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Preparing your trip to Oulu: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. Even though one of Finland's largest international airports is located in Oulu, you can't get here directly from any country. There are many flights connecting through Helsinki. The capital is also linked to Oulu by regular rail services.
2. The main form of public transport is buses. The cost of the ticket depends on the travel zone. For active tourists, It'd be beneficial to purchase 1- or 3-day tickets.
3. Taxi services are quite expensive in Oulu - be ready to pay about 6 euros just for a call. However, taking a taxi can be a good deal if you travel around the city as a large group.
4. Tourists who are limited in time and want to briefly explore all the significant attractions should ride PotnaPekka sightseeing train. It runs through the most beautiful locations in the historic district.
5. A popular mode of transport is the bicycle - locals ride bikes willingly even in winter. Special cycling paths running throughout the city are well-maintained even in the cooler seasons. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Mid-range hotels are the most common in town. Even upscale hotels offer 60-euro rooms upon early booking.
7. Beer lovers should certainly pay attention to local bars and pubs. Beer remains one of the townspeople's favorite everyday drinks, so an average local bar serves dozens of its varieties.
In Oulu, travelers can get acquainted with traditional Nordic cuisine typical of the northern regions of the Scandinavian Peninsula. This cuisine is dominated by fish and wild game dishes. … Open
8. Travelers visiting Oulu in winter will have the opportunity to enjoy some special kinds of entertainment. They will be offered snowmobile rides, ski tours, as well as the services of nearby ski resorts.
9. For many years, Oulu has been considered one of the country's major cultural centers where more than ten festivals are held every year. Most interesting musical and historical festivals kick off in summer.
10. Active travelers and nature enthusiasts should consider renting a car. In the vicinity of the city, there are beautiful natural areas and parks, which can be explored not only as part of a tour but also independently.
11. For a late dinner, many tourists go to local pubs. Their guests will be pleased only with a variety of traditional dishes on the menu but also with entertainment programs and regular live music concerts.
12. In summer, Nallikari Lomakylä Camping offers its services to tourists. The campsite will be a great accommodation option not only for budget tourists but also for those who like to relax in beautiful natural places, as the holiday village is located on the bay.
13. Since Oulu is a northern city, it is always quite cold here in winter. Most precipitation occurs in late summer and early autumn.
14. All museums and cultural centers in the city have discounts for children and students. To take advantage of them, you need to be in possession of documents confirming the preferential status.
15. Tourists who want to save on visiting restaurants should take a stroll through Rotuaari Street. It is famous for its numerous cafes and bakeries where you can taste specialties and fresh pastries at reasonable prices.
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Finland: travelling advices

2. In the country it is possible to issue tourist cards which guarantees you discounts when you visit museums, stores, restaurants, when renting automobiles and making trips by public transport.
3. It is prohibited to litter the streets. Locals have an extremely negative attitude towards those who do not properly dispose garbage. Violators of this law, as well as those who smoke or drink alcohol in public places will be fined.
4. Owners of dogs traveling around Finland with their pets should be provided with packets for cleaning the pets’ excrement during the walk.
5. Finns are accustomed to going to bed early; at about ten o’clock in the evening. Therefore, it is not worth disrupting this habitual routine by arranging renovations or noisy entertainment at a later time. … Open
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Travelling to Oulu - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Oulu. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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