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Spend Time in OzMAX Extreme Park

OzMAX fitness club is located in the southern part of Oulu. The eponymous extreme park operates on its 3rd floor. There are ramps, slides, and many other shapes on an area of 800 square meters. You can practice various tricks there. You can ride on roller skates, skateboards, bicycles, or scooters. There is a hole at the bottom of which is laid foam, in the park. Several trails are equipped next to it. They are designed for rock climbing. If you are a beginner extreme skier, you can get training from a qualified trainer. You can buy the equipment necessary for outdoor activities in the OzStore store.
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Get to Hailuoto Island by Ice Road

You may be interested in taking an extreme trip to Hailuoto Island. You will be able to see the museum and the lighthouse there. It was built in 1871. You will also have the opportunity to visit farms and go fishing. The island is located in the Gulf of Bothnia. It is covered with a thick ice crust with the onset of cold weather every year. Residents use it as a 10-kilometer road. You can drive through it by car, developing high speed.

Entertainment at the Science Center Tietomaa

There is the Science Center Tietomaa in the city. It is open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm on any day of the week. If you come here, you can check out the work of space swings, pendulums, a rotating wall, a "flying" platform, a sound gun, and other interactive exhibits. You will also have the opportunity to watch films about science and nature on a huge screen. You can also visit several virtual halls during your tour of Tietomaa. You will be able to feel like a snowboarder, pilot, or conqueror of the moon thanks to 3D glasses. If you go up to the roof of the building, you will get the opportunity to admire the city from a height of 45 meters. Copyright
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Go Skiing in the Vicinity of Oulu

Major ski resorts are located near the city. If you decide to learn how to ski or snowboard you can visit the resort of Kalli, for example. There is a specialized school for beginners, a 50-meter mountain with a track length of 350 meters, 1 slope with lighting, 1 lift, and several trails there. Their total length is 7 kilometers. The trails are designed for cross-country skiing. You can use the ski runoff the Raksila Sports Complex in Oulu itself. You will also have the opportunity to use the sea ski area. It leads to the visitor center of Liminka Bay. If you love the descents and ascents, you should visit the ski track called Virpiniemi. It is a 20-minute drive from the city center.

Trip on a Dog Sled

Snow lies in the suburbs of Oulu in the period from the first days of November to the end of April. If you come here at this time you will have the opportunity to admire the picturesque Arctic landscape and the beauty of the Northern lights. You will make a trip on a sled drawn by friendly huskies. It can last for several hours or all night. You can control the dog sled yourself. It is not very difficult. But it is quite tedious. You can also use the services of a professional driver. The instructor will tell you about the safety rules before starting the trip if you prefer the first option.
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Motor Sled Safaris and Reindeer Sled Races

Any local travel company will organize an exciting safari on a motor sled in the vicinity of Oulu. You can choose a route on your own. For example, you can travel across plains, hills, forest trails, and an ice-covered bay. Not only a trip through the picturesque area, but also a dive into the ice hole, a Finnish sauna, and a tasting of national dishes are included in the travel program. You will also have the opportunity to visit a farm where deer live. You can learn about the habits of these smart animals, pet them, and even take part in a reindeer sled race during the tour.
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Notable celebrations and festivals in Finland

National holidays and festivals in Finland are a reflection of the distinctive culture of this northern country. The number of public holidays in a year is not so many, but they are all official holidays. Religious events are celebrated in accordance with the Gregorian calendar since most Finns are Protestants. At the same time, they are celebrated within the family circle, since it is not customary to organize public open-air festivities for Easter or Christmas in the country. One of the most significant days of state importance is Independence Day celebrated at the beginning of December. It is celebrated to honor the moment Finland became an independent state. Today, the celebration of this event is imbued with a sense of Finnish patriotism. Parades, processions, exhibitions and concerts are organized in different cities. A festive divine service is held in the Cathedral and in the Presidential Palace there is a solemn ball. … Open
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