Day Trip to Raahe

Raahe is full of history and maritime experiences!

Take a day trip from Oulu to Raahe for a full day of experiences! In Raahe, you can stroll through the atmospheric quarters of Wanha Raahe, stop at cafés and museums, shop in boutiques or enjoy a maritime experience on an archipelago cruise, by paddling or stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). Bicycle rental is also possible.

The Saaga Travel day trip bus to Raahe runs on Thursdays from 30 June to 4 August 2022. The bus leaves from Kaarlenväylä street next to Oulu Market Square at 10.00. You can also get picked up from designated stops, e.g. From Kaakkuri, Kempele and Liminka. We will be back in the center of Oulu at 6 p.m.

See the exact schedule and read more about the Raahe attractions and 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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Further information

Raahe charms with its versatility. Read below for tips for a successful day!

Activities and services in Raahe

Welcome to a day trip to Raahe! Here are some tips for spending a nice day enjoying the best of summer Raahe. Everything is within walking distance, but if you want to move faster, rent a bike!

EXPERIENCE THE RAAHE ARCHIPELAGO, OUTDOOR DESTINATION OF THE YEAR 2016

Go for an Island Hopping -cruise in Raahe archipelago or paddling and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) in nearby waters

The compact city archipelago is only 20 minutes away from the city center and Old Raahe. On Thursdays at 12.00 there is e.g. Island Hopping trip that lasts approx. 3 hours. As the name implies, we hop from one island to another and explore the three main islands of the Raahe archipelago, two of which are also visited by land. The price of the trip includes sausage frying and picnic lunch on one of the islands in the archipelago. On Thursdays, also a slightly shorter archipelago cruise will take place at 1 p.m.

Professional guides can introduce you to the secrets of water sports and take you on kayaking and canoeing trips to the archipelago and nearby waters. 

Read more about Raahe Archipelago on Visit Raahe website and Raahe Archipelago brochure (in Finnish).

OUTDOOR ETIQUETTE

Remember to respect nature and to follow the outdoor etiquette. Do not litter, do not waste wood and light campfire only where it is allowed. Read more about the outdoor etiquette here.

CULTURE AND COFFEE IN OLD RAAHE

Walk the narrow streets, visit the museums and the foundry, enjoy coffee and refreshing ice cream.

As you enter the quarters of Old Raahe, time stops, the sounds soften, the pastel and down-to-earth colors of the houses, together with the gray granite and blue sky of the stone streets, create a unique color chart that tells of the passage of time in one of Finland's best-preserved 19th century wooden towns.

Guided walk in Raahe Old Town

Old Raahe walking tours on Thursdays July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, 2022 at 3 p.m. The duration of the tour is about 1 hour. The starting point is Myhrberg Park next to Museonranta, Rantakatu 36. Tours (in Finnish) are free for participants and do not require pre-registration.

Alternatively, tour the old town with Glopas application . The application can be downloaded to smartphones for free.

Visit charming museums:

  • Packhouse museum Rantakatu 35, Mon-Fri 11-17., Sat-Sun 12-16. Free admission on Saturdays.
  • Sovelius House, Rantakatu 36, 25.6.-7.8. Mon-Fri 11-17, Sat-Sun 12-16. The visit must be booked in advance here.
  • Old Pharmacy, Kauppakatu 31, open 25.6.-7.8. Mon-Fri 11-17, Sat-Sun 12-16
  • About 1 km from the Old Raahe: the Crown Granary Museum, residence of the world’s oldest diving suit, addr. Merikatu 10. Open Mon-Fri 11-17, Sat-Sun 12-16. Free admission on Saturdays.

Read more about the museums in Raahe here. 

Visit the old foundry at Raahen Taitopaja (Raahe Skills Workshop)

Raahen Taitopaja offers experiences in the unique environment of the foundry founded in 1955. You can find

  • himmeli exhibition with about 150 different himmeli and himmeli product packages. Himmeli is a traditional Northern European mobile made from reeds or straw.
  • foundry tradition, bronze casting demonstrations (on request) and bronze products
  • the workshop also makes porcelain Raahe dogs, candles, glassware, traditional and modern himmeli / mobiles.

The workshop is located about a 10 min walk from the center. The workshop is open in the summer from Tue-Thu 28 June to 4 August from 11:30 to 16:30 and at other times by appointment. Read more here.

Enjoy delicious local food and coffee is drunk from cute rose cupsShopping in boutiques.

Sit down for a moment, have a coffee and watch the swallows fly between the houses and listen to the life pulsating happily.

Stop in the parks and squares

Read more about Old Raahe on Visit Raahe website and Raahe centre service map (in Finnish).

Shopping in city centre

Read more about Raahe shopping opportunities. Everything is within walking distance. You can find more shops on the service map of the city center (in Finnish) Vierailijan Raahe.

Visit the events

On Thursdays there are the following events: Pekanpäivät Wed-Sun 29.6.-3.7.2022 and Raahe Jazz on the Beach Thu-Sat 28.-30.7.2022. Check also Raahe Maritime Festival 15.-16.7.2022

Read more tips on Visit Raahe website

Bus schedule

On Thursdays 30.6.-4.8.2022

Oulu-Raahe
10.00 Kaarlenväylä street (by Oulu Market Square)
Bus stop Kaakkurin ramppi E1
Bus stop Ouluntullin ramppi E
10.15 Bus stop Kempele Zeppelinin ramppi E
10.25 Liminka Lumijoki intersection (Bus stop Liminka TH L)
11.10 Raahen Hovi Hotel (Tourist Information in Kirkkokatu 43)
Old Raahe, Pekkatori square
Pikkulahti paddling centre / Pikkulahti beach (when needed)
Museonranta: Packhouse Museum and Archipelago cruises
11.20 Crown Granary Museum
Raahe-Oulu
16.40 Raahen Hovi Hotel
Old Raahe, Pekkatori square
Pikkulahti paddling centre / Pikkulahti beach (when needed)
Museonranta (Packhouse Museum)
16.50 Crown Granary Museum
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 say trip to Raahe is operated as a guaranteed departure. If there is one customer, the route will be operated.

If there are no passengers from Oulu to Raahe, there will be no return trip from Raahe to Oulu.

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 Raahe? You may also be interested in our other day trips and travel packages. For more information see Saaga Travel Webshop.

Additional information

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30.6.2022, 7.7.2022, 14.7.2022, 21.7.2022, 28.7.2022, 4.8.2022

Select ticket type

Adult, Child 4-14, Child 0-3

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