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. 

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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Meeting facilities in Lapland Hotels Oulu.

Conference and venue facilities in Lapland Hotels Oulu

Oulu
Sauna experience.

Traditional Finnish sauna and hot tube

Oulu
Automatic belay

Oulu Climbing Center

Oulu

Voimala 1889

Oulu
De Gamlas Hem meetings and events Ester.

De Gamlas Hem Meetings and Events

Oulu
take-away coffee

Kahvila Kiikku

Oulu
Exterior

Scandic Oulu City

Oulu
Puuilo Vasaraperästä löydät laajan valikoiman työkaluja

Puuilo Vasaraperä

Oulu
Pääruoka Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown – alkuillan gourmet mysteerimaut

Oulu
Café Kaari

Café Kaari

Oulu
Mysterioustrip

Mysterioustrip

Oulu
Dinner in Oula Kitchen & Bar.

Surprise menu in Oula Kitchen & Bar

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

Pastel-coloured wooden Raksila

Oulu
Coffee House seating area

Coffee House Café

Oulu
Accommodation near Oulu and Hailuoto.

Warjakka B&B Accommodation

Oulu
Veranta for private occasions

Breakfast & Private Restaurant Veranta

Oulu

Mon Chou - French Pastry Shop

Oulu
Robson's Lunch

SuperPark Restaurant

Oulu
Fafa's Limingantulli indoors

Fafa's Restaurant Limingantulli

Oulu
A unique restaurant in idyllic Pikisaari in Oulu.

Hailuodon Panimo's Restaurant Mallassauna

Oulu
Floating Cafe.

Koivuranta Floating Cafe

Oulu
Northern lights abowe the Nallikari lighthouse.

Nallikari Lighthouse

Oulu
Ravintolamaailma Limingantulli seating area

Ravintolamaailma Limingantulli

Oulu
Oulucityhall

Guided transportation from Oulu airport to Oulu

Oulu
Bacaro Doppio indoors

Bacaro Doppio Café

Oulu

Rauhala ravintola-pâtisserie

Oulu
Louise Bourgeois: Triptych for the Red Room (3)

Dance! Movement in the Visual Arts 1880–2020

Oulu
Welcome!

Nallikari Bakery & Bistro

Oulu
Oil painting from 1896.

De Urbe Uloa – Paintings of Oulu

Oulu

Mediterranean Restaurant

Oulu
The Smoke Sauna.

Saunas of the Maikkula Mansion

Oulu
Authentic soy sauce ramen

Pure maku

Oulu
Puistokahvila Makia

Puistokahvila Makia Cafe

Oulu

Zivago

Oulu
Inside Oulujoki church.

Oulujoki Church

Oulu
De Gamlas Hem Restaurant.

De Gamlas Hem Restaurant

Oulu
Valkean Kesäkatu ilta-auringon paisteessa.

Valkea Shopping Centre

Oulu
Kuusiluoto presents heritage of wood building in Finland.

Many layers of history in Kuusiluoto

Oulu

Restaurant Hugo

Oulu

Tuba Food & Lounge

Oulu
Tietomaa science center in winter.

Tietomaa Science Centre Tower

Oulu

Meeting Day at the Maikkula Mansion

Oulu
Letonniemi nature trail.

Letonniemi protected area and nature trail

Oulu
Koivurannan saunalautta sauna Oulussa.

Koivuranta Sauna Boat Puplic Sauna

Oulu
Saunallinen kahden hengen hotellihuone.

Best Western Hotel Apollo, Oulu

Oulu
A happy girl is playing that she is fishing.

Playroom Leikkilä

Oulu
A smiling girl dressed in an old-fashioned role costume. In the background is the Museum of Northern Ostrobothnia.

Northern Ostrobothnia Museum

Oulu
Laaja valikoima eläintarvikkeita Puuilosta

Puuilo Rusko

Oulu
Old wooden houses in Karjasilta.

Wooden Karjasilta from the reconstruction era

Oulu
Fafa's Valkea indoors

Fafa's Restaurant Valkea

Oulu
Tourist information sign outside.

Oulu Tourist Info

Oulu
Frans&Camille indoors

Frans&Camille Bistro

Oulu
Hotel Lasaretti, Pato-Hall

Nordic Art Hotel Lasaretti's Venues

Oulu
Superior room

Scandic Oulu Station

Oulu

Oulu Museum of Art

Oulu
Ravintolamaailma seating area

Ravintolamaailma Linnanmaa

Oulu
Rosso seating area

Rosso Restaurant Valkea

Oulu
Varjakka island fire station.

Varjakka industrial heritage site and nature trail

Oulu
Pikisaari scenery in winter.

Wooden old town in Pikisaari Island

Oulu
Maikkula Mansion´s courtyard.

Maikkula's Manor the Charter Restaurant

Oulu
Main area

Conference and Banquet Facilities by Original Sokos Hotel ArinaOulu

Oulu
The Table, Amarillo

Amarillo Restaurant Oulu

Oulu
Old lighthouse in Marjaniemi.

Minivan trip to Hailuoto

Oulu
Fish tern at Bothnian bay

Experience the wonders of the Finnish nature

Oulu
Metropolis-products and Uusitunne postcards from Oulu Shop

Oulu Shop in Oulu Tourist Info

Oulu

1bar

Oulu
Hand playing piano.

Voltti´s Music Quiz, Oulu

Oulu
Statue with light snow cover.

Oulu Market Square Policeman statue

Oulu
Smiling girl eating ice cream in the Science cafe.

Tiedekahvila - Science cafe

Oulu
Starter at Lasaretti's Bistro

Bistro, Hotel Lasaretti

Oulu
Cathedral in Oulu.

Oulu quickly

Oulu
Kuusisaari recreation park in winter.

Kuusisaari Recreation Park

Oulu
Toripolliisi statue in the Oulu Market Square.

Top 5 attractions in Oulu!

Oulu
Finnish design is sold by Taito Shop Oulu.

Taito Shop Oulu

Oulu

Cafe Seelari

Oulu
Market hall in winter.

Oulu Market Hall

Oulu
A girl moving the light tubes.

Science Centre Tietomaa

Oulu
Winter swimmer in Tuira beach.

Splash-tastic water activities in Oulu

Oulu
VENN Bar

Restaurant and winebar VENN

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

Cafe Hanna

Oulu
De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant.

De Gamlas Hem Hotel

Oulu
Yrttiaitta

Northern Finland food experience

Oulu
Oulu cathedral in Oulu city.

Oulu Cathedral

Oulu
Rantakortteli block in winter.

Historical Rantakortteli blocks of Oulu

Oulu
Old granaries of the market square during winter.

Oulu Market Square

Oulu
Exit Oulu Room Escape Games

Room Escape Games

Oulu
Ice fishing at Bothnian bay

Ice fishing with huskies

Oulu
Northern lights.

Restaurant Nallikari

Oulu