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Oulu is a former province of Finland which was abolished in 2010, but still remains a historic region that wears the same name. It is divided in two major regions and 43 municipalities and it covers most of Ostrobothnia’s historical territories, as well as Kajanaland’s old lands. Oulu is also identified as Oulun lääni in Finnish and it is bordered by the province of Lapland, Western Finland, Eastern Finland and the Gulf of Bothnia. Its regions, Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu are major tourist destinations that attract numerous history lovers and curious travellers who are passionate about culture, architecture and legendary places.
Well-developed cities, green areas, a wealthy culture and entertainment opportunities will be encountered during a journey in the province of Oulu. Among the most significant destinations here are cities like Kajaani, Kuhmo, Raahe, Kuusamo, Hailuoto and many more outstanding locations. The city of Oulu is a modern community with plenty of cultural attractions. It hosts numerous music festivals, film contests and other cultural events such as the Air Guitar World Championship, the Jalometalli Winterfest and many others. This is one of the largest northern cities in the world and an ideal destination for group vacations due to an endless list of group activities such as water sports, sightseeing tours, ski contests and trails, golf, etc.
Active tourists are encouraged to visit the main landmarks in the province of Oulu in order to embrace its diverse beauty. The Kauppatori Square, the Tietomaa Museum, the Sailor’s Home Museum, the 18th century Cathedral of Oulu, the Oulunlinna Castle, the Ainola and Huupisaaret Park, etc., are just a few of tourists’ favourite sights when it comes to exploring this city’s cultural and historical heritage. Nature enthusiasts who will travel to the province of Oulu will have the chance to closely admire the unspoilt beauty of the Syöte National Park. This is the perfect spot for those who are passionate about winter sports due to well-developed resorts and stunning panoramas.
Accommodation is provided in cosy, luxurious hotels all over the province. Some of the best hotels in the city are the Radisson Blu Hotel, the Holiday Inn Oulu, the Break Sokos Hotel Eden and many other impressive units. Also, there are numerous luxurious restaurants that serve both traditional and international dishes. This hospitable area will amaze tourists who will decide to spend a few days here due to an enjoyable mixture of cultures, tastes and essences. Entertainment is provided during local events throughout the year, as well as in bars, charming cafes and vivid pubs. Those who are looking to spend relaxing vacations, in silence and serenity will be offered spa services and wellness facilities in order to enjoy their stay in this area.
All those who are looking for natural diversity and a complex destination that has it all are welcome to explore Oulu and have a wonderful time in this historic province.
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