A person is biking on a winter’s day on the dam bridge. The person has dark clothes on, and sun is shining behind them. In the background, vapour is rising from the river, and buildings along the Oulu River can be seen on the bank.

In Oulu, the days roll by on people’s terms. In the cycling city, daily destinations and bigger dreams can be reached easily and ecologically. Oulu is easy to visit, but you may notice that you would rather stay a while longer!

Just think about it: Traffic jams and congestion will not stretch your days in Oulu! Smooth and swift mobility to work, hobbies and other everyday errands directly means more time for precisely what you value the most. A maximum of 20 minutes anywhere – here you will spend much less time on trips.

Oulu is also very accessible – location-wise, that is. Although our latitude is in the north, coming here is effortless. In fact, we are rather close to everything: just 50 minutes to the nation’s capital, a couple of hours to Central Europe, and all around the north in a flash. The nearest fell is just an hour and a half away! The airport serving our lively technology and university city is the second busiest in Finland, and the railways are a green option for coming and going around the clock.

The capital of year-round cycling

You can sense Oulu at its best when riding a bike, be it summer or winter. When the weather is warm, the streets and cycling routes are hot with local people biking everywhere. Special, wide cycling highways will lead you to the most important locations in town, and you can easily ride to other municipalities around Oulu if you wish. But what happens when it gets windy, and snow is flying everywhere? The residents of the winter cycling capital do not mind – it is easy to keep pedalling, for special attention is being paid to cycling and the maintenance of bike routes also in the wintertime.