Day Trip from Oulu to Hailuoto

OFFER: on Sunday 7 August 2022 adult ticket -50% - return only 15 euros! Offer valid when purchased online in advance.

The Saaga Travel day trip from the center of Oulu to Hailuoto island is organized on Wednesdays and Sundays from June 29 to August 7, 2022. The bus leaves at 10.15 am from Kaarlenväylä street next to the Oulu market square, where you will be back at 18.00. The tour is not orgnized on Sunday 17 July 2022 due to the Bättre Folk event.

The unique Hailuoto is the largest island in the Gulf of Bothnia, where you can spend a varied summer day enjoying the outdoors, beach life, culture and good food. The bus also runs between Marjaniemi fishermen's village, the village center and Ailasto during the day, so you can combine different destinations during the day.

See the exact schedule and read more about the Hailuoto activity possibilities as well as the trip cancellation terms in the Additional Information section below.

PRICES (return ticket)

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Adult 30 35
Child 0-3 years 0 0
Child 4-14 years* 15 20

* Students for the price of a children's ticket. Student discount available only when purchased online. Student card must be presented on the bus.


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Additional information

Day Trip from Oulu to Hailuoto

Activities and services in Hailuoto

Hailuoto village centre

Kniivilä Museum. Open from mid-June until schools' start in August Wed-Sun 12-17 and latter part of August Fri-Sun 11-17. Tickets € 5 / € 0 for under 18s.

Hailuoto Organic Brewery. Opportunity to shop in Finland's first organic brewery shop and enjoy local organic beer in an atmospheric brewery pub.

Luovon Puoji handicrafts shop and cafe. Possibility to local handicrafts and have coffee. No entrance fee.

Cafe Loma. Homemade tasty pastries and barbecue dishes.

Marjaniemi area (beach and fishermen's village)

Guided visits to the lighthouse 

Local guides organize guided visits to Marjaniemi Lighthouse. On the day trip days Wednesdays and Sundays, the lighthouse is open from 12 noon to 4 pm. The entrance fee is 10 € / adult, 5 € / primary school child and 25 € / family (incl. 2 adults + 3 children).

Restaurant Aava, Arctic Lighthouse Hotel, lunch daily.

Restaurant Frans, local fish, delicious pizzas and an archipelago buffet in summer. Table reservation is recommended.

Cafe Kaija in the guest marina, barbecue dishes and local fish dishes.

Hailuodon Halstari, fish smokery and small shop.

Ailasto and Hyypänmäki

Ailasto cafe and lunch in old village school milieu.

From Ailasto you can go on a nature excursion to Hyypänmäki. Hyypänmäki is the highest point of Hailuoto, its peak rises 31 meters above sea level. Hyypänmäki is a 2.5 km long sand ridge, which has been formed as a result of the melting waters and ice movements of the ice age and the accumulation of flying sand. Located on the ridge there is also the measurement point of Struve Geodetic Arc from 1842. According to tradition, a hideaway was located in the gorge in Hyypänmäki during the Great Wrath. However, no remains of the building have been found. The name of the place in the current maps is Pakopirtinrotko and it is also known as the “Murder Valley”.

The length of the route back and forth from Ailasto is 2 km. The route is easy to medium. Route guidance from Ailasto.

Tuulesta Temmattu is a home-like summer cafe and shop set up in an old grandmother's house, where handicrafts and art are displayed and available for purchase. Homemade pastries, Huuskola farm ice creams and a quality selection of teas. You can also greet chickens in the café. Distance to Ailasto 3 km.

Bike rental

Luotorent rents bikes. Book a bike in advance from Luotorent's online store, by phone +358 40 860 1363 or by e-mail [email protected]. Price: 4-hour bike rental (12-16) 60e / bike. When coming to Hailuoto, get off at Töyrä stop, addr. Luovontie 687, and take a return trip from the Töyrä stop on the other side of Luovontie.

Hailuoto has great opportunities for mountain biking. Have a good map and ride responsibly with respect for sensitive nature. Stay on existing roads and paths and respect private areas.

Further information:

Visit Hailuoto website

Bus schedule

On Wednesdays and Sundays, June 29-August 7, 2022. Note. The bus will not run on 17.7. during the Bättre Folk event weekend. During the event, the island will be congested and the Marjaniemi area will be reserved for the festival. Bättre Folk buses serve festival goers, more information festival website.

10.15 Kaarlenväylä street (by Oulu Market Square)
11.00 Hailuoto ferry
11.50 Luovon Puoji, Hailuoto Brewery
Kniivilä Museum
12.00 Marjaniemi
Bus operates during the day in Hailuoto:



From Marjaniemi to village centre and Ailasto, you can get on from the bus stops.

Route: Marjaniemi - Kniivilä Museum - Luovon Puoji/Hailuoto Brewery - Ailasto, driving time 20 min.




From Ailasto to village centre and Marjaniemi, you can get on from the bus stops.

Route: Ailasto - Luovon Puoji/Hailuoto Brewery - Kniivilä Museum - Marjaniemi, driving time 20 min.

16.00 Marjaniemi
Kniivilä Museum
16.15 Luovon Puoji, Hailuoto Brewery (Bus stop Rantatien TH P)
16.20 Ailasto
18.00 Kaarlenväylä street (by Oulu Market Square)

Further information about the trip

This is a guaranteed departure that is implemented without a minimum number of participants. The price is the price of a return ticket. The European Disability Card holder's assistant travels on our tour bus free of charge when the card has an A mark. The cardholder pays for his/her own trip.

If you have a larger group (5 people or more), please buy tickets or let us know in advance the night before departure by 6.00 pm on 08 655 5100 so that we will be able to book a sufficiently large bus. Reserve your own seat also for a child aged 0-3.

Terms and conditions

1. Guaranteed departure and Saaga Travel's right to cancel the trip

This is a guaranteed departure. If there is one customer, the route will be operated.

We recommend to book the trip by 18.00 the night before the departure in order to be able to estimate the number of passengers and to determine the right size of the bus.

2. The customer's right to cancel a trip they have already purchased

The customer has the right to cancel the booking. If a trip already purchased is canceled by the customer no later than three days before departure, we will withhold a cancellation fee of EUR 10 and refund the balance of the amount paid.

If canceled by the customer up to two days before date of departure, no fee will be refunded.

We recommend to have a travel insurance, which covers cancellation and accidents and illnesses during the trip.

Other Day Trips and Tours by Saaga Travel

Do you like our day trip to Hailuoto? You may also be interested in our other day trips and travel packages. For more information see Saaga Travel Webshop.

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WED 29.6.2022, SUN 3.7.2022, WED 6.7.2022, SUN 10.7.2022, WED 13.7.2022, WED 20.7.2022, SUN 24.7.2022, WED 27.7.2022, SUN 31.7.2022, WED 3.8.2022, SUN 7.8.2022

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