Oulu is the unofficial capital of the winter cycling.

Oulu – a higher grade of living

Right now in Oulu

Coding and robotics camps for international youth and teacher groups in Oulu (opens in a new tab)

Saaga Travel and Code School Finland are joining forces to offer coding and robotics camps for international youth and teacher groups in Oulu.

Read more about the new project.

Nearly a quarter of a million investment in students’ well-being (opens in a new tab)

The Student Union of the University of Oulu and the University of Oulu have received project funding of 236 600 euros from the Ministry of Education and Culture to support the well-being of students.

Read more about project.

Oulu-based know-how in marketing a Disney film – Carolina got the commission of her dreams (opens in a new tab)

Encanto, a film that premiered this year, is boosted by some know-how from Oulu too. Carolina Morera, who is originally from Colombia, was commissioned to contribute to the marketing materials of a brand-new Disney film.

Read more about Carolina’s work.

Do you want to study in Oulu? (opens in a new tab)

Interested in studying a Bachelor’s or Master´s taught in English? Next application period for international programmes of University of Oulu will take place on January 5–19.

Read more on oulu.fi

Elegant macarons, original French cakes and flavourful tarts (opens in a new tab)

Mon Chou claims to be the world’s northernmost French pastry shop, or pâtisserie. It’s certainly very authentic: the sight, smell and decor immediately transport visitors to France.

Read more about Mon Chou.

Arctic Food Lab – local flavours and experiences (opens in a new tab)

Northern Finland’s short but intensive summer ripens our local ingredients. Arctic Food Lab is a programme that brings forth the ingredients that have grown under the European Capital of Culture, Oulu2026 region’s Northern sky, and the uniqueness of traditional food born under arctic circumstances.

Read more on oulu2026.eu

Oulu offers a higher grade of living. It’s a future European Capital of Culture with humane energy and buzzing with forward-looking high tech.

Oulu is growing and evolving with you

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Talent thrives in Oulu

Future is made in Oulu. Education, research and development here are at the top of the world, and we have significant career opportunities to offer!

Oulu in the wintertime, shot from the air. The sun sheds light on the town from the left edge of the photo and Oulu River flows on the right, free of ice.

Oulu is northern, humane and smart

Future is made in Oulu. Education, research and development here are at the top of the world, and we have significant career opportunities to offer!The northern city of culture embraces everyone. Our superpowers stem from the variety of people and the rich nature of the Oulu region.

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Welcome to the northern hub of business

Future is made in Oulu. Education, research and development here are at the top of the world, and we have significant career opportunities to offer!The northern city of culture embraces everyone. Our superpowers stem from the variety of people and the rich nature of the Oulu region.

People are laughing and wading in shallow water near the shore, the sun is shining brightly. The wading people have rolled up the legs of their pants or lifted the hems of their skirts.

Become an Oulu citizen

Combine well-balanced, effortless everyday living and a meaningful career in Oulu – we know the secrets to good quality of life!

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Oulu2026 – get on board as we roll toward becoming the European Capital of Culture

Oulu is joined on the journey by 32 municipalities in northern Finland. We this collaboration, we wish to bring more culture and well-being to the north, create new jobs, and develop our northern region.

Find a solution to all your needs in Oulu

People, ideas and innovations at BusinessAsema (opens in a new tab)

At BusinessAsema, work and talent meet in an environment that provides handy options for developing personal expertise as well as business operations.

Learn more about BusinessAsema

Find your dream activities along the Pohjola Route (opens in a new tab)

The Pohjola Route is a circular road system that offers a range of experiences for motorists, families, nature enthusiasts as well as travellers who prefer public transport options. Along the Pohjola Route, anyone can select the itinerary and nature attractions of their choice – travelling the full length of the route or just parts of it.

Have a closer look at the Pohjola Route

Business idea – check, workforce – pending? (opens in a new tab)

Or are you still searching for your path to employment? BusinessOulu can help you! Check out the services for entrepreneurs, organisations and talent!

Read more about BusinessOulu

Ouluhalli arena and its surroundings photographed from the air. The roof of Ouluhalli has been coloured blue and violet with lights, and the degree sign of Oulu brand has also been created on the roof with lights.

Find plenty of events for almost any day!