Region: Kempele, Oulu
We speak: English, Suomalainen
Web site: www.airporthotel.fi
Location: Airport Hotel Oulu is an excellent place for your birding holidays and other outdoor activities close to the nature. It is located just a few minutes away from the Oulu Airport. The area is especially famous for owls of which 8 species can be found (Short-eared, Long-eared, Tengmalm´s, Pygmy, Ural, Great Grey, Hawk and Eagle Owl) fairly close. Wetland and mudflats are haven to a great number of migrating waders and waterfowl both in spring and autumn and nearby fields host thousands of geese (mainly Bean and White-fronted but also hundreds of Pink-footed and some Lesser-white fronted) in April and early May. White-tailed Eagles and some pairs of Pallid Harriers breed nearby. Several bird-towers make observation easier for birdwatchers. The Nature Center at Liminka, 15 kms from the hotel, has a restaurant and expedition hall with a presentation of northern wildlife.
Services: Birdwatching is most productive from the end of April till early October, but interesting birds can be found also in late autumn and winter. Professional English-speaking bird guides are available at any time. They are able to present current updates on bird activity and provide diverse means of transport, also optics if required. Bikes can be rented. Many interesting birds can be found in the reed beds and at the shore line some 100 meters from the hotel. Little Bunting, Red-flanked Bluetail, Blyth´s Reed Warbler, Siberian Jay, Siberian Tit are among the most interesting passerines at this latitude.
Guestrooms: Airport Hotel Oulu offers comfortable accommodation for both business and leisure travellers. It carries a 3-star rating and provides 40 double/twin no-smoking rooms. All rooms have, TV, hair drier, toilet, shower, some are equipped with a low cost mini-bar and balcony. Wi-Fi is available. There is also a conference room and an excellent restaurant. Sauna is available in the evenings and free parking for the duration of your stay.