Sport activities

Oulu has it all for a sports enthusiast. We have excellent facilities nearby campus and loads of clubs and teams for students of all abilities to join. Oulu's Institutes of Higher Education offer sport services and other welfare services especially for students. Find out more about the Academic Sport Services and the Sport Pass in order to gain all the benefits available.

Different outdoor and indoor sports and leisure possibilities both in summer and winter are almost limitless. Oulu is surrounded with water and peaceful nature to go swimming, cycling, hiking, skiing or just to enjoy some fresh air. There is also a wide range of sport and exercise areas in Oulu. Also remember that many of the facilities such as gyms and swimming halls are available for students for a cheaper price. Find out more about sports and leisure activities in Oulu from the Oulu City Tourist Office webpage.

In winter you can also do skiing and snowboarding in the nearby areas. Skiing centers like Ruka, Iso-Syöte and Vuokatti are only a few hours drive from Oulu and in winter time there are Ski Busses that take you to the slopes almost daily.

Last updated: 19.7.2016