Snowed in

Get snowed in on your winter holiday in Oulu! There’s no warmer feeling than watching the snow fall and cover the city in a soft, white blanket. Enjoy the atmosphere at a candlelight dinner, over a hot cup of tea or coffee, or take your loved ones to a memorable cultural event. The soft dark nights will guarantee you a good night’s sleep in one of Oulu’s cosy hotels or cabins. 

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European Capital of Culture in the Winter

Oulu is the European Capital of Culture 2026. A city of original and active culture with lots of local flavour, Oulu also shows a lot of potential. As the culture workers really get going towards 2026, there’s no stopping Oulu! Seize the day and get to know the unique cultural vibe of the future culture capital.

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Dive under the duvet

Wrap yourself in a blanket or linger under the duvet as long as you like! Choose a cabin or hotel room – or any other type of accommodation. Oulu is all about R&R and there’s plenty of accommodation to choose from.

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Things to see and do in Oulu – find your favourite!

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Puuilo Vasaraperästä löydät laajan valikoiman työkaluja

Puuilo Vasaraperä

Oulu
Welcome!

Nallikari Bakery & Bistro

Oulu

Restaurant Hugo

Oulu
De Gamlas Hem meetings and events Ester.

De Gamlas Hem Meetings and Events

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

Minivan Trip to Hailuoto

Oulu
Starter at Lasaretti's Bistro

Bistro, Hotel Lasaretti

Oulu
Puistokahvila Makia

Puistokahvila Makia Cafe

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
Piispanletto Rajahauta nature trail.

Letonniemi protected area and nature trail

Oulu

Photo North's gallery

Oulu
Ice fishing at Bothnian bay

Ice fishing with huskies

Oulu
The Table, Amarillo

Amarillo Restaurant Oulu

Oulu
Main area

Conference and Banquet Facilities by Original Sokos Hotel ArinaOulu

Oulu
Row of pastel colored houses in Raksila with autumn foliage.

Pastel-coloured wooden Raksila

Oulu
Panimoesittely ja tasting yläkerran tiloissa

Meeting Room Restaurant Mallassauna

Oulu

Winter Forest Adventure in Oulu

Oulu

Design Shop Proto

Oulu

Go Arctic Events - Dinner with the ghosts of Oulu

Oulu
Saunallinen kahden hengen parivuoteellinen hotellihuone 10 kpl

Best Western Hotel Apollo, Oulu

Oulu
group on the ice

Traditional Icefishing at Oulu

Oulu
VENN Oulu, seating area

Restaurant and winebar VENN

Oulu
Exit Oulu Room Escape Games

Room Escape Games

Oulu

1bar

Oulu
A unique restaurant in idyllic Pikisaari in Oulu.

Restaurant Mallassauna

Oulu
Superior room

Scandic Oulu Station

Oulu

Mon Chou - French Pastry Shop

Oulu
Veranta for private occasions

Breakfast & Private Restaurant Veranta

Oulu
Sauna experience.

Traditional Finnish sauna and hot tube

Oulu
Lomakoti Onnela

Seniors' vacation: Break from everyday life

Oulu
Kuusiluoto presents heritage of wood building in Finland.

Many layers of history in Kuusiluoto

Oulu
De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant.

De Gamlas Hem Hotel

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Inhouse Derby

Oulu
De Gamlas Hem Restaurant.

De Gamlas Hem Restaurant

Oulu
Oulu cathedral from outside.

Oulu Cathedral

Oulu
Automatic belay

Oulu Climbing Center

Oulu
Bacaro Doppio indoors

Bacaro Doppio Café

Oulu
Ravintolamaailma Limingantulli seating area

Ravintolamaailma Limingantulli

Oulu

Mediterranean Restaurant

Oulu
Fish tern at Bothnian bay

Experience the wonders of the Finnish nature

Oulu
Robson's Lunch

SuperPark Restaurant

Oulu
Bar is Baari in Finnish

45 Special

Oulu
Burrito

Fresh Mex

Oulu
Old wooden houses in Karjasilta.

Wooden Karjasilta from the reconstruction era

Oulu
Hotel Lasaretti, Pato-Hall

Nordic Art Hotel Lasaretti's Venues

Oulu

ChocoTasting

Oulu
people laughing and listening to storytelling at a fantasy tavern

Spirits of Hearth and Home - Tonttu in Finnish Folklore

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
Pikisaari island from air.

Wooden old town in Pikisaari Island

Oulu
Tourist info sign in front of Market Hall.

Oulu Tourist Information Office

Oulu
Varjakka island fire station.

Varjakka industrial heritage site and nature trail

Oulu
Hemmotteleva rentoutus

Pampering Relaxation (1-2 persons)

Oulu
winter cycling on the ice

Winter cycling by fatbikes at Oulu

Oulu
Finnish design is sold by Taito Shop Oulu.

Taito Shop Oulu

Oulu
Koivurannan saunalautta sauna Oulussa.

Koivuranta Sauna Boat Public Sauna

Oulu
Main door to Cafe

Sleep in hostel

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
take-away coffee

Kahvila Kiikku

Oulu

Cafe-Restaurant Seelari in Hietasaari

Oulu
Joo Hetki kahvila sisätila

Joo Hetki Cafe

Oulu

Pain Exhibition 9.2.–25.8.2024

Oulu

Ravintola Sarkka

Oulu

Voimala 1889

Oulu
Main door to Cafe

Sleep in hostel

Oulu

Liisa Rehu Design

Oulu
Oulu market square policeman.

Oulu Market Square Policeman statue

Oulu
Frans&Camille indoors

Frans&Camille Bistro

Oulu
Oulu market square and market hall.

Oulu Market Square

Oulu

Rauhala ravintola-pâtisserie

Oulu

Saunas of the Maikkula Mansion

Oulu

Koskikippari in Koiteli - Conference and event service

Oulu
Valkean Kesäkatu ilta-auringon paisteessa.

Valkea Shopping Centre

Oulu
Varjo Festival 2022 was held in Kuusisaari.

Kuusisaari Recreation Park

Oulu
Coffee House seating area

Coffee House Café

Oulu
Ravintolamaailma seating area

Ravintolamaailma Linnanmaa

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

Cafe Hanna

Oulu
Dinner in Oula Kitchen & Bar.

Oula Kitchen & Bar

Oulu
Yrttiaitta

Northern Finland food experience

Oulu

Tunnelmatupa in Koiteli - Conference services

Oulu
Maikkula Mansion´s courtyard.

Maikkula's Manor the Charter Restaurant

Oulu
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
Brownish Oulu city hall with three main doors and two little towers. Background blue sky.

Guided Transportation from Oulu Airport to Oulu

Oulu
Sunbathing at the Nallikari beach.

Splash-tastic water activities in Oulu

Oulu

Nature Cafe Loppula at Sanginjoki

Oulu
Design Center Proto

Design Center Proto

Oulu

Bistro Mesu

Oulu

Restaurant Harald

Oulu
People resting in Finnish woods

Nature Power from a forest in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu
Policeman Statue in front of the Market Hall.

Oulu Market Hall

Oulu

Café Kaari

Oulu
Laaja valikoima eläintarvikkeita Puuilosta

Puuilo Rusko

Oulu
Toripolliisi statue in the Oulu Market Square.

Top 5 attractions in Oulu!

Oulu

Private event: Wine and Fashion

Oulu

Oulu Art Museum

Oulu

Meeting Day at the Maikkula Mansion

Oulu

Tuba Food & Lounge

Oulu
Babista interior

Babista Oulu

Oulu
Northern lights.

Restaurant Nallikari

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

Oulu Quickly Walking Tour

Oulu

Arctic Edu-Tech - Workshops and experiences in Oulu area

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

Minivan Trip to Hailuoto

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Craft upcycle workshop

Oulu
Biisikärpänen-musiikkivisa

Voltti´s Music Quiz, Oulu

Oulu
Exterior

Scandic Oulu City

Oulu
Rosso seating area

Rosso Restaurant Valkea

Oulu
Nallikari lighthouse in sunset.

Nallikari Lighthouse

Oulu
Oulu brand products on a shelf

Oulu Shop in Oulu Tourist Info

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Air guitar workshop or Air guitar show

Oulu

Go Arctic - Conference services

Oulu

Ravintola Sarkka

Oulu
View of red buildings in the harbour.

Traditional Fishing Harbour Kiviniemi

Oulu

Zivago

Oulu

PAIN

Oulu
Local tradiotional Pulla

A Unique Cafe Huvila in Oulu

Oulu
Lomakoti Onnela

Family autumn vacation: Break from everyday life

Oulu
Hemmotteleva rentoutus

Pampering Relaxation (1-2 persons)

Oulu
Parikellunta

Relaxing 2 Persons Floating in same Floating Pod

Oulu
Lapland Hotels Oulu Kuvernööri

Lapland Hotels Oulu Conference and venue facilities

Oulu
Handmade chocolate and local products.

ChocoSomnia Factory tour&Tasting

Oulu
Rantakortteli block seen from above.

Historical Rantakortteli blocks of Oulu

Oulu
Authentic soy sauce ramen

Pure maku

Oulu
Rentoutuskellunta

Relaxing Floating in Floating Pod

Oulu

Sokeri-Jussin Kievari Restaurant

Oulu
Inside Oulujoki church.

Oulujoki Church

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

Oulu Quickly Walking Tour

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
Floating Cafe.

Koivuranta Floating Cafe

Oulu