The winter air gives you happy tears

Keep yourself in motion in the winter – not to stay warm, but to stay happy! Make the most of snow covered fells and forests, and go full throttle on the frozen lakes and seashores. Find new perspectives into familiar sports. Ready, set, go!

Don’t curb your enthusiasm

Living along the Pohjola route, you learn to enjoy your favorite outdoor activity in any season. So you’re about to see kites flying high above the ice all along the seaside, as snowkiting enthusiasts ride the wind on the ice. Spot these extreme sport enthusiasts in Oulu, Raahe or Kalajoki. In Kalajoki, arctic paddling is also a thing: what does paddling amongst floating ice, and a chance to spot a seal sunbathing sound like? 

The local kids can’t wait for the freezing temperatures that turn the nearby sea, lake, ditch or even hayfield into a skating rink or skiing route. There’s no lack of well-maintained routes in any of the Pohjola route destinations, either. So be a kid for a day – make the frozen sea your skating rink, get yourself rosy red cheeks on a snowshoe hike or skiing trip. Guided or on your own, you decide!

Fat tyres on flat surfaces

The seaside destinations on the Pohjola route, Oulu, Liminka and Kalajoki all offer you a chance to take different bike ride: flat, open landscapes as far as the eye can see. There are practically no hills to climb on the land side, either, but on the frozen sea, your route is as flat as it can be. Even for the locals, the vastness of it all takes the breath away. So grab a fat bike and make your day!

For a different kind of scenery, rent your bike, snowshoes or skis in Rokua Geopark or Syöte, and spend hours amidst snowy trees in a pristine, white landscape.

Sometimes, you hear the ice
sing under your tyres.

 

Hi-yo, Silver!

 

Leave it to our fellow northern species to give you a ride of your lifetime. Meet charming huskies and go for a spin in the magical wintry forest, over swamps and frozen lakes. Enjoy the sound of the sledge making its way through the snow and the sight of the dogs eagerly showing you what they were born to do. You might just get a wet kiss from the pack afterwards!

Sure, horse sledging is fun, but have you tried reindeer sledging? Reindeers used to be the mode of travel a few decades back in Pudasjärvi, close to Syöte. Now’s your chance to sit on a soft reindeer skin covering the sleigh and let these magical creatures pull you through a scenery of spruce trees covered in snow. Your heart soon finds the rhythm of the hooves tapping on snow.

Reindeers used to be the mode of travel a few decades back.

 

Sort by category

Koivurannan iglut Oulussa.

Koivuranta igloos

Oulu
Hotel Iso-Syöte Skido Fell Nature

Snowmobile wilderness safari

Syöte
Ruokailut

All Syöte's activities from Syöte Booking Centre

Syöte
Fatbike lumessa

Fatbike rental in Rokua

Rokua
Pilkkiretki Oulun Nallikarissa 1

Ice fishing in Nallikari, Oulu

Oulu
Koivurannan saunalautta sauna Oulussa.

Koivuranta Sauna Boat Public Sauna

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

Oulu Quickly Walking Tour

Oulu

Rental equipment: Skiing and snowboarding

Syöte
Lumisen metsän keskellä on hirsirakennus. /  In the middle of the snowy forest is a log building. Kuva: Sami Säily.

Syöte Visitor Centre

Pudasjärvi
Taigalampi cabin in winter

Taigalampi Log Villa in Syöte

Pudasjärvi
Snowboarding in Finland

Snowboard / Ski Experience Under the Candle Trees

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

Minivan Trip to Hailuoto

Oulu
Koiravaljakko

Husky Spin

Oulu

Horse riding in Syöte

Syöte
Heimopäällikkö Go Arctic

Go Arctic group activities - The Head of Tribe

Oulu
Handmade chocolate and local products.

ChocoSomnia Factory tour&Tasting

Oulu
Rekiretki

Snowbus Winter Excursion in Raahe Archipelago

Raahe
Two men playing Disc Golf in the forest.

Liminka Disc Golf Course

Liminka
Dinner in Oula Kitchen & Bar.

Oula Kitchen & Bar

Oulu
OTAXI VIP is available also for groups and disabled.

OTAXI VIP for Premium Taxi Wishes

Oulu
Fatbike mäntyä vasten metsästyssä

Fatbike rental in Rokua

Rokua
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

Raahe
Lomakoti Onnela

Seniors' vacation: Break from everyday life

Oulu

Rent skinbased skis in Syöte

Pudasjärvi
Cottages are yellow and very idyllic outside.

Traditional Holiday Cottages in Nallikari, Oulu

Oulu

SuperPark Oulu

Oulu
Hotel Iso-Syöte Phoenix Suite Winter View

Phoenix Suite / Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

Syöte

Fat-bike Tour in Syöte National Park

Pudasjärvi

Kuuru Tunturilaakso Suites

Syöte
Exterior

Scandic Oulu City

Oulu
Nallikari Holiday Village tent site

Tent site in Nallikari Holiday Village, Oulu

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Traditional tar olympics

Oulu
Pronsin kaato muottiin

The Bronze-casting Work Demonstration

Raahe

Rent a fatbike in Syöte

Pudasjärvi

Go Arctic activities - Stories from Oulu

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Guided tour in Oulu by bike

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Arctic ice fishing experience

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

Minivan Trip to Koiteli Rapids

Oulu
Kylpylän monitoimiallas

Rokua Spa

Rokua

Pytky Ranch reindeer services

Syöte

Go Arctic activities - Snowshoe / gliding snowshoe trip

Oulu
Iso-Syöte huippu kelomökit talvi

Tunturimajakylä cottage area in Syöte

Syöte
Snowboarding and skiing at Iso-Syöte

Ski Resort Iso-Syöte

Syöte
Hulhava mökkialue Syöte

Cottages in Hulhava area in Syöte

Syöte

Snowshoe and skinbased rental Liminka

Liminka
Kahvihetki talvisessa maisemassa

Winter experiences in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu
Rock The City Adventure Game

Rock The City Oulu

Oulu
Dining room of the Koiteli Residenssi.

Koiteli Residenssi accommodation villa

Oulu
Ruovikon takana on rakennus, jossa on torni.  Behind the beach grass is a building with a tower.

Liminka Bay Visitor Centre

Liminka

Night at Reenis

Oulu
Väinämöinen talvi

Syötteen Mökit Cottages

Syöte
Beach of Kylmäniemi Raahe

Kylmäniemi Beach

Raahe
Nallikari Aalto Apartments

Nallikari Aalto Apartments

Oulu
Pytkynharju mökkialue keskusvaraamo kohde

Cottages in Pytkynharju and Arola cottage area in Syöte

Syöte
Fireplace summer

Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

Syöte
Winter Olympics

Go Arctic group activities - Winter Olympics

Oulu
Paintball Värikuulasota Oulu Action Park

Paintball

Oulu
Kelosyöte Aten mökit/Satu 31

Kelosyöte/Aten mökit

Syöte

Go Arctic activities - Northern Lights

Oulu
Raahen Hovi - VIP-sviitti - VIP-suite

Hotel Raahen Hovi

Raahe

Iso-Syöte Snow World

Syöte
Kuva kauniista sisäpihasta

Wanhakulma Guesthouse in Old Raahe

Raahe
Lomakoti Onnela

Family autumn vacation: Break from everyday life

Oulu
Lomakoti Onnela

Idyllic holiday home by the Kiiminki River

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

Guided Winter Swimming

Oulu
Aloita matkasi Otaxin kyydissä.

Oulu's Original Taxi - OTAXI

Oulu

Syöte Camping, short-term space

Syöte
Fell Top Cottage

Fell Top Cottages / Iso-Syöte hilltop

Syöte

Skinbased skiing trip in Syöte National Park

Pudasjärvi

Go Arctic activities - Air guitar workshop or Air guitar show

Oulu
People resting in Finnish woods

Nature Power from a forest in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu

ChocoTasting

Oulu

Himmeli workshop – Raahen Taitopaja

Raahe
Exit Oulu Room Escape Games

Room Escape Games

Oulu
Lapsi kurkistaa Pihkan majaan

Adventure course for Kids

Rokua
Hotel Iso-Syöte Aurora Suite Aurora View

Aurora View Suite / Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Lumikenkävuokraus

Equipment rental

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

Single ticket to Reenis

Oulu
Ryhmä tekee tehtävää suon reunalla

Nature-based recreation days for work communities - Naturest Oy

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

Guided Mountain Biking tours from Pikku-Syöte

Syöte

Rent snowshoes for small children in Syöte

Pudasjärvi

Go Arctic group activities - Kurvisen karsinnat

Oulu
Winter biking in Oulu.

Oulu loves biking

Oulu
Nallikari Holiday Village - camping

Nallikari Holiday Village - Camping, Oulu

Oulu

Rent snowshoes in Syöte

Pudasjärvi
Winter wishing in Oulujoki delta area.

Go fishing in Oulu around the year

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Fatbike trip in Koiteli or Liminka

Oulu
Watersliding is great fun at Raahe Vesipekka

Kuntokeidas Vesipekka Indoor Swimming and Sport Centre

Raahe

Winter Forest Adventure in Oulu

Oulu

Syöte Booking Centre

Syöte

Hot Air Balloon Flight for group 4-12pax

Oulu

Gym at KIDE Hotel

Syöte
Kesäteatterin katetusta katsomosta

Raahe Theatre

Raahe
Perioululainen ömeisingreis

Go Arctic group activities - Amazing Oulu - City adventure

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Traditional games

Oulu
Rokua Health & Spa Hotel

Spa Hotel in Rokua

Rokua

GreenStar Hotel Oulu

Oulu
Hand playing piano.

Voltti´s Music Quiz, Oulu

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

Deluxe Poiju Villas by the Sea in Nallikari, Oulu

Oulu

Go Arctic Events - Decorations for your events

Oulu

Go Arctic Events - Theme parties

Oulu

Winter Forest Adventure in the Dark

Oulu
Ollukka mökkialue Syöte rinteet

Cottages in Ollukka area in Syöte

Syöte
Children's Rokua day trip

Children's Rokua day trip

Rokua

Northern lights hunting by car in Syöte

Pudasjärvi

Go Arctic activities - Craft upcycle workshop

Oulu
Superior room

Scandic Oulu Station

Oulu

Pohjolan Matka Charter Coaches Oulu

Oulu

Local Taxi Services in Liminka

Liminka
Winter swimmer in Tuira beach.

Splash-tastic water activities in Oulu

Oulu

Arctic Edu-Tech - Workshops and experiences in Oulu area

Oulu
Mies pilkkimässä

Father-child fishing trip at Rokua

Rokua
Forest Mind Trip in winter with snowshoes

Relaxing Forest Mind trip in Syöte National Park

Syöte
Lynx snowmobiles

Snowmobile Rental

Pudasjärvi
Lapsi tekee tehtävää metsässä

Forest Nature School in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu

Go Arctic Events - Dinner with the ghosts of Oulu

Oulu
Yrttiaitta

Northern Finland food experience

Oulu
Rentoutuskellunta

Relaxing Floating in Floating Pod

Oulu
Birdwatching tower at Liminka Bay and people watching the birds.

Geocaching in Liminka

Liminka
skin based skis

Winter Wonderland by skinbased skis at Oulu

Oulu
Arctic wolf and Auroras - Wolf photographing in winter

Arctic Wolf & Auroras

Oulu
Sauna

Pärjä Ski Suites – stylish accommodation next to slopes

Syöte

Rental equipment: Cross-country skiing and snowshoes

Syöte

Go Arctic Events - Performers and hosts to your events

Oulu

Go Arctic - Events Services

Oulu
Kelosyöte

Cottages in Kelosyöte area

Syöte

Syöte Taxi

Syöte

Liminka Bay: Guided tour to the Eight Seasons of Birds' Year -exhibition

Liminka
Hotel Iso-Syöte Eagle View Suite

Eagle View Suite / Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

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

The reflecting pools of Oulu

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Heptathlon

Oulu
group on the ice

Traditional Icefishing at Oulu

Oulu

Youth centre Pikku-Syöte

Pudasjärvi
Beach at Pikkulahti Raahe

Pikkulahti Beach and Outdoors

Raahe
Riihikummun mökit Syötteen keskusvaraamo

Cottages in Riihikumpu area in Syöte

Syöte
Syöte Cottage

Syöte Cottage

Syöte
Goahti is top of hill, next to the Syöte national park

Adventure into the Goahti, Syöte National Park

Pudasjärvi

Your Digital Guide to Raahe Glopas

Raahe
people laughing and listening to storytelling at a fantasy tavern

Spirits of Hearth and Home - Tonttu in Finnish Folklore

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

South Lapland Winter Experience

Syöte
Fish tern at Bothnian bay

Experience the wonders of the Finnish nature

Oulu
Facade of OSH Arina

Original Sokos Hotel Arina, Oulu

Oulu
winter cycling on the ice

Winter cycling by fatbikes at Oulu

Oulu
Sauna experience.

Traditional Finnish sauna and hot tube

Oulu
Automatic belay

Oulu Climbing Center

Oulu
Maaginen suppalampi Rokuan kansallispuistossa.

On The Traces Of The Ice Age - Ridges Of Rokua

Rokua
De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant.

De Gamlas Hem Hotel

Oulu
Taigalampi Syöte

Taigalampi Rental Villa

Pudasjärvi
Hotel Iso-Syöte Reindeer Safari

Reindeer safari

Syöte
Hotstone-hieronta

Day Spa

Rokua

Avis Car Rental in Oulu

Oulu

MajoitusYkkönen

Raahe
Pikku-Syöte mökkialue keskusvaraamo talvi

Cottages in Pikku-Syöte area

Syöte

Karsikkolampi smoke sauna

Syöte
Log cabin of Liisa Rehu.

Liisa & Moss Wonderland

Oulu
Snowshoeing Holiday in South Lapland

Snowshoeing Week in South Lapland

Syöte

Syöte Taxi services

Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Bear Cave Suite Hot tube

Bear Cave Suite / Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte

Syöte
Mies talvisessa maisemassa

Backcountry skiing in Rokua

Rokua
Saunallinen kahden hengen parivuoteellinen hotellihuone 10 kpl

Best Western Hotel Apollo, Oulu

Oulu

Guided fatbike tour

Pudasjärvi

Bronze-casting course

Raahe
Hotel Iso-Syöte Hanhilampi Erämaaleiri

Hanhilampi Wilderness Camp

Syöte
Syötteen Eräpalvelut Huskysafarit husky

Syöte husky safaris

Syöte
We recommend preordering when arriving to the airport.

Airport Taxi Service in Oulu

Oulu
KIDE Finland's Best Ski Hotel

KIDE Hotel by Iso-Syöte

Syöte
Katariina´s Chambers entrance

Katariina´s Chambers Willa Katariina in Old Town Raahe

Raahe
kennel visit

Visit to the Home of Huskies

Oulu
Parikellunta

Relaxing 2 Persons Floating in same Floating Pod

Oulu
Hotel Iso-Syöte Kelomökki kesä

Kelo Cottages / Iso-Syöte hilltop

Syöte

Fishing trips

Raahe
Pariskunta lumikenkäilemässä

Snowshoeing in Rokua

Rokua
Ice fishing at Bothnian bay

Ice fishing with huskies

Oulu
Hotel Iso-Syöte Moottorikelkkasafari

Winter Weekly Programme

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

Skibus from Oulu to Syöte

Syöte

Go Arctic group activities - Inhouse Derby

Oulu
Two men playing frisbee golf

Rantakylä Recreational Area in Liminka

Liminka
Lapland Hotels Oulu Comfort Room.

Lapland Hotels Oulu

Oulu
Toripoliisi Statue 1

Sightseeing of Oulu on Mountain Bikes

Oulu
sauna

Budget Hotel Raahe, in North Ostrobothnia

Raahe
Team Path

Go Arctic group activities - Team Path

Oulu

Go Arctic - Guided bus tours in Oulu and neighbouring municipalities

Oulu

Syötteen Mökit Cottages Tapio and Tellervo

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

Charter buses and private transportation services in Oulu region

Oulu
Puikkari julkisivu.

Puikkari swimming hall

Pudasjärvi

Rental equipment: Fatbike, winter

Syöte

Husky sledding crash course

Oulu

Snowshoeing trip in Syöte National Park

Pudasjärvi

Snowmobile safari and guided tours

Pudasjärvi

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

Oulu

Raahe | Hertz Car Rental

Raahe
Auringonnousu

Aurora Hut Pytkyigloos

Syöte
Reindeer in the snowy forest

Reindeer farm visit and sleigh ride

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

Charter buses to Syöte

Syöte

Go Arctic group activities - Koiteli Team Path

Oulu
Syöte - Iso-Syöte

Fatbike / E-fatbike Rental

Syöte

Local Taxi Services in Kempele

Oulu
Hotel Iso-Syöte Arctic Spa Sauna

Arctic Spa

Syöte

Hotel Liminka Bay

Liminka

Fatbike rental Liminka

Liminka

Private event: Wine and Fashion

Oulu

Sleigh ride to Raahe archipelago's icebergs

Raahe
View from bird tower

Liminka Bay: Guided visit to birdtower

Liminka

Winter activities for groups

Syöte
Artist room at Hotel Lasaretti

Nordic Art Hotel Lasaretti

Oulu
Kakaravaaran Pirtti

Kakaravaara Holiday Cottages

Rokua

Cottage area halfway into the Iso-Syöte fell

Syöte
Hotel Iso-Syöte Meeting room

Meeting services

Syöte

Farmahand´s Cabin Willa Katariina in Old Town Raahe

Raahe
Park Hotel Liminka

Park Hotel Liminka

Liminka
Hotel Iso-Syöte Snowshoe Safari Views

Snowshoe safari

Syöte
fatbiking is nice summer activity

Fatbike Tour in Oulu

Oulu
raatausta

Walking tour in the Old town of Raahe

Raahe

Sports hall

Pudasjärvi
Näkymä Iso-Syötteelle Luokkavaaran mökkialueelta

Cottages around Syöte

Syöte
Main door to Cafe

Sleep in hostel

Oulu
Enjoy your time in historic milieu.

Experience Life at Trade House of Lang

Raahe

Syöte Camping, seasonal space

Syöte
Luotsivahdinhuone

Historical Pilot House on Iso-Kraaseli Island

Raahe
Accommodation near Oulu and Hailuoto.

Warjakka B&B Accommodation

Oulu