"You found my former interim home!" Top 5 Page for this destination Oulu by gubbi1
Oulu Travel Guide: 214 reviews and 387 photos
Welcome to the page of my new home...
I arrived in Oulu to participate in a workforce exchange for a year in our 'new' company Nokia Siemens Networks. After a few days in a hotel I am now lucky to rent an apartment very close to the very center of the town. It is just 5 minutes to walk from my home to the start of the pedestrian zone and two minutes to the water front. Such a luck I had... The first weeks in Oulu I have started to discover my new 'territory'. I really enjoy it :) But now some words about the town...
Oulu is located a two-hours drive south of the polar circle. In former times Oulu has been wellknown for its tar production, which served Europes sailing fleets to prosper. Tar was used to fill the gaps between the wood to avoid water to come into the ships body. The tar was produced in the inland and then transported on the Oulujoki to Oulu from where it was exported. Nowadays it is IT, which keeps Oulu to be one of Finlands important towns. With the Nokia R&D and production (now partly Nokia Siemens Networks) a lot of smaller companies were drawn here into the north. Now also other companies like Polar (producing e.g. heartrate watches for sportsmen) and Stora Enso (paper factory) have settled here. Oulu has become the sixth largest town in Finland since Oulu was founded in 1605 by King Karl IX of Sweden. It now accomodates about 130000 inhabitants.
I started to place stuff also on the pages of destinations inside Oulu, it can happen that things placed there are not excatly in the location but nearby.
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For interesting things in the surrounding towns, which are good for a daytrip, you will find tips in the tipps section of Oulu.
For more tips, which are related the whole of Finland, check out the Finland section!!!
Top webpage about the islands close to Vaasa.
Oulu City tourist information.
Virtual Finland, the window on Finland.
Travel the Finnish west coast.
Official tourism page of Kemi.
Wikipedia about Tornio (German).
Maps Finland (German).
FINNKAMPEN, annual traditional Swedish-Finnish athletics competition. (Swedish) ... see here.
Travel Finland - Attractions
Buy tickets for events in Finland (Finnish, Swedish, English)
Oulu Nightlife :)
Ravintola Pannu - Pannpizza and more
Irish Pub St.Michael - Oulu.
Club Teatria - music club with concerts
45 Special - music club.
Oulu Symphony Orchestra
Youth and Culture Centre Nuku (Finnish)
Weatherforecast Oulu with dusk and dawn times.
Driving Conditions in Finland - excellent page including webcams around finland.
Cross country skiing tracks in greater Oulu area.
Great page about Lappland.
Blog - Imke in Finnland.
Webcams in Finland 2.
In the park on Hupisaari you can have a look at the small glass house in which many different tropical plants are... more travel advice
When you have a look at the nice park and gardens on Hupisaari you can have a stop at the nice cafe 'Tuomenkukka' in one... more travel advice
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