Skibus from Oulu to Syöte


Skibus Syöte 2023-24

The Skibus season starts on December 9th. During the Christmas and New Year period in weeks 52 and 1, the Skibus operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Join our day trip to Syöte to enjoy the winter and outdoor activities of your choice: down hill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, winter fatbiking, snowshoeing or just admiring the views! In the area you will find well-kept slopes, an extensive network of XC skiing trails, varied multi-purpose off-road routes, several equipment rental shops and a high-quality restaurant offer.

Saaga Travel's Skibus operates from Oulu to Iso-Syöte every Saturday throughout the ski season. Additional trips are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays during holiday periods. The Skibus also provides transportation to Syöte Visitor Center.

This is a guaranteed departure, with no minimum participant requirements. However, we recommend to book your tickets the night before the departure before 18.00 so that we can choose the right sized bus.

You can book discounted lift tickets and equipment rentals through us for Iso-Syöte Ski Resort. Redeem your tickets and equipment at the destination by providing your name and showing the mobile ticket.

You can also purchase a one-way ticket. The price is the same as for return ticket.

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

If you want to buy a trip for more than one person with ski passes or ski equipment, make a reservation for each person individually and click on “Add to cart” after entering the information for each passenger. Go to shopping cart when all passengers have been added. 


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Additional information


Schedule and route

Liminka, Neste at 7.15
Kempele, Shell Zeppelin at 7.25
Oulu bus station, charter bus platform at 7.45
Merikoskenkatu (express stop)
Hintta intersection, bus stop
Jääli grill kiosk, bus stop
Kiiminki (highway 20 bus stop) at appr. 8.20
Pudasjärvi (highway 20 bus stop) at appr. 9.15
Ski Resort Iso-Syöte at appr. 10.00
-Syöte Visitor Centre if needed
Return to Oulu
By prior arrangement: Syöte Visitor Centre lower parking place* at 16.15
Ski Resort Iso-Syöte at 17.00

When returning to Oulu, bus leaves from Syöte Visitor Center only by prior agreement - inform the driver in the morning or call Saaga Travel 08 655 5100 if you plan to return from the Visitor Center. Walking distance from Syöte Visitor Center to Ski Resort Iso-Syöte is 2 km.


Bus ticket
(return or 1-way)
Iso-Syöte lift pass youth (13-17 years)* 26,50
Iso-Syöte lift pass adults 28,50
Iso-Syöte rental equipment (downhill skiing or snowboarding) 29,00
Iso-Syöte helmet 5,00

* You can buy youth lift pass also for under 13-year old. Price is cheaper than when bought at the Ski Resort.

Activities and services in Syöte area

Read more about Syöte area and its services at syote.fiwebsite.

Downhill skiing and snowboarding

Ski Resort Iso-Syöte

In the winter time, Iso-Syöte is a ski resort and a travel destination that the whole family can enjoy! Iso-Syöte ski area is located in the southernmost fell of Finland where you can ski on 17 perfectly groomed slopes. Whether you are a first-time skier or an advanced pro skier, there is a slope for you. The well over 2 km-long, Iso-Syöte SnowPark is definitely the most versatile freestyle park in Finland – especially popular among youth and young adults! Read more about Ski Resort Iso-Syöte

Cross-country skiing

The hilly Syöte region has more than 120km cross-country skiing trails going through beautiful nature, mainly inside the Syöte National Park. They’re waiting to be enjoyed by both traditional style and skating skiers. Read more about Syöte skiing trails.

Winter trails in Syöte National Park

Syöte National Park's winter trails start from Syöte Visitor Centre. The winter trails are suitable for fatbiking, snowshoeing, back country skiing and are suitable for those with already some experience in outdoor activities. The trails are levelled several times a week.

The winter trails in the national park are multipurpose trails, where you can go by bike, snowshoes, skiing or skin based skis. You should not walk on the trails on normal shoes if it damages the trail surface. Don't walk or cycle on skiing tracks. Read more about the Syöte National Park winter trails. 

Syöte Visitor Centre

Syöte Visitor Centre is a magnificent log castle by the gates of Syöte National Park. The new exhibition at the Visitor Center was opened to the public in December 2022, showcasing the nature of Syöte. Both the Visitor Center and the exhibition are free to enter. With the help of the up-to-date hiking tips that are provided by the visitor centre's staff, it is easy to enjoy an active holiday amongst the wooded hills.

The cafe serves soup lunch. There are maps and souvenirs for sale.

When returning to Oulu, bus leaves from Syöte Visitor Center only by prior agreement - inform the driver in the morning or call Saaga Travel 08 655 5100 if you plan to return from the Visitor Center. The walk from the Visitor Center to Iso-Syöte Ski resort is 2 km.

Equipment rental shops

You can book and pay in advance for the alpine ski or snowboard package at the Iso-Syöte Ski Resort when purchasing the Skibus ticket. We recommend booking other equipment in advance directly from the rental companies.

Ski Resort Iso-Syöte Rental: downhill and snowboard equipment, twin tip trick skis, snowmopos, snowshoes, fatbikes, e-fatbikes and cross-country skiing equipment.

Syöte Rent & Safaris: fatbikes, electric fat bikes, snowmobiles, snowshoes, skin based skis, and sledges

Terms and conditions

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

Syöte Skibus is operated as 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.

If no tickets have been booked by 22.00 the night before departure, we cancel the trip and withdraw it also from the webshop.. If tickets have been booked, we keep the sales open until the departure and tickets can be booked still on the morning of departure.

Rule of thumb: If the trip is bookable after 22.00 the night before departure, the trip is taking place. If the trip is not bookable after 22.00, trip has been canceled due to lack of participants.

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 15/booking and refund the balance of the amount paid.

If canceled by the customer three days before date of departure or later, no fee will be refunded.

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

3. Disclosure of information

By booking a lift ticket or equipment through us, the customer accepts the transfer of their booking information to the ski resort. The information is used to anticipate the number of lift tickets and equipment rentals purchased and to ensure the identification of those who have purchased the services at the ticket office and at the rental shop when the service is redeemed. The data will not be used for any other purpose.

4. Underaged passengers

Minors (under 18) may participate in the trip with parental permission and responsibility.

Additional information

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9.12.2023, 26.12.2023, 28.12.2023, 30.12.2023, 2.1.2024, 4.1.2024, 6.1.2024, 13.1.2024, 20.1.2024, 27.1.2024, 3.2.2024, 10.2.2024, 17.2.2024, 24.2.2024, 2.3.2024, 5.3.2024, 7.3.2024, 9.3.2024, 16.3.2024, 23.3.2024, 30.3.2024, 6.4.2024

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