Things that make your heart beat faster

There are two things you can’t miss on your road trip on the Pohjola route: everyone’s love for the arctic waters and – bicycles.

In the Oulu area, the locals ride their bikes all year round, and many own more than one to fully enjoy the magnificently kept routes both in the urban areas and nature destinations. 

Besides biking, you can ride high on a wakeboard or go exploring the myriad of islands, rivers, seashores and lakes in a kayak, boat or on a SUP board. 

For extra adrenaline, climb the treetops in an adventure park. To finish your day sweating it out, go swimming in the crystal clear northern waters – a memorable experience in its own right.

Water fun in the city

 

Start or finish your road trip with an adrenaline rush available right at the centre of Oulu. A short walk from the Market square with views over islands, bridges and fishing boats, there’s a waterpark that will lift you up on a wakeboard over jumps, obstacles and sliders. 

For a little less speed, rent a kayak or SUP board and go on a guided trip or adventure on your own. The river delta is worth exploring for its lush, green trees, wild birds and amazing views of the city and sea.

Adventure away in the amazing arctic archipelago

 

Make your way south and make a pit stop in Raahe. In this little seaside town, you can access the arctic archipelago right from the town centre, on a kayak!

Or hop on a cruise boat at the museum pier. On the cruise, sunbathe on the sandy beaches of desert islands, spot sheep grazing away or sea eagles and grey seals minding their business on a northern summer day that never ends. Take a fishing trip to catch your own dinner, or fill your mouth with wild strawberries.

Ride on and above the sand dunes 

 

To visit a famous and popular seaside destination, make your way further south to Kalajoki. Among the many wonders of this seaside resort are its nature trails that run along the river and pristine forests, as well as wide duckboards along the never-ending sandy beach. This place is magical – ask the Finns who keep coming back year after year.

So ride a bike to the sunset – or rather, into the midnight sunshine – or choose the water element. Rent your gear from the beach and go on a standup paddleboard fishing excursion or head out windsurfing. For those aiming higher, there’s an adventure park built in the treetops with a zip line slide over the sand dunes!

The Pohjola route makes your heart beat a little faster on land, sea or sky!

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Outdoor yakuzi by the beach of Kalajoki Sand Dunes

Bubbles for Two in Lokkilinna Outdoor Yakuzi with a Seaview

Kalajoki
Welcome!

Nallikari Bakery & Bistro

Oulu
Restaurant Bistro Kalajoki

Restaurant Bistro

Kalajoki
Ravintolamaailma Limingantulli seating area

Ravintolamaailma Limingantulli

Oulu
Cathedral in Oulu.

Oulu quickly

Oulu

Sea trip to Maakalla island

Kalajoki

Local Taxi Services in Kempele

Oulu
Winter swimmer in Tuira beach.

Splash-tastic water activities in Oulu

Oulu
Authentic soy sauce ramen

Pure maku

Oulu
raatausta

Walking tour in the Old town of Raahe

Raahe
Free fall

Free fall

Kalajoki

SuperPark Oulu

Oulu

Mon Chou - French Pastry Shop

Oulu
Seasonal menu in Lokkilinna seaview restaurant

Lokkilinna Restaurant

Kalajoki
sauna

BUDGET HOTEL RAAHE, in North Ostrobothnia

Raahe
Fafa's Limingantulli indoors

Fafa's Restaurant Limingantulli

Oulu
Robson's Lunch

SuperPark Restaurant

Oulu
Smiling girl eating ice cream in the Science cafe.

Tiedekahvila - Science cafe

Oulu
Mustasalmi Oulu 1

Kayaking safari to River Oulu delta

Oulu
Oulucityhall

Guided transportation from Oulu airport to Oulu

Oulu
Olohuone ja keittiö

Holiday Apartment With Own Yard

Kalajoki
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

Raahe
Exterior

Scandic Oulu City

Oulu
Mysterioustrip

Mysterioustrip

Oulu
Villa Kalajoki

Villa Kalajoki

Kalajoki
Fafa's Valkea indoors

Fafa's Restaurant Valkea

Oulu
Tar boat in Turkansaari.

Minivan trip to Turkansaari Open Air Museum

Oulu
Raahen Hovi - Getaway for two - Drinks

VIP Getaway for Two at Raahen Hovi

Raahe
kennel visit

Visit to the Home of Huskies

Oulu
Lännenpirtin kahvilan pihapiiriä.

Lännenpirtti Cafe

Oulu
Rosso seating area

Rosso Restaurant Valkea

Oulu

Rauhala ravintola-pâtisserie

Oulu
Rantahotelli / Hotel by the beach

Hotel Rantakalla – overlooking the arctic Bay of Bothnia

Kalajoki
Aloita matkasi Otaxin kyydissä.

Oulu's Original Taxi - OTAXI

Oulu
Coffee in nature. Coffee pouring from a thermos into a cup.

Day hike with a professional wilderness guide

Oulu
Katariina´s Chambers entrance

Katariina´s Chambers Willa Katariina in Old Town Raahe

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

Cafe Hanna

Oulu
Winter wishing in Oulujoki delta area.

Go fishing in Oulu around the year

Oulu
Nallikari Lomakylässä on yhdeksän idyllistä kesämökkiä

Modern Messi Summer Cottages in Nallikari, Oulu

Oulu
Luotolainen tikkuri on kaunis perinneneule

Luotolainen Tikkuri - exhibition

Oulu
OTAXI VIP is available also for groups and disabled.

OTAXI VIP for Premium Taxi Wishes

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

Charter buses and private transportation services in Oulu region

Oulu

Himmelipaja - Raahen Taitopaja

Raahe
kayaking is the best outdoor activity on summer time

Bay of Bothnia by Kayak in Raahe

Raahe
Old yellow wooden house Wanhakulma guesthouse in Old Raahe

Wanhakulma Guesthouse in Old Raahe

Raahe
Group of friends playing Oulu city adventure.

Adventure Game: Rock The City Oulu

Oulu
Paintball Värikuulasota Oulu Action Park

Paintball

Oulu
Saunallinen kahden hengen hotellihuone.

Best Western Hotel Apollo, Oulu

Oulu
Winter SUP boarding in Mustasalmi.

Paddling on the Oulujoki river delta and at sea

Oulu
Hovi Bistro - Coastal Gem Platter for two

Coastal Gem Platter and a bottle of wine

Raahe

GreenStar Hotel Oulu

Oulu

Island Hopping at Raahe Archipelago

Raahe
De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant.

De Gamlas Hem Hotel

Oulu
Mega Zipline

Mega Zipline

Kalajoki
VENN Bar

Restaurant and winebar VENN

Oulu

Ladies on the Beach

Kalajoki

Marina Chalets, 4+2

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

The reflecting pools of Oulu

Oulu
Seaview room has also a seaview balcony

Get-away for Two by the Arctic Sea and Sand Dunes

Kalajoki
Puistokahvila Makia

Puistokahvila Makia Cafe

Oulu
Bacaro Doppio indoors

Bacaro Doppio Café

Oulu
Koivurannan saunalautta Risteilyllä Oulussa.

Koivuranta Sauna Boat Cruise

Oulu

Voimala 1889

Oulu

Arctic Ice Paddling

Kalajoki

Holiday house Aurinkorinne 8

Kalajoki
Pääruoka Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown – alkuillan gourmet mysteerimaut

Oulu

Kalajoki Golf

Kalajoki

Mediterranean Restaurant

Oulu
Järvelänjärvven Grilli-Cafe rannalta kuvattuna

Järvelänjärvi Grill-Café

Raahe
A unique restaurant in idyllic Pikisaari in Oulu.

Hailuodon Panimo's Restaurant Mallassauna

Oulu
Floating Cafe.

Koivuranta Floating Cafe

Oulu

Love on the beach -package for couples

Kalajoki
Dinner in Oula Kitchen & Bar.

Surprise menu in Oula Kitchen & Bar

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

Raahe
Café Kaari

Café Kaari

Oulu
Automatic belay

Oulu Climbing Center

Oulu
Frisbeegolf

Disc Golf

Kalajoki
Yrttiaitta

Northern Finland food experience

Oulu
Ravintolamaailma seating area

Ravintolamaailma Linnanmaa

Oulu
guided fatbiking tour

Fatbike Tour in Raahe

Raahe

Pohjolan Matka Charter Coaches Oulu

Oulu

Farmahand´s Cabin Willa Katariina in Old Town Raahe

Raahe

Marina Resort A3

Kalajoki
Walking tour with a local guide

Guided walking tours in Oulu

Oulu

Marina Chalets, 2+2

Kalajoki
Enjoy your time in historic milieu.

Experience Life at Trade House of Lang

Raahe
SUPping is nice summer activity

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

Raahe
Masto Studio mökin tupakeittiö on viihtyisä

Traditional Masto Holiday Cottages in Nallikari, Oulu

Oulu
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

Kalajoki
Exit Oulu Room Escape Games

Room Escape Games

Oulu
Coffee House seating area

Coffee House Café

Oulu

Pronssivalukurssi

Raahe
Frans&Camille indoors

Frans&Camille Bistro

Oulu

Luxuriuous apartment Villa Merellä

Kalajoki
It is easy to enjoy at Nallikari Holiday Village tent site.

Tent site in Nallikari Holiday Village, Oulu

Oulu

Sea journey to Maakalla island

Kalajoki
Starter at Lasaretti's Bistro

Bistro, Hotel Lasaretti

Oulu
View from Oulu City Hall to Cathedral.

Guided bike tour from Nallikari to Oulu city center

Oulu
Hand playing piano.

Voltti´s Music Quiz, Oulu

Oulu
High Ropes Course

High Ropes Courses

Kalajoki
Kids favorite roller coaster ride in amusement park Vauhtipuisto.

Amusement Park Vauhtipuisto

Oulu
Old lighthouse in Marjaniemi.

Minivan trip to Hailuoto

Oulu
Luotsivahdinhuone

Old Pilot House

Raahe
Artist room at Hotel Lasaretti

Nordic Art Hotel Lasaretti

Oulu
Accommodation near Oulu and Hailuoto.

Warjakka B&B Accommodation

Oulu

All-year round campsite in Nallikari, Oulu

Oulu
Lapland Hotels Oulu Comfort Room.

Lapland Hotels Oulu

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

Deluxe Poiju Villas by the Sea in Nallikari, Oulu

Oulu
People resting in Finnish woods

We Breathe the Forest!

Oulu
SUPping is nice summer activity

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

Oulu
Glass iglu by Botnian Bay in Rahja Archipelago in winter

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

Kalajoki

City canoeing day or night

Oulu
Winter biking in Oulu.

Oulu loves biking

Oulu

Hot Air Balloon Flight for group 4-12pax

Oulu
take-away coffee

Kahvila Kiikku

Oulu
Canoeing in Oulu.

Rent a canoe

Oulu
Superior room

Scandic Oulu Station

Oulu
Water park in Oulu

Lappis Water Park Oulu

Oulu
Watersliding is great fun at Raahe Vesipekka

Kuntokeidas Vesipekka Indoor Swimming and Sport Centre

Raahe
Toripoliisi Statue 1

Sightseeing of Oulu on Mountain Bikes

Oulu
Santa's Resort&Spa Hotel Sani Kalajoki

Santa's Resort&Spa Hotel Sani

Kalajoki

Merihelmi

Kalajoki

Tuba Food & Lounge

Oulu
The Table, Amarillo

Amarillo Restaurant Oulu

Oulu

Restaurant Hugo

Oulu
Beach at Pikkulahti Raahe

Pikkulahti Beach and Outdoors

Raahe
Rent a traditional finnish retro bike Jopo.

Rent a Jopo-bike

Oulu
Oil painting from 1896.

De Urbe Uloa – Paintings of Oulu

Oulu
Pooki Cottages are yellow and very idyllic outside.

Traditional Pooki Holiday Cottages in Nallikari, Oulu

Oulu
Beach of Kylmäniemi Raahe

Kylmäniemi Beach

Raahe
Facade of OSH Arina

Original Sokos Hotel Arina, Oulu

Oulu
Poika ajaa punaisella polkuautolla lasten liikennepuistossa Raahessa

Children’s Traffic Park

Raahe
Veranta for private occasions

Breakfast & Private Restaurant Veranta

Oulu
Lännentilan kotieläinpihan lammas.

Lännentila farmyard with animals

Oulu
Pronsin kaato muottiin

Valurin opissa - pronssivalu työnäytös

Raahe

Zivago

Oulu
Have a fun ride in city train Kompiainen.

City Train Kompiainen

Oulu
Kaksi alamäkipyöräilijää Rusko Bike Parkissa ajamassa helppoa reittiä alaspäin.

Rusko Bike Park

Oulu
Fish tern at Bothnian bay

Experience the wonders of the Finnish nature

Oulu
Hovi Bistro & Café - Three-course dinner for two

Three-course Dinner For Two at Hovi Bistro

Raahe

Koiteli Team Path

Oulu
Koivurannan iglut Oulussa.

Koivuranta igloos

Oulu
We recommend preordering when arriving to the airport.

Airport Taxi Service in Oulu

Oulu
Koivurannan saunalautta sauna Oulussa.

Koivuranta Sauna Boat Puplic Sauna

Oulu
A happy girl is playing that she is fishing.

Playroom Leikkilä

Oulu
Sauna experience.

Traditional Finnish sauna and hot tube

Oulu
De Gamlas Hem Restaurant.

De Gamlas Hem Restaurant

Oulu

Cafe Seelari

Oulu
Northern lights.

Restaurant Nallikari

Oulu
kayaking is the best outdoor activity on summer time

Bay of Bothnia by Kayak in Oulu

Oulu

Catharina´s Cellar Willa Katariina in Old Town Raahe

Raahe

1bar

Oulu
Raahen Hovi - Bistro & Café

Bottle of Wine and Northern Style Antipasti for Two

Raahe
fatbiking is nice summer activity

Fatbike Tour in Oulu

Oulu