The Southern Oulu region is in Northern Finland. This flat region doesn't contain any large cities or well-known sights so most people just pass through it when traveling between northern and southern Finland.



Map of Southern Oulu region

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Get inEdit

There are no passenger airports in the area; the closest ones are in Oulu and Kokkola. However trains from southern and western Finland to the north pass through the area and so does the main north-south highway, highway 4, with fairly frequent buses. For destinations not adjacent to these thoroughfares you probably would need to take a local bus from Oulu, Kokkola or the regional center Ylivieska.

Get aroundEdit

Trains of national operator VR are possible to use for travelling inside province.

Matkahuolto has a dense bus network covering most of the province.

Onnibus offers discount bus service by few routes.


  • The geographical center of Finland in Piippola, Siikalatva
  • The church of Kärsämäki, built out of wood shingles.
  • The bell gallery Vaskikello in Pyhäjärvi.
  • Pyhänkoski rapids in Merijärvi.


  • Enjoy folk music at the annual folk music festival in Haapavesi.



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