Oulu offers a high­er grade of liv­ing. Get to know Oulu. It is a north­ern Euro­pean city of cul­ture, exud­ing com­pas­sion­ate ener­gy and buzzing with tech­no­log­i­cal inno­va­tions for the future.

Oulu is known for the amaz­ing­ly high qual­i­ty of every­day liv­ing, inter­na­tion­al career and self-devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties that are open to all, and an inspir­ing cul­ture for invest­ments, inno­va­tion, and busi­ness. Oulu is an insight­ful and down-to-earth city that lives and breathes on the terms of the north­ern nature. It is also a meet­ing place for tal­ent and mean­ing­ful oppor­tu­ni­ties for the future. Oulu has space and time for encoun­ters that can turn your whole life around. A high­er grade of liv­ing!

The most insight­ful place in the north­ern hemi­sphere

A spherical light art installation made from glowing fibres lights up its surroundings with blue colour in a park. There are people around it, and a person in the foreground is touching the installation.

Amaz­ing Oulu

Every­thing you always want­ed to know about Oulu – almost, at least! Read many big facts and inter­est­ing triv­ia about the city on its way to becom­ing the best in the world.

Cur­rent issues in Oulu

What is going on in Oulu right now? Read the lat­est arti­cles or surf to oth­er pages list­ing the lat­est news in town.

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.