Fun things to do for every day

Weekly programme

1 July – 31 August 2019

This site gives you a glance of the events and activities taking place in and near Oulu this summer. You can search for supervised or do-it-yourself activities or for things to do on a certain day. We have also listed indoor and outdoor things to do, events, and the most interesting places to visit in the Oulu region.

Supervised activities

Looking for fun holiday things to do? Have a look at the supervised activities on offer today!

2 – 4 PM

Fatbike tour

Come and enjoy the city of Oulu on a fatbike! During the trip, we will ride along trails and cycleways.

  • Price: 40€ / person
  • Group size: 2 – 10 persons
  • The activity is suited for everyone over 8 years of age. Please dress according to the weather conditions.

Book here


6 – 8 PM

Kayaking on Mondays

This weekly kayak expedition is a great way to enjoy the delta of the River Oulu. This supervised two-hour trip is excellent for first-timers and experienced kayakers alike. The experience starts with a crash course in the basic theory and techniques of kayaking, followed by a kayak trip to the beautiful delta of the River Oulu to enjoy its islands and inlets.

  • Dates. 10.6, 17.6, 24.6, 1.7, 8.7, 15.7, 22.7, 29.7, 5.8, 12.7, 19.7, 26.7, 2.8, 9.8. & 16.8.

  • Time: 6–8pm

  • Price: €40 per person

  • Booking only via website. The activity can’t be booked from Tourist information office.

Book here

Check out the activities you can do your way below!

 

12 – 1 PM

Kayaking in Oulu river delta

The Oulu River delta is a diverse paddling location providing both cultural and natural scenery. The trip is led by a trained and experienced instructor and carried out mainly with single-seated kayaks. For bigger groups, also two-seated kayaks and open canoes are available. No previous paddling experience is required for the trip.

  • Price: 75€ / person
  • Group size: 1-8 persons
  • The activity is suited for persons over the age of 12. Persons under 18 only in the company of a parent or guardian.
  • Persons aged 15 or younger can join free of charge in the company of an adult.

Book here

Relaxing wilderness experience

A relaxing trip to the wild begins with transportation from Oulu Tourist Information Office. We will travel to the heart of lush, green woods and silent lake landscape. After a few hundred metres of walking, we will make a fire for grilling sausages and brewing a nice pot of coffee. Angling is also an option on this trip.

  • Price: 85€ / person
  • Group size: 1-8 persons
  • This activity is suited for everyone. Persons under 18 only in the company of a parent or guardian.
  • Persons aged 15 or younger can join free of charge in the company of an adult.

Book here


5 – 7 PM

Guided city tour

Guided tour of the city centre in English. Departure at the Tourist Information Office, Torikatu 18. THEMES: Oulu – through history to modern times | on Wednesdays for months of July and August Ghostly and strange stories from Oulu | on Saturdays for the month of August

  • Price 5€ / adult | 2€ / youngster (ages 7–15)
  • Children under 7 free of charge
  • Tickets for the city tour are sold at the Tourist Information Office, Torikatu 18.
  • Theme descriptions at www.oulunseudunoppaat.fi
  • We recommend buying your ticket no later than 15 minutes before the tour starts.

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7 – 9 PM

Scenic boat tour in Oulu

Our skipper picks you up with a motorboat from the pier of Oulu Market Square. The boat has a heated cabin and capacity for five passengers at a time. From the Market Square, we will navigate through the beautiful delta of Oulu River. During the trip, the skipper will tell you about the history and culture of the surrounding waterways and shoreline locations.

  • Price: 95€ / person
  • Group size: 1 – 5 persons
  • This activity is suited for everyone. Persons under 18 only in the company of a parent or guardian.
  • Persons aged 15 or younger can join free of charge in the company of an adult.

Book here

12 – 4 PM

Kayaking among the islands of Varjakka

This paddling trip provides a unique perspective on the nature and cityscape of Oulu and the fascinating scenery of Gulf of Bothnia at its finest. Landfall on an island, picnic snack and transport from city centre to Varjakka are all included. In the beginning, we will teach you the basics of kayaking and go carefully through the safety features. No previous paddling experience is required for the trip.

  • Price: 100€ / person
  • Group size: 1 – 8 persons
  • For persons aged 15 or older. Persons under 18 only in the company of a parent or guardian.
  • Persons aged 15 or younger can join free of charge in the company of an adult.

Book here


2 – 4 PM

Fatbike tour

Come and enjoy the city of Oulu on a fatbike! During the trip, we will ride along trails and cycleways.

  • Price: 40€ / person
  • Group size: 2 – 10 persons
  • The activity is suited for everyone over 8 years of age. Please dress according to the weather conditions.

Book here

12 -2 PM

Guided city tour (August only)

Guided tour of the city centre in English. Departure at the Tourist Information Office, Torikatu 18. THEMES: Oulu – through history to modern times | on Wednesdays for months of July and August Ghostly and strange stories from Oulu | on Saturdays for the month of August

  • Price 5€ / adult | 2€ / youngster (ages 7–15)
  • Children under 7 free of charge
  • Tickets for the city tour are sold at the Tourist Information Office, Torikatu 18.
  • Theme descriptions at www.oulunseudunoppaat.fi
  • We recommend buying your ticket no later than 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Read more


3 -5 PM

Fatbike tour

Come and enjoy the city of Oulu on a fatbike! During the trip, we will ride along trails and cycleways.

  • Price: 40€ / person
  • Group size: 2 – 10 persons
  • The activity is suited for everyone over 8 years of age. Please dress according to the weather conditions.

Book here

 

Relaxing wilderness experience

A relaxing trip to the wild begins with transportation from Oulu Tourist Information Office. We will travel to the heart of lush, green woods and silent lake landscape. After a few hundred metres of walking, we will make a fire for grilling sausages and brewing a nice pot of coffee. Angling is also an option on this trip.

  • Price: 85€ / person
  • Group size: 1-8 persons
  • This activity is suited for everyone. Persons under 18 only in the company of a parent or guardian.
  • Persons aged 15 or younger can join free of charge in the company of an adult.

Book here


3 -7 PM

Trolling on the Oulu river

The beautiful Oulu River flowing through the city of Oulu is not only rich in cultural history but also a great fishing spot. Both in the actual river and its delta live a variety of fish species that can be caught with trolling equipment. No previous fishing experience is required for the trip. If necessary, our fishing guide will teach you the secrets of fascinating and fun Scandinavian style troll fishing from the very basics.

  • Price: 165€ / person
  • Group size: 1-5 persons
  • This activity is suited for everyone. Persons under 18 only in the company of a parent or guardian.
  • Persons aged 15 or younger can join free of charge in the company of an adult.

Book here

Check out the activities you can do your way below!

Please make your reservations to the activities by 5 pm on the previous day.

Reservations Mon–Sat 12–4pm at Oulu Tourist Information Office.

All the activities in the programme are guided. At other times, please ask for gear rental possibility. You may also enquire about other possible times of departure.

Is your summer vacation almost here, but no idea about what to do with it? Why not try these do-it-yourself activities?

SUP, Kayak and Fatbike Rental

SUP/Kayak: 1h 25€ / 2h 35€ / day 50€
FAT: 2h 25€ / day 35€ / 24h 40€

Need help?

Tourist Information Office in Oulu offers you practical advice and tips for your visit to Oulu, about events, accommodation, restaurants, attractions,  and places to visit.

Tourist information:

Torikatu 18
90100 Oulu

touristinfo@ouka.fi
+358 8 558 41330

Open hours during summer (1.6.-31.8.2019):
Mon – Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 10am-4pm (1.7.-31.8.2019)
Sun closed

Places to visit in the summer

Oulu offers much to see and do – whatever the weather! Our many places of interest make any day more interesting. Pick an indoor destination if the weather is gloomy and head outdoors when the sun is shining.

Things to do indoors

Exit Oulu

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Oulu climbing centre

The Oulu climbing centre offers indoor climbing and bouldering activities. The centre has approximately 1,000

Oulun taidemuseo

Oulu Museum of Art

The Oulu Museum of Art’s changing exhibitions focus on topical contemporary art without forgetting local

SuperPark Oulu

SuperPark Oulu – one of Finland’s most stimulating indoor activity parks. SuperPark is an exciting

Tietomaa

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Things to do outdoors

Kiiminkijoki ry

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Moments

Moments

A hot air balloon flight is an unforgettable experience! You will gently sail across the

Oulu region​

The Oulu region is an easily accessible tourist area, with plenty to see and do for a number of visits. The town provides convenient access to visit or stay, to the southernmost fell highland region of Finland or rare nature areas shaped by the Ice Age.