Welcome to the Oulainen town website!


The town of Oulainen is located on the shores of the Pyhäjoki River and offers exceptional services for its inhabitants. The services of the town are naturally available for all visitors in our town. The traffic connections to our town are great. We are located on Highway 86, which has become a significant thoroughfare for people travelling from the south to Oulu and northward. We are also located along the main Helsinki-Rovaniemi railway line and the passenger trains usually stop in Oulainen.

We are known for our wide variety of cultural services. A wide variety of high quality music is played in our town. The Oulainen Youth Choir is widely known in Finland and also known internationally. The Wanhan Woiman päivät / Wintage PoWer Days are held on the second weekend in July, which is the most popular summer event. It is worthwhile to visit, even from far away. The event has achieved a real popularity amongst the people. You can only feel it by coming to see it.

All the commercial services in Oulainen are easy to reach, and when you come into Oulainen off of Highway 86, you are in the centre of the wide variety of great commercial services.
The rapids scenery of the Pyhäjoki River is visible in the town centre and it is easy to take a walk down to the river to see the river nature.

A little distance up and down from the town centre, the river flows through the open fields east and west. The houses have formed a ribbon-like stretch following the bends in the river and the fertile expanses have provided a livelihood for the people of Oulainen for centuries.

Oulainen is a town with a versatile offering of educational programs. The School of Health and Social Care unit of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences as well as the Federation of Education in Jokilaaksot operate in the town. There are about 900 upper secondary school and applied university students studying here.

Dear youth, when you are considering choosing your study place, think about the young and lively opportunities offered by Oulainen with the University of Applied Sciences and vocational schools. This is a great and safe place to study and you can surely find accommodation.

Entrepreneurship is highly valued in Oulainen. Running your business in Oulainen is easy because of the great traffic connections and the entrepreneur-friendly atmosphere. The business federation work is active and offers a social network for the entrepreneurs of Oulainen. It is worthwhile to stop by in Oulainen to talk about entrepreneurship and enterprises. If you are planning to be an entrepreneur, contact the town business development office, town manager, or the business federation.

With the help of this website, we would like to wish you welcome to Oulainen. The website cannot tell you everything, you have to come see for yourself, as we say here, it is a pleasure to Live in Oulainen.

Welcome to the Oulainen website and also to visit our town.

Mr Esa Sippola
Town Manager, Oulainen

  • Town of Oulainen - Oulaistenkatu 12, 86300 Oulainen -Tel. +358 8 47931 (Mon-Fri 9.00am - 3.00pm) - e-mail kaupunki(at)oulainen.fi