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“Ukkohalla - not even close to Oulu”

Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Ukkohalla Ski&Sport Resort is located in Kainuu in Finland By Lake Syvajarvi. All types of downhill skiers are taken into consideration on the slopes of Ukkohalla. Complete beginners have their own area where they can safely improve their skills before taking on the larger slopes. The difference in levels in Ukkohalla is 170 metres.Something suitable can be found for everyone from the 14 slopes available. The most challenging ones are the renowned Hallapark and Treeride slopes, where you can watch the most incredibly skilful tricks performed if you don’t dare to try ski jumps or snowboarding rails yourself! JuniorPark is for children but is also a safe place for their parents to get familiar with ski-jumping and rail-sliding. Ukkohalla’s snow reliability is unique in all of Finland – the season on the slopes always lasts at least till the 1st of May.
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Hi,

Sorry to say this, but I received a mail to comment attractions near my hometown Oulu. Ukkohalla was listed as one of those, and I need to wonder why...
That's 2 hours drive away, no public transportation easily available. The only change to get there is to rent a car - driving is easy, it's only countryside all the way.

But distance is only negative side, and that applies to many places to visit in this are. If you enjoy outdoor activities or wilderness and like to reach peaceful surrounding, that's one of the places "around" Oulu to go. There is plenty of cottages available, some restaurants,and even some fairly popular events like wordchampionship of swamp soccer arranged there.
As a local, this is not my favorite place, but persons coming from busy metropols may find this as different place for short vacations,

4  Thank Markku N
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

During winter you can go skiing slalom or cross-country or snowboarding. During summer you can do wakeboarding or hiking. There is also a small spa and sauna world. So if you are interested outdoor activites in fresh air, Finnish forest area, this is great place to enjoy.

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Downhill skiing in winter and cable wakeboard in summer. Extraordinary fishing oppertunities. Rent a cottage and stay for a few days. Everything is nearby and you can walk from the cottage over the lake to the pists and restaurants. This is a place for you and your family or business partners.

1  Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 11 March 2018
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