Snowed out

Dive into the winter fun in Oulu! Feel and hear the different forms of snow under your feet. Step into the vast scenery of the frozen sea. Jump into piles of snow and speed up on a fat bike or toboggan sledge. Catch your breath and breathe in the crisp winter air! You’ll have no trouble finding sleep in the evening.

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Snowy nature activities

Just a few steps from the city centre and you’re in the most beautiful northern nature. Snow and ice bring along lots of new ways to go about experiencing the outdoors. Find your favourite winter activity in Oulu!

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Choose your accommodation in snowy Oulu

Find the perfect place to rest after a day out. Rosy cheeks and a wonderful warm feeling after a day out will make you sleep tight wherever you choose to lay your head.

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

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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
The white lighthouse in Hailuoto Marjaniemi against the blue sky.

Minivan Trip to Hailuoto

Oulu
Pilkkiretki Oulun Nallikarissa 1

Ice fishing in Nallikari, Oulu

Oulu
People resting in Finnish woods

Nature Power from a forest in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu
Nallikari beach on sunset.

Nallikari – the Riviera of the North

Oulu
Floating Cafe.

Koivuranta Floating Cafe

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

Oulu Quickly Walking Tour

Oulu
Perioululainen ömeisingreis

Go Arctic group activities - Amazing Oulu - City adventure

Oulu

Hot Air Balloon Flight for group 4-12pax

Oulu
Yrttiaitta

Northern Finland food experience

Oulu
Heimopäällikkö Go Arctic

Go Arctic group activities - The Head of Tribe

Oulu
View of red buildings in the harbour.

Traditional Fishing Harbour Kiviniemi

Oulu
people laughing and listening to storytelling at a fantasy tavern

Spirits of Hearth and Home - Tonttu in Finnish Folklore

Oulu
Fish tern at Bothnian bay

Experience the wonders of the Finnish nature

Oulu
Winter Olympics

Go Arctic group activities - Winter Olympics

Oulu
Pikisaari island from air.

Wooden old town in Pikisaari Island

Oulu
Reflection of the pedestrian bridge in water.

The reflecting pools of Oulu

Oulu
Nallikari lighthouse in sunset.

Nallikari Lighthouse

Oulu

Arctic Edu-Tech - Workshops and experiences in Oulu area

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Guided tour in Oulu by bike

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Northern Lights

Oulu
Northern lights.

Restaurant Nallikari

Oulu
fatbiking is nice summer activity

Fatbike Tour in Oulu

Oulu
Oulu cathedral from outside.

Oulu Cathedral

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

Oulu Quickly Walking Tour

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Stories from Oulu

Oulu
Exit Oulu Room Escape Games

Room Escape Games

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Traditional games

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
Welcome!

Nallikari Bakery & Bistro

Oulu
Varjo Festival 2022 was held in Kuusisaari.

Kuusisaari Recreation Park

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Heptathlon

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

Guided Transportation from Oulu Airport to Oulu

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Sunbathing at the Nallikari beach.

Splash-tastic water activities in Oulu

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Wishing at the Oulu river.

Go fishing in Oulu around the year

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Lomakoti Onnela

Seniors' vacation: Break from everyday life

Oulu
Biking at Hupisaaret City Park.

Oulu loves biking

Oulu

ChocoTasting

Oulu
Arctic wolf and Auroras - Wolf photographing in winter

Arctic Wolf & Auroras

Oulu
View from the Hupisaaret City Park.

Hupisaaret Islands city park

Oulu
Koiravaljakko

Husky Spin

Oulu
Piispanletto Rajahauta nature trail.

Letonniemi protected area and nature trail

Oulu
Pilpasuo nature scenery.

Pilpasuo protected area and nature trails

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

Stone Age race of tribes

Oulu
Varjakka island fire station.

Varjakka industrial heritage site and nature trail

Oulu
Ryhmä tekee tehtävää suon reunalla

Nature-based recreation days for work communities (Sanginjoki, Rokua) - Naturest Oy

Oulu

Winter Forest Adventure in Oulu

Oulu
winter cycling on the ice

Winter cycling by fatbikes at Oulu

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Greenhouses Romeo ja Julia.

Botanical Garden of the University of Oulu

Oulu

Go Arctic - Guided bus tours in Oulu and neighbouring municipalities

Oulu

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

Oulu
Oulu Estuary and Pikisaari from above.

Gems of the Oulu River estuary

Oulu
Kahvihetki talvisessa maisemassa

Winter experiences in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu
Ice fishing at Bothnian bay

Ice fishing with huskies

Oulu

Kierikki: Guided tours

Oulu

Stone Age race of tribes

Oulu
Long sandy beach of Nallikari in Hietasaari island

Hietasaari recreational area

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Snowshoe / gliding snowshoe trip

Oulu
Ryhmä lumikenkäilijöitä kulkee jonossa lumisessa metsässä. / A group of snowshoers walking in a line in snowy forest. Kuva: Harri Tarvainen.

Sanginjoki Nature Reserve

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Fatbike trip in Koiteli or Liminka

Oulu
Oulu market square policeman.

Oulu Market Square Policeman statue

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Air guitar workshop or Air guitar show

Oulu
Toripoliisi Statue 1

Sightseeing of Oulu on Mountain Bikes

Oulu
group on the ice

Traditional Icefishing at Oulu

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Craft upcycle workshop

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
Paintball Värikuulasota Oulu Action Park

Paintball

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Arctic ice fishing experience

Oulu
kennel visit

Visit to the Home of Huskies

Oulu
Toripolliisi statue in the Oulu Market Square.

Top 5 attractions in Oulu!

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Oulu Winter Village

Oulu
Lomakoti Onnela

Family autumn vacation: Break from everyday life

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Traditional tar olympics

Oulu
skin based skis

Winter Wonderland by skinbased skis at Oulu

Oulu
Rock The City Adventure Game

Rock The City Oulu

Oulu

Husky sledding crash course

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Inhouse Derby

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

Charter buses and private transportation services in Oulu region

Oulu
Lapsi tekee tehtävää metsässä

Forest Nature School in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu
Picnic shelters in Virpiniemi sport area

Virpiniemi recreational area

Oulu
Kuusiluoto presents heritage of wood building in Finland.

Many layers of history in Kuusiluoto

Oulu

Winter Forest Adventure in the Dark

Oulu

SuperPark Oulu

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

Minivan Trip to Hailuoto

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Kurvisen karsinnat

Oulu
Koivurannan saunalautta sauna Oulussa.

Koivuranta Sauna Boat Public Sauna

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Koiteli Team Path

Oulu
Loppulan tulisija

Conferences and events in Loppula, Sanginjoki

Oulu
Team Path

Go Arctic group activities - Team Path

Oulu
Oulu market square and market hall.

Oulu Market Square

Oulu