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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.

What are we doing in Oulu – and beyond? Read the latest news and articles about different aspects of our city.

Elijah Junior chose Oulu after his career as a professional football player ended (opens in a new tab)

Elijah Jr.’s professional career as a football player ended in JS Hercules after season 2019–2020 was over. As an experienced globetrotter, Elijah Jr. was surprised to find himself settling into Oulu after retiring from the football fields.

Read more about Elijah Junior.

“Northern Lights – the best thing to experience in Oulu”

Sharmin Farah came to Oulu from Bangladesh. Her life has changed significantly during the five years she have lived in Finland. Though it has been a rollercoaster ride, I am enjoying this journey, she says.

Read more about Sharmin’s life.

A Kiwi embracing winter in Oulu (opens in a new tab)

“I love being in the north. It’s magical: I love the snow and the cold,” says Jon Krebs, who’s just moved to Oulu from Auckland, New Zealand.

Read more Jon’s new life.

”Oulu is a place to dream” (opens in a new tab)

Doris Yue, 35, works at Uki Architects as an architect. She came to Oulu from Hong Kong 2,5 years ago. Now she tells about her life and work in Oulu.

Read more about Doris Yue.

Become a metaverse developer – build a career in Oulu’s ICT sector (opens in a new tab)

Jussi Leponiemi had the privilege to visit the Mobile World Congress 2022 (MWC22) summit in Barcelona at the beginning of March. If one is to pick up a single theme determining this year’s summit, that would be metaverse, writes Leponiemi.

Read Jussi’s column.

”You must come to Oulu with an open mind and a big smile” (opens in a new tab)

Junnaid Iqbal works as a System Simulation Engineer at Nokia. He has been in Oulu nearly two and a half years.

Read Junnaid Iqbal’s story.

“In Oulu you can easily integrate to the society” (opens in a new tab)

Tamara Louis came to Oulu from Russia in September 2012. Now she works as an architectural designer and enjoys her life in Oulu.

Read more about Tamara’s life.

Local food is a way of life (opens in a new tab)

Jenny and Jussi Kurkela, the owners of Ostoferia, make everything from scratch in the restaurant kitchen. Avid foragers, the Kurkelas pick their own mushrooms. There is no food wasted because all the ingredients sourced are also used.

Read more about Ostoferia.

Virtual reality in the classroom – watch the video (opens in a new tab)

The Talvikangas School in Oulu is one of only two schools in Finland offering students immersive learning. It is an experimental teaching method using virtual reality (VR) that gives pupils a multi-sensory experience.

Read more about project.

Moving to Oulu started a new chapter in Hansika’s life (opens in a new tab)

Hansika Ambahelagedara, originally from Sri Lanka, is currently pursuing her master’s degree at the Faculty of Education, University of Oulu. She is thankful for her life in Finland as it constantly broadens her perspective.

Read more on Mun Oulu.

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.



The joy and power of fishing (opens in a new tab)

There are not many places in the world where you can fish for salmon in the city centre. Here in Oulu we can! What’s more, we have some accessible decks for wheelchair users. Hannu is a young man in a wheelchair. Being able to fish makes a huge difference to his quality of life.

Watch the video about Hannu and his hobby.

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A person wearing a white shirt and black pants is skateboarding in a skate park decorated with colourful graffiti underneath a blue sky. The person is in the middle of a trick, and the skateboard is rolling around under their feet.

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