Getting to Oulu

There are about 30 international airlines operating flights to Finland, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. National flights from Helsinki to Oulu operated by Finnair and Norwegian.

Visa requirements

European Union citizen (except UK citizens) do not need a passport for Finland, a national ID is sufficient. Passport is needed for the participants coming from UK, non-EU countries, and from outside Europe.

If you are unsure about your visa situation, please contact one of the Finnish embassies in your home country. Should you need a tourist or business visa, also contact a Finnish embassy. Spouses and children of EU and EEA nationals may receive visas for Finland free of charge.

Air connections

  • International flights to Oulu from Stockholm (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark) operated by SAS 
  • National flights to Oulu operated by Finnair and Norwegian from Helsinki 
  • Finnair and Norwegian have some 15 daily flights to Oulu from Helsinki
  • Flight time from Helsinki is 1 hour 
  • Timetables: Finnair and Norwegian

Oulu Airport is located 15 kilometres from the centre of Oulu. There is a regular local bus service and taxis are available.

Railway connections

The fastest train connection from Helsinki to Oulu less than 6 hours. Timetables: www.vr.fi/en/index.html

General information about Oulu and Finland

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