People photographed biking on the sea ice, shot directly from above. The sun throws long shadows of the bikers against the ice.

Surprising sights, refreshing natural destinations, delicious food, exhilarating experiences, and a good night’s sleep underneath a bright, starry sky, if you feel like it – what more could you ask for on a holiday? That’s right. And the destination is all ready and waiting, too: the Oulu region is at your fingertips.

The Oulu region fascinates with its variety. You can easily take a trip from the urban city setting to the southernmost fell area in Finland or a geologically rare nature destination shaped by the Ice Age. Culture, food, music, and other thrills await you throughout the region that extends from ski slopes to the coast and the archipelago beyond. Wrap all this up with accommodation at a city hotel, a nature destination, or a villa with a view, and a wonderful holiday is guaranteed!

There are also plenty of interesting events to catch almost any day of the year, no matter if you fancy sports, culture, history, or music festivals. Travelling in Oulu can also be irresistibly responsible.

Discover the brightest stars of Oulu

Memorable moments, places, and people

The eight unique locations in the Oulu region offer you unforgettable moments around the year – through four changing, genuine seasons! You can discover the entire region and its selection of delectable experiences through VisitOulu.

Mies ja nainen istumassa metsän keskellä oranssin kupoliteltan edessä retkituoleilla makkaraa pienellä pallogrillillä paistaen. Taustalla puiden välissä näkyy valkoinen matkailuauto.

Pohjola Route is packed with easily accessible treats!

As easy as a holiday can get: the Pohjola Route offers everything from destinations to restaurants and accommodation to activities. The inviting experiences of the Oulu region and its roads allow travellers to choose the route of their preference – this applies to motorists, families, nature enthusiasts as well as those favouring public transport. You can travel the full length of the Pohjola Route or just parts of it, for getting in touch with beautiful nature and a multitude of things to see.

Pikisaari bridge and Oulu Theatre in the summer evening

Succeed with OCB

Oulu Convention Bureau (OCB) is the official conference office of the city of Oulu. They are a free-of-charge, independent expert ready to help you arrange a successful event. The event organiser is responsible for the actual arrangements, but Oulu Convention Bureau provides assistance with their services, comprehensive knowledge of Oulu as a conference, congress and event destination, and the connections of a network of service providers and the city organisation. 

An absolute must for a responsible traveller in Oulu is to ride around by bike. After all, Oulu is a world-famous cycling city – even entitled the winter cycling capital of the world by some. So, act like a local and ride a bike, even a rental one.