Getting to Oulu

Air connections


  • International flights to Oulu from Stockholm (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark) operated by SAS 

  • Domestic 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

Railway connections

The fastest train connection from Helsinki to Oulu takes less than 6 hours, you can find timetables here


We plan to organize transportation from Oulu/Kuusamo to Oulanka Research Station on Monday and back to Oulu/Kuusamo on Thursday.

When booking your flights please note, that transportation will only be arranged to attendants that arrive at Oulu airport by 14:00 local time  (and 14:30 at railway station if needed), or at Kuusamo airport by 14:30, 8th September.

For early arrivals, there is regular bus connection to city centre of Oulu at every twenty minutes. The bus has number 9 on it and it leaves right in front of the airport. The pick up place at the city centre to the bus transporting us to Oulanka is at railway station.

Links to: Bus timetable and the map of Railway station

Bus transportation from Oulanka Research Station will return to Oulu airport by 16:30 (continues to Oulu city centre/railway station after that, if needed) and Kuusamo airport by 13:00, 11th September. 


There are also daily flights from Helsinki to Kuusamo by Finnair. Should you want to fly directly at Kuusamo, please let us know in due time so we can try to arrange transportation from Kuusamo to Oulanka (55 km).

NOTE: There are no shops, bank machines, pubs, restaurants or nightclubs nearby the Research Station!

We will make a short stop at Kuusamo shopping centre on the way to Research Station, if you want to get light snack, fruits, beer, wine or other beverages for the evenings.

Last updated: 3.9.2014