Skibus Syöte (Iso-Syöte)


Skibus Syöte (Iso-Syöte) 2022-2023

Extra departure on Sunday 19.2.2023, read more on separate product page.

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 Skibus from Oulu to Syöte operates during the skiing season. You can reach Ski resort Iso-Syöte, Ski Resort Pikku-Syöte and Syöte National Park Visitor Centre by the Skibus.

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 lift tickets and equipment rental for Ski Resort Iso-Syöte through us at a discounted price. Redeem the lift tickets and rental equipment by showing your mobile Skibus 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.

On this page, you can also buy ski lift passes and rental equipment for Ski Resort Iso-Syöte. If you are going to Ski Resort Pikku-Syöte and want to book a ski pass or rent equipment for the Pikku-Syöte Ski Resort, go here.

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 7.30
Kempele, Shell Zeppelin at 7.40
Oulu bus station, charter bus platform at 8.00
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
-Starting from 18.2.2023, Ski Resort Pikku-Syöte if needed
-Syöte Visitor Centre if needed
Return to Oulu
By prior arrangement: Syöte Visitor Centre lower parking place* at 16.15
Starting from 18.2.2023, by prior arrangement: Pikku-Syöte (rental shop)* at 16.30
Ski Resort Iso-Syöte at 17.00

When returning to Oulu, bus leaves from Syöte Visitor Center and Pikku-Syöte 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 or Pikku-Syöte. 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
Iso-Syöte lift pass adults 28
Iso-Syöte rental equipment (downhill skiing or snowboarding) 29
Iso-Syöte helmet 5

* 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


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

Note: Pikku-Syöte on suljettuna 5.12.2022 alkaen ja avaa rinteet 17.2.2023 alkaen.

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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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

Select date

3.12.2022, 27.12.2022, 29.12.2022, 31.12.2022, 3.1.2023, 5.1.2023, 7.1.2023, 14.1.2023, 21.1.2023, 28.1.2023, 4.2.2023, 11.2.2023, 18.2.2023, 25.2.2023, 4.3.2023, 7.3.2023, 9.3.3023, 11.3.2023, 18.3.2023, 25.3.2023, 1.4.2023, 8.4.2023

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