CANCELED: Christmas Trip to Raahe 18.12.2021


THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELED because the Christmas Market event in Raahe has been canceled. 

Tune into the Christmas atmosphere and join us for a day trip to the Raahe Christmas Market, only an hour's drive from Oulu. At the traditional Raahe Christmas market, you can make last-minute Christmas purchases. A tasty traditional Finnish Christmas lunch at the beautifully restored Trade House of Lang is included in the tour price. If you wish, you can visit the museums of Raahe or spend more time at the Christmas market. Before heading back to Oulu we will enjoy coffee with Christmas cake at Leipurin Keidas cafe.

The price includes transport by Saaga Travel's tourist bus, guided tours (in Finnish) and entrance fees in Raahe according to the program, as well as meals and coffees mentioned in the program (scroll to the bottom of the page for detailed itinerary).

The realization of the trip requires a sufficient number of participants. If the trip does not take place, we will refund the payment immediately.

Book this tour by 26.11.2021!

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Further information

During the day trip to Raahe, you will experience the Seminaarimäki Christmas Market, enjoy a tasty Christmas lunch at Trade house of Lang and get to know the old Raahe with its museums.


at 9.00 Departure from Oulu in front of the City hall (Kirkkokatu side). Select your departure bus stop from the menu upon booking.

at 10.00 Arrival in Raahe, where we have a city tour (City tour is in Finnish. You can opt out if you do not speak Finnish).

The guided bus tour gives you time to get to know both the old and the newer part of the city. First we wander through the narrow streets of the old town to explore the former Raahe and then the route continues towards the newer settlement. During the trip you will have time to see e.g. A "beauty canal", an old teacher’s seminary, a hospital, and various neighborhoods from different decades, each telling their own story. The tour lasts an hour.

At 11.15 Christmas lunch at Trade House of Lang

Trade House of Lang (Langin Kauppahuone) offers stories and experiences from the time of sailing ships. The beautifully restored trading house continues the traditional operation of the more than 200-year-old merchant house, while telling stories about the lived life and historical figures of the trading house.

Own space reservation in the newly completed function room. Christmas lunch menu below.

After lunch, opportunity to stop by Lang's shop and Utua's showroom / shop.  

Designed by Piia Vähäsalo, Utua represents a clear, Finnish design. In the store you can sense the scent of genuine leather and fall in love with the versatile and colorful collection. Utua's product range includes high-quality leather products, e.g. handbags, wallets and backpacks as well as accessories. 

at 13.00 Traditional "Seminaarin joulu" Christmas market. The event will be held in the historic Seminar area.

The seminar’s traditional Christmas Market offers the perfect opportunity to grab last-minute gifts as well as get treats to the Christmas table.

At 14.30 Visit to the Raahe Museum (Pakkahuone Museum) or Kruununmakasiini Museum.

The Pakkahuone Museum is located in the culturally and historically valuable city customs and packaging room, built in 1848. The heart of the Pakkahuone Museum's collections consists of objects donated in the 19th century: natural wonders and utensils imported from far away, as well as exotic souvenirs. The museum's collections tell of Raahe as a city of sailors and shipbuilders. 

The Kruununmakasiini Museum presents excerpts from the history of Raahe from prehistory to the present day. The departments that are now open allow you to dive into the prehistory of Raahe, for example, with the help of a scale model of the Stone Age village of Kettukangas or by performing an archeological excavation in the Tervakangas cemetery via a touch screen.

at 16.00 we leave for the return trip and stop for another Christmas cake and coffee at Cafe Leipurin Keidas.

At 17.00 we continue our return journey towards Oulu

at 18.00 Arrival at Oulu bus station

Christmas lunch menu

Rosolli ~ Beetroot cream
Green salad ~ House salad dressing
Apple herring
Blackcurrant herring
Sugared salted salmon
Smoked reindeer pate ~ Lingonberry jelly
Sour milk cheese
House flat bread and dark bread ~ Spreads
Water, juice and home-made beer
Traditional Christmas ham cooked in Lang’s kitchen
Creamy sauce
Carrot casserole
Rutabaga (swede) casserole
Beetroot casserole with Koskenlaskija cheese
Boiled potatoes
Plums and peas
Rice pudding ~ Lingonberry sauce
Coffee and tea