Winter Day in Koiteli 2023


Optional Cultural Program for Full STEAM in Oulu Participants
March 22, 2023

Welcome to Koiteli located by river Kiiminkijoki to spend a wonderful winter day in a good company!

Word Koiteli comes from Sami language and means “in the middle”. You get to enjoy fun snow activities in an island located in the middle of two rapids. Beautiful surroundings, ancient trees and the silence surrounding you will give you the feeling of being also in the center of yourself.

Snow activities include short try outs of different kinds of snowshoes, traditional kick sledge ‘potkuri’ and sledge ‘pulkka’. In Tunnelmatupa hut everyone will have the chance to make their own souvenir out of wood, leather and pine wood tar.

On top of these you will get to know the well-known arctic animal; reindeer and hear the stories of local reindeer herder. And of course everyone will experience a short ride in a sledge pulled by the reindeer.

Group will be divided into smaller groups that rotate between the activities. Small snack with warm juice/coffee/tea is served.

Duration: about 4 hours including transfers from Oulu, ½ hour one way

Price: 114€/person including transfers, all the activities mentioned in the program, services of English speaking guides, small snack with warm juice/coffee/tea served non-stop during the whole program, winter gear (overall, gloves, hat, woollen socks and winter boots; size infos needed in advance).

BOOKING HAS BEEN CLOSED – DEADLINE FOR BOOKING 13.3.2023 – if you still want to join, please contact [email protected]

Choose size of thermal clothing (winter overall) and winter boots, press Add to Cart and go to shopping cart to finalize the payment.

See below for additional practical information.

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Additional information

Winter Day in Koiteli – further information


12:00 Transportation of all course participants from Laanila School to the City Centre (Oulu City Hall). Those who do not take part in the optional program, get off the bus at the Oulu City Hall.

12:15 Transfer from Oulu City Hall to Koiteli (appr. 30 min)

  • The driver has a name list of the participants who have booked the Winter day in Koiteli program and may check that you have made the booking. You have also received the confirmation email upon booking. It does not matter if you activate the ticket by mistake yourself.

12:45 Arrival in Koiteli. Winter Day in Koiteli program (3 hours)

  • you will get your thermal clothing including winter overalls, gloves, hat, woollen socks and winter boots packed in bags with the name you gave in the booking
  • warm juice will be served while getting dressed
  • short walk with the guide to the Koiteli area, where the program takes place
  • after the program is finished, short walk back to the safari house where you can leave the thermal clothing

15:45 Transfer back to Oulu City Centre

16:15 Arrival at Oulu City Hall

What to bring?

You will be leaving for the activity immediately after your program at the school is finished. Take already in the morning with you the personal items you think you will be needing during the day (camera, power bank etc). You can leave your belongings in the bus during the school program and during the program in Koiteli.

You will get a thermal overall, which you can wear on top of your own normal clothes. If it is a warm day and you want to wear your own winter clothing, it is fine. In that case remember to dress warmly because you will spend several hours outdoors. Dress in layers (long sleeved under layer, middle layer, outer layer) and do not forget your hat, scarf, warm cloves and socks, and winter boots!


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