Why You Should Visit Oulu
Oulu is the main city in Northern Finland and the country’s fifth largest overall known for its many interesting cultural attractions whether it’s festivals and events or one of its interesting museums and art galleries. Be sure to set aside a day or two during your stay to explore the city’s many excellent museums like the Oulu City Art Museum or the Turkansaari open-air museum. There are also a number of exciting festivals held in the city like the quirky Air Guitar World Championships and the Oulu Music Festivals, one held over the winter and one held in the summer. The city is north of the Arctic Circle and is pretty chilly for the majority of the year, so if you want to get out of the cold you can spend your time mixing with locals in one of the many charming bars, cafés and restaurants available.
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Arriving In Oulu
Oulu Airport is situated around 10 km away from the center of Oulu and ranks as the second busiest airport in Finland. The airport itself is housed within a single passenger terminal and offers a decent range of amenities and facilities for travelers. When you have landed, getting from the airport into the city is possible by public transport with bus services available, although you may prefer getting in a taxi instead. Inside the airport there are a few cafés and eateries available for hungry travelers, while you can also benefit from duty-free shopping and enjoy free Wi-Fi during your stay.
If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Oulu you will not be able to make the journey directly as there are no direct flights available. However, the airport handles regular flights from Helsinki airport which has direct connections to and from the UAE, so it is possible for UAE-based travelers to make the journey with only a single stopover.
Oulu Travel Information
As Finland is a part of the Schengen Area, UAE nationals do not need to worry about getting a visa for stays of up to 90 days. In Oulu the weather gets extremely cold over the winter period with subzero temperatures and heavy snowfall, although things can heat up over the summer with average highs of around 20 degrees between June and August. When you have landed at the airport there are a number of car rental agencies at Oulu airport, so it is convenient to rent your own car as soon as you have arrived.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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