Life by the sea

The Finlandia Hotel Airport Oulu is situated on the beautiful Kempeleenlahti bay – by the sea. Kempeleenlahti Bay is a shallow bay in the Gulf of Bothnia, between the city of Oulu and the municipality of Kempele. A part of it has been listed as a nature conservation area.  It is a wide, meadow-belted bay whose shallows reach far from the shoreline.

In the proximity of the only airport hotel in Oulu, you will find the centers of both Oulu and Oulusalo, a beach, a marina and the lively restaurant of Vihiluodon Torppa. If you are an active, nature-loving outdoors person, we can offer you an experience that normal city hotels can’t offer. Come and see for yourself!

Guided bird-watching tours in this area are provided by Finnature. Read more on their webpage

Active village association

The village association of Vihiluoto and Finlandia Hotel Airport Oulu work in close co-operation to increase the possibilities of various outdoor activities. Thanks to the village association, we’re able to enjoy a disc golf course just two minutes away from the hotel!

Bird-watching and scenic routes

Kempeleenlahti Bay is a very important breeding and staging area for numerous birds and a popular travel destination for bird lovers. Kempeleenlahti Private Nature Reserve starts directly in front of the hotel. The nature trail and duckboards start also directly from the hotel. The trail is about 3 kilometres long and along it, there’s also a bird-watching tower by the sea.


The hotel is an excellent base for visits to nearby destinations. Hailuoto, Finlands biggest island, is known for its beautiful nature as well as its lighthouse. Ferry trip is a different experience and during the wintertime the exotic ice road is also in use.

For families with children we recommend adventure park Hoplop, indoor activity park SuperPark and Escurial Zoo and Flower Park. Experiences in the nature and wonders of bird life can you encounter at Liminka Bay Visitors Centre.

Köykkyri recreation area offers versatile year-round outdoor facilities. The area lends itself a whole range of outdoor activities suitable for the whole family such as trekking, disc golf, beach-volley, jogging and cross-country and trail running. In wintertime there is a network of cross-country ski trails snaking around and across the Köykkyri area, including an illuminated 12-km trail and longer trails to Marjakammi and Pertinlenkki.

For groups

You can also offer activities for groups – activities on our yard can be easily combined to a meeting or an event. How about a birdwatching trip to Vihiluodon kota hut or an active day meeting? Please contact our sales department for further information!

For more information about Oulu area and its events you’ll find at

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