Skibus to Syöte on Saturdays


Skibus Syöte 2021-2022

Join our day trip to Syöte to enjoy the joys of winter and outdoor activities of your choice: down hill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, winter biking, 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 Skibus operates from Oulu to Syöte on Saturdays during the ski season. You can reach Ski Resort Iso-Syöte, Ski Resort Pikku-Syöte and Syöte National Park Visitor Center by the Skibus. This is a guaranteed departure. To determine the correct bus size, please reserve your seat by 18:00 the night before departure.

You can book lift tickets and equipment rental for Ski Resort Iso-Syöte through us. You can also choose a one-way trip that is the same price as a return ticket.

Saaga Travel follows the authorities' COVID-19 guidelines. Please follow the rules of responsible travel. We disinfect the bus surfaces before the trip, hand sanitizer is available in the bus and we recommend all passengers to wear a mask.

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, 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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Further information



Liminka, Neste at 7.30
Kempele, Shell Zeppelin at 7.40
Oulu bus station, charter bus platform at 8.00
Hintta intersection
Jääli grill kiosk
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
Return, departure from Pikku-Syöte at 16.30
Return, departure from visitor centre at 16.40
Return, departure from Ski Resort Iso-Syöte at 17.00

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


All the slopes are rated blue, as in easy slopes. A route tip for the off slope enthusiasts: go down from the west peak southwards into the forest. The route ends on a ski track that goes around the Pikku-Syöte fell. Following the track you’ll easily find your way to the west slope station. Read more about Ski Resort Pikku-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 some experience in and 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 Syöte Visitor Centre is a handsome log castle by the gates of Syöte National Park. At the permanent exhibition, you can sense the presence of history and hear the whispering spruces. The exhibition presents the history of the interaction between man and nature in the backwoods of Syöte. While sipping a cup of coffee, you can admire the snow-crowned spruces or relax watching nature films. 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 day amongst the wooded hills.

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

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.

Ski Resort Pikku-Syöte Rental Shop: downhill, snowboarding and cross-country skiing equipment

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

Syöte Visitor Centre: fatbikes, e-fatbikes, snowshoes, skin based skis

Terms of cancellation

If a trip already purchased is canceled 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 up to two days before date of departure, no fee will be refunded.

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

Additional information

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4.12.2021, 28.12.2021, 30.12.2021, 1.1.2022, 8.1.2022, 15.1.2022, 22.1.2022, 29.1.2022, 5.2.2022, 12.2.2022, 19.2.2022, 26.2.2022, 5.3.2022, 12.3.2022, 19.3.2022, 26.3.2022, 2.4.2022, 9.4.2022, 16.4.2022