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 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.

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.

Current issues in Oulu

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