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OULU GUIDE 2020


MEDIA INFO Publisher: BusinessOulu Hallituskatu 36 A 90015 Oulun kaupunki OULU TOURIST INFORMATION tel. +358 8 5584 1330 touristinfo@ouka.fi visitoulu@oulu.com visitoulu.fi oulu.com Design: Anna Karppinen, BusinessOulu Printed: Grano Copies: 39500 The brochure is printed in Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, German and Russian. We are not responsible for any changes or errors. Please check the availability of the service in advance. The brochure is based on information received by September 30, 2019.

Have a good time in Oulu! Oulu, the capital of Northern Scandinavia, offers the visitor a myriad of genuine experiences. The city hosts more than 700 events every year! The surrounding Arctic marine environment, the vibrant estuary area and the northern light create a unique environment to spend an active city holiday and enjoy peace and quiet in the nature. Hospitable Oulu invites you to experience the bustling city centre, Nallikari’s stunning sandy beaches, various events and cultural attractions – not to forget the tasty local delicacies.


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CULTURE 6

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OULU ALL YEAR ROUND Visitors in Oulu are treated with a variety of events and experiences. The frozen sea and snow invite you to experience the winter wonderland. Light summer nights provide a unique setting for summer festivals. In the autumn, it is time for the traditional harvest market, and in November the city is lit up with light installations that make you want to stay outdoors. The Christmas season kicks off with Christmas markets and the famous Star Boys, locally known as tiernapojat. See you in Oulu!


Nallikari nallikarisnowfest.com An international snow sculpture event where snow sculptures are created by professionals as well as amateurs. The party culminates with the opening of a snow sculpture park. Snowy artwork can be admired in Nallikari, weather permitting.

21–22 FEB. STADION SNOWCROSS

Raksila, Finnish baseball stadium snowcrossoulu.com Finland’s largest snowmobile event Extreme Stadion Race brings the best drivers in Oulu. The venue is filled with engines, fireworks, and the Winter Expo Fair featuring a wide variety of winter-related exhibitors.

8–22 MAR. OULU MUSIC FESTIVAL

Several venues omj.fi The winter city festival offers high-quality artists and music experiences from big productions to clubs.

12 MAR. POLAR BEAR PITCHING

Market Square polarbearpitching.com A hugely popular pitching competition where start-ups seek to convince venture capitalists about their business idea – from an ice cold water. In this race, the cold resistance and speed are an asset!

12 JUNE–5 JULY OULU DAYS

Several venues ouka.fi/oulunpaivat A traditional city festival with culture, sports and events at the Market Square. A lot of programme for families with kids. The threeweek festival offers an excellent opportunity to get to know Oulu with its surroundings.

9–11 JULY SUOMIPOP FESTIVAL

Kuusisaari suomipopfestivaali.fi/oulu Finnish pop music festival brings all the hot artists to Kuusisaari in Oulu.

24–26 JULY QSTOCK

Kuusisaari qstock.fi Northern Finland’s largest two-day music festival. More than 60 Finnish and international artists.

30 JULY–30 AUG. OULU AUGUST FESTIVAL

Several venues oulunjuhlaviikot.fi Oulu August Festival brings together eight different festivals, a number of events and about 60 000 guests. For example, Air Guitar World Championship on 19–21 Aug, Night of the Arts on 15 Aug. and Koiteli elää Festival on 17 Aug.

14–16 SEP. AUTUMN MARKET

Market Square rotuaari.info The harvest season is celebrated at the autumn market. A wide variety of products – all from handicrafts, papers and woollen pants.

30 SEP.–4 OCT. THE IRISH FESTIVAL OF OULU

Several venues irkku.fi A leading Irish festival in the Nordic region offering Irish music, film, theatre, storytelling, dance and lots of other things.

20–22 NOV. LUMO LIGHT FESTIVAL OULU

Several venues ouka.fi/lumo Lumo Light Festival lits up the northern city at the darkest time of the year with local and international art works.

DECEMBER TIERNA CHRISTMAS TOWN AND COMPETITION

Rotuaari rotuaari.info The brightest stars of the season are of course the Tierna Boys who make their rounds singing the traditional Christmas carols and competing on who has the best performance.

31 DEC. NEW YEAR’S PARTY

Market Square rotuaari.info Come and celebrate the New Year’s Eve traditionally at Market Square with fireworks and cultural performances.

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19–23 FEB. NALLIKARI SNOW FEST

ACTIVITIES

20–22 Nov.

KIDS’ OULU

19–21 Aug.

RESTAURANTS

19–23 Feb.

SHOPPING

Light it Up! Lumo Light Festival Oulu

ACCOMMODATION

#MakeAirNotWar Air Guitar World Championship

INFO

International Snow Sculpting

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LET CULTURE HAPPEN Oulu is bidding to be the European Capital of Culture in 2026 and dreams of a new cultural climate throughout Europe. The region’s high-quality art and cultural objects are highlighted in a new way that attract people to experience the North. Get a glimpse of local stories in the theatre, modern works in various galleries or be attracted by the past in the many museums.


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MUSEUMS MUSEUM OF NORTHERN OSTROBOTHNIA

Ainolanpolku 1 ouka.fi/ppm The museum walks you through the history of Oulu, Northern Ostrobothnia and the whole Finland. You get to know different eras and atmospheres. The stories of different artefacts, phenomena, and people come to life in the museum exhibition. Among favourites are the miniature model of Oulu from 1938, the interactive Kakaravaara exhibition for children as well as Doghill exhibition with figures and stories from Mauri Kunnas’ famous books.

OULU ART MUSEUM

Kasarmintie 9 ouka.fi/taidemuseo At the Art Museum, works of visual art classics, modern artists and international guests are exhibited with different themes. The artist Ellen Thesleff (1869–1954) lived courageously for her art and was one of the first to bring artistic trends to Finnish art. Creativity as a destiny is an unrestrained 20th anniversary exhibition on Finnish and international outsider art.

Kaitoväylä 5 oulu.fi/biodiversiteettiyksikko The botanical garden’s outdoor garden, which consists of more than 4,000 different plant species, is open in the summer and gives the visitor an insight into the biodiversity while also serving as a testing laboratory for new plant species. The tall pyramid-shaped greenhouses contain thousands of exotic plants and are open even in winter.

AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM

Automuseontie 3 oulunautomuseo.fi Over fifty different old automobiles and motor cycles dating as far back as the 1910s. Even miniature models, photographs, books and a lunch café.

PATENIEMI SAWMILL MUSEUM

Sahantie 21, Oulu ouka.fi/oulu/luuppi/pateniemen-sahan-museo Learn about the industrial history of the region in a genuine environment in a shipyard storage facility dating back to 1850s.

OULUNSALO LOCAL ARTSAND-CRAFTS MUSEUM

Jääsköntie 5, Oulunsalo | 12 KM ouka.fi/ppm Oulunsalo local arts-and-crafts museum is a museum decorated with peasant style, with buildings that are over 200 years old. The

TURKANSAARI OPEN AIR MUSEUM

Turkansaarentie 165, Madekoski | 15 KM ouka.fi/turkansaari The idyllic Turkansaari takes you on a time trip to the historic countryside in a scenic setting. Turkansaari tells stories about life in the countryside and parties in the north. Celebrating midsummer on the island is popular in the region. The season culminates with the traditional autumn market.

KIERIKKI STONE AGE CENTRE

Pahkalantie 447 A, Oulu (Yli-Ii) | 55 KM kierikki.fi At Kierikki, you can go thousands of years back in time. The basic exhibition presents the prehistory of the country and the region and how people lived during the Stone Age. The Stone Age village has been built based on the research results from the archaeological excavations. Travel back in ancient times and get acquainted with the everyday chores of the Stone Age and the manufacture of stone objects. The summer in Kierikki culminates with the ancient market.

HISTORY AND ARTS OULU CATHEDRAL

Kirkkokatu 3 A oulunseurakunnat.fi/ouluntuomiokirkko Oulu Cathedral designed by Daniel Hagman was completed in 1777. The wooden structures of the cathedral were destroyed in the fire of Oulu in 1822. The cathedral was rebuilt in 1832 based on a neoclassical design by Carl Ludvig Engel. The Cathedral is open and the guide is on site every day during 25 May–30 August at 10–20. The summer café Krypta is located in the basement of the cathedral and is open from the end of May until early August.

ACTIVITIES KIDS’ OULU

BOTANICAL GARDEN

local museum describes life in Oulunsalo in the early 20th century. Open in June-July.

RESTAURANTS

Nahkatehtaankatu 6 tietomaa.fi The 45-meter-high tower offers spectacular views across the city. You can also buy a ticket just to the tower.

Pikisaarentie 6 ouka.fi/merimiehenkotimuseo The Seaman’s Home Museum (also known as Matilda’s house) is right next to the city centre, on the idyllic Pikisaari island. The museum is located in the oldest wooden house in Oulu. Free entrance. The museum is open in the summer and at Christmas, other times according to order.

SHOPPING

THE TOWER OF SCIENCE CENTRE TIETOMAA

SEAMAN’S HOME MUSEUM

ACCOMMODATION

Teuvo Pakkalan katu 11 oulunkarpat.fi Multiple Finnish Champions, Oulun Kärpät, play their home games at Oulu Energia Areena. Get your own yellow-white-black hockey shirt or cap from their store in the same building.

INFO

OULUN KÄRPÄT

CULTURE

Did you know that bravely on the peripheral edge, the power of opposites and wild city are the themes when Oulu aims to become the European Capital of Culture? Read more about the northern city’s brave projects at ouka.fi/oulu2026

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KIDS’ OULU

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LITTLE SOFIA’S CHURCH

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Kirkkokatu 3 A oulunseurakunnat.fi/pikkukirkko Kirkkokatu 3 A // oulunseurakunnat.fi/ pikkukirkko In the cathedral cemetery, under the cherry trees, one can find Little Sofia’s Church, which is also called the children’s own church. It is a miniature of the city’s first church, located on the same site in the late 16th century.

THE WOODEN CHURCH OF HAUKIPUDAS

Kirkkotie 10, Haukipudas | 21 KM oulunseurakunnat.fi/haukiputaan-kirkko The wooden church of Haukipudas was built in 1762. It is famous for its paintings made by the local church painter Mikael Toppelius (1734–1821). If the biblical paintings were put in line, they would stretch some 150 meters.

THE WOODEN CHURCH OF OULUNSALO

Uhrikirkonkuja 2, Oulunsalo | 12 KM oulunseurakunnat.fi/oulunsalon-kirkko The beautiful wooden church of Oulunsalo was built in 1891.

THE WOODEN CHURCH OF KIIMINKI

Kirkkotie 6, Kiiminki | 21 KM oulunseurakunnat.fi/kiimingin-kirkko The wooden church of Kiiminki was consecrated in 1761. It is one of the very few wooden churches in Finland that have retained their original form. The paintings inside the church were painted by the famous church artist Mikael Toppelius (1734–1821).

OULU ART HOUSE

Pakkahuoneenkatu 9 ouluntaidetalo.fi Art exhibitions. Buys and sells art.

CULTURAL CENTRE VALVE

Hallituskatu 7 kulttuurivalve.fi Cultural Centre Valve is a lively cultural centre in the city centre with a diverse cultural offer for people of all ages. Valve is known especially for children’s culture with many festivals. In addition to the Children’s Cultural Centre, Valve houses a cinema and Northern Finland’s Centre of Photography. In the courtyard, there is a café with touring exhibitions and after work music.

NORTHERN FINLAND’S CENTRE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

TAIDEGALLERIA TERTTU JURVAKAINEN

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KULTTUURI-KAUPPILA ART CENTRE

Hallituskatu 7 photonorth.fi Northern Finland’s Centre of Photography exhibits the works of famous Finnish and international photographers. The exhibition series The pictures of the month in Aulagalleria presents new projects by professional photographers and amateurs alike.

Hallituskatu 5 galleria5.artoulu.fi Shows high quality visual art, novelties and bold new openings. Rental of art and ARTo-shop.

NELIÖ-GALLERIA

Asemakatu 37 neliogalleria.com The gallery hosts 12–13 different exhibitions annually from various fields of visual art.

GALLERIA MABD

Kajaaninkatu 25 mabd.fi Galleria MABD focuses on contemporary art. The gallery is located in the historic Tuomi House. In addition to exhibitions, various events are organized in the gallery.

GALLERIA HARMAJA

Pikisaarentie 17 galleriaharmaja.fi An art gallery located in Pikisaari.

GALLERIA OSKARI JAUHIAINEN Kirjastokuja 1, Kiiminki | 21 KM ouka.fi/galleria-oskari-jauhiainen The gallery presents the Kiiminki-based sculptor Oskari Jauhiainen’s (1913–1990) life and work. The exhibition presents more than 20 bronze and wood sculptures by Jauhiainen.

SUMMER GALLERIES MUSTASAARI GALLERIA

Jaalakuja 4 annikinnunen.com Contemporary artist Anni Kinnunen’s own showroom in an atmospheric old wooden building on Hietasaari that is scenic yet close to the center.

Nykäläntie 18, Muhos | 36 KM galleria.terttujurvakainen.fi The gallery’s summer exhibition presents a wide selection of visual art by Terttu Jurvakainen as well as works by visiting artists, e.g. modern sculptures and glass art. The gallery is open 20 June–25 August 2020.

Kauppilantie 15, Ii, | 38 KM kulttuurikauppila.fi Local artists’ studios and an international residency program produce exhibitions, events and community arts productions. Open when exhibitions are being held.

ATELJEE SAMPO KAIKKONEN

Muhoksentie 750, 91300 Ylikiiminki | 44 KM sampokaikkonen.com Artist Sampo Kaikkonen’s studio and gallery presenting his work in an idyllic 19th century farm house in Ylikiiminki.

LIBRARIES PUBLIC LIBRARY OF OULU

Kaarlenväylä 3 ouka.fi/kirjasto A good selection of Finnish and international newspapers and magazines. There is also a café and a study hall in the library.

CINEMAS ELOKUVATEATTERI STUDIO Cultural Centre Valve, Hallituskatu 7 oulunelokuvakeskus.fi A small arthouse movie theatre.

FINNKINO PLAZA

Torikatu 32 finnkino.fi Modern cinema centre with eight screens offers a seating capacity of more than 1,200 seats.

ELOKUVATEATTERI STAR

Kalliotie 6 elokuvateatteristar.fi A traditional, family-owned cinema with five lounges and a small cafe.


Hallituskatu 11 teatteririo.fi An atmospheric theatre restaurant. Guest performances and stand up.

OULU MUSIC CENTRE

Leevi Madetojan katu 1–3 oulunmusiikkikeskus.fi A variety of concerts for all seasons.

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OULU THEATRE

RESTAURANTS

Kaarlenväylä 2 oulunteatteri.fi Oulu theatre on the island of Vänmanni by the sea with 8-10 premieres and about 350 performances annually. Versatile repertoire with opera, music theatre and an annual theatre festival for children and young people.

HUPISAARTEN TEATTERI

SHOPPING

Kasarmintie 13 ouka.fi/hupisaarten-teatteri The new and multi-functional theatre pavilion in Hupisaari serves local theatres and other cultural providers from Midsummer to the end of August. Seating for 300 spectators.

OULUN TYÖVÄEN NÄYTTÄMÖ Upseerinkatu 4 otn.fi A small amateur theatre in the old barrack area in Intiö. Three premieres annually.

MERI OULU

Pitkänmöljäntie 2 merioulu.fi Finland’s largest summer theatre in the old dock area in Toppila by the river.

TEATTERIKUOPPA

Revontie 45, Haukipudas | 22 KM ouka.fi/oulu/teatterikuoppa The theatre offers a variety of cultural experiences for all ages. Theatre, dance, music and visual arts – all under the same roof.

CULTURE

EVENTS

THEATRE RIO

Leevi Madetojan katu 1–3 oulusinfonia.fi High-quality symphony orchestra, church music, popular music and concerts for children and young people. Oulu Symphony Orchestra’s seasonal concerts are held on Thursdays.

HERE’S A TIP!

Check out the strangest phenomenon in Oulu! Paska kaupunni graffiti after Kauko Röyhkä’s song of the same name has been misspelled on the wall at Uusikatu 22 and repainted several times since the 1980s!

ACTIVITIES

Hallituskatu 5 oulunylioppilasteatteri.fi Plays, improvisation, performances, trainings and once a month surprises in the form of Mysterybox. Performances at the Cultural Centre Valve.

OULU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Towards the European Capital of Culture

ACCOMMODATION

OULU STUDENT THEATRE

MUSIC

INFO

THEATRES

www.oulu2026.eu

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ACTIVE LIFE IN THE CITY AND IN NATURE Enjoy the marine nature, waterways and river banks throughout the year. Get to know the city by bike or fat bike – even in the winter. Or enjoy nature by watching birds or doing some activities. In the summer, you can paddle on a kayak or a SUP board or just relax on the beach in Nallikari or on a cruise.


EVENTS Nallikari Holiday Village: nallikari.fi Pyörä-Suvala: pyorasuvala.fi Mustosen Pyörä: mustosenpyora.fi Many hotels rent bikes for their guests.

FATBIKING

Nallikari Holiday Village Leiritie 10 nallikari.fi/palvelut/vaelinevuokraus Outdoors Oulu: outdoorsoulu.fi Leijakoulu Lappis: lappis.fi Rent a fatbike and cycle on the ice or along the many nature trails.

ACTIVITIES ON WATER

MARINE OULU merellinenoulu.com Sea cruises for groups with M/S Oulu. Departure from Toppila harbour. Advance booking is required.

WINTER ACTIVITIES DOWNHILL SKIING

Ruskotunturi, Ruskotunturintie ruskotunturi.fi Ruskotunturi consists of six slopes and two Parks. The height difference is 50 meters. There is a freepark, a carousel and a free sledding hill for children. A café and ski rental.

DOG SLEDDING

lappis.fi Teatterinranta Rental of SUP board and kayaks as well as guided SUP safaris, a stone’s throw from the city centre.

OULU WAKEPARK

SNOWKITE

Linnansaari 1 ouluwakepark.com Surf on the northernmost cable wakepark in the world.

VAUHTIPUISTO AMUSEMENT PARK

Hietasaarentie 9 vauhtipuisto.fi Rent a canoe and go on a paddle trip along the river or to the sea.

Hietasaari, Leiritie 1 Raksila/Ouluhalli, Ylioppilaantie 4 Hiukkavaara, Hiukanreitti 13 Auranmaja, Alakyläntie 634 Skiing tracks in Rokua, Kuntoraitti 2 | 81 km

SWIMMING

Leijakoulu Lappis lappis.fi 4–5-hour courses in snowkiting.

SNOWSHOEING

Nallikari Holiday Village: Leiritie 10 nallikari.fi/palvelut/vaelinevuokraus Finnaction: finnaction.fi Rent a pair of snowshoes and conquer the snowy landscape in the white capital of Northern Finland!

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SWIMMING HALLS ouka.fi/oulu/liikunta-ja-ulkoilu/uimahallit • Raksila, Pikkukankaantie 3 • Raatti, Raatintie 2 • Vesi-Jatuli, Jokelantie 20, Haukipudas | 21 km

See also Guided hikes in the nature.

19,5 km Loihakka huskysafarit, Ervastintörmä 4 huskysafarit.fi A friendly husky flock welcomes you to their home in Varjakka. Enjoy nature experiences all year round and food and coffee by the fire.

LEIJAKOULU LAPPIS

There are appr. 350 km skiing tracks in Oulu. Places to start:

BREAK SOKOS HOTEL EDEN

Holstinsalmentie 29 sokoshotels.fi/fi/oulu/sokos-hotel-eden/kylpyla Wonderful spa hotel by the sea in Nallikari. Great fun for the whole family.

WINTER SWIMMING

Tuira beach, Koskitie 58 ouka.fi/oulu/liikunta-ja-ulkoilu/talviuinti The winter swimming place is maintained by the city of Oulu and is open to anyone at Tuira beach. Showers and changing rooms can be used by renting a key from Raatti swimming hall.

KOIVURANTA FLOATING SAUNA

KIDS’ OULU

RENT A BIKE

oululines.fi Alexandra offers cruises off the coast of Oulu. Departure at Market Square. M/S Angelina cruises along the river. Group bookings. Departure at Värttö. Advance booking is required.

Skiing routes: ouka.fi/oulu/liikunta-ja-ulkoilu/ladut Ski rental: Nallikari Holiday Village nallikari.fi/palvelut/vaelinevuokraus/

RESTAURANTS

There are 600 city bikes and 60 city bike stations in Oulu. Enjoy the beautiful routes and sights on the pink Sykkeli city bike from May until the end of October. Register at kaupunkipyorat.ouka.fi/home and get a Sykkeli.

OULU LINES

SKIING

SHOPPING

CITY BIKE SYKKELI

Nallikari nallikarisurfcenter.com Surf lessons and surf equipment rental in Nallikari. Open in June–August in good weather.

Värttö beach koivurannansaunalautta.fi

A floating and anchored sauna for 20 people. Take a refreshing dip! In the winter, you can try winter swimming.

HERE’S A TIP!

Experience the vast sea outside Nallikari or onboard a ferry from Oulunsalo to Hailuoto. In winter, you can travel by car all the way to Hailuoto along Finland’s longest ice road, weather permitting. Check out the ferry timetables finferries.fi and the ice road opening hours at Touhu-Palvelut Oy on Facebook.

ACCOMMODATION

Oulu is known for being a cycling city. The region offers more than 600 km of cycle routes and trails. More information on routes at oulunseudunpyoraily.fi or on the cycle map that you can get at the Tourist Information.

NALLIKARI SURFCENTER

INFO

CYCLING

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CULTURE

SELF-GUIDED WALKS citynomadi.com Oulu has a Nomadi mobile application that can be downloaded to iPhone and Android devices. The route service has several themed routes around the downtown area. The app locates your smartphone and notifies you when you are approaching the sights marked along the route. You can also pick up your own printed walking map on historic attractions and scenic routes along the Oulu river delta at the Tourist Information as well as bicycle maps.

INFO

ACCOMMODATION

SHOPPING

RESTAURANTS

KIDS’ OULU

GUIDED TOURS Book a guide: Go Arctic! goarctic.fi +358 8 415 277 75 | opastukset@goarctic.fi You can book your group a guide for a walking tour or a tour by bus. Choose a theme from a selection or according to your interest. Guided tours are available in nine different languages. Summer 2020 walking tours:schedules and additional information: visitoulu.fi/guidedwalks

SPORTS ADVENTURE OULU BOWLING HALL Isokatu 97 oulunkeilahalli.fi Bowling, pool and minigolf.

VR HEAVEN

Pakkahuoneenkatu 9 vrheaven.fi Virtual Reality and adventures in the city centre.

ESCAPEROOMS

Pakkahuoneenkatu 5 escaperooms.fi Escape game in downtown Oulu.

EXIT OULU

Kajaaninkatu 22 Kirkkokatu 17 Uusikatu 22 exitoulu.fi Escape game in downtown Oulu.

PELIXIR

Tukkimiehentie 1 pelixir.fi Bowling and minigolf.

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ADVENTURE PARK HUIKIA

Pikkukankaantie seikkailupuistohuikia.fi The new adventure park Huikia with cable cars suspended between trees offers challenges and fun experiences for adventurous children and adults.

PELIBUNKKERI AND MEGAZONE Kansankatu 47 pelibunkkeri.fi Laser shooting, table games and electronic games.

KIIPEILYKESKUS

Paakakatu 7 oulunkiipeilykeskus.com Climbing and bouldering with an instructor or independently.

ZIPLINE

Nallikarinranta 15 ouluzipline.fi Zip wire slide along the shore for the more adventurous.

KART´IN CLUB

Tapsitie 5 kic.fi Go-Kart racing on indoor track.

OULUZONE

Kuusamontie 3250 | 30 KM ouluzone.fi A centre for motor sports.

OUT FISHING! By obtaining a fishing permit you can try sea or river fishing on your own or with a guide, also in Oulu city center. Purchase permits for fishing or crayfish fishing easily and conveniently at Kalapassi web shop: kalapassi.fi. Oulu10 service point on Torikatu 10 sells recreational fishing permits.

• Atteson fishing: atteson.fi Fishing trips to the local area individually or in groups. • Backwood Action: backwoodaction.fi Canoeing trips, fishing trips, also to northern Sweden and Norway. • Eventours: eventours.fi A variety of program services for groups or companies. • Go Arctic!: goarctic.fi Guided paddling and white water rafting as well as other services for groups or companies.

NATURE ATTRACTIONS

GUIDED HIKES IN THE NATURE

• Nature attractions and activities in Oulu and surroundings can be found at VisitOulu’s website visitoulu.fi/luonto.

Here’s a tip! You can find the more speedy guided activities and the finest adventures in nature at traveloulu.fi.

• Maps and information also available at Tourist Information, Torikatu 18.

• Finnaction: finnaction.fi Fishing, hiking in nature, paddling trips.

SANGINJOKI

• Joogataival: joogataival.fi Well-being and strength from nature. Forest yoga and bathing as well as a variety of wildlife and nature guide services. • OS-Retkipalvelut: osretkipalvelut.fi Skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and photography excursions in summer and winter. • Outdoors Oulu: outdoorsoulu.fi Guided tours with fatbikes along the Oulu river or on the sea. • Salamapaja: salamapaja.fi Northern lights tours and photography of northern lights.

• Maps available on www.retkikartta.fi. Check also: luontoon.fi/retkikohteet.

visitoulu.fi/luonto Sanginjoki protected area is a large, continuous forest and hunting area in the north-east of Oulu. There are marked trails and lean-tos in the area where you make a fire and eat outdoors.

PILPASUO

visitoulu.fi/luonto Pilpasuo is a vast, almost undrained swampland in Eastern Oulu. Most of Pilpasuo has been developed on an ancient 3000-yearold seaside meadow, and many birds thrive in the area. Pilpasuo has two paved nature trails.


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KOITELINKOSKI

CULTURE

Koitelinkoskentie 456 visitoulu.fi/luonto | koiteli.fi You can hike, fish and spend time in nature at the beautiful river Koitelinkoski. There are good hiking trails and several fireplaces. In the summer, there is wood in the wood shed. In Sahasaari, there is a summer café that serves visitors throughout the summer.

ACTIVITIES

VIRPINIEMI

• Virpiniemi Sports Institute liikuntaopistovirpiniemi.fi • SF-Caravan Rantasarka sfc-oulu.com • Virpiniemi Golf virpiniemigolf.fi • Virpiniemi Greyhound Stadion vgu-oulu.net • Virpitallit

KIDS’ OULU

The area includes great jogging grounds, Virpiniemi Sports Institute, an indoor sports hall, a golf centre and Runtelinharju lookout point. The sports centre offers a wide range of opportunities for exercise. There is also a caravan area SF-Caravan Rantasarka. Active riding and greyhound centre.

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HAILUOTO

hailuoto.fi/en/tourism/ 50 km Ferry traffic: finnferries.fi. Hailuoto is the largest island in the Gulf of Bothnia and one of Finland’s national landscapes. It is well worth a visit, and only a ferry trip away from Oulu. Marjaniemi has a nationally valuable fisheries culture, a hotel Luotsihotelli, a guest harbour and a magnificent natural sandy beach.

ROKUA GEOPARK AND NATIONAL PARK

www.rokuageopark.fi 84 km luontoon.fi/rokua The northernmost destination in the world in the UNESCO’s unique network of geological sites. Rokua Geopark offers an excellent opportunity to explore Rokua, Lake Oulujärvi and Oulujoki Valley, see the effects of the Ice Age and wonder the beautiful national park.

HERE’S A TIP!

Check out the the blazing northern lights that light up the sky in winter. Forecast: aurorasnow.fmi.fi/public_service aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast Weather forecast: en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi

ACCOMMODATION

SHOPPING

visitliminka.fi/liminganlahti At the exhibition the year is introduced from a bird’s perspective. Take a look at the exhibition on your own free of charge, or together with a group. Enjoy the Nature Centre’s campfire site and continue your trip to the bird watching tower to watch the bird species currently living and nesting at the bay. The Centre also rents mountain bikes and snow shoes.

INFO

LIMINKA BAY NATURE CENTRE

RESTAURANTS

OULU WITH SURROUNDINGS

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CHILDREN’S FAVOURITES Oulu offers great adventure opportunities for people of all ages. Enjoy the fun and excitement in Hietasaari on the stunning sandy beach of Nallikari and in Vauhtipuisto, and all year round in Eden spa. Among children’s favourites are also the Science Centre Tietomaa with its exciting exhibitions and sports adventure parks SuperPark, HopLop and Skidipark.


EVENTS Hietasaarentie 9 vauhtipuisto.fi Vauhtipuisto is a fun park for children next to Nallikari with entertainment for also bigger children. Offers everything from a small roller coaster to fun cars. Good atmosphere and delicious doughnuts. Open from early May until August.

HIETASAARI PONY YARD

Vaaskiventie 12 hietasaarenponipiha.fi Take a pony ride and get acquainted with the various farm animals at the farm. Possibility to stay overnight and sauna as well as different cultural experiences all year round!

SUOMEN TIVOLI AND CIRCUS FINLANDIA

suomentivoli.fi | sirkusfinlandia.fi Suomen Tivoli visits Oulu 21 May–15 June 2020 and Cirkus Finlandia at the end of July.

HERE’S A TIP!

Did you know that Oulu has the youngest population in Finland? Children’s culture in Oulu is lively and has high quality. Program every weekend. More information on the arts and culture: lastenkulttuurioulu.fi!

Hallituskatu 7 kulttuurivalve.fi Versatile program with movies, concerts and other fun for children of different ages. Akseli Klonk specializes in puppet and equipment theatre for children. Shows mainly on Valve stage.

DOGHILL EXHIBITION

Museum of Northern Ostrobothnia Ainolanpolku 1 ouka.fi/ppm Mauri Kunnas’ Doghill characters are great fun! Follow the yearly cycle in a farmhouse with the miniature dogs: all from summer hay work and autumn harvest to Christmas chores.

SCIENCE CENTRE TIETOMAA Nahkatehtaankatu 6 tietomaa.fi Tietomaa offers joy and experiences for the whole family! Different theme exhibitions present different aspects of science and technology in a fascinating and entertaining way. The new exhibition Future on a plate, various food-themed workshops, theme days and public lectures bring perspective to what we put on our plate and from there in our mouth.

HOPLOP

Alasintie 10 hoplop.fi/puistot/oulu-limingantulli Adventure maze, inflatable castle and trampoline invite the whole family to move and adventure! Playing at HopLop is ideal for all kids who love to climb and jump.

Ideapark, Ritaharjuntie 49 oulu.ideapark.fi/skidipark Skidipark indoor amusement park offers a lot of fun for small children.

WINTER ACTIVITIES SLEDGING

Daredevils should head sledging! • Hollihaka Park, Rantakatu 19 • Hupisaaret City Park • Heinäpää Sports Centre, Nuottasaarentie 12 • Raksila Sports Centre, Pikkukangas Park, Pikkukankaantie 3 • Virpiniemi Sports Institute, Virpiniementie 525 | 21 km

NALLIKARI WINTER VILLAGE

Leiritie talvikyla.fi/eng Nallikari Winter Village offers activities for children and families: reindeer, quad bikes for children, toboggan, winter fishing and a lot of different events from February until the end of March. The Winter Village offers an excellent opportunity to explore snow and ice building as well as northern exoticism. A walk on the ice-covered sea is a memorable experience.

CULTURE ACTIVITIES

CULTURAL CENTRE VALVE AND PUPPET THEATRE AKSELI KLONK

SKIDIPARK

KIDS’ OULU

VAUHTIPUISTO AMUSEMENT PARK

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

RESTAURANTS

Hollihaka, Rantakatu 19 ouka.fi/liikennepuisto Safe driving for children under 140 centimeters, with pedal cars or walking in the park. The park has a play area and outdoor games. Personnel from June to August. Instructors on site from June until August.

Tyrnäväntie 16 superpark.fi/park/oulu Finland’s most popular indoor adventure park for all ages: Freestyle Hall with its skate and scoot areas, bounce houses, air volts court and trampolines. In the Game Arena, you can try different sports from ice hockey and basketball to baseball. And in the Adventure Arena, you can climb, take a slide or try pedal cars.

SHOPPING

TRAFFIC PARK

Rantakurvi 6, Liminka visitliminka.fi/liminganlahti Natural wonders at Liminka Bay Visitor Centre. In the experimental and functional Eight Seasons of the Birds exhibition you can get acquainted with the year from a bird’s perspective on an internationally valued and valuable wetland area.

ACCOMMODATION

An oasis close to the city entre, ideal for the whole family. One of Oulu’s best playgrounds, Oulu Art Museum and the Museum of Northern Ostrobothnia as well as Kiikku café are located in the park. Next to the park is the famous science centre Tietomaa.

SUPERPARK 34 km

INFO

AINOLA PARK AND HUPISAARET LIMINKA BAY NATURE CENTRE CITY PARK

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LOCAL FOOD AND RELAXED NIGHT LIFE Wanna try the local rieska bread with salmon soup and a piece of apple cake as a dessert? Or why not sushi or other ethnic flavors? Enjoy local delicacies in the cafes and restaurants of Oulu or embark on a culinary journey around the world. Rest your feet in one of the many beer or wine bars in the city or dive into the nightlife of Oulu!


CAFÉ TUOKIO

Pakkahuoneenkatu 5 kahvilatuokio.fi

KOLO CAFÉ BAR Pakkahuoneenkatu 5 kololounge.com

SAARAN KAHVILA Kirkkokatu 17, Rotuaari

ROBERT’S COFFEE

Isokatu 28 robertscoffee.com/cafe/oulu

SHOPPING CENTRE VALKEA Isokatu 25 kauppakeskusvalkea.fi • Bacaro Doppio • La torrefazione • Jungle Juice Bar • Arnolds • Picnic • Friends & Brgrs • Hanko Sushi • Wok’s • Rosso • Kirin kiinalainen ravintola • FAFA’s

RESTAURANTS TEERENPELI OULU

Kauppurienkatu 8 teerenpeli.com Enjoy Teerenpeli’s own brewery and distillery products. The restaurant also offers snack food.

BURGERIBAARI KAUPPURI 5

COFFEE HOUSE

Pakkahuoneenkatu 16 (Rotuaari)

Kauppurienkatu 5 kauppuri5.fi The legendary burger bar in downtown Oulu.

KONDITORIA-KAHVILA SOFIA

M6 DINING

Kirkkokatu 21 pullapirtti.fi/ Konditoriakahvila_Sofia

RAVINTOLA PUISTOLAN KAHVILA Pakkahuoneenkatu 15 ravintolapuistola.fi

KAHVILAMAKASIINI Aittatori, Aitta 1 kahvilamakasiini.net

Pakkahuoneenkatu 6 m6dining.fi A salad buffet, burgers and pizzas. A genuine coal grill in the midst of the city!

RAVINTOLA PANNU

Kauppurienkatu 12 ravintolapannu.fi Italy can be tasted and smelled in Pannu, but the menu also includes trends from other parts of the world – not to forget authentic Finnish food.

Pakkahuoneenkatu 15 ravintolapuistola.fi A multipurpose restaurant located in an old Art Nouveau building with Bistro, Deli and Fine Dining sections. Pizzeria Cantina is in the basement. Bakery, café, brunch and breakfast.

RAVINTOLA SUOLA-AITTA Kauppatori 2 ravintolasuola-aitta.fi A famous restaurant in the old salt storehouse right at the Market Square.

VIIKINKIRAVINTOLA HARALD

Kirkkokatu 16 ravintolaharald.fi/oulu A Viking-themed restaurant along Rotuaari, from small snacks to delicious desserts.

GASTRO PUB TORIPOLLIISI Rantakatu 6 toripolliisi.fi Uncomplicated food next to the Market Square.

RAVINTOLA HUGO

Rantakatu 4 ravintolahugo.fi Seasonal menus created through a modern fusion of pure northern nature and traditional French cuisine.

SARKKA

Hallituskatu 13–17 tervahovi.fi/sarkka The oldest restaurant in the city dating back to 1942. Traditional kitchen and service.

HEALTH TO ORGANIC H2O

Uusikatu 26 health2organic.fi Healthy food and snacks – eat and enjoy with a good conscience.

CULTURE

EVENTS Torikatu 26 caferooster.fi

RAVINTOLA PUISTOLA

Hallituskatu 30

ACTIVITIES

CAFE ROOSTER

CAFFE DOLCE

KIDS’ OULU

Kauppurienkatu 3

Hallituskatu 7 konstodeli.fi Feelgood deli lunch or afterwork with small snacks.

RESTAURANTS

JAANAN PUOTI

Hallituskatu 21 kakkukahvilamirapoppins.com

SHOPPING

Kauppurienkatu 7, Kirkkokatu 11 antell.fi

KONST O. DELI

ACCOMMODATION

ANTELL CAFÉS

KAKKUKAHVILA MIRAPOPPINS

INFO

CAFÉS IN DOWNTOWN OULU

PUISTOKAHVILA MAKIA Otto Karhin puisto

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RAVINTOLA HELLA

Isokatu 13 hellaravintola.fi ”Vista, coquina et vita” or stove, kitchen and life, is the motto of this small restaurant.

OSTROFERIA

Isokatu 13 ostroferia.com Small tapas-like portions made from local raw materials. Order one or more portions – depending on how hungry you are. Classical wines and tasty beers from craft breweries.

RAVINTOLA ULEÅBORG 1881

Aittatori 4–5 uleaborg.fi Built in 1881, this storehouse offers a gourmet experience by the waterfront combining northern flavours with European cuisine.

PANNUKAKKUTALO

Aittatori 9 pannukakkutalo.fi/oulu The one and only authentic pancake restaurant where you can taste pancakes prepared in nearly a hundred different ways.

TUBA

Mannenkatu 2 tuba.fi A culture café that is into recycling and ecological, locally produced organic products.

RAVINTOLA RAUHALA

Mannenkatu 4 ravintolarauhala.fi Food made with love in a unique nostalgic environment.

SOKERI-JUSSIN KIEVARI

Pikisaarentie 2 sokerijussi.fi Sokeri-Jussi Tavern is an atmospheric restaurant located in a timber storehouse. The Tavern kitchen creates a delicious Finnish menu out of pure domestic ingredients flavoured with the delicacies of the season. Local food is the cornerstone of the Tavern cuisine.

LEKKER61

Isokatu 61 lekker61oulu.com The restaurant serves Dutch pancakes, lunch and coffee.

OULUN SATAMARAVINTOLA Satamatie 35 oulunsatamaravintola.com Uncomplicated, tasty food at Toppila harbour.

RAVINTOLA NALLIKARI

Nallikarinranta 15 ravintolanallikari.fi A festive and atmospheric restaurant and a casual bistro by the beach. The restaurant is open all year and provides an excellent place to eat well, celebrate and to have meetings.

MAIKKULAN KARTANO

Maikkulanrinne 21 maikkulankartano.fi A private restaurant in a beautiful river setting.

STEAK AND GRILL RESTAURANTS STEFAN’S STEAKHOUSE

ravintola.fi/ravintola/stefans-steakhouse-oulu Stefan’s Steakhouse on tunnettu Stefan’s Steakhouse is known for its excellent steaks. The portions are served with various side dishes and delicious wines.

GRILL IT!

Kauppurienkatu 24 A raflaamo.fi/oulu/grill-it-oulu The restaurant combines delicious grilled food with fresh and tasty ingredients. The result is inspiring.

RUMP N RIBS

Uusikatu 17 rumpnribs.fi Cosy restaurant with delicacies from churrasco grill.

ETHNIC RESTAURANTS OULUN KATHMANDU

Pakkahuoneenkatu 8 oulunkathmandu.fi Genuine Nepalese cuisine cooked in a traditional way.

PHUKET THAI TAKE AWAY Kauppurienkatu 4 Tasty and genuine Thai food.

ISTANBUL ORIENTAL

Kauppurienkatu 11 istanbuloriental.fi An award-winning Turkish restaurant in downtown Oulu.


EVENTS

FLAVOUR PALACE

Saaristonkatu 5 flavourpalace.fi A cosy and nice Chinese restaurant with culinary flavour from Northern China.

COYOACÁN

Saaristonkatu 14 coyoacan.fi Tasty Mexican food.

HAGIA SOFIA

Kirkkokatu 2 hagiasofia.fi A Turkish à la carte restaurant in a historical Franzén family house.

RAVINTOLA HAI LONG

Isokatu 8 hailong.fi Enjoy flavours from around Asia.

RESTAURANT PIKKU THAI Asemakatu 29 Asian restaurant.

RAVINTOLA SAURAHA

Asemakatu 10 sauraha.fi A genuine Nepalese experience in the heart of the northern city. Also vegetarian dishes.

THE ROYAL GARDEN

Rautatienkatu 8 theroyalgarden.fi Chinese and Japanese cuisine for more than 20 years.

INDIAN CUISINE

Kajaaninkatu 38 indiancuisine.fi The motto of this Indian restaurant is “dining fine”, not ”fine dining”.

TOSCANA

Hallituskatu 35 ravintolatoscana.fi Toscana takes you on a journey through the different tastes of Italy.

GARAM MASALA

Kajaaninkatu 27 garammasala-oulu.fi Excellent tastes for fans of exotic Indian flavours.

TORTILLA HOUSE

tortillahouse.fi Rautatienkatu 10 Tortilla House offers tasty Fresh Mex made out of fresh ingredients in street kitchen style.

RAVINTOLA CRECIAN

Kirkkokatu 55 crecian.fi Greek cuisine invites you to enjoy authentic Greek food.

JUOMAPUOHI

Pakkahuoneenkatu 12 The only beer shop and bar in Oulu. A wide selection of brews.

CULTURE

Pakkahuoneenkatu 8 viinibaarivox.fi A wide and varied selection of wines and beers as well as snacks.

ACTIVITIES

Rantakatu 5 beijing.fi In Oulu known as ”the Chinese by the water”, Beijing offers good Chinese food right by the Market Square.

Asemakatu 39 newmumbai.fi An Indian restaurant and bar offering traditional Indian flavours with a passion.

VIINIBAARI VOX

MALLASKELLARI

Kirkkokatu 17 mallaskellari.fi A pub specialised in beer from small breweries. On the pedestrian street Rotuaari.

1 BAR

Kauppurienkatu 5 1bar.fi A relaxed cocktail bar in the heart of Oulu.

CAFE KULUMA

Kauppurienkatu 5 kuluma.fi A café and a drink bar – try the classic flaming Rammstein drink.

RAVINTOLA KAARLENHOLVI AND JUMPRU PUB

Kauppurienkatu 6 kaarlenholvi.fi A place for pub culture lovers. A unique atmosphere where you can enjoy a delicious soup lunch on weekdays. Upstairs in Kaarlenholvi, the party continues until the wee hours.

OLUTHUONE LESKINEN

Kirkkokatu 10 (Rotuaari) leskinen.fi An excellent selection of beers and ciders, wines, special coffees and much more.

PUB GRAALI

Saaristonkatu 5 graali.fi A bar with a fireplace and an excellent selection of beers.

KIDS’ OULU

RAVINTOLA BEIJING

NEW MUMBAI

BARS AND PUBS

RESTAURANTS

Pakkahuoneenkatu 6 olimpos.fi Delights from all Mediterranean countries.

Nummikatu 32 fuchka.fi Finland’s first Bangladeshi fast food restaurant. Delicious tastes for small and big appetites.

SHOPPING

VÄLIMEREN RAVINTOLA OLIMPOS

FUCHKA

ACCOMMODATION

Pakkahuoneenkatu 9 B 2 padthaibaannaa.fi A perky Thai restaurant.

INFO

PAD THAI BAAN NAA

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EVENTS

Kirkkokatu 8 (Rotuaari) hemingways.fi A cosy and relaxed pub in heart of Oulu.

PETRELLIN SALUUNA

Rantakatu 4 petrelli.fi Relaxed atmosphere. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

KARAOKE AITTA 22

KELTAINEN AITTA

PEPPERS KARAOKEBAR

INFO

ACCOMMODATION

SHOPPING

KIDS’ OULU

Kauppatori, aitta 22 karaokebar.net A granary restaurant by the market square for karaoke lovers. Come, sing and have fun.

RESTAURANTS

ACTIVITIES

CULTURE

HEMINGWAY´S

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Aittatori 25 keltainenaitta.fi A restaurant set in a traditional wooden warehouse with a large patio by the market square.

Isokatu 36 karaokebar.net/peppers The legendary Pepper´s is a cosy pub in the heart of Oulu. Karaoke and good vibrations from early morning until late at night – every day.

ST. MICHAEL

Hallituskatu 13–17 stmichael.fi Irish bar with a laid-back atmosphere.

ROKKI KUKKO

Hallituskatu 17 Good vibes and cheap prices.

COCKTAIL COMPANY

Hallituskatu 9 cocktailcompany.fi A cocktail lounge where you can enjoy classic drinks or more innovative concoctions.

LETKUNPUISTON HELMI

Uusikatu 23 A traditional pub with karaoke and dj’s. Big patio open all year round.

SNOOKER TIME

Asemakatu 28 snookertime.net A laid-back rock restaurant for those who like snooker. Sauna and a club venue for 25 persons.

HEINÄKENKÄ

Limingantie 5, Oulu karaokebar.net Welcome to enjoy the pub’s unique and cosy atmosphere in Limingantulli.

DISCOS AND CLUBS PATAÄSSÄ

Pakkahuoneenkatu 7 karaokebar.net Karaoke bar and night club with a collection of some 60 000 songs.

BAR IHKU OULU

Torikatu 22 ihkubar.fi/oulu Karaoke, stand up, live music, a pub and a patio!

YÖHUIKKA CLUB AND DISCO Asemakatu 20 yohuikka.fi Club for adults and night owls.

PUTKA

Isokatu 36 karaokebar.net A relaxed night club, a disco upstairs and PUTKA Pub on the street level.

BASSO CLUB

Uusikatu 20 bassoclub.fi Electronic dance and base music with live and special nights.

KARAOKEBAR

Asemakatu 31–33 karaokebar.net/oulu-karaokebars The first karaoke restaurant in Finland.

CLUB TEATRIA OULU Krouvintie 9 teatria.com/oulu Live music and performances.

VIIHDEMAAILMA ILONA

Torikatu 21–23 ravintola.fi/ravintola/ilona-oulu Live music with party bands and famous Finnish artists.

45 SPECIAL

Saaristonkatu 12 45special.com A legendary rock bar with live music, good food and drinks.

MANGO DISCOBAR

Saaristonkatu 16 ravintola.fi/ravintola/mango-discobar The three-storey nightclub with a Central American atmosphere and four different musical worlds.

HEVIMESTA

Uusikatu 23 hevimesta.com One of the city’s biggest nightclubs. Live music.

HERE’S A TIP!

45 Remakka is a stand up club at 45 Special. Stand up every other Wednesday and one Saturday a month in autumn and spring. More information: remakkastandup.fi.


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SHOPPING

RESTAURANTS

KIDS’ OULU

ACTIVITIES

CULTURE

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SHOP AT YOUR OWN PACE Oulu has great shopping opportunities. The area around market square is filled with shops selling handmade local products and delicacies, and in the heart of Oulu you will find the great shopping centre Valkea and a wide range of specialty stores.


EVENTS

MARKET SQUARE • Market Hall (Kauppahalli) (opens at the end of 2020) • Market stalls in the summer • Speciality shops in Aittatori • Bars, restaurants and cafés

UNIQUE PRODUCTS FROM OULU OULU TOURIST INFORMATION

Torikatu 18 visitoulu.fi/info Buy yourself or your friend a nice memory of Oulu! Oulu Shop at the Tourist Information sells a variety of local products, e.g. postcards, books and pottery and interior design.

K-SUPERMARKET PEKURI

Kauppurienkatu 10 At supermarket Pekuri’s souvenir spot you will find local products, for example magnets, mugs and stamps with Oulu as a motif. Also T-shirts with the text Paska kaupunni.

LUUPPIKAUPAT

ouka.fi/oulu/luuppi/luuppikaupat The museum and science center Luuppi houses several shops with products that complement Luuppi’s historical, scientific and artistic exhibits.

BYPIAS

Rantakatu 3 bypias.fi The lifestyle and fashion shop close to the Market Square offers linen fabrics and other high-quality fabrics designed by Pia Erlund as well as various accessories.

KOFEIINIKOMPPANIA

Market Square, granary 19 kofeiinikomppania.fi A sympathetic coffee and tea shop by the Market Square.

AITTAPUTTIIKKI

Market Square, granary 12 aittaputtiikki.com A shop specialized in Finnish and local craftsmanship.

SAAGASHOP

Market Square, granary 10 Souvenirs and delicacies from the north.

TUUMA JA TIKKI

Pikisaarentie 13 osao.fi/asiakaspalvelut/tuotemyymalat/ tuuma-ja-tikki Located in the charming surrounding of Pikisaari, Tuuma ja Tikki is a cultural present shop, exhibition space and textile factory.

NON BOUTIQUE

Pakkahuoneenkatu 5 nonboutique.fi Small series and completely unique products from Finnish and local brands – mainly clothing, jewellery and accessories.

Hallituskatu 30 majashop.fi The small and perky little interior design shop includes products from fair trade to Scandinavian design.

CULTURE ACTIVITIES

Shopping Centre Valkea Shopping Block Pekuri IdeaPark, Ritaharju Shops in Kaakkuri and Limingantulli Zeppelin, Kempele

MAJA, DECOR & LIFESTYLE SHOP

KURE

Hallituskatu 30 kurestore.fi A large Finnish design shop. A selection of more than 50 Finnish brands: clothes, accessories and interior design products.

TAITO SHOP MAAKARI

Rautatienkatu 11 taitopohjoispohjanmaa.fi Located next to the railway station, Maakari is part of the nation-wide Taitoshop chain offering customers individual and highquality handicraft and design.

CHOCOSOMNIA

Mannenkatu 2 C chocosomnia.fi Hand made chocolate with love. Even chocolate tasting and workshops.

KÄRPPÄKAUPPA

Oulun Energia Areena, Teuvo Pakkalan katu 11 karppakauppa.fi Cool fan products of the local ice hockey team.

KIDS’ OULU

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The Market Hall is set to reopen at the end of 2020.

Isokatu 26 balmuir.com Local high-quality products and interior design as well as classic fashion.

RESTAURANTS

SHOPPING CENTRES

rotuaari.info/kauppatori The old warehouses and salt storehouses located by the waterfront bring history to life. The oldest ones date back to late 1700s and early 1800s. Today, the barns house intimate restaurants, cafés and craft boutiques.

SHOPPING

Pedestrian Street Rotuaari Isokatu Uusikatu Kauppurienkatu Pakkahuoneenkatu Hallituskatu

BALMUIR BRAND STORE OULU

ACCOMMODATION

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MARKET HALL (KAUPPAHALLI) AND THE MARKET SQUARE

INFO

SHOPPING STREETS

KUUDESMAKU

Kirkkokatu 23 Delicacies and ecological products from near and far. Also tar products.

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ACTIVITIES

CULTURE

FINNISH DESIGN MARIMEKKO

Kauppakeskus Valkea Marimekko Outlet | Ideapark Oulu marimekko.fi Timeless Finnish design, e.g. interior design products, textiles and glass and porcelain ware.

R-COLLECTION

Kirkkokatu 10 r-collection.fi Classic and sustainable clothing for everyday life.

PENTIK

Kirkkokatu 6 pentik.com Home decor products, dishes, candles and textiles from the north.

LOVI

Rautatienkatu 11 B lovi.fi Three-dimensional interior and decorative objects are assembled by hand without tools. You can paint some of the products yourself.

MERIMAARIA

Merikoskenkatu 1 Kaakkurinkulma 4 merimaaria.fi Merimaaria is a family business in Oulu. The selection includes Finnish classics such as Aarikka, Marimekko, Aino and Nanso.

IITTALA OUTLET

Zeppelinintie 1 iittala.fi Iittala sells Finnish kitchenware and interior design products of high quality.

Isokatu 22–25, Shopping Centre Valkea finlayson.fi vallila.fi A wide selection of Finnish home textiles in Finlayson and Vallila stores.

INFO

ACCOMMODATION

SHOPPING

RESTAURANTS

FINLAYSON AND VALLILA

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HERE´S A TIP!

At supermatket Pekuri’s souvenir spot, Kauppurienkatu 10, you will find T-shirts with the text Paska kaupunni. At Toripakka kiosk, Torikatu 12, you will find nice postcards with Oulu as a motif.


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SHOPPING

RESTAURANTS

KIDS’ OULU

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SWEET DREAMS

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We invite our guests to sleep well. Apart from comfortable and wellknown hotels, there are also newer accommodation options with character and style in the city. Find your ideal place to stay from a wide range of hotels and apartments.


SCANDIC OULU CITY Saaristonkatu 4 scandichotels.fi

RADISSON BLU HOTEL OULU Hallituskatu1 radissonblu.fi Will be reopened in August 2020

HOTEL LASARETTI

FINLANDIA AIRPORT HOTEL OULU

Kasarmintie 13 lasaretti.com

TURUSEN SAHA BED & BREAKFAST Pikisaarentie 10 turusensaha.fi

PIKISAARI GUESTHOUSE Pursitie 6 pikisaariguesthouse.com

Leiritie 10, Hietasaari nallikari.fi/majoitus

Vihiluoto 10, Kempele airporthotel.fi

BEST WESTERN HOTEL SAMANTTA Välitie 1, Haukipudas | 21 KM samantta.fi

HOTEL KIERIKINHOVI Pahkalantie 447, Yli-Ii | 55 KM kierikinhovi.fi

FORENOM APARTHOTEL OULU BREAK SOKOS HOTEL EDEN Uusikatu 26 forenom.com

CULTURE

EVENTS Pakkahuoneenkatu 16 sokoshotels.fi

NALLIKARI HOLIDAY VILLAGE

Kirkkokatu 54 degamlashotel.fi

Holstinsalmentie 29 sokoshotels.fi

RESTAURANTS

LAPLAND HOTEL OULU

ACTIVITIES

ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL ARINA

DE GAMLAS HEM

KIDS’ OULU

ACCOMMODATION

Kirkkokatu 3 laplandhotels.com

BEST WESTERN HOTEL APOLLO

Kajaaninkatu 17 scandichotels.fi

OULU HOTELLI Asemakatu 41 ouluhotelli.fi

HERE’S A TIP!

Check the availability of accommodation and prices conveniently on booking.visitoulu.fi!

Bring your colleagues to Oulu and organise an international conference, congress, or event with the help of Oulu Convention Bureau!

A COMPLETE SOLUTION FOR YOUR EVENT FREE OF CHARGE

INFO

SCANDIC OULU STATION

ACCOMMODATION

SHOPPING

Asemakatu 31–33 hotelapollo.fi

www.ocb.fi | oulu.com | @OCBOulu

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ACCOMMODATION

SHOPPING

RESTAURANTS

KIDS’ OULU

INFORMATION

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Oulu is easy to access in various transportation. For example, SAS flies direct between Oulu and Stockholm. Oulu airport is the second busiest in Finland.


EVENTS

TAXIS IN OULU

NORWEGIAN norwegian.com

OTAXI

SAS sas.fi

BY TRAIN RAILWAY STATION Rautatienkatu 11 vr.fi

BY BUS BUS STATION

otaxi.fi • Telephone number in Finland tel. 0600 30081 • When calling from abroad tel. +358 600 30081

FIXUTAXI

fixutaxi.fi Call a taxi at +358 100 6060 or use the FixuTaxi app.

MENEVÄ

meneva.fi Call a taxi at +358 800 02120 or use the app that can be downloaded from Google Play or iPhone App Store.

Ratakatu 6 matkahuolto.fi onnibus.com northbus.fi

BUSES IN OULU

Bus routes, timetables and zone prices in the Oulu region: oulunjoukkoliikenne.fi • A single ticket or a 24 hour ticket with an app that can be downloaded in the smartphone: www.oulunjoukkoliikenne. fi/mobiililippu or with PIVO app pivo.fi. A single ticket can also be purchased from the driver with cash. • Single ticket: 3,30 euros (A zone) + commission payment. The single ticket has a 60 minute transfer time. • Airport-City centre 5,80 euros (AB zones) + commission payment. • 24h ticket: City centre 8,00 euros (A zone) + commission payment.

• Note! In Finland, the use of parking discs is common in parking areas. You can buy yourself a parking disc in most gas stations or kiosks.

OTHER

CULTURE ACTIVITIES

• oulunpysakointi.fi Kivisydän is an underground parking facility located below the main shopping streets. It has parking spaces for 900 cars and elevators that take you right up to the street level.

KIDS’ OULU

finnair.fi Customer Service tel. +358 9 818 0800

• ouka.fi/oulu/kadut-kartat-ja-liikenne/ pysakoinninvalvonta Information on car parks, payments and zones in the city centre.

FOREX EXCHANGE Torikatu 18 forex.fi

FOREX BANK CURRENCY CASH POINT Ritaharjuntie 49 Ideapark, A entrance

POST OFFICE

posti.fi Tehtaankatu 5, K-Citymarket Raksila Dispatching and collection of mail. Parcel machine. Stamps, mailing and packaging items for sale.

RESTAURANTS

FINNAIR

• oulunliikenne.fi Latest information about traffic flows and parking in the Oulu region.

SHOPPING

Lentokentäntie 720, 90410 Oulu finavia.fi The tourist information desk is located on the 1st floor in the arrival hall.

panOULU provides a wireless broadband Internet connection for everyone in the city centre. An easy way to stay online and send messages about your trip online! Check out VisitOulu on Facebook for more information on what’s going on in Oulu or share your holiday moments on Instagram with the hashtag #visitoulu.

ACCOMMODATION

OULU AIRPORT

PARKING

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INFO

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• 24h ticket: Airport- City centre 12,50 euros (AB zones) + commission payment.

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TOURIST INFORMATION tel. +358 (8) 5584 1330 www.visitoulu.fi

TOURIST INFO

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Contact Information:

Tourist Information offers you practical advice and tips for your visit to Oulu. At the Tourist Information, professional tourist advisors will assist you and you will find all the latest information about events, accommodation, restaurants, attractions and places to visit. The Tourist Information provides you with computers, an open wireless network panOulu and a charging point for smartphones. Come and pick up free brochures and themed walking and cycling maps or buy souvenirs.

Torikatu 18 90100 Oulu tel. + 358 8 5584 1330 touristinfo@ouka.fi visitoulu.fi/info businessoulu.com/touristinformation

OULU FINLAND

City in Northern Finland on the northern part of the Gulf of Bothnia, in the Oulu River Delta Residents: April 2018, 202 058 Area: 3,880 km2 Coordinates: 65°01’N, 25°28’E Founded: 1605 Founder: King Charles of Sweden IX

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