The Virpiniemi Sports Institute’s versatile recreational and sports environment is in Haukipudas, only a 20-minute drive from downtown Oulu. Located on the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia, Virpiniemi is ideal for both leisure-time sports activities and lively conferences, wellbeing events, and birthday celebrations.
This full-service sports centre combines an extensive range of indoor activities with outdoor pursuits in the area’s beautiful esker landscape. Golf, Frisbee golf, a beach, conference rooms and accommodation ensure that you’ll enjoy spending plenty of time with us. Our range of accommodation includes everything from affordable hostel rooms to exclusive holiday apartments. Stock up on energy at the café-restaurant or the Virpiniemen Syke kiosk; and also at the Spoons golf restaurant during the summer.
In the sports hall, you can engage in a number of ball games from floorball to volley ball, football to tennis. The sports hall also has a gymnastics area, trampolines, a wrestling mat, and a climbing wall just short of ten metres in height. You can also work on your muscle tone in the gym, which has all the basic equipment required for weight training.
In the winter, you can also get fit without realising it by going cross-country skiing. We have a range of ski tracks: everything from short routes to ten-kilometre loops. There are even K-38 and K-25 ski jumps. In the summer, these tracks and the easily traversable terrain invite joggers to get their hearts pumping in the great outdoors.
Virpiniemi can also perform fitness tests and give introductions to a variety of different sports. Ready-made packages include both theory and practice, and help you find your favourite way to move.
If you’re visiting Virpiniemi as part of your holiday, you don’t need to bring your own equipment. Clubs, bats, Nordic walking sticks, Frisbee golf equipment, and even snowshoes can be rented from us.
Wellbeing days and training
Virpiniemi’s team of sports and exercise professionals can provide lectures and lead physical activities. Under their expert guidance, you can enjoy a recreational or wellbeing day, or perhaps celebrate your birthday.
Companies and other groups can relax, build team spirit, or let loose. We offer everything from indoor sports to outdoor pursuits, adventure sports to team tasks.
The Virpiniemi Sports Institute also organises sports-related training sessions. Our offering includes a variety of courses, supplementary training, a basic diploma in sports instruction (apprenticeship), a basic course in sports instruction, and professional further education, such as professional diplomas for coaches and training for professional sports diplomas.