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The Best Local Experiences in Oulu

Are you planning a trip to Oulu? Doerz offers all the best Oulu experiences. With our local guides you can enjoy many authentic Finnish experiences. How would paddling in an amazing river delta or a hot-air balloon ride with locals sound like? With Doerz you will find pleasant activities in Oulu.

Things to do in Oulu

Located in Northern Finland, Oulu is one of the most popular travel destinations in the country. With Doerz you’ll find professional and enthusiastic local guides who will gladly present their hometown to travelers. The most well-known tourist attractions in Oulu are the Market Square area and in it the famous Market Square Policeman "Toripolliisi", the Nallikari lighthouse and the beach surrounding it, the Rotuaari promenade and the Oulu castle. In addition to these amazing attractions we highly recommend exploring the lively river surroundings, outstanding nature and the options for outdoor activities for active travelers. You will make the most out of your stay by meeting locals!

Browse through our Oulu experiences and choose your own favourites. We have a wide range of local experiences suitable for different kinds of travellers. We are sure you will find the perfect travel experiences for your holiday in Oulu, whether you are a solo traveller, planning a romantic holiday, or travelling to Oulu with friends or family.

Live like a local in Oulu

Oulu attracts travellers from all over the world. Oulu is known for its intriguing history, culture and being close to nature. Athletic activities outdoors are the most popular experiences in Oulu. With Doerz’s local guides you can experience an exciting swimming experience in the Koiteli rapids or a kayaking trip to River Oulu delta. Or would you rather go supping in the river delta?

Also finnish sauna is among the things you want to experience with the locals. With Doerz you can experience a sauna on a boat or a smoke sauna. The hidden gems of Oulu can only be found when a local shares their secrets with you.

What is the best time to travel to Oulu?

Even though Oulu is a great destination year-round, summer is the best season to travel to Oulu. The county is at its finest and full of events and sunshine. However Finland is worth seeing at any time of the year. There is also plenty to do in winter, like visiting the atmospheric Christmas fairs, admiring the Christmas lights and various winter sports. We advise you to book your experiences beforehand regardless of the season.

Oulu with children

What to do when travelling to Oulu with kids? There are many unforgettable experiences to enjoy with your family, like spending a day in the amusement park Vauhtipuisto. In case of looking for something more special, you can participate in a forest adventure with ponies in the enchantment of stories. Authentic experiences are the highlights of your family holiday.

Memorable travel experiences don’t need to be expensive. With our local guides we offer lots of affordable activities to do in Oulu. When you book any activity, remember to ask your local guide for insider tips! Our guides are more than happy to share their Oulu knowledge with you, and give you tips about child-friendly activities you can explore for a very small fee or completely free of charge. A family holiday in Oulu can be surprisingly affordable!

Romantic holiday in Oulu

Looking for romantic experiences? Oulu has many to offer, like a nightless night canoeing or a traditional Finnish summer lunch for two. Outdoor experiences, that Doerz offers, are very popular in Oulu. Our experienced guides know the area thoroughly and can show you the best places for enjoying nature and the amazing scenery with your loved one.

Oulu is a unique honeymoon destination, and many newlyweds looking for something different choose to head out to the Finnish nature instead of crowded beach destinations. The wonderful Northern nature has many unique experiences to offer.

Authentic Oulu experiences

If you want to explore something original and genuinely local, take a look at our local experiences listed below. When you find your favourites, make sure to book them right away!

All the Doerz’s service providers are experienced locals who know their home area like the back of their hands. With their local knowledge, you will get to know all the best experiences and hidden gems of Oulu. Many of our guides may even invite you to visit their homes. We recommend booking your experiences in good time before your holiday. If you can’t book your experiences in advance, don’t worry. Last-minute reservations will work out too, and you can even book your Doerz experience on the spot. Please take notice that many of our experiences are organised on demand, and they are available for booking also when there is no specified date in the introduction.

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