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We know what makes a good life

In Oulu, the modern seaside city culture is combined with a lively countryside and beautiful nature. The future is being made in our international work communities, as Oulu’s innovation expertise is world-class.

Here you’ll live comfily and for significantly less compared with other large Finnish cities. As commutes are swift, you’ll have plenty of time for hobbies, which you can get to within 15 minutes from home.

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Living

In Oulu, living costs don’t skyrocket whether you want to live in the city centre or by a lake. New residential areas have been built with smooth transport to city centre in mind. All the options from the latest in architecture to more idyllic, vintage suburbs. The city centre is also brought to life by citizens, even after office hours.

Environment

If you like ocean, river views or city lakes, Oulu is a paradise. You’re practically in nature right out of the gate from your home. The seasons changing makes the scenery even more varied: a summer sailing trip changes in the winter to an ice road which takes you straight to the largest island of the Bothnian Bay, Hailuoto. By autumn, you can gather the fresh and pure gifts of nature, and spring time is heralded by the tens of thousands of migratory birds over Liminganlahti bay. Did you know, that Finland’s Southernmost fell with skiing and travel centres is situated only a 90-minute drive from Oulu?

Leisure

Oulu has about 200 sports clubs – an amount that covers quite the range of sports. People hailing from Oulu have risen to the top in several sports. The city offers top-notch possibilities for training both individual and team sports, not to forget active aficionados of newer sports. Many have found the reason to move to Oulu in sports!

Work

Oulu’s major employer sectors are services, industry, and trade. The significance of Oulu’s ICT businesses as employers is growing ever larger along the more traditional wood, paper, and steel industries.