Oulu is a sea city with the population of 125 000 people. It is a busy industrial, commercial, cultural and research center. New technologies and the University play a significant role in the development of modern Oulu.
The pride of Oulu
This city can be proud of its scientific and technological campus “Teknopolis”, which is the first one in Scandinavian countries; the research center of medical sciences and biotechnology “Medipolis”; the exhibition research center “Country of knowledge”. Everybody can test the level of one’s knowledge at the scientific and cognitive center “Tietomaa”.
The proximity of Oulu to the sea
Summer and winter fun in Oulu
Summer life in this city is full swing in the comfortable campsite “Nallikari”. It has an excellent beach, the center “Nallisport” for ball games, the resort complex “Eden” with a water park and a special place for riding a pony – “Ponipiha”.
Snowmobile’s safaris are very popular in Oulu in winter.
Active rest in Oulu
This city has a lot of interesting sights as well as opportunities for active leisure, such as skating and skiing, biking and horseback riding. You’ll be able to play hockey, Finnish baseball, football, golf, to swim or to go in for athletics in Oulu. One can maintain a healthy mind in a healthy body all the year round.
Interesting events in Oulu
Different competitions are held in the city: the two-day “Smolanaja” regatta, the North motor rally, skiing competitions “Tervahiihto”, the winter fishing marathon and so on.
Oulu is known for such cultural events as the concerts of symphony orchestra in the hall “Madetoja” of Music Center, Children’s Fair, the republican parade of children’s dance “Arktiset Askeleet”, the International Festival of children’s films, the International Festival of children’s and youth theatre.
Sights in Oulu
You’ll be able to visit the Art Museum, Geological and Zoological Museums, the Museum of Electricity, the Seaman’s house-museum, the Automobile Museum, the Museum in the open air on the island Turkansaari, the Museum of Pohjoys-Pohjanmaa, the pottery “Kolmijalka” as well as the art galleries: “Art Halvare”, “Harmaja”, “Nelio-Galleria”, “Rant galleria” in Oulu.
Tourists will admire the architecture and the relics of Orthodox St.Trinity Cathedral, the Catholic Church – the parish of Holy Family, the church in Muhos.
You should also go for a walk along the pedestrian street Rouaari, where you’ll find a wonderful shopping, drop at the trade place and market, have a rest among the lush vegetation and numerous rivulets of Park “Hupisaaret” in the centre of Oulu.
Family leisure in Oulu
Oulu is a perfect place for family visiting. Both adults and children will be happy to travel along the city by funny train “Potnapekka”.
It’ll be interesting for children to ride a pony, to visit the racing park and child’s playground “Hollihaka”, to have a rest in park “Lintulampi”, to visit the exhibition “Koyramjaki’s Children” and Botanical Gardens, to see the performances at the city theatre and so on.