The sea in front of Oulu and Kempele is frozen usually from Janurary to end of March. (Check the thickness of the ice from the locals before going on the ice). The local village association makes trails and an ice skating trail ion the ice during the winter. You can easily get to the ice from Vihiluoto harbor, which also has a restaurant, Vihiluoto Torppa. The Finlandia Hotel Airport Oulu and the Spanish restaurant El Sabor are also nearby.