Contrast is the main ingredient in Finnish cultural life, probably because everything looks and sounds different from our northern perspective. This may explain heavy metal music played on cellos and films almost completely without dialogue.
Rokua has plenty to offer all year round: you won't run out of things to do or places to explore. In the winter, you can admire the snow-capped pines, go cross-country skiing or nowshoe walking and do some ice fishing. During the summer, you can try your hand at trekking, berry and mushroom picking, fishing, and kayaking.
Lively Oulu is a gateway to urban culture as well as the unique nature of the North. The city is located on the shores of the Bay of Bothnia - where modern business and technology meets northern peace and exoticism.