enjoy the feel of a Venetian wine bar where tradition blends effortlessly with modern elements.

Savour an espresso made by a real barista, enjoy a light lunch, treat yourself to an artisan ice cream, or buy a tasty snack to take away. Have something delicious to eat and enjoy life!

You can find us at street level in Valkea shopping centre, along Kesäkatu.

Follow us on social media:
Facebook @BacaroDoppioOulu
Instagram @bacarodoppio_oulu

Isokatu 25
90100, Oulu
Kierikkikeskus.

Kierikki Stone Age

The Kierikki Stone Age Centre takes you back in time thousands of years into the distant past of the North. The Kierikki Centre is located along the Iijoki River on a Stone Age dwelling site that has been studied since the 1960s. Guests of all ages enjoy the archaeological exhibition in the main building and the Stone Age village.

Pahkalantie 447
91200, Oulu
Kylpylän monitoimiallas

Rokua Spa

Welcome to unwind in the warm waters of Rokua Spa and in genuine Finnish sauna! Diverse pool section caters to customers in all age groups and offers both relaxing and rigorous activities. The full-length fitness swimming pool, two multi-purpose pools, a water slide for kids and play pool for small kids.

Spa visitors can also enjoy the picture-perfect natural environment of Rokua Geopark, that opens up directly from the pool sections windows. After the swimming, you can spend a nice moment in the heat of the traditional sauna or the relaxing warmth of the steam sauna.

Kuntoraitti 2
91670, Rokua
Toripoliisi Statue 1

Sightseeing of Oulu on Mountain Bikes

Enjoy the most beautiful sights of Oulu on a mountain bike.

The sightseeing experience on mountain bikes begins at the famous Toripoliisi-statue of Oulu Market Square from where we’ll walk to the nearby starting point of the actual cycling.

From there the tour is directed through the historical Pikisaari island, which is a remnant of the Old Town of Oulu, and two the beautiful seaside and park scenery of Hietasaari. In Nallikari we’ll also drive across the beach and stop by the Nallikari lighthouse. During its latter part the route weaves through the gorgeous Hupisaaret park area concluding back at the Market Square. The route follows bicycle routes as well as off-road trails.

During this 2,5-hour tour you get to experience Oulu at its most beautiful. This trip is a great experience for travellers but also for the people of Oulu.

During thawed ground (from spring to fall) the trip can be executed with fatbikes and more narrow-tired mountain bikes. During winter the trip is only executed with fatbikes.

Fatbike is a bicycle with oversized tires. Their low tire pressure enables their use on soft and unstable terrains such as snow and sand. The trip is suited for anyone with basic fitness.

Kauppatori 2
90100, Oulu
Mustasalmi Oulu 1

Kayaking safari to River Oulu delta

The delta of River Oulu is a diverse paddling location providing both cultural and natural scenery as well as a unique perspective on the cityscape of Oulu. This safari offers the delta area as its finest.

In the beginning we’ll teach the basics of kayaking and go carefully through the safety features. Then we’ll start a safari with the length of approximately 7 kilometers led by a trained and experienced paddling instructor and carried out with single seated kayaks.

The trip is well suited for beginners and doesn’t require swimming skills.

Hietasaarentie
90500, Oulu
Pilkkiretki Oulun Nallikarissa 1

Ice fishing in Nallikari, Oulu

On this trip the likelihood of getting to experience the strike of a fish and seeing it emerge from under the ice is very good. Of course fishes aren’t always hungry so a catch cannot be absolutely guaranteed.

We will meet at the Nallikari lighthouse and begin a 5 – 15 minute walk on the frozen sea to the fishing spots. On location everyone gets a chance to drill a hole in ice by themselves, and our fishing guide demonstrates how to attach the bait and how to lure the fish with it. The trip doesn’t require previous fishing experience.

The Oulu sea area, located in the Gulf of Bothnia, is absolutely beautiful especially in winter offering spectacular views on both the city and the open sea. It is also a great ice fishing location and has some good spots for catching perch, roach or even whitefish.

Nallikarinranta
90500, Oulu
Exit Oulu Room Escape Games

Room Escape Games

You have 60 minutes, can you get out..?

Can you escape the infamous Alcatraz? Or find the Dead Man’s Island in Caribbean in a pirate ship? Or solve mysteries of a famous magician?
Exit Oulu is the biggest room escape game organiser in Oulu with 12 differently themed games in four locations all located conveniently in Oulu city centre.

Each of our 12 games is designed to be played by team of 2-6 persons, so we can host games for up to 70 players at the same time.

There are bars in our Rotuaari and Uusikatu 22 venues. We can also provide catering services for groups. (Pre-booking required.)

Uusikatu 13-15
90100, Oulu
A hand-winched block ferry to Varjakka island.

Varjakka Industrial Heritage Site And Nature Trail

Varjakka has a colourful history full of local stories. The island houses an old sawmill that is important for reasons of both cultural history and architecture. The collection of buildings around the sawmill is an intact entity and rare by international standards. It has also been declared a nationally significant cultural environment. Varjakka is located just over 20 kilometres from Oulu city centre.

The island of Varjakka was a ship and renovation dock in the 19th century, before seeing its golden age in the early 20th century when the largest sawmill in the Nordic countries operated on the island. The island and the Varjakka area on the continent constituted a sawmill community that used to employ as many as 700 people.

Nowadays, the island is a forested destination of natural beauty. You can reach it in the summertime with your own boat, a kayak, a SUP board, or a hand-winched block ferry – an unforgettable experience especially if you are travelling with children. You can explore the island on your own or hire a guide. The Varjakka area also has a beach, the all-year Warjakka Art Trail, and a B&B accommodation.

South of Varjakka Island, there is the 263-hectare nature reserve of Akionlahti, a popular resting place for migrating birds. The area has a nature trail, a tower for birdwatching, and a campfire site.

Varjakantie 223
90470, Oulu
Nallikari beach climbing net.

Nallikari – the Riviera of the North

The beautiful pearly beach, spectacular sunsets, high-quality accommodation, and vast selection of recreational outdoor activities have earned Nallikari the nickname ‘Riviera of the North’. The Nallikari beach attracts not only sunbathers but also beach sports lovers.

A family seeking adventure can try out the gigantic climbing net on the beach or storm the well-equipped playground. In the winter, the vastness of the Bothnian Bay offers a range of possibilities for walking, skiing, or snowshoeing on the sea ice. You may also catch kite skiers or fatbikers speeding on the ice. If you fancy a day trip, discover the trails, birdwatching tower, and campfire sites around Hietasaari Island for recreation throughout the year. Accessibility has been considered for the summertime routes.

Nallikarinranta
90500, Oulu
Pilpasuo nature trail includes duck boards.

Pilpasuo Protected Area And Nature Trails

The Pilpasuo mire is a great destination for a family day trip and a unique northern experience, about 20 km from Oulu city centre. Most of the mire was formed on an ancient 3,000-year-old coastal meadow. One of the area’s rarities of is the raised beach of Ala-Korkiakangas. The top is covered by boulder soil, which was a little island in the sea 6,500 years ago.

The changing seasons bring out the versatility of the protected area of Pilpasuo. In the summertime, the nature trails attract visitors to take daytime hikes and relax by campfires in the nature. In the autumn, it is a good for berry and mushroom picking. During the winter, Pilpasuo is ideal for Aurora hunting on skis or snowshoes. Pilpasuo has two duckboarded nature trails with fun, nature-themed task points along them for a brain workout.

The shorter one-kilometre trail is especially suited for families with children. You can recognise the trail by the red route markers. The longer seven-kilometre trail has eight task points and is marked with blue. There are designated campfire sites along the trails.

Pilpaselän metsätie 233
90650, Oulu
Oulu market square granarys.

Oulu Market Square

When you reach the Market Square and its landmarks – the Market Hall, the old granaries, and the Market Square Policeman’s statue keeping the peace – you know you have arrived in the local people’s summertime living room.

From early morning on, the summery Market Square bustles with travellers and local residents, along with vegetable and food vendors as well restaurant keepers serving customers till late evening. The old, multi-coloured granaries house not only restaurants but also tiny, charming boutiques selling handicraft products, clothes, and decoration items.

Patrolling in front of the Market Hall and keeping a watchful eye on the visitors is the Market Square Policeman, a plump statue as a reminder of the times when real policemen were guarding the area. The vibrant harbour and export hub of the 18th century gradually became less busy, and the market area became a meeting place for city folk and visitors from the countryside. The policement were needed for upholding law and order.

Kauppatori
90100, Oulu
Oulu market square policeman.

Oulu Market Square Policeman Statue

Over centuries, Oulu Market Square has offered its visitors a year-round, lively meeting and trading place which has also required guarding. A peculiar feature in the local policing history were the Market Square policemen who kept an eye on the Market Square and maintained order there. Through them, the townspeople and those who came from the province became acquainted first-hand with the authorities and the police.

The era of Market Square policemen in Oulu lasted from 1934 until 1979. After the patrolling ended, the policemen were commemorated through a citizen’s fundraiser for erecting a bronze statue in front of the Market Hall. The Market Square Policeman’s statue was designed by sculptor Kaarlo Mikkonen.

Standing at 2.2 metres, the robust policeman with his cap and Sam Browne belt has become a symbol of Oulu over the years and is a popular choice for selfie buddies. So go ahead and snap a friendsie with the jolly Policeman and prove you were really in Oulu!

Kauppatori
90100, Oulu
Tähtitorni cafe.

Tähtitorni Observation Tower

Just a stone’s throw from Oulu Market Square, you can find the lovely, pastel-coloured Tähtitorni Café, which has served as a summer café since 1912. The idyllic setting invites you to experience an interesting piece of history while enjoying a nice cup of coffee – you are sitting on top of the renovated foundations of Oulu Castle which was destroyed in 1793 when the gunpowder storage blew up. From the observation tower, you have a nice view of Pikisaari Island where a stone from the castle landed in the explosion. The stone is still there.

Finished in 1875 according to a design by Wolmar Westling, the building with its observation tower originally belonged to Oulu Maritime School. More than 200 sea captains graduated from the school.

In the summer, the castle cellar is home to an exhibition about the history of the castle. For centuries, people have tried to find a rumoured, secret passage from Linnansaari Island to the city. Can you find it?

Linnansaari 1
90100, Oulu
Kuusisaari recreation park in summer.

Kuusisaari Recreation Park

Just a ten-minute walk from the city centre, Kuusisaari Island offers a variety of recreational opportunities and an active day out in a wonderful setting by the river. The island’s campfire sites are regularly used throughout the year, and plenty of fishing spots are available, too. The spacious lawns provide a great setting for enjoying a sunny summer day on a relaxed picnic, for example.

For those in search of active leisure activities, street basketball is the best way to get fit! At the end of the day, you can take a dip in the river or watch the local football club play at the nearby stadium. By the way, Kuusisaari is also the number one location to watch in Oulu’s lively summer calendar. Festivals, concerts, and other events will take you to holiday mood with rock, pop, and metal music every summer.

Raatintie
90100, Oulu
Policeman Statue in front of the Market Hall.

Oulu Market Hall

One of the most important buildings in Oulu by cultural history standards is the Market Hall which has served its customers since 1901. The building was designed in neo-Gothic fashion by Karl Lindhal and Valter Thomé, and a massive reconstruction finished in 2020 restored its old-time glory.

Some of the current merchants have operated in the Market Hall for decades. They stock a multitude of products for gifts and souvenirs, including beautiful and unique handicraft products, clothes, and other lovely gift shop items. This is also a great place for buying high-quality local food produce and organic ingredients for festive or everyday occasions. Popping in for breakfast of a hearty bowl of salmon soup is not a bad idea either!

Web page only in Finnish at the moment!

Kauppatori
90100, Oulu

Café Kaarna

A small table at Café Kaarna is an intimate setting for enjoying a cup coffee and monitoring the bustle of the hotel. At Café Kaarna you will find delicious coffee table delicacies from savory to sweet. Refreshing drinks, sweets, small savory pieces and delicious ice creams are also available.

Kuntoraitti 2
91670, Rokua
Lapsi kurkistaa Pihkan majaan

Adventure course for Kids

Climb up to the Pihka treehouse to listen to the sounds of the forest and balance it out on a wobbly bridge. See if you can jump as far as a fox, squirrel, or rabbit! How far do you think Pihka could jump?

The Pihka’s adventure course runs around the Ahveroinen pond, located next to the Rokua Health & Spa Hotel. The course is designed for younger family members (children under 10 years old).

Kuntoraitti 2
91670, Rokua
Poika ajaa punaisella polkuautolla lasten liikennepuistossa Raahessa

Children’s Traffic Park

Raahe’s atmospheric traffic park has 20 pedal cars of different sizes, a playground, outdoor games and small-scale kiosk activity.

Children under 12 years of age can drive the pedal cars. Children under 8 yeas of age must be accompanied by a parent. The traffic park guides children to behave correctly and safely in traffic.

Exceptions to normal service in the Midsummer week (Jun 20th-23rd) Mon-Thu at 11 am – 4 pm

Notice: should there be heavy rainfall the park is closed.

Ulkofantintie 20
92100, Raahe
guided fatbiking tour

Fatbike Tour in Raahe

Start the day with your local guide who will introduce you the secrets of Fatbiking. Even though the fatbikes look sturdy, they are great fun to ride and surprisingly agile, giving you a feeling of floating even on rugged terrain. After the guided tour, the guide will give you the best tips to explore the beautiful nature by yourself.
What is included: guidance in English, helmet and fatbike
Good to know:
• This adventure requires basic physical fitness and is recommended for children of 10 years or older.

Musta 14
92100, Raahe
kayaking is the best outdoor activity on summer time

Bay of Bothnia by Kayak in Raahe

Explore Raahe from the sea and as close to the sea as you can get! Be prepared for an unforgettable outdoor excursion in Raahe!
City of Raahe by kayak is the defining paddling trip, our 2 hour guided kayak tour through the Raahe and characterized by its clear waters and nature.
The kayaks used on the trip are easy to handle and very stable – This paddling trip suits beginners and experts alike. We will provide you with all the kayaking equipment needed. Just wear some sporty clothing and bring your adventurous spirit – Lappis will take care of the rest. We will ensure You’ll have a relaxing and a memorable paddling experience. We will paddle on a slow and easy pace, everyone can tag along on this journey.
What is included: guidance in English, kayak, live vest, paddle, spraydeck and waterproof celphone case

Musta 14
92100, Raahe
SUPping is nice summer activity

Bay of Bothnia by SUP (stand up paddling) in Raahe

On this ocean adventure we will learn the basic skills on paddling a stand up paddle board (SUP). We will also focus on how to paddle safely and on a sustainable manner protecting the nature.
This paddling trip suits beginners and experts alike. We will provide you with all the SUP equipment needed. Just wear some sporty clothing and bring your adventurous spirit – Lappis will take care of the rest. We will ensure You’ll have a relaxing and a memorable paddling experience. We will paddle on a slow and easy pace, everyone can tag along on this journey.
What is included: guidance in English, SUPboard, live vest, paddle and waterproof celphone case
Good to know:
• This adventure requires basic physical fitness and is recommended for children of 10 years or older.

Musta 14
92100, Raahe
Fatbikeretki Syötteellä

Fat-bike Tour in Syöte National Park

A fun fat-bike trip with a feed
Join a guided fat-bike tour of the Syöte National Park routes! We drive calmly in the forest and esker landscapes where the mind and eyes rests. The trip is also suitable for beginners.

Before the trip, we get to know the features of the bikes, the route and safety issues carefully. During the bike tour, you will hear about the area’s history, nature and today’s services. The bike paths leads us to Iso-Syöte hiking area and to the National park. During the trip, we will have a suitable loop for your group and have a nice break enjoying the delicious juice in beautiful scenery.

Erätie 1
93280, Pudasjärvi
The Table, Amarillo

Amarillo Restaurant Oulu

Always something going on!

Amarillo in Oulu connects both friends and strangers, who can enjoy themselves at the same table until the early hours.

The menu includes famous classics from Big Burgers to Margaritas, as well as an extensive range of fresh new flavours in Amarillo’s style. The current “social dining” trend is at its best at Amarillo, because many of the dishes are suitable for sharing.

Every Friday and Saturday at 20.00, Amarillo arranges a meal experience known as The Table with unique drinks and dishes, where anyone can take part by reserving a table. This is something everybody should experience – alone or with friends.

Welcome to Amarillo in Oulu!

Follow us on social media:

Facebook @amarillo.oulu
Instagram @amarillo_oulu

Kirkkokatu 15
90100, Oulu
hiking and pancake trip

Hiking & Pancake trip in Syöte National Park

What could be more comfortable than taking a hiking trip to the wonderful forest and fell landscapes and having a rest by an open fire where the guide will fry and serve you the pancakes with sweet strawberry jam and coffee, tea or juice! Welcome to enjoy!

During the trip, the guide will fry the pancake for you by the open fire, for example in the day-hut on Teerivaara-fell. After the trip, you can visit the Syöte Visitor center’s exhibition, which tells you about the history, nature, plants and animals of the area. In winter, the trip can be done with snowshoes, which can be rented separately from Taigavire.

Erätie 1
93280, Pudasjärvi
Melontaretki Syötteellä

Canoeing Trip in Syöte

In the Syöte area there are pleasant lake and river sceneries which are made for an interesting canoeing or kayaking trip! When you go on a trip, we first get to know the canoeing and kayaking equipment and technique, the route and safety issues carefully. During the canoeing trip, we enjoy the lake and ridge scenery and hear information and stories about the history and nature of the Syöte area.

Come along for a relaxing evening by kayaking or canoeing. When booking, tell us about your kayaking experience and whether you want a canoe or kayak with you for the trip.

Erätie 1
93280, Pudasjärvi
Frans&Camille indoors

Frans&Camille Bistro

A french bistro with a joie de vivre

This happy French bistro welcomes you to the pulsating heart of Oulu, the restaurant at the base of Original Sokos Hotel Arina. We combine a relaxed atmosphere with love for and enjoyment of good food in an atmospheric environment right next to the Otto Karhi Park.

Our menu offers you and your friends unique rural French experiences. Fresh ingredients combined with traditional French recipes and new creations by our chefs guarantee a great meal experience for all tastes. Our extensive and carefully composed wine selection complements your experience.

Like us and keep in touch: Facebook @fransetcamilleoulu Instagram @fransetcamille

Isokatu 18
90100, Oulu
Maastopyöräily tutuksi -kurssi

Learn to ride a Mountain Bike - course

Mountain biking is a fast-paced and versatile nature-sport that is currently at its peak of popularity! Mountain biking is suitable for nature-loving people of all ages. In this course, you will learn the skills, technical and safety issues to ride on the mountain biking trails with respect for nature and other off-roaders. You can go further by bike!

Content for the Familiar with Mountain Biking course:

10.30 am Meeting in the auditorium of Syöte Nature Center.

Presentation, program of the day. Helmets and accessories are moved out and the group gets familiar with the bikes, right adjustments and different parts of the bike: tires, gears, brakes, steering. We will discuss different types of mountain biking and different types of mountain bikes. Searching for a suitable driving position.

Off-road driving exercises:
Uphill and downhill driving, braking, en route and group driving, mountain biking etiquette. Ride on a mountain bike route, where you go through the riding technique in different terrain conditions, learn how to use the gears efficiently and look for suitable riding lines. Long trees, overcoming obstacles, safe pace.

In the end, bike washing and basic maintenance.

Closing of the course and feedback at about 1.30 pm, followed by a soup lunch at Café Korppi in Syöte Visitor Center.

The course is led by an instructor who has completed the Mountain Biking Instructor course.

Erätie 1
93280, Pudasjärvi
SUPping is nice summer activity

Bay of Bothnia by SUP (Stand Up Paddling) in Oulu

On this ocean adventure we will learn the basic skills on paddling a stand up paddle board (SUP). We will also focus on how to paddle safely and on a sustainable manner protecting the nature.
This paddling trip suits beginners and experts alike. We will provide you with all the SUP equipment needed. Just wear some sporty clothing and bring your adventurous spirit – Lappis will take care of the rest. We will ensure You’ll have a relaxing and a memorable paddling experience. We will paddle on a slow and easy pace, everyone can tag along on this journey.
What is included: guidance in English, SUPboard, live vest, paddle and waterproof cellphone case
Good to know:
• This adventure requires basic physical fitness and is recommended for children of 10 years or older.

Linnansaari 1
90100, Oulu
fatbiking is nice summer activity

Fatbike Tour in Oulu

Start the day with your local guide who will introduce you the secrets of Fatbiking. Even though the fatbikes look sturdy, they are great fun to ride and surprisingly agile, giving you a feeling of floating even on rugged terrain. After the guided tour, the guide will give you the best tips to explore the beautiful nature by yourself.
What is included: guidance in English, helmet and fatbike
Good to know:
• This adventure requires basic physical fitness and is recommended for children of 10 years or older.

Nallikarinranta
90500, Oulu
Water park in Oulu

Lappis Water Park Oulu

Our giant floating water park offers challenge and fun experiences for all ages! Adequate swimming skills are neccessary. The diverse obstacles include jumps, climping walls, a giant slide and an iceberg that will challenge everyone!

The water park is supervised by our staff and it’s for everyone over 6 years old with at least adequate swimming skills. A child between the ages of 6 and 10 must be accompanied by an adult guardian who constantly monitors the child in water park. For parents, we also offer family tickets.

You can rent wetsuits from us. Life jackets are mandatory and those are included to the ticket.

Linnansaari 1
90100, Oulu
Arctic wolf and Auroras - Wolf photographing in winter

Arctic Wolf & Auroras

This exclusive wildlife tour takes you to the most remote areas in Europe, near the eastern border of Finland. Tour includes a lot of new experiences, long day tours on the tracks of wolves and wolverines, optional sleeping in the hide; your wildlife vacation is full of exciting moments! You will have also a good time enjoying the silence and rest during your wilderness holiday.

Learning about the wildlife and wolves is always interesting. Also, skills of managing in the wilderness are included in this winter tour. A bit of luck is needed to see the magnificent Northern Lights and these timid wild animals. Sea eagles and golden eagles are living here, so it might be possible that you see these big birds gliding silently above the untouched white snowfields.

One of our unique skills is to make beautiful meals in nature. So, welcome and enjoy. Feel free to make contact and tell us about your expectations and needs. We will make your wilderness holiday dreams come true!

Lentokentäntie 720
90410, 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
boulisvadilla

Food & drinks

Enjoy Boulis’s fresh lunchbowl, smoothie or delicious evening snacks and sweets. From our bar you can get refreshing lemonade, wine, drinks and beer. Check out our current opening hours on our website.

Pekurintie 2
90450, Kempele
bouliskeilaus

Bowling

Welcome to Finland’s perhaps most fabulous bowling place! Boulis offers bowling services from Monday to Saturday. Feel free to enjoy your day or night with bowling of even funnier glow bowling!

Pekurintie 2
90450, Kempele
easymove-kuntosali-ryhmaliikunta

Gym & Group Activities

Welcome to Easymove Gym! You can buy a day ticket or a week pass to our gym from our webstore. Of course we have also month memberships. Easymove offers group activities almost every day. Once you have paid the ticket, you can make a reservation to group class by email [email protected] or at our customer service desk in Easymove.

Pekurintie 2
90450, Kempele
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
Boreal bird and wildlife tour - brown bear

Boreal Bird & Wildlife Photographing Tour

This comprehensive bird and nature photographing week in Northern Ostrobothnia and South Lapland is made for nature lovers! Photographing holiday could be arranged as a self-guided holiday or with the local guide.

Wide-ranging bird sites vary from wonderful old spruce forests to hills, wetlands, lakes and riversides. We photograph birds and wildlife from the hiking trails in the wilderness, from the hides made for professional photographers, single or twin bird photographing tents, bird-watching towers and if you prefer you can hire a floating bird hide. Bear and eagle hides are solid wooden hides with photographing tables where you can attach your ball head or gimbal.

You will have also a good time enjoying the silence and rest during your wilderness photographing holiday. Taigavire Oy / Hikes’n Trails works as a field operator in South Lapland specializing in bird and wildlife photography tours. We cooperate only with professional nature photographers and sustainable wildlife companies in Finland.

Erätie 1
93280, Syöte
Two Days Kayaking Course in South Lapland

Two Days Kayaking Course in South Lapland

A two-day educational canoe trip with single kayak or open canoe will be arranged on the big wilderness lakes in Syöte national park and South Lapland area. During the trip the participant will learn about the Finnish nature, the basics of kayaking by paddling two days, learn how to cook nice meals by open fire and accommodate in tent or in a cottage in beautiful lake shore.

Kayaking courses would be arranged on request from 1.5. throughout the whole summer. The course is a two-day tour. Your guide is a Finnish adventure and canoe instructor, wilderness chef who has completed the NOLS Wilderness Medical First Aid course. Welcome to enjoy this safe and unique outdoor adventure with a professional nature guide in Northern Finland!

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
De Gamlas Hem Restaurant.

De Gamlas Hem Restaurant

We welcome you to this wooden Art Nouveau villa to enjoy some peace, quiet and delicious food among the beautiful ceramic tiled stoves and log walls.

Cozy and delicious! The ideology behind our charming and atmospheric restaurant is based on our very own vision that combines modern cuisine with De Gamlas Hem’s traditions.

Kirkkokatu 54
90120, Oulu
De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant.

De Gamlas Hem Hotel

De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant is fully renovated, 17 room boutique hotel in a heritage protected building near the centre of Oulu. As early as in 1906, the building was used to house, care for, and provide food for elderly upper-class women from Oulu. It was a private retirement home. Swedish fighter pilots were also housed in the building during the World War II. Today, we welcome you to this wooden Art Nouveau villa to enjoy some peace, quiet and delicious food among the beautiful ceramic tiled stoves and log walls.

We offer beautifully furnished and well-equipped guest rooms with high-quality, extremely comfortable beds. We want to ensure that all our guests enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. To preserve the building’s historical and cultural value, the floor plans are original and unchanged. We are committed to make your stay unforgettable!

Kirkkokatu 54
90120, Oulu
Reindeer in the snowy forest

Reindeer farm visit and sleigh ride

A visit to the reindeer farm in Poro-Panuma is a delightful way to get to know reindeer and the cultural heritage of the area. It introduces visitors to reindeer husbandry as a northern Finnish way of life in a genuine, original reindeer village.

You get to meet and feed reindeer in their natural habitat and take a photo of yourself among the reindeer herd.

One of the most memorable parts of a reindeer farm visit is, of course, the reindeer sleigh ride. As the sleigh passes through the snow-covered forest and the warm reindeer skins soften the ride, it’s nice to get lost in the atmosphere and the rhythmic tapping of the reindeer’s hooves.

Back in the 1960s, not so long ago, the reindeer-drawn sleigh was the preferred mode of travel for many Pudasjärvi residents, as there were no drivable roads to the villages. Welcome to Poro-Panuma, where history meets the future!

After the sled ride, we go into the river side’s atmospheric Myllykota hut to enjoy hot drinks and homemade pastries with stories of reindeer husbandry and it’s history in our area.

Estimated time for the visit is two hours. Note that we are open only on demand.

Laasenraitti 40
93140, Pudasjärvi
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
Kujalan ruokarekka

Kujala´s Burger

Kujala´s Burger is local food at its best! Kujala´s farms natural pasture meat and own sauces added with other local food products guarantee the most delicious taste experience. We operate as a bespoke restaurant and our foodtruck goes to almost everywhere to our customers.

Pölläntie 137
90480, Hailuoto
Kujalan Tilan löökikastikkeet

Farm Products from Kujala´s farm Hailuoto

– Garlic sauces with different flavours
– Syrups with natural flavours from Finnish forests
– Natural pasture meat
– Cereal products
– Kujala´s Burger

Pölläntie 137
90480, Hailuoto
Have a fun ride in city train Kompiainen.

City Train Kompiainen

Amusement park Vauhtipuisto can be reached from the city center of Oulu and Nallikari beach with Vauhtipuisto ‘s own 52 – seat city train called Kompiainen. Kompiainen city train operates daily 27.6.-7.8.2022.

Nallikari – Vauhtipuisto 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00

Vauhtipuisto – Oulu City Hall 11.10, 12.10, 13.10, 15.10, 16.10, 17.10

Oulu City Hall – Vauhtipuisto 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 15.30, 16.30, 17.30

Vauhtipuisto – Nallikari 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45

Kompiainen city train ride is included to Vauhtipuisto bracelet’s price. Without bracelet prices are for adults 8 euros and children 5-14 years 4 euros. Children under 5 years free of charge.

You can also buy Vauhtipuisto bracelets from a Kompiainen train with cash or credit card.

Hietasaarentie 9
90500, Oulu
Kids favorite roller coaster ride in amusement park Vauhtipuisto.

Amusement Park Vauhtipuisto

The thrill of speed in a fairground atmosphere. Vauhtipuisto is a fun place for children and the young-at-heart in Nallikari, near downtown Oulu. We offer a variety of rides for everyone, from the smallest members of the family right up to the slightly more grown up ones. Vauhtipuisto has everything from carousels to bouncy castles, a play-village for kids and miniature cars.

You can easily reach Vauhtipuisto by City train Kompiainen. Train operates from the city centre – Vauhtipuisto – Nallikari and back.

Opening hours 2022
Open 28.5.-7.8. every day 11-18.

Entrance

Free entrance in the area. Rides work with ticket or bracelet. Single ticket is 4 eur and bracelet is 20 euros under 110 cm child or adult and 26 euros over 110 cm child.

Kahvila Karuselli
Cafe Carousel (Kahvila Karuselli) in the area serves coffee, ice cream, paninis, candy, cotton candy etc.
Warmly welcome!

Hietasaarentie 9
90500, Oulu

Restaurant Hugo

Hugo is a relaxed, rough-and-ready wine bar and restaurant where the wine has pride of place. In the kitchen, local ingredients fuse with tastes from around the world. Make Hugo your living room, a place to meet friends and the highlight of your weekend. The moment you raise your glasses to celebrate something special or just the great mood around the table.

Rantakatu 4
90100, Oulu
View from Oulu City Hall to Cathedral.

Guided bike tour from Nallikari to Oulu city center

Welcome to guided bike tour from Nallikari to Oulu city center! We drive cycleways trough Pikisaari to city center. We visit Market Place, City Hall and Catherdral from outside. The tour ends in Nallikari. Guide will tell you information and stories from Oulu and Oulu region. You will get tips for shopping and events. You can rent bikes from Nallikari holiday village. Rental is not included in the price of tour. For families, small groups and companies.

Leiritie 10
90510, 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
Cathedral in Oulu.

Oulu quickly

Welcome to Oulu! Guided city walking tour.

History and present shortly told by an authorized tourist guide: Market Place, City Hall, Cathedral. Tips for places to visit, shopping and events.

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
Picture of the restaurant pointing towards the sunset

Restaurant Aava

Restaurant Aava at Arctic Lighthouse Hotel welcomes hotel guests as well as visitors from elsewhere to enjoy tasty meals. An important specialty of the restaurant is that each meal always contains fish in one form or another, depending on the sea atmosphere.

At the restaurant you can enjoy the magnificent seascape, which is magnificent despite the weather.

The restaurant also offers all kinds of events from weddings, meetings to birthdays. You can find more information on our website.

Marjaniementie 789
90480, Hailuoto

KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre

KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre in Ii works to improve the position of visual artists in northern Finland and creates international connections in the field of art.

KulttuuriKauppila runs an artist residency, produces variety of exhibitions, Art Ii Biennial and provides studios for local artists and international art–education programme for schools of Ii.

Kauppilantie 15
91100, Ii
Camping, Hailuoto, Caravan park, Tent area, Matkaparkki, Leirintäalue

Ailasto Camping and Caravan Park

Ailasto is an old Kaartotie elementary school building built 1926. As a restaurant Ailasto has had long traditions from 70’s till recent years. Renewed Ailasto has also program services and equipment rentals as addition to cafeteria and accommodation services. Cafeteria has alcohol license and local product shop.
Products base on locality, minor producers and ecologicality.

Camping area has 25 caravan/tent areas, five of which have electricity. There is a sauna, kitchen and sanitary facilities in the service building. We are located 13km from ferry harbor. Come and enjoy peaceful sleeping in Hailuoto island.

There are nice outdoor activity grounds right nearby Ailasto, for example Hyyppä. Bus stop is located right by Ailasto, or you can rent a bike to ride to the town center. Ailasto’s decoration reflects history and calmness.

Sustainability reasons we wish you to empty your garbage and waste water before coming to island because all waste go back to mainland from Hailuoto. We have recyckling point at the service building but no slop sink for caravans.

Ailasto Camping and caravan park, bar and cafeteria is open daily at summer, check the opening hours from our Facebook @Ailasto

Luovontie 798
90480, Hailuoto
The Särkkä's Perennialnursery grow more than 1000 different perennials.

Särkkä's Perennial Nursery

Our plant nursery in Raahe specialises in growing perennial flowers. The plants are mostly grown from our own stock plants.

In addition to our own perennial plant production, our nursery has a wide selection of ornamental trees and shrubs, as well as fruit and berry plants. We also have a selection of wild species and several rarities.

Get new experiences and ideas for your own garden at our nursery displays, which run from spring to autumn.

Welcome to visit our nursery! We are just off the 8-road (E8), so it is easy to get to us.

Valtatie 925
92210, Raahe
Cafeteria, Bar, Venue,

Ailasto Cafeteria and local product shop

Ailasto is an old Kaartotie elementary school building built 1926. As a restaurant Ailasto has had long traditions from 70’s till recent years. Renewed Ailasto has also program services and equipment rentals as addition to cafeteria and accommodation services. Cafeteria has alcohol license. Products base on locality, minor producers and ecologicality.

You can find local organic products like Hailuoto brewery beer and Kujala farm products from us. Come and enjoy a cup of coffee with Karelian hospitality!

Check the opening hours from our Facebook @Ailasto

Luovontie 798
90480, Hailuoto
In a quiet Vihaslahti area yo can spot many species of birds and animals.

The Vihaslahti bird tower and nature reserve

Vihaslahti is a habitat or stopping place for numerous bird species, which can be spotted eating or nesting in the area. Hikers can also see the sheep in the surrounding fields in the summer. Vihaslahti is part of the Vihas-Keihäslahti nature reserve. You can reach this area by hiking or by bike easily along the duckboards.

Tuomipakkaintie 9
85100, Kalajoki

Restaurant at Hotel Pikku-Syöte

Hotel Pikku-Syöte’s restaurant is open all year round, including during the low season. The restaurant is located in the hub of various outdoor trails, next to the ski slopes of the Ski Resort Pikku-Syöte.

The place is known for the lunch and dinner buffets, with a high-quality à la carte menu and a selection of beers and wines.

The people who lodge in cottages nearby and also those who work in the area love the pizzas, burgers and sautéed reindeer. In addition, the restaurant at Hotel Pikku-Syöte serves the youth centre.

Syötekeskuksentie 126
93280, Pudasjärvi
Puikkari julkisivu.

Puikkari swimming hall

Enjoy our diverse selection of pools and the warmth of the tropics for the whole family! There is also a gym and the Puikkari Café.

Swimming time is 2 hours including washing and sauna.

Check the website for possible exceptions to opening hours.

Tuulimyllyntie 4
93100, Pudasjärvi
Restaurant Rousku

Restaurant Rousku

Restaurant Rousku offers tasty, natural, locally produced food from morning to evening. Rousku is renowned for delicious dishes made of pure, locally produced ingredients.

To top off an unforgettable culinary experience, the restaurant’s large windows offer a beautiful view over the unique Rokua Geopark landscape, shaped by the Ice Age.

Kuntoraitti 2
91670, Rokua
montta, oulujoki, muhos

Active camping Montta

Traditional camping on the bank of the river, surrounded by forest, peaceful atmosphere and beautiful nature landscapes. You can color your stay with activities such are sports on nature, photography, hiking, fishing, renting a canoe, kayak or a boat. Summer season in our region is full of events. Camping comprises of 40 caravan pitches and 13 cottages. To complete your comfortable stay we have saunas, playground for kids, dancing floor under the roof, cabinets for events and etc. All these facilities will make your holiday warm, relaxing, funny, cosy and joyful.

Kieksintie 209
91500, Muhos
Inside Oulujoki church.

Oulujoki Church

The national romantic spirit of the twentieth century was brought to life in the architecture of Oulujoki church, completed in 1908. The church was designed by the architect Viktor J. Sucksdorff of Oulu province, and it also contains Karelian influences. The atmospheric church is the only preserved wooden church in the art nouveau style in Northern Finland.

In 1984, as a result of the restoration work planned by Anna-Kaisa Ylimaula, the church was restored as closely as possible to its original appearance. Visitors to the church can see how the roof and the bell tower in particular reach upwards. On the second clock of the tower, an inscription has been made asking for a blessing for the Finnish people.

This church is part of the Oulujoki Pilgrimage route. Read more from the web page!

Oulujoentie 69
90650, Oulu
Turkansaari museum church.

Turkansaari Museum Church

The oldest wooden church in the Oulu urban area serves as a summer church and is located in Madekoski, in the Turkansaari open-air museum area. Nowadays it functions as a beautiful wedding venue for many summer weddings. In the Middle Ages, the island was the westernmost marketplace for Russians and Karelians. As was typical of the time, the church was built in connection with the marketplace. The fishing industry also had an important role on the island.

When the days of trade and fishing were over, the church was demolished and transferred to Raati island, where it served for years as a storehouse until Östen Elfving, founder of the Turkansaari open-air museum, bought it and returned it to original location in 1922.

This church is part of the Oulujoki Pilgrimage route. Read more from the web page!

Turkansaarentie 165
90310, Oulu
Oulu cathedral from outside.

Oulu Cathedral

The beautiful Oulu Cathedral stands in Oulu’s monumental centre, on the same site where several church buildings were located over the centuries, with the oldest dating back to the late sixteenth century. The wooden church that was built on the site in the 1610s was replaced by a cathedral designed by Daniel Hagman of Sweden and completed in 1777. The cathedral, built of natural stone, was so big that all the 2,400 inhabitants of Oulu could fit in it at the same time!

Throughout the centuries, densely built wooden towns were vulnerable to urban fires. The Oulu fire of 1822 completely destroyed the wooden structures of the cathedral. The movable property was saved in time, and the fire left only the stone walls standing. The current stone cathedral was completed in 1832 according to the neoclassical designs of C. L. Engel. The most notable work of art in the cathedral is the portrait of Johannes Messenius, painted in 1611.

Among the cloud cherry trees in the garden is the Pikku-Sofia church for children. It is a model of Oulu’s very first wooden church from the late sixteenth century.

This church is part of the Oulujoki Pilgrimage route. Read more from the web page!

Kirkkokatu 3 A
90100, Oulu
Tourist information sign outside.

Oulu Tourist Information

Tourist Information Office in Oulu offers you practical advice and tips for your visit to Oulu about events, accommodation, restaurants, attractions and places to visit.

More to that, Tourist Information Office provides you with a customer tablet, an open wireless network (panOulu), a charging point for smartphones, brochures, themed walking and cycling maps. In our Oulu Shop you can find local and responsible souvenirs.

On summer our customer service is also on wheels! You can see our tourist officers biking through the city from Nallikari beach to railway station, handing out maps and brochures and answering your questions. We are at your service!

Hallituskatu 36B
90100, 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
The Miss Sofia’s Chamber is decorated in the style 1840s.

Trade House of Lang Unique Historic Hotel Experience in the Heart of the Raahe Old Town

A house full of stories! Hotel rooms at the House of Lang each tell a story of a person who lived back in the 19th century. All our hotel rooms are dedicated to persons who were important to the House of Lang back in time. A person’s life story has been the starting point for the room décor planning, and the room decoration has been placed to a specific important moment in time for the person in question.
The Sea Captain’s Cabin tells the story of a time when the Captain Janne Byström spent his retirement days in the home harbour of Raahe in the 1890s when Raahe’s glorious sailing ship era had ended. The Miss Sophia’s Chamber is decorated in the style from the time when Sofia had slept her last maiden night in it on the 13th of February in 1843. Each room owner has his or her story to tell, and they will tell those stories to you via the AR application when you are their guests in the rooms!

Langin Kauppahuone is a 19th style cafe, restaurant, boutique hotel and a shop all in one – all telling a history of the old trade house by the Pekka Market Square in the old Raahe.

Kirkkokatu 19
92100, Raahe
Ruokailut

All Syöte's activities from Syöte Booking Centre

Whether you want to go on a husky safari, an aurora borealis tour by snowmobile or a horseback ride in the Syöte area, you can book your excursion directly through Syöte Booking Centre – as well as online.

All the activities and programme services in the fell area are easily available and pre-packaged for each season at the Syöte Booking Centre. During the winter season, the Syöte Booking Centre compiles the most popular activities on the fells into a winter weekly programme, making it easy to pick out things to do for your holidays in advance.

The Syöte Booking Centre serves holidaymakers in the LumiAreena premises at the foot of the slopes of Iso-Syöte. You are welcome to ask for tips on activities for your Syöte holiday!

Romekievarintie 2
93280, Syöte
kayaking is the best outdoor activity on summer time

Bay of Bothnia by Kayak in Oulu

Explore Oulu from the sea and as close to the sea as you can get! Be prepared for an unforgettable outdoor
excursion in Oulu!
City of Oulu by kayak is the defining paddling trip, our 2 hour guided kayak tour through the Oulu and
characterized by its clear waters and nature.
The kayaks used on the trip are easy to handle and very stable – This paddling trip suits beginners and experts alike.
We will provide you with all the kayaking equipment needed. Just wear some sporty clothing and bring your
adventurous spirit – Lappis will take care of the rest. We will ensure You’ll have a relaxing and a memorable paddling experience.
We will paddle on a slow and easy pace, everyone can tag along on this journey.
What is included: guidance in English, kayak, live vest, paddle, spraydeck and waterproof cellphone case

Linnasaari 1
90100, Oulu
The café is decorated in the style of the 1860s.

Trade House of Lang 19th Century Style Cafe and Restaurant at the Raahe Old Town

Dressed in servants’ outfits from the 1860s, the staff at the Trade House of Lang greet visitors with smiles. The colourful décor includes a lot of beautiful details, which you can look at while spending time in our peaceful environment.

The Restaurant at the Trade of Lang offers a buffet lunch on weekdays. All food and bakery goods are made using local produce.

The glass shelves of the café are filled each morning with delicacies created in the Lang House kitchen. The baker starts the day by baking sweet and savoury treats, both based on recipes of the old Lang Cookbook and also modern creations such as cheese cakes, pies, cakes and sweet buns. Gluten free delicacies are baked every day too. Finnish berries are used in baking and preserves.

Our restaurant works also as a place for private functions. We organise parties, meetings, and events, tailor-made to meet customers’ needs.

Langin Kauppahuone is a 19th style cafe, restaurant, boutique hotel and a shop all in one – all telling a history of the old trade house by the Pekka Market Square in the old Raahe.

Kirkkokatu 19
92100, Raahe
Enjoy your time in historic milieu.

Experience Life at Trade House of Lang

During coffee break you’ll hear the mistress, patron or the maid telling their stories and versions of the colourful history and daily life in 1800s’ Raahe. The maid will serve delicious home made cake with tea/coffee while listening to the stories. Coffee and piece of cake is included in the price. Book a historical time travel for your group!

At the Lang’s Trade house the coffee is always served from small, rosy cups and a refill is included, of course. The small boutique is a great place to find the best souveniers and gifts after this guided event!

Stories and experiences from the tall ships’ era! The Trade House of Lang is a café, restaurant, shop and a boutique hotel that tells you stories about the history of the Trade House in the old town Raahe by the Pekkatori square. Welcome to enjoy the historical surroundings!

Kirkkokatu 19
92100, Raahe

Winter activities for groups

Ski resort Iso-Syöte serves groups with services tailored to them. Choose what you want to do, we’ll arrange the equipment and the coach.

A tailor-made winter trip in Finnish nature is an unforgettable experience, whether you are cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or on a fatbike.

Romekievarintie 126
93280, Syöte

Snow World

Ski Resort Iso-Syöte has an area for families with children – a small ski resort inside the larger one. It brings families together, from toddlers to grandparents. It is safe to explore the fun and snow, for example, on a slide in the Snow World area, and then enjoy your lunch at the atmospheric campfire site.

Admission to the children’s activities area is free. Its elevators are free of charge for children under 7 years of age who are skiing with a helmet. There are many fun and fast-paced special ski slopes in the children’s fell area with routes to safe forest trails and fun slopes.

You can also meet reindeer and try various winter activities in the Snow World – experience a winter day packed with laughter in an inspiring and authentic environment.

Romekievarintie 126
93280, Syöte
Syötteen Eräpalvelut kesäsafarit river tubing

Guided summer safaris at Syöte

Go and experience the popular water activities organised by Syötteen Eräpalvelut in the fell area: river tubing, canoeing and fishing in the versatile waters of Syöte.

River tubing excursion (2.5 hours) on the River Pärjänjoki gets your adrenaline pumping but also offers peaceful moments in the wilderness. The journey in the rapids is made with 1-person inflatable canoes. A canoe safari (2.5 hours) is a bit more of a relaxed excursion that takes you through the best stretches of the beautiful canoeing route of the River Pärjänjoki. Fishing guide services in the waters of Syöte are tailored according to your wishes.

The price of the summer safaris includes guide services, equipment and transportation to the places of departure. The excursions do not require previous experience, but those taking part in river tubing and canoe safaris must be able to swim.

Oksanperäntie 364
93280, Syöte

Bike Park guidance lesson

Bike Park guidance lesson is the best start for a new sport and hobby. Downhill biking and Bike Park are the most fun when you know the tricks of the sport. No previous experience is needed – the desire to learn and readiness are enough!

During the Bike Park guidance lesson, you will learn about the driving technique, braking, utilising the full-suspension bike and managing tilted bends and jumpers. We also show you how to get on the T-bar lift with the bike.

Romekievarintie 126
93280, Syöte
Väinämöinen talvi

Syötteen Mökit Cottages

Syötteen mökit cottages are high-quality log cabins suitable for the whole family on a fell holiday. You can relax in the outdoor jacuzzi while watching the snow-covered trees and enjoy the services and activities of the Syöte Visitor Centre.

Joukahainen, Vanamo, Väinämöinen and Wellamo are spacious cottages (for 6–10 people) with several bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, fireplace, sauna, terrace, and outdoor hot tub. There is also a crib and a high chair for families with small children.

The cottages are located in a quiet location next to the Syöte Visitor Centre and are an ideal spot for active holidaymakers all year round. The best mountain bike trails in Finland, the 120 km ski trail network, the hiking trails in Syöte National Park, Ski Resort Iso-Syöte and the beaches of Luppovesi Lake are just a step outside the door.

Mustikkapolku 7
93280, Syöte
Syötteen Eräpalvelut Huskysafarit husky

Syöte husky safaris

Syöte husky safaris give you a real feel of the silent fell nature of the north. The safaris are organised by Syötteen Eräpalvelut. When you’re driving a husky sledge, all you hear is the squeaking snow as the eager huskies gust forward.

Before starting the safari, you will get instructions on steering the sledge. The safari route runs through forests and over swamps. Sometimes you might even cross a frozen lake. After the ride, you have a chance to scratch the dogs. Finally, you will enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and hear some interesting stories about the life in the husky kennel.

Dog sledge rides are a great and warm-hearted activity for the whole family. In the winter season, there are shorter routes of 6 and 12 kilometres available, as well as longer all-day husky safaris. Visits to the Syötteen Eräpalvelut kennel of approximately one hundred Siberian huskies are organised throughout the year.

Oksanperäntie 364
93280, Syöte

Syötteen Mökit Cottages Tapio and Tellervo

Tapio and Tellervo cottages near Ski Resort Iso-Syöte are a good choice for those who appreciate comfort and a central location. Add a little luxury to your holiday and admire the northern lights and the nightless night from the outdoor hot tub.

The cottages, completed in early 2022, have beds for 4+2 persons. The family-friendly and well-equipped cottages have two bedrooms, a kitchen-living room, and a bathroom. The complex includes a covered terrace, an outdoor hot tub, and a sauna in a separate building.

The cottages, located in a quiet location, provide easy access to the mountain bike trails, ski trails, and snowmobile trails in the Syöte area. The beach of Lake Luppovesi is just a short walk away.

Näädänpolku 16
93280, Syöte

Equipment maintenance at the rental shop

Proper lubrication and regularly sharpened edges make skiing and snowboarding even more fun. At the Ski Resort Iso-Syöte’s rental shop, your equipment will be maintained with experience and expertise, and you can concentrate on enjoying your holiday. Regular lubrication keeps the equipment in good condition from one season to the next.

Tip: the hard frost snow in early winter wears the lubrication faster. In spring, a smooth layer of lubrication on the ski bases keeps your skis gliding and prevents the bottom from getting dirty.

Romekievarintie 126
93280, Syöte

Kuuru Tunturilaakso Suites

The Northern Lights Suites combine the beauty of Finnish nature with the comforts of a luxury suite. Although you sleep directly under the stars, the suite is equipped for comfort with underfloor heating and air conditioning.

The Scandinavian-style suites have a double bed and offer a great view of the fell sceneries through large windows and a glass ceiling. The suite also has a kitchen, bathroom and private terrace. Breakfast is served at the nearby KIDE Hotel, which can be reached in winter on a kicksled that comes with the suite.

The unforgettable Kuuru Suites are located in a private location in the nature reserve, just a stone’s throw from the services and activities of the Syöte tourist area. Guests have access to a cosy hut in the courtyard.

Romekuja 2
93280, Syöte

Restaurant at KIDE Hotel

When you enjoy many outdoor activities, you also need to eat well. The restaurant of KIDE Hotel in Iso-Syöte offers options for everyone from the raw materials of the north. Our kitchen knows the value of vegetarian food as well as local reindeer meat.

In the mornings, our restaurant serves as an atmospheric breakfast restaurant. The cosy lounge is the centrepiece of the whole holiday. There you can enjoy hot chocolate, uplifting aperitifs, or indulge in board games.

Romekievarintie 6
93280, Syöte

Husky sledding crash course

The one-hour crash course includes fascinating stories about the history of
Siberian Huskies, their use and the handling of the dogs and the sled.

The programme continues with the hurly-burly of the wagging tails of our friendly huskies ready to take you for a spin! Try mushing (driving) the sled yourself
and feel the primeval power of the ancient breed (mushing allowed for over 12
year-olds only).

Ervastintörmä 4
90470, Oulu
Koiravaljakko

Husky Spin

Welcome to the Home of Huskies!
Meet the charming individuals of our pack and go for a spin in our 1,5 km route in the magical wintry spruce forest.

Relax in the good company of your friends over a hot drink by the fire in the Lapp hut.

Availability: from December to April, weather and snow permitting

Suitable for all

Group size: 1+

Ervastintörmä 4
90470, Oulu
kennel visit

Visit to the Home of Huskies

Welcome to the home of Huskies! We wish you warmly welcome to meet the charming individuals of our pack. The canine members of our small family kennel include huskies of all ages from youngsters to pensioner – every dog ready to become your new best friend! You can also participate in the daily routines of the kennel.

Availability: All year round

Suitable for all

Group size: 1+

Ervastintörmä 4
90470, Oulu

SuperPark Oulu

What is SuperPark? SuperPark is an entertainer. We deliver a unique experience of joyful play that excites and unites people all over the world – no matter their age or fitness level. Via our purpose built, high quality indoor activity centres, we deliver joy, increased health and exercise opportunities to all manner of people. You have to see the place to believe it!

We want our customers to take care of the joy while we work with research and development – in order to serve the world even better. SuperPark is suitable for families, seniors, young people, toddlers, work groups, bachelor parties, birthday groups and just about everyone. Navigating the SuperPark, or ‘sparking’, is not only fun, but also useful.

Adventure Area. Game Arena. Freestyle Hall. Choose your own adventure! SuperPark is home to a smorgasbord of activities, designed to inspire and entertain you. Come see what all the hype is about!

Tyrnäväntie 16
90400, Oulu
The Smoke Sauna.

Saunas of the Maikkula Mansion

Mansion´s saunas are located on the banks of the Oulu River and are heated all year round by reservation. In summer, you can also enjoy a refreshing river bath directly from the sauna benches. The smoke sauna is a traditional wood-fired sauna with gentle heat and a capacity of up to 15 people at a time. The Korsusauna is also wood-heated and can seat up to 25 people at a time. There is also an electric heated sauna on the beach, the Salmon Sauna for eight people. The price of the sauna includes towels, soap and toiletries.

Maikkulanrinne 21
90240, Oulu
Maikkula Mansion´s courtyard.

Maikkula's Manor the Charter Restaurant

Maikkula Mansion has been one of the great houses on the Oulujoki River for centuries. On entering the courtyard, the view is the same as that seen by travellers back in the 19th century. The mansion grounds and the buildings, once forgotten, are valuable conservation sites that have been restored to their former glory using traditional methods and with respect for history.
Maikkula Mansion´s kitchen prepares meals on site, using carefully selected ingredients. For example, in the summer 30-40 lambs from Pudasjärvi graze in the pastures of the Mansion and are raised for the needs of the restaurant. For us, food is the number one thing and we want our customers to enjoy good Finnish local food with personal service in a wonderful setting.

Maikkula Mansion is a charter restaurant and in the area there are saunas and six different celebration spaces, where you can organize celebrations for 10 to 250 people.

Maikkulanrinne 21
90240, Oulu

Tunturi Market

Our unique grocery store has everything you need for daily life and holidays. In addition to food and drink, we sell souvenirs and clothing such as hats, gloves, scarves and socks.

Every day, our bakery offers freshly baked bread to take away. The shelves are full of local favourites: mushroom delicacies, reindeer products and baked goods. For lovers of speciality coffees and teas, there is a selection of products handmade in Finland.

At Tunturi Market, you will find Ranuan Apteekki’s pharmacy cabinet (150 products on-site) and e-prescription medicines delivered to the store as a service. A bottle return point, a postal pick-up point and a post box are also located on our premises.

The shop is located at the foot of the Iso-Syöte fell, adjacent to the Tunturi Pub. Both local residents and holidaymakers will find what they need here.

Romekievarintie 1
93280, Syöte
Kahvilan takassa tuli

Pytky Cafe & Parttio Bistro

Pytky Café – feel warm drinks along fireplace near nature

Pytky serves you with fresh coffee and pastries in the midst of beautiful location along bike, and snowmobile and skiing tracks. If you don’t feel sporty, you are mostly welcome to our cozy cafe also by car. Inside you can enjoy the warmth of not only warm drinks but also the fireplace.

For animal lovers you are greeted in winter time by our reindeers. If you are a bigger group and need special arrangements, we will gladly arrange you catering and other services.

Syötekyläntie 382
93280, Syöte
Auringonnousu

Pytkyigloos Aurora Hut

Enjoy your luxurious night near the nature and enjoy stunning views – and when in luck, aurora borealis. AuroraHut accommodation and café and restaurant services at Pytky Cafe & Parttio Bistro. The café side follows the high seasons in the area in terms of opening hours and Parttio Bistro is a custom restaurant.Our site is bordered by the beautiful Naamankajärvi, where we have AuroraHut’s own pier and sandy beach, as well as a newly built separate public beach and boat dock. We also rent SUP-boards and boats.

We have a reindeer fence as well as three reindeer. Pytky reindeer patrol. Reindeer are free in the summer and winters in the fenced yard of Pytky. Once the reindeer have been trained, they will be used e.g. sleigh reindeers. In the future, we will also offer experience and wellness services as packages. Our company also provides cleaning services for cottages in the area.

Syötetie 28
93280, Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Aurora Suite Aurora View

Aurora View Suite / Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

Stay in the luxurious Aurora View Suites amidst an Arctic experience and unique Finnish design. Forget the concerns of your daily life, relax in the warmth of the outdoor hot tub, and enjoy the view over the valley.

Upstairs, the spacious Aurora View Suite (55 m²) at the Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte has a living area, kitchenette, shower and a plush double bed. The speciality of the suite is the outdoor hot tub on the balcony. The entrance floor has a sofa bed (140 cm), a sauna, a bathroom and a drying cabinet.

The Aurora View Suite can accommodate 2 + 2 people. The accommodation includes free admission to the hotel’s Arctic Spa.

Isosyötteentie 246
93280, Syöte
Glass iglu by Botnian Bay in Rahja Archipelago in winter

Glass Iglu: Enjoy the Luxury of the Arctic Nature in Rahja Archipelago

From autumn until summer, the iglu is located in Rahja Archipelago in a very private location, about 10 kilometres from the reception. Guest will be guided to the iglu.
The accommodation includes the overnight stay for two, guided commute to the iglu and breakfast in a basket. Some additional treats may be applied according to the season. This product is available from the beginning of January until the end of May or from the beginning of September until the end of December.
Iglu’s heating and lighting are adjustable. Equipment: double bed, kitchenette, fold-down dining table, cool storage space for food, toilet, coat rack, wifi connection, radio, phone charging station, speakers and USB connection.
Customers will be guided from Lokkilinna to the iglu starting from 2 pm according to the agreement. The check-out is on the day of departure at 12 noon.

Matkailutie 199
85100, Kalajoki
Glass iglo floating in Botnian Bay in Kalajoki Sand Dunes

Floating Iglu: Enjoy the luxury of nature and the nightless night by the arctic beach

The iglu is floating in Botnian Bay in front of the long sandy beach of Kalajoki and Hiekkasärkät Sand Dunes, yet in a private location. The accommodation includes the overnight stay for two, guided commute to the iglu and fresh Finnish breakfast in a basket.
Iglu’s heating and lighting are adjustable. Equipment: double bed, kitchenette, fold-down dining table, cool storage space for food, toilet, coat rack, wifi connection, radio, phone charging station, speakers and USB connection.
Customers will be guided from Lokkilinna to the iglu starting from 2 pm according to the agreement. The check-out is on the day of departure at 12 noon.

Matkailutie 199
85100, Kalajoki
Fire show at Raahen Pimiät Festival.

Raahen Pimiät Festival

Raahe celebrates the summer’s turning to the autumn at the Raahe Pimiät Festival on the first weekend of September.

Join us for a relaxing Friday night out in the darkening early autumn in the Härkätori park for a night of music, magic and events for the whole family! Extended opening hours and twilight prices in the city centre shops.

The surroundings of Rantatori are filled with interesting objects and collectors’ items, as the second-hand item merchants present their treasures at the Raahen Pimiät Megaromppeet event, which lasts all weekend from Thursday to Sunday.

Read more about the event on the event’s own channels.

Laivurinkatu 21
92100, Raahe
Iso-Kraaseli daymark and sail sheds

The Iso-Kraaseli Island Daymark in Raahe Archipelago

The Iso-Kraaseli daymark was built in 1852 according to the plans of Albin Stjerncreutz, chief of the Ostrobothnian navigation district. 25 metres above the sea level, 18 metres above the ground. Even earlier, there were a daymark and a pilot’s hut on the island. According to a sailing guidebook from 1865, a senior pilot and three pilots were on duty in the pilot’s hut. They had steering documents for all three entrance routes to Raahe. The Iso-Kraaseli daymark and the tower of Raahe’s old church were important signposts for the central route. In the Kraaseli daymark, the heartwood tree running all the way through the roof forms a two-metre pole on top of the structure, which was used as a signal pole. The daymark’s sea-facing walls are white, while the other parts are red.

In summertime, you can access the archipelago on small cruise boats or by canoe – or go stand up paddling either on your own or on guided tours, or with your own or rented equipment or boat. Normally, the cruise boat charter transport season starts in May and operates all the way until October. The summer schedules for daily departures are published in www.visitraahe.fi the Archipelago cruises and transport website.

In winter, when the ice is firm enough, the islands can be accessed by sleigh and other means, weather permitting. Skiing, walking and cycling on the frozen sea is a favourite pastime for locals too. Read more about the services available in the archipelago in www.visitraahe.fi

Special accomodation on the islands historical Pilothouse www.meriraahe.com
Explore the naturetrail https://out.ac/JEipi

Iso-Kraaseli island
92100, Raahe
Cafe Hilltop vitriini

Cafe Hilltop

Enjoying the moment with a cup of coffee at Cafe Hilltop is an experience. The café at the top of Iso-Syöte serves hot drinks with delicious dishes, and offers great views of the surrounding nature from its huge windows.

At Cafe Hilltop, you will find fresh speciality coffees, cold or hot, to your liking. In addition to coffee, a selection of cakes and buns are on the menu. Tasty sandwiches and rolls as well as refreshing smoothies and milkshakes are great snacks for an active holidaymaker.

The atmospheric café is located in connection with the Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte and Restaurant Hilltop.

Isosyötteentie 246
93280, Syöte
Santa's Resort&Spa Hotel Sani Kalajoki

Santa's Resort&Spa Hotel Sani - Arctic beach resort in Kalajoki

Santa’s Resort & Spa Hotel Sani is located in the arctic beach resort Kalajoki. Kalajoki is the perfect wellness holiday destination every day of the year. The full-service spa hotel with a sea view, instant access to the beach and nature trails, conference facilities, restaurant and bar enable tailored holidays and events for individuals and holiday groups, high-end guests as well as meetings and incentive groups.

Our superior rooms and modern apartments have glazed private balconies facing the famous sand dunes. How wonderful to watch the sun set behind the sea from your own balcony!

Taste the Nordic and Lappish flavours in our Restaurant Bistro. Santa’s breakfast is a pleasant surprise with a variety of traditional and local flavors and dishes.

Jukupolku 5
85100, Kalajoki

Skywalk rooftop terrace

If you are looking for a lookout spot with the best views in the north, welcome to the Skywalk roof terrace of the Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte. You can really feel the beauty and stunning silence of mountain nature there.

Skywalk offers you 360° views from the top of Finland’s southernmost fell. The specialty of the Skywalk (100 m²) is the corridor from the terrace area to a vantage point. Here you will grab the best selfies of the trip!

The views to the fell, extending beyond the naked eye, change according to the seasons. In winter, there are snow-covered trees and northern lights; in summer, bright summer nights. Autumn is the time of the autumn foliage. Access to the Skywalk roof terrace is free for hotel and restaurant guests and is suitable for the whole family.

Isosyötteentie 246
93280, Syöte
The Church of the Holy Trinity is made of granite stones

Raahe Church of the Holy Trinity

The current church in Raahe, The Church of the Holy Trinity, was built between 1909 and 1912 at the site of the old wooden church that burned down in 1908. The church was designed and developed by architect and engineer Josef Stenbäck. It represents the styles of national romanticism and Art Nouveau. The church is made from granite stones, mostly extracted from the islands off the shore of Raahe. The church tower was built to a height of 52 metres. The church holds about 600 people.

The building was comprehensively renovated between 2011 and 2012 with the goal of restoring the church to its original appearance. As the layers of paint were removed, a rich palette of colours was revealed with pink lime-plastered walls and pews painted to imitate oak.
The altar piece was painted by Professor Eero Järnefelt.

Kirkkokatu 10
92100, Raahe
Starter at Lasaretti's Bistro

Bistro, Hotel Lasaretti

Our own authentic cuisine – the best from local seasonal ingredients. We offer both our hotel guests and local people delicious, uncomplicated food that is sure to please every palate. A dinner for two or for a family, a more formal evening or a banquet – Bistro will meet your ex-pectations in terms of both taste and ambience.

Kasarmintie 13b
90130, Oulu
Tasku island and historical daymark in the summer - Raahe Archipelago

Raahe Archipelago

The Raahe archipelago, Finnish Outdoor Destination of the Year 2016, is a gem right in front of the town. The compact urban archipelago consists of around 50 small islands and islets. Take a short cruise, spend a lovely summer day on an island, learn about nature formed by post-glacial rebound on a nature trail, listen to audio guides to hear about the history of maritime transport and other stories, savour the peace of uninhabited islands and enjoy the lovely beaches. See the historical wooden lighthouses on islands of Iso-Kraaseli and Tasku built in 1853.

You can easily enjoy the archipelago. In the summer, there are daily cruises and Island Hopping trips. You can take part in guided kayaking trips on nearby waters or further to the open sea. We also offer skilled guidance and company for more experienced stand-up paddlers. For boaters, there are mooring points on the islands of Iso-Kraaseli, Kalla, Tasku and Ulkopauha.

In the winter, you can enjoy the frozen sea and its many outdoor opportunities. Thanks to the ice, you can get to the archipelago by walking, skiing, snowshoeing, fatbiking or taking a sleigh ride.

A significant part of the archipelago of Raahe belongs to the Natura 2000 network due to its birdlife, vegetation and habitat types. With a total area of 2,240 hectares, the archipelago includes approx. 358.5 hectares of land and shallows and 1,881.5 hectares of water areas.

Guest berths in the Raahe archipelago
The island of Iso-Kraaseli features a pier for small boats, a kayak pier and a large concrete pier with landing levels and a wheelchair ramp on both sides. Some 1.3 km long and 600 m wide, Iso-Kraaseli is Raahe’s second largest island. The island features a wooden daymark, a 2.3 km nature path, barbecue facilities, a campfire site, a table and benches, a toilet, a sauna and a pilot house leased by MeriRaahe with beds for 13 people. In addition, the island has a glo-lake and a large pine.

ISO-KRAASELI ISLAND BERTH
Location: 64°40,8’ P, 24°24,4’ I
Port number: 1864
Docking: bow-codend buoy
A 2.5-metre boating fairway leads to the harbour
TASKU ISLAND BERTH
Location: 64°42’30.5″N 24°23’21.2″E
Port number: 1870
KALLAN ISLAND BERTH
Location: 64°42,1’N, 24°21,3’E
Port number: 1872

Landing ban for protection during bird nesting season
To prevent disturbance of nesting birds, landing is prohibited on the key bird islets and islands. Landing ban on the following islands from 15 April to 15 July: Saapaskari, Kakkonen, Selkämatala, Kallanriutta, Rääpäkänriutta, Vesimatala, Isokivi, Kurikka, Kusiini, Kanttikivet. Landing ban on Rääpäkkä from 1 May to 20 July. Landing ban on Jyry from 1 May to 15 July.

Rantakatu 35
92100, Raahe
Mega Zipline

Mega Zipline

Mega Zipline is the coolest zipline ride in Finland. And, fittingly, Finland’s coolest zipline starts from the top of the X-Tower, Europes’s tallest adventure tower! The starting point is a whopping 32,5 metres above the ground level. The ride itself goes for an incredible 330 metres. If you dare to open your eyes, as you zoom through the air high above the trees, you will see the beautiful Kalajoki sand dunes and the blue shimmering of the sea.

Tuomipakkaintie 19
85100, Kalajoki
Olohuone ja keittiö

Holiday Apartment With Own Yard

A completely renovated semi-detached holiday home with a sauna for 4 people is located just a short walk from the services, restaurants (600 meters) and beach (400 meters) of Hiekkasärkät in Kalajoki. You have direct access to the ski slopes and jogging paths (100 meters from the door). The holiday apartment also has a terrace and a quiet location with a view to the forest.

Isokoukku 24
85100, Kalajoki
Rokua Health & Spa Hotel

Spa Hotel in Rokua

Rokua Health & Spa Hotel welcomes all visitors to a wellness spa hotel in a stunning natural environment, complete with unhurried silence and optimal services. Rokua is the ideal setting for a wellness holiday in a natural environment. Visitors can enjoy a good night’s sleep in Rokua Geopark in comfortable accommodation provided by Rokua Health & Spa Hotel.

Our diverse hotel services and the unique natural setting cater to all tastes! Our restaurant’s chefs will pile your plate with local delicacies. A diverse selection of activities is available all year round. We provide holiday and congress services for adults, children and both young and senior guests. Our guests can enjoy a pleasant stay combined with different programs and activities. Entrance to our spa and well-equipped gym is included in accommodation packages.

Kuntoraitti 2
91670, Rokua
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
Exterior

Scandic Oulu City

It is easy to feel comfortable in this central hotel decorated in Scandinavian style. The shopping streets are close by. The hotel restaurant Torilla, which can be divided into smaller sections, serves both hotel residents and the people of the city.

Saaristonkatu 4
90100, Oulu
Snowboarding and skiing at Iso-Syöte

Ski Resort Iso-Syöte

Ski Resort Iso-Syöte is a proud World Ski Awards winner for the Best Ski Resort in Finland 2017, 2018 & 2019

In the winter time, Iso-Syöte is a ski resort and a travel destination that the whole family can enjoy! Iso-Syöte ski area is located in the southernmost fell of Finland where you can ski on 17 perfectly groomed slopes. Whether you are a first-time skier or an advanced pro skier, there is a slope for you. The well over 2 km-long, Iso-Syöte SnowPark is definitely the most versatile freestyle park in Finland – especially popular among youth and young adults!

Iso-Syöte is surrounded by the breathtakingly beautiful Syöte National park and gets the biggest snowfall in all of Finland!

The wide range of activities guarantees you an exciting stay. Syöte offers many recreational possibilities for all tastes. The Syöte fell area offers a spectacular setting for nature lovers. An extensive network of trails is waiting for skiers, trekkers, cyclists, and orienteers to be fascinated by the diverse range of control points.

KIDE Hotel is the official ski-in hotel and is situated in the heart of Iso-Syöte. Brand-new apartment hotel features functional and beautiful scandinavian style rooms, each having a kitchen and a balcony with a fell view.

Syöte area is located 140 km north-east from Oulu and only 750 km from Helsinki. You will get to the slopes as well as to other activities straight from your accommodation door.

Romekievarintie 126
93280, Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Phoenix Suite Winter View

Phoenix Suite / Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

Decorated in tones of charcoal and ash, the Phoenix Suite (95 m²) of the Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte is perhaps the most luxurious in the North, offering expansive mountain views that you can admire while lounging on a plush double bed. In this suite, you can also relax in the warmth of the hot tub and Finnish sauna.

Phoenix is one of Hotel Iso-Syöte’s unique and storytelling experience suites. It was built in memory of the hotel that burned down in 2018. The double suite has a large living room area, a double bed, a fireplace, a jacuzzi and a Finnish sauna.

The suite has a connecting door to the Star Superior room next to it, so it is also a good choice for families. The price includes free admission to the hotel’s Arctic Spa.

Isosyötteentie 246
93280, Syöte
one corner of Pekkatori square with old wooden houses in white, yellow and blue

Pekkatori Square in the Heart of Old Raahe

Pekkatori square is a pivotal part of the Old Raahe. This square, representing the closed corner square type and conforming to the ideals of Italian Renaissance, was included in the town plan designed by Gustaf Odenwall after Raahe burned down in 1810. Soon after the fire, several exceptionally unified business buildings representing the construction fashion of the 19th century were built around the square. The buildings have been preserved with meticulous care up to the present day. In the middle of the square there is a statue of Count Per Brahe, Queen Kristina’s governor general, made by Walter Runeberg. The statue was erected in 1888 and has been looking towards the sea for over 120 years.

Pekkatori
92100, Raahe
Hotel Iso-Syöte Skido Fell Nature

Snowmobile wilderness safari

The guided snowmobile safari at the Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte is an easy way to enjoy the most coveted nature experiences of the northern winter – the snow-burdened trees and the silence of the fell nature. The safari is an activity for the whole family.

The snowmobile safari (3h) starts with dressing in a proper outfit and a driving lesson, after which you drive along the safari route to the fell. A guided tour is a safe and fast-paced experience that runs through snowy forests and over frozen lakes. During the break, you will enjoy coffee brewed over a campfire.

Snowmobile safaris are part of the winter weekly programme of Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte, including combined trips to a husky farm, for example. Taking part in a safari does not require any previous experience.

For prices and reservations, please visit our website.

Isosyötteentie 246
93280, Syöte
Superior room

Scandic Oulu Station

A peaceful hotel in the centre of Oulu, near the railway station. Friendly service, refurbished rooms, a comfortable restaurant and a relaxation suite with sauna and swimming pool guarantee a relaxing visit. The hotel also has modern meeting facilities and good parking opportunities.

Kajaaninkatu 17
90100, Oulu
Hotel Iso-Syöte Arctic Spa Sauna

Arctic Spa

In the pools and saunas of the Arctic Spa at the Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte, you will spend a genuinely leisurely holiday. The speciality of the Arctic Spa is the direct view over the northern fell scenery from the large windows of the pool section.

The Arctic Spa has a peaceful and luxurious atmosphere. The pool area has a swimming pool with hydromassage points and counter-
current equipment, as well as a hot tub and cold water pool.
Relax your body and your mind in a steam sauna or a traditional Finnish sauna.

In connection with the spa department, Arctic Spa Beauty & Wellness offers comprehensive pampering wellness and beauty services. The selection includes facials, peat therapy treatments
and massages.

Isosyötteentie 246
93280, Syöte
Restaurant Bistro Kalajoki

Restaurant Bistro - Santa’s Resort & Spa Hotel Sani, Kalajoki

Restaurant Bistro offers delicious meals with a relaxed atmosphere.

Our staff in Restaurant Bistro wishes to guarantee You delicious, locally produced food and personal service. We can also organize bigger events and menus, according to Your needs. Our aim is to plan Your special occasion together and carry it out so that it exceeds all Your wishes.”

Jukupolku 3
85100, Kalajoki
Hotel Iso-Syöte Eagle View Suite

Eagle View Suite / Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

Characterised as the 4th most romantic suite in the world, the Eagle View Suite is the perfect accommodation for couples looking for privacy and luxury experiences in the north.

The two-storey experience suite offers a panoramic view of the fell valley. Downstairs there is a fireplace and a sauna with a landscape window. Upstairs you will find a soft bed with stunning mountain views and a skylight. From the hot tub, you can admire the beauty of the nightless summer nights or the starry winter sky.

The Eagle View Suite (55m²) is one of the experience suites of the Hotel Iso-Syöte. The accommodation includes free admission to the hotel’s Arctic Spa.

Isosyötteentie 246
93280, Syöte
Pekkatori square in old town raahe through a window with flowers

Old Town Raahe

Old Town Raahe is one of the best-preserved 19th-century wooden towns in Finland. Not a museum area but a living town district, Old Raahe tells the tale of the construction of a town and life in it from centuries ago to the modern day.

Get on a guided theme walking tours organised by the Raahe Guides Association. Enjoy the guides’ stories about the people of yore, visits by kings and emperors, the life of sea captains and merchants who had seen the world, daily life, habits and people in the past and today.
You can also take a walk on your own and listen stories via Glopas audio guide while touring. Glopas can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices from app stores.

Just a stone’s throw away from the heart of the old town, from the pier of Packhouse Museum, the former sailors’ house, you can start a cruise in the award-winning Raahe archipelago. Sit down on the pier, breathe in the fresh sea air, listen to the lilt of the happy town.

Built on a former Lapp hut site, the town was originally quite modest. According to a town plan map drawn in 1659, the oldest picture of Raahe, the then 10-year-old town only comprised less than a dozen blocks, many of them nothing more than small strips. There were only two longitudinal streets and three cross streets. The town was surrounded by a customs wall with two customs points: the eastern one outside the crossing of today’s Brahenkatu and Reiponkatu streets, and the southern one at the end of Pitkäkatu (now Kauppakatu) street, approximately at the location of today’s Koulukatu street. Even back then, the town had a busy port, located at the packhouse, which is now the Packhouse Museum. There was no shortage of wood for construction, and stones were procured from the islets in the archipelago, for instance. Founded by Count, Governor-General Per Brahe the Younger by order of Queen Christina, the town materialised “as if by magic”.

Kirkkokatu
92100, Raahe
Tasku island and historical daymark in the summer

The Tasku Island Daymark in Raahe Archipelago

The daymark in Tasku was built in 1853. 19.2 metres above the sea level, 16.5 metres above the ground. Designed by Albin Stjerncreutz, chief of the Ostrobothnian navigation district. The original colour of the daymark was yellow. The daymark was repaired in 1866, and it is said that it was also tarred and painted with red-ochre, but was later repainted yellow in 1877. The first daymark was apparently built on the Tasku Island in the very first years following the establishment of Raahe town (1649). The layout of the daymark is square-shaped. The building resembles a church tower and the roof is pyramid-shaped, with a cross on top. The daymark was repaired in 1890, 1909 and 1914. In 1922, the daymark’s liners were renewed, the cross was replaced and a lock was added to the door, double-painted with oil paint.

In summertime, you can access the archipelago on small cruise boats or by canoe – or go stand up paddling either on your own or on guided tours, or with your own or rented equipment or boat. Normally, the cruise boat charter transport season starts in May and operates all the way until October. The summer schedules for daily departures are published in www.visitraahe.fi the Archipelago cruises and transport website.

In winter, when the ice is firm enough, the islands can be accessed by sleigh and other means, weather permitting. Skiing, walking and cycling on the frozen sea is a favourite pastime for locals too. Read more about the services available in the archipelago in www.visitraahe.fi

Tasku island
92100, Raahe
High Ropes Course

High Ropes Courses

Come spend an unforgettable day enjoying the nature and the glorious scenery of the Kalajoki Sand Dunes as you climb around the largest adventure park in the Nordic countries! The high ropes courses are built among the trees at varying levels and heights, and they are completed safely wearing a safety harness. The high ropes courses offer unforgettable experiences and challenges, the joy of exercise, and the chance to conquer yourself. The blue courses are intended for families. The orange courses are built slightly higher and provide an added challenge with their long ziplines. On the most demanding Ninja courses, adventurers can properly test their skills.

Adventures for the smaller children can be found in the Activity Park at ground level.

Tuomipakkaintie 19
85100, Kalajoki
tasting, brewery, restaurant, bar, organic

Hailuoto Organic Brewery

Hailuoto Organic Brewery is Finland’s first organic brewery! From our atmospheric old warehouse in the heart of Hailuoto, we produce German-style beers using locally grown and malted organic barley.

Through the summer months of June to August, we offer brewery tours, tastings, gigs and events, both in the rustic barn house or out on the green. During the spring we are open on Saturdays from 12-17.

Welcome to the Pubi & Puoti bar and shop alongside the brewery! Choose from our vast range of organic beers served straight from the tap, as well as a short menu of delicious fresh snacks.

Pubi&Puoti bar can be rented for meetings or parties, and the bar, shop, terrace and toilet facilities are fully accessible.

Luovontie 233
90480, Hailuoto
Lobby

Airport Hotel Oulu

Finlandia Hotel Airport Oulu offers comfortable accommodation in maritime scenery on the border of Oulu city and the municipality of Kempele. Hotel has good transport connections and is close to nature and the Oulu Airport.
Finlandia Hotel Airport Oulu is part of Finlandia Hotels chain alongside 11 other hotels around the country.

Vihiluoto 10
90440, Kempele
Romekievari's famous salmon soup

Restaurant Romekievari - Tennessee BBQ house and the home of waffles

The legendary slope side restaurant Romekievari is located in the heart of Iso-Syöte. At daytime, when the skilifts are open in the winter we serve delicious casual Tennessee Style menu and best waffles of The world!

Romekievari and Sauna Bar & Pub are perfect for spending a night in the great atmosphere. We provide theme dinners and special dinners for groups on request.

Also karaoke nights with the best company!

Romekievarintie 1
93280, Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Snowshoe Safari Views

Snowshoe safari

The snowshoe trip of the Arctic Hilltop Hotel Iso-Syöte is an easy way to experience the magnificent fell nature. Thick snow crunches under snowshoes as the route takes you straight from the hotel’s courtyard to the middle of a forest filled with trees covered in snow.

On the snowshoe safari, your guide gives you advice on the correct use of snowshoes and tips for getting around. You will get to look for the most amazing photo locations on the way and take breaks enjoying hot drinks. The guide will tell you more about life in the fell area.

The duration of the programme is about 2 hours and the trip is suitable for the whole family. The price includes guide services, snowshoes and hot drinks. The snowshoe safari is part of the winter weekly programme of Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte. Taking part in a safari does not require any previous experience.

For prices and reservations, please visit our website.

Isosyötteentie 246
93280, Syöte
Traditional sailing ships anchored on the shore of the Packhouse museum on a summer day.

Pooki Flakkaa – Raahe Maritime Festival

Enjoy the glory of a maritime city and the hustle and bustle of an old-timey market in mid-July!

There is something to see and experience for the whole family, both on land and on the waters, on the weekend celebrating maritime life. In Raahe’s beautiful museum shore, you can see, for example, magnificent traditional vessels, and in the old-timey market at Komerssi, you can experience the busy market life of the sailing ship era, enhanced by the authentic outfits and hand-made products of market vendors.

The happy whirl of the market is accompanied by a summery programme of music, work demonstrations, children’s sea adventure track, a petting zoo and so much more.

The Pekkatori market, which is organised in Wanha Raahe old town, focuses on traditional construction and old manual skills in the form of work demonstrations and lectures. The atmosphere is complemented by the inspired music of the romantic age.

During the weekend, cruises will be organised to the award-winning Raahe archipelago, and the idyllic Wanha Raahe old town invites visitors to enjoy adventures on its picturesque streets and alleys!

Read more about the event on the event’s own channels.

Rantakatu 33
92100, Raahe
Bar / lobby area, entrance to restaurant

Restaurant Hilltop

A high-quality, 200-seat panoramic Restaurant Hilltop offering pure northern flavours and breath-taking views is situated on the top floor of Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte. A large open kitchen and a glowing charcoal barbecue is the heart of the restaurant made of logs.

The menu deliciously combines international flavours with the best bites that Syöte has to offer. So sit back and enjoy mushrooms, berries and other delicacies hand-picked from the fell area. The meat of the reindeer that roam the nearby forests is a truly local speciality.

Breakfast in the mornings, cafe with snacks during daytime and A la Carte / dinner in the evenings.

Isosyötteentie 246
93280, Syöte
Kotakahvion etupuoli

Kelosyöte/Kotacafe

-Kotacafe and reception at Aten mökit

The reception and the keys to the cabins can be found in the atmospheric Kotacafe. The café will be open during the winter season 2022 during the high season and by appointment.

A break at the café with coffee and tasty doughnuts is a must for many skiers. There is a lighted ski trail leading straight to the yard. Kotacafe is part of Syöte’s 120-kilometre ski trail network.

You can also find traditional, local gemstones in the café. Traces of the ice age are visible in the gorges of the Syöte area but also in the geologically rich soil. Did you know that you can even find marble under the moss cover of the forests of Syöte?

Kelosyötteentie 9
93280, Syöte
Restaurant El Sabor

Tapas Dinner for two

Experience the flavors of Spain combined with the pure ingredients of the north. This dinner is served for two.

Vihiluoto 10
90440, Kempele

Tunturi Pub

We have snacks for everyone, for big or small appetites. Pizzas, burgers, salads and smaller snacks are available. You can come and eat on the spot or order food to take away.

Tunturi Pub is located at the foot of the Iso-Syöte fells, in the immediate vicinity of the front slopes.

Romekievarintie 1
93280, Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Reindeer Safari

Reindeer safari

Embark on an authentic reindeer ride in the snowy mountain scenery of Syöte. When you steer the sledge, you only hear the faint sounds of the sledge in snow and the clatter of hoofs – the nature of the northern fells is so quiet.

Reindeer safaris are suitable for the whole family. First, you will go through the driving instructions, after which the safari heads for a 3-kilometre route enjoying the scenes with snow-burdened trees. Finally, you will roast sausages in a hut and enjoy a warm drink with a sweet bun. Reindeer breeding is one of the oldest livelihoods in Northern Finland, so you will hear many exciting stories on the reindeer safari.

The duration of the safari is approximately 2.5 hours, and the price includes transport, guide services, driving instructions, equipment, and insurance. The reindeer safari is part of the winter week programme of Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte.

For prices and reservations, please visit our website.

Isosyötteentie 246
93280, Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Moottorikelkkasafari

Winter Weekly Programme

You can easily find the most popular safaris and activities from the Arctic Hilltop Hotel Iso-Syöte’s winter weekly programme: snowmobile safaris, snowshoe trips, ice fishing trips and husky and reindeer rides.

Regularly offered safaris and excursions are open to everyone; participation requires no previous experience. The price includes transportation, guide services and equipment. Departures for the activities of the weekly programme take place from the lobby of the Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte.

For more details, schedules and prices, please visit our website.

Isosyötteentie 246
93280, Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Souvenir Shop Local

Souvenir Shop

You can find wonderful gifts and souvenirs from your holiday on the Iso-Syöte hilltop from the souvenir shop. The selection includes a comprehensive range of local flavours and products from the area.

Or find your favourite plush toys, reindeer herds and mugs, or choose a postcard for sending holiday greetings. If you need some extra clothes, you can shop for socks, beanies, and swimwear.

Refreshments and small savoury and sweet snacks are easy to bring to your hotel room or cottage. The souvenir shop is located in the lobby of the Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte, next to the reception.

Isosyötteentie 246
93280, Syöte
Valkean Kesäkatu ilta-auringon paisteessa.

Valkea Shopping Centre

With more than 50 shops, Valkea is a unique site consisting of two blocks and a covered area, Summer Street. Summer Street is a new venue for events and a meeting place, where pleasant cafés and a cheerful atmosphere invite people to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city. The wide selection of shops offer cosmetics, jewellery, fashion, interior decoration, books, electronics, well-being products and much more. The seven restaurants of Kööki constitute the heart of the shopping centre. Sokos Herkku, the best-quality grocery shop in northern Finland, serves customers under the street level. Sokos Herkku is known for its excellent selection of local food and organic products.

Isokatu 22-25
90100, Oulu

Kalajoki Golf

Kalajoki Golf’s 18 hole Par73 golf course is located near the shoreline on the west coast of Finland in the popular and beautiful tourist destination of Kalajoki Hiekkasärkät. The green and sandy course is surrounded by a pinewood forest with occasional glimpses of the sea.

The course is suitable for beginners as well as more accomplished golfers and the golfing experience changes significantly and provides more challenge when changing the tee from red to blue or yellow to white.

The golf park has also an extensive training area with a driving range and putting and pitching greens and in addition to the 18 hole course, Kalajoki Golf has a 9-hole “Pay and Play” course for the beginners or people wanting to try out golf for the first time. The services of a head pro are available for those in need of further advisement on their technique.

The inviting clubhouse in the middle of the park offers various services from a pro shop to a restaurant and a summer terrace with an excellent view overlooking the course and the sea. Next to the clubhouse are changing rooms with fresh towels, showers and a sauna, all free to use for our customers.

The pleasant and friendly atmosphere and staff of Kalajoki Golf guarantee you a great visit to the course!

Tiitaival 59
85100, Kalajoki
Seasonal menu in Lokkilinna seaview restaurant

Lokkilinna Restaurant

Enjoy the stunning arctic marine nature in Lokkilinna seaview restaurant with a three course surprise menu for one made of the seasonal ingredients. Our kitchen selects locally produced Finnish ingredients, with added seasonal flavours.
Drinks are not included in the menu, but we are happy to recommend suitable beverage to compliment the menu.

Matkailutie 199
85100, Kalajoki
Ilmakitaransoiton MM-kisat

Oulu August Festival

Oulu August Festival is an event entity of six festivals and additional program, which attracts approximately 60,000 visitors annually. A month-long celebration of culture features hundreds of events in the city of Oulu and its surroundings, ranging from music and cinema to literature and performance arts.

The members of Oulu August Festival are Elojazz, Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Music Festival, Literary Art Festival Muusajuhlat, Oulu Arts Night, Oulu Music Video Festival, Air Guitar World Championships and Flow Productions. The members organize high-quality cultural events in August.

Oulu August Festival also offers other events, such as macro concerts, Oulu August Festival Presents event series (rotating every other year), Choir Day and silent films.

Oulu August Festival has the EcoCompass environmental certificate.

Hallituskatu 7
90100, Oulu
Visit Hailuoto, Hailuoto, Information point, info, Hailuodon Elinkeinotoimijat ry

Hailuoto Information point

Hailuoto Information point is open at summer season. If you need some assistance or have some questions, please contact by email: [email protected]

Hailuoto App you can find updated services and ferry timetables all year around.

Download here:

https://apps.apple.com/fi/app/hailuoto/id1566657292?l=fi

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_hailuoto.layout

You are welcome to visit our beautiful island.

Marjaniementie 794
90480, Hailuoto
Children's Rokua day trip

Children's Rokua day trip

Enjoy Children’s Rokua!

The astoundingly beautiful landscape of Rokua Geopark invites children on a trip of discovery, learning, exercise and play. Enjoy hiking the forest paths and roast sausages in the shelter of a lean-to! After that unwind in the warm waters of Rokua Spa and in genuine Finnish sauna. The Pihka’a Adventure Course and children’s playroom are available during your day trip.

The price includes picnic lunch (sausage, breads and warm cocoa or coffee), firewood, a Rokua route map, a spa ticket and free access to the children’s playroom and outdoor adventure course. Min. 1 adult and 1 child (under 14 years old).

Kuntoraitti 2
91670, Rokua
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
Hotel Iso-Syöte Bear Cave Suite Hot tube

Bear Cave Suite / Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

The magnificent Bear Cave Suite of the Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte is one of the hotel’s well-known suites, which is why people travel to Syöte from around the world. The unique experience accommodation takes the guests to an underground atmosphere, the luxury class Bear Cave.

The Bear Cave Suite (95 m²) has a plush double bed and a wonderful interior of pine, stone and lichen, among other materials. One specialty of this suite is the two saunas: a Turkish steam bath and a traditional Finnish sauna. You can also watch the fireplace burning while lying in the jacuzzi.

The Bear Cave is a double room, but it can be connected to the Star Superior Room by a connecting door, making the space suitable for families as well. Admission to the Arctic Spa is included in the price.

Isosyötteentie 246
93280, Syöte
Free fall

Free fall

At the top of X-Tower, the tallest adventure tower in Europe, you can experience the exciting Free Fall. The jumping-off points are located at a height of 20 meters. The platform includes two free fall devices, which means that you can take the plunge and experience weightlessness together with a friend. While we cannot recommend this to the faint of heart, we encourage all our adventurous guests to challenge themselves and take on this memorable experience!

Tuomipakkaintie 19
85100, Kalajoki
Frisbeegolf

Disc Golf

Disc Golf is very fun way to spend time with friends and family! Hiekkasärkät Frisbeegolf course is something you’ve never seen before!

Renewed 18 fairway course suits for everyone who is interested of Disc Golf!

Best group size is 3-5 players. Going through the course takes normally about 2-3 hours.

Right to play fees and disc rental can be purchaced from Cafe Pakka at it’s opening hours.

Tuomipakkaintie 19
85100, Kalajoki