Oulu is a larger city in the western part of Finland, located at the delta of Oulu River. Oulu is one of the largest student cities of the country, and also a large transportation hub when entering the north. The city has an art museum, the science center "Tietomaa" and an own theater. The market place and the bathhouses at the sandy beach of Nallikari are also popular destinations. Due to the large number of students the nightlife is vivid and Oulu is also considered to be the best place to eat pizza."
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Oulu forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Oulu is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $98.04, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $319.26, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $83.61
- Hotel (3 stars): $71.09
- Hotel (4 stars): $153.60
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $15.80
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $23.39
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $7.29
- Meal, McDonalds: $9.72
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $13.97
Oulu has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 64.0 (better than United states average 47.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 76.8 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 61.6 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Oulu safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.