We-time in autumn coloured Oulu lights the spark

Take a couple’s trip and rekindle the spark in Oulu, where the autumn colours flare like a flame. After the busy season of summer, Oulu has space for just the two of you. What does perfect we-time mean for you? Check out our tips!

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The autumn colours at their best

The best way to enjoy the autumn colours is to take one of the ready-made routes. There are many nature trails of different length that take you to the most beautiful places in Oulu – choose from walking, biking and paddling.

Which do you choose?

A meal to remember

Local food, exotic flavours, candlelight dinners, take away, pastries or sweets? Try it all! Spend some quality we-time in Oulu’s restaurants and make some long-lasting memories.

Eat and Drink in Oulu

Find the perfect gift

Are you up for a fun challenge? Go shopping and try to find the perfect gift for each other. Or go hunting for something crazy, unexpected or the gift with the most ‘Oulu’ in it! Ready, set, go!

Shopping tips

More things to talk about

Ever feel like everything’s been said already between the two of you? Worry not! Step into one of Oulu’s museums, exhibitions or other cultural sites and you’ll have a lot to talk about afterwards.

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Lapset leikkivät kauppaa, etuallal vanhanaikainen vaaka.

Vekara­vintti - Childrens Playroom Attic

Oulu
Fish tern at Bothnian bay

Experience the wonders of the Finnish nature

Oulu
Piirros, jossa vanhantyyliset kahvikuppi ja kahvipannu.

Cafe Krypta

Oulu
De Gamlas Hem Hotel & Restaurant.

De Gamlas Hem Hotel

Oulu
Rantakortteli block seen from above.

Historical Rantakortteli blocks of Oulu

Oulu
Local tradiotional Pulla

A Unique Cafe Huvila in Oulu

Oulu
Sea Oulu Water Taxi

Sea Oulu Water Taxi

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
Puuilo Vasaraperästä löydät laajan valikoiman työkaluja

Puuilo Vasaraperä

Oulu
Oulu market square policeman.

Oulu Market Square Policeman statue

Oulu
Hemmotteleva rentoutus

Pampering Relaxation (1-2 persons)

Oulu
Bar is Baari in Finnish

45 Special

Oulu

Sokeri-Jussin Kievari Restaurant

Oulu

Tuba Food & Lounge

Oulu
Oulu cathedral from outside.

Oulu Cathedral

Oulu

Cafe-Restaurant Seelari in Hietasaari

Oulu

Elojazz

Oulu
The old red wooden church in Turkansaari in summer. Foreground green grass, background green birch trees.

Minivan Trip to Turkansaari Open Air Museum

Oulu
Northern lights.

Restaurant Nallikari

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

Cafe Hanna

Oulu
kayaking is the best outdoor activity on summer time

Bay of Bothnia by Kayak in Oulu

Oulu
SUPping is nice summer activity

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

Oulu
Joo Hetki kahvila sisätila

Joo Hetki Cafe

Oulu
Villiyrttikarkelot tapahtumakuva

Wild Herb Celebration

Oulu

Literary Art Festival Muusajuhlat

Oulu

Private event: Wine and Fashion

Oulu
Welcome!

Nallikari Bakery & Bistro

Oulu
Parikellunta

Relaxing 2 Persons Floating in same Floating Pod

Oulu
Ravintolamaailma Limingantulli seating area

Ravintolamaailma Limingantulli

Oulu
Valkean Kesäkatu ilta-auringon paisteessa.

Valkea Shopping Centre

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Heptathlon

Oulu
Coffee House seating area

Coffee House Café

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Koiteli Team Path

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
Yrttiaitta

Northern Finland food experience

Oulu
Rentoutuskellunta

Relaxing Floating in Floating Pod

Oulu
Reflection of the pedestrian bridge in water.

The reflecting pools of Oulu

Oulu
A unique restaurant in idyllic Pikisaari in Oulu.

Restaurant Mallassauna

Oulu
Burrito

Fresh Mex

Oulu
Paintball Värikuulasota Oulu Action Park

Paintball

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Kurvisen karsinnat

Oulu
Koivurannan saunalautta Risteilyllä Oulussa.

Koivuranta Sauna Boat Cruise

Oulu

Cafe Tunnelmatupa in Koiteli

Oulu
Starter at Lasaretti's Bistro

Bistro, Hotel Lasaretti

Oulu

Winter Forest Adventure in the Dark

Oulu
Picnic shelters in Virpiniemi sport area

Virpiniemi recreational area

Oulu

Oulu Zipline

Oulu
people laughing and listening to storytelling at a fantasy tavern

Spirits of Hearth and Home - Tonttu in Finnish Folklore

Oulu
Sunbathing at the Nallikari beach.

Splash-tastic water activities in Oulu

Oulu

Arctic Edu-Tech - Workshops and experiences in Oulu area

Oulu
View of red buildings in the harbour.

Traditional Fishing Harbour Kiviniemi

Oulu
Handmade chocolate and local products.

ChocoSomnia Factory tour&Tasting

Oulu
a girl plays the violin, a picture on the wall in the background

Ou­lun­sa­lo Soi Cham­ber Music Fes­ti­val

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Craft upcycle workshop

Oulu
Floating Cafe.

Koivuranta Floating Cafe

Oulu
Oulu market square and market hall.

Oulu Market Square

Oulu
Hemmotteleva rentoutus

Pampering Relaxation (1-2 persons)

Oulu
Bacaro Doppio indoors

Bacaro Doppio Café

Oulu
The Table, Amarillo

Amarillo Restaurant Oulu

Oulu
Long sandy beach of Nallikari in Hietasaari island

Hietasaari recreational area

Oulu
Inside Oulujoki church.

Oulujoki Church

Oulu
Team Path

Go Arctic group activities - Team Path

Oulu
Biisikärpänen-musiikkivisa

Voltti´s Music Quiz, Oulu

Oulu
Nallikari beach on sunset.

Nallikari – the Riviera of the North

Oulu
Design Center Proto

Design Center Proto

Oulu

Oulu Arts Night

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

Oulu Quickly Walking Tour

Oulu
Kahvihetki talvisessa maisemassa

Winter experiences in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu
Toripolliisi statue in the Oulu Market Square.

Top 5 attractions in Oulu!

Oulu
Pilpasuo nature scenery.

Pilpasuo protected area and nature trails

Oulu
Exit Oulu Room Escape Games

Room Escape Games

Oulu
skin based skis

Winter Wonderland by skinbased skis at Oulu

Oulu
Nallikari lighthouse in sunset.

Nallikari Lighthouse

Oulu
winter cycling on the ice

Winter cycling by fatbikes at Oulu

Oulu
Winter Olympics

Go Arctic group activities - Winter Olympics

Oulu

Bistro Mesu

Oulu
take-away coffee

Kahvila Kiikku

Oulu
a man playing air guitar on Air Guitar World Championships stage

Oulu August Festivals

Oulu
The old red wooden church in Turkansaari in summer. Foreground green grass, background green birch trees.

Minivan Trip to Turkansaari Open Air Museum

Oulu
Ice fishing at Bothnian bay

Ice fishing with huskies

Oulu

Jumpru Patio Live!

Oulu

Nature Cafe Loppula at Sanginjoki

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Traditional tar olympics

Oulu
Saunallinen kahden hengen parivuoteellinen hotellihuone 10 kpl

Best Western Hotel Apollo, Oulu

Oulu
Superior room

Scandic Oulu Station

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

Winter Forest Adventure in Oulu

Oulu
Maikkula Mansion´s courtyard.

Maikkula's Manor the Charter Restaurant

Oulu
Rosso seating area

Rosso Restaurant Valkea

Oulu
Greenhouses Romeo ja Julia.

Botanical Garden of the University of Oulu

Oulu
Finnish design is sold by Taito Shop Oulu.

Taito Shop Oulu

Oulu
Sauna experience.

Traditional Finnish sauna and hot tube

Oulu
Ravintolamaailma seating area

Ravintolamaailma Linnanmaa

Oulu

Go Arctic activities - Air guitar workshop or Air guitar show

Oulu

Go Arctic Events - Dinner with the ghosts of Oulu

Oulu
Varjo Festival 2022 was held in Kuusisaari.

Kuusisaari Recreation Park

Oulu

Oulu Music Video Festival

Oulu
Pikisaari island from air.

Wooden old town in Pikisaari Island

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

Oulu Quickly Walking Tour

Oulu
Wishing at the Oulu river.

Go fishing in Oulu around the year

Oulu
Main door to Cafe

Sleep in hostel

Oulu
Old wooden houses in Karjasilta.

Wooden Karjasilta from the reconstruction era

Oulu
Authentic soy sauce ramen

Pure maku

Oulu

ChocoTasting

Oulu
Laaja valikoima eläintarvikkeita Puuilosta

Puuilo Rusko

Oulu
Oulu brand products on a shelf

Oulu Shop in Oulu Tourist Info

Oulu
Main door to Cafe

Sleep in hostel

Oulu

Rauhala ravintola-pâtisserie

Oulu
fatbiking is nice summer activity

Fatbike Tour in Oulu

Oulu
Musicians in the city centre

Urban Festival Oulu Days

Oulu
Lapsi tekee tehtävää metsässä

Forest Nature School in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu
Piispanletto Rajahauta nature trail.

Letonniemi protected area and nature trail

Oulu
VENN Oulu, seating area

Restaurant and winebar VENN

Oulu
Policeman Statue in front of the Market Hall.

Oulu Market Hall

Oulu

Restaurant Hugo

Oulu

Meeting Day at the Maikkula Mansion

Oulu

Design Shop Proto

Oulu
Dinner in Oula Kitchen & Bar.

Oula Kitchen & Bar

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

Minivan Trip to Hailuoto

Oulu

Mediterranean Restaurant

Oulu
Arctic wolf and Auroras - Wolf photographing in winter

Arctic Wolf & Auroras

Oulu
People resting in Finnish woods

Nature Power from a forest in Sanginjoki - Naturest Oy

Oulu
Tähtitorni cafe.

Tähtitorni Observation Tower

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

Guided Transportation from Oulu Airport to Oulu

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
Turkansaari museum church.

Turkansaari Museum Church

Oulu

Liisa Rehu Design

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Traditional games

Oulu
Lomakoti Onnela

Seniors' vacation: Break from everyday life

Oulu

Voimala 1889

Oulu

Air Gui­tar World Cham­pions­hips

Oulu
padel virpiniemi pikepadel

PikePadel outdoor padelcourts

Oulu
Paddling at sea

Paddling on the Oulujoki river delta and at sea

Oulu
Exterior

Scandic Oulu City

Oulu

Ravintola Sarkka

Oulu
Rock The City Adventure Game

Rock The City Oulu

Oulu
Tourist info sign in front of Market Hall.

Oulu Tourist Information Office

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

Minivan Trip to Hailuoto

Oulu
Puistokahvila Makia

Puistokahvila Makia Cafe

Oulu
Robson's Lunch

SuperPark Restaurant

Oulu
De Gamlas Hem Restaurant.

De Gamlas Hem Restaurant

Oulu

Ravintola Sarkka

Oulu
Koivurannan saunalautta sauna Oulussa.

Koivuranta Sauna Boat Public Sauna

Oulu
View from the Hupisaaret City Park.

Hupisaaret Islands city park

Oulu

Go Arctic group activities - Inhouse Derby

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

Café Kaari

Oulu
Frans&Camille indoors

Frans&Camille Bistro

Oulu

Restaurant Harald

Oulu

Zivago

Oulu
Automatic belay

Oulu Climbing Center

Oulu

Saunas of the Maikkula Mansion

Oulu
Biking at Hupisaaret City Park.

Oulu loves biking

Oulu

Mon Chou - French Pastry Shop

Oulu
Perioululainen ömeisingreis

Go Arctic group activities - Amazing Oulu - City adventure

Oulu

Hot Air Balloon Flight for group 4-12pax

Oulu
Scottish fountain in front of Oulu City Hall in summer. Background Oulu Cathedral and clear blue sky.

Guided Bike Tour from Nallikari to Oulu City Center

Oulu
Kuusiluoto presents heritage of wood building in Finland.

Many layers of history in Kuusiluoto

Oulu
Ryhmä tekee tehtävää suon reunalla

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

Oulu
Lomakoti Onnela

Family autumn vacation: Break from everyday life

Oulu
group on the ice

Traditional Icefishing at Oulu

Oulu
Veranta for private occasions

Breakfast & Private Restaurant Veranta

Oulu
Loppulan tulisija

Conferences and events in Loppula, Sanginjoki

Oulu
Varjakka island fire station.

Varjakka industrial heritage site and nature trail

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

Pastel-coloured wooden Raksila

Oulu