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Leisure in the Ylivieska Region

The Ylivieska region offers a wide variety of leisure activities. Leisure activities for people of all ages are organised by various organisations, associations, parishes, sport associations and schools. Leisure activities in the Ylivieska region include culture, exercise, sports and studying various subjects.

Events and leisure activities are advertised in local newspapers. More information on leisure services in the Ylivieska region is available on the municipalities' websites.

Further information: Leisure.

Library

You can borrow books, magazines, music and movies from the libraries in the Ylivieska region. You can also use computers and browse the Internet at a library. More information is available at the libraries' websites.

Municipalities of Alavieska, Kalajoki, Merijärvi, Nivala, Oulainen, Sievi and Ylivieska are part of the TIEKKÖ libraries. TIEKKÖ libraries have a common material database, register of borrowers and library card. An online user can browse collections and make reservations via the online service.

Alavieska library, Pokelantie 3, 85200 Alavieska
Telephone: 044 5395 269
Email: alavieskan.kirjasto(at)alavieska.fi

Oulainen city library, Sahankatu 2, 86300 Oulainen
Telephone: 044 4793 245
Email: kirjasto(at)oulainen.fi

Sievi library, Haikolantie 19, 85410 Sievi
Telephone: 044 4883 238
Email: sievinkirjasto(at)sievi.fi

Ylivieska city library, Kyöstintie 4, 84100 Ylivieska
Telephone: 044 4294 271
Email: kirjasto(at)ylivieska.fi

Further information: Libraries.

linkkiTiekkö:
Online libraryFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiMunicipality of Alavieska:
Library of AlavieskaFinnish

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
Library of OulainenFinnish

linkkiMunicipality of Sievi:
Library of SieviFinnish

linkkiTown of Ylivieska:
Library of YlivieskaFinnish

Theatre and cinema

There is a cinema in the Akustiikka Cultural Centre in Ylivieska, and concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, training courses and other events are also arranged there.

Akustiikka Cultural Centre, Akustiikka Kino
Koulukatu 2 B, 84100 Ylivieska
Telephone: 044 4294 545

Cinema Kinokulma
Asemakatu 1, 86300 Oulainen
Telephone: 040 5331 945

More information on cultural services in the Ylivieska region, such as theatre activities, is available on the municipalities' websites.

Further information: Theatre and cinema.

linkkiCinema Kinokulma :
Cinema Kinokulma Finnish

linkkiTown of Ylivieska:
Cinema in Ylivieskatalo AkustiikkaFinnish

linkkiTown of Ylivieska:
Ylivieskatalo AkustiikkaFinnish

linkkiMunicipality of Alavieska:
Cultural servicesFinnish

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
Cultural servicesFinnish | English

linkkiMunicipality of Sievi:
Cultural servicesFinnish

linkkiTown of Ylivieska:
Cultural servicesFinnish

Museums

Further information on museums in the Ylivieska region is available on the municipalities' websites.

Further information: Museums.

linkkiMunicipality of Alavieska:
MuseumsFinnish

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
MuseumsFinnish

linkkiMunicipality of Sievi:
MuseumsFinnish

linkkiTown of Ylivieska:
MuseumsFinnish

Exercise and sports

There are plenty of sports and exercise activities that can be done in the Ylivieska region around the year. Further information on exercise services and locations is available on the municipalities' websites.

Further information: Exercise and sports.

linkkiMunicipality of Alavieska:
Exercise and sports facilitiesFinnish

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
Exercise and sports facilitiesFinnish | English

linkkiMunicipality of Sievi:
Exercise and sports facilitiesFinnish

linkkiTown of Ylivieska:
Exercise and sports facilitiesFinnish

Recreation and travel in nature

Recreation and travel in nature are traditional and popular leisure activities in Finland at all seasons. Everyman’s rights allow you to pick berries and mushrooms in forests, and hike, ride a bike or ski in the winter. You must not enter yards in residential areas without permission.

You do not need a permit for angling and ice fishing. You will need a fishing permit for other kinds of fishing. A fishing permit can be purchased online, for example. Hunting also requires a permit. Everyman’s rights do not allow you to leave litter, damage trees or vegetation, drive motor vehicles off road without the landowner’s permission, or build any structures, even if they are temporary.

Further information: Recreation and travel in nature.

linkkiMinistry of the Environment:
Everyman's rights (Jokamiehen oikeudet)Finnish | Swedish | English

Hobbies for children and young people

Activities are arranged for young people in municipalities' youth premises. Leisure activities for children and young people in the Ylivieska region are organised by municipalities as well as by various organisations, associations, parishes and sport associations.

Further information on leisure activities for children and young people in the Ylivieska region is available on the municipalities' websites.

Southern Oulu Youth Information Centre Settinetti offers services for young people and those working with young people. Youth information is a form of service that provides young people with professional help, support and information on various questions related to the lives of young people by means of youth information and guidance. On the website of Settinetti you can also find plenty of information on leisure activities for young people in the region.

Further information: Hobbies for children and young people.

linkkiSouthern Oulu Youth Information Centre Settinetti :
Settinetti online serviceFinnish | English | Russian

Hobbies for the elderly

Municipalities in the Ylivieska region offer the elderly plenty of leisure activities, such as various cultural activities and sports. In addition, pensioners' associations organise various activities for the elderly. Further information is available on the municipalities' websites.

The Adult Education Centre and the Summer University also offer various leisure activities and study options for the elderly.

In Oulainen, there is a senior pass (Senioripassi) in use for local residents who are over the age of 65. More information is available on the website of the city of Oulainen.

Further information: Hobbies for the elderly.

linkkiJokihelmi Adult Education Centre (Jokihelmen opisto):
Jokihelmi Adult Education Centre (Jokihelmen opisto)Finnish

linkkiYlivieska Adult Education Centre:
Ylivieska Adult Education CentreFinnish

linkkiSummer University of Northern Ostrobothnia:
Summer University of Northern OstrobothniaFinnish | English

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
Senior Pass (Senioripassi) of OulainenFinnish

Associations

Various organisations and associations operate in the Ylivieska region. More information is available on the municipalities' websites and Settinetti portal, which includes lists of leisure activities and associations sorted by municipality.

Further information: Associations.

linkkiSouthern Oulu Youth Information Centre Settinetti :
AssociationsFinnish