Sustainable travel is our common goal

Let’s change travel – and let travel change us

Sustainability and responsibility in travel come very naturally to us. At VisitOulu, we’re working hard towards reaching the Sustainable Travel Finland certification in close cooperation with stakeholders in the Oulu region.

Located in the very heartlands of Finland, the Oulu region provides ample opportunities for tourists to experience the clean and varied northern nature and the rich local culture. Our environment and cultural heritage are both unique – and as such, very important to us. Taking loving care of them is our mutual aim.

The Oulu region amalgamates two worlds in a fascinating way. On the one hand, we are Finland’s leading educational travel destination and a pioneer in ground-breaking technology and sustainable solutions. On the other hand, our way of life goes very much hand in hand with the surrounding nature: we live next to forests, fells and the sea that freezes in the winter. For us, travel is a force that unites us all, and we want to welcome each and every visitor to Oulu.


At VisitOulu, we believe that with the help of travel and tourism we can learn a great many valuable lessons about ourselves and the world we live in.

VisitOulu participates in Visit Finland's Sustainable Travel Finland

Dear visitor, you are a part of sustainable travel

Responsible tourists complete sustainable travel: there isn’t one without the other. Responsible
tourists are always welcome guests. They perceive the world as their home and act
accordingly wherever they go.

Responsible tourists take a deep and respectful
interest in local cultures and habits. By making responsible choices, visitors
can help to make sure that the generations to come will also be able to enjoy
the local nature and culture.


Tips for responsible travel in the Oulu region

We’ve put together some tips regarding how you can participate in reaching the goals of sustainable travel. On top of bringing your positive energy and enriching local culture with your own cultural background, there are some concrete actions you can take.


We take good care of both you and our environment.


Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. Get your adrenaline flowing with various sports endeavours. Enjoy the fruits of local culture. All these activities are at your fingertips in the Oulu region.