More than

tar and technology

International trade for centuries already, cutting edge in wireless technology development in the world. Unique events, a kilometre-long sandy beach. Straightforwardness of Oulu life, Toripolliisi statue and Oulun Kärpät – dynamic multiple-time Finnish Champion ice hockey team. A dynamic environment for your company and you, who wants big city services in a compact package.

Oulu is big and small

Only here it’s natural to play air guitar in public and take startups in need of funding to an ice hole in the sea.

Facts about Oulu

  • Founded in 1605 on the Bothnian Bay shore, on the Oulu river delta
  • In the middle of Finland, and hour’s flight from Helsinki
  • Second busiest airport in Finland
  • Land area of 3,000+ km² and 850 km² water area
  • 8 rivers, dozens of lakes and beautiful archipelago
  • Largest city in Northern Scandinavia
  • 250,000 inhabitants, average age 38 years
  • 120 nationalities
  • Over 600 km of bicycle lanes
  • Over 700 events annually
  • Over 600 hi-tech companies
  • 1st in ICT sector research and development investments in Finland