Oulu is a treat: the easy-going atmosphere of a small town meets the services and abundant cultural selection of a big city, topped with four distinct seasons and fantastic natural experiences. Service suggestion: daily.
The long beach at Nallikari and the joyful mood at the Market Square on a carefree summer’s day. Blossoming cultural events and activities for all tastes. A charming and classy selection of restaurants and nice cafés. The sea ice and well-maintained ski tracks on a crisp winter’s day. Cycling along beautiful routes throughout the year – anywhere you want to go.
Does this sound like fantasy? Oh no, it is reality in Oulu, the city with more than a thousand inviting events every year. The city with high-class conditions for training traditional individual sports and team disciplines, not forgetting active enthusiasts of more modern sports. Four genuine seasons offer a varying environment for all kinds of activities.
More information about leisure options in Oulu
The number one spot for any tourist or staycation planner is VisitOulu:
VisitOulu website (opens in a new tab)
You can find the culture and library selection in Oulu at the City of Oulu pages:
City of Oulu Cultural Services (opens in a new tab: ouka.fi)
Up and out – see where to go at City of Oulu Sports and Recreation Services
City of Oulu Sports and Recreation Services (opens in a new tab: ouka.fi)
Feel better by finding the nearest outdoor recreation spots here:
List of City of Oulu greenspaces (opens in a new tab: ouka.fi)
Find plenty of events for almost any day at Oulu event calendar:
Oulu event calendar (opens in a new tab: munoulu.fi)
Science, arts, reading. Activities for the whole family. More time for enjoying northern experiences.