Kempele in a nutshell
Kempele is a youthful and agile municipality where urban and rural life meet in a lovely way. We can offer you roots and history as well as high-quality services and leisure activities.
Kempele in a nutshell:
4 accommodation providers
1 shopping centre
The smallest ski resort in Finland
3 stair-climbing stairways
2 official beaches
1 seaside resort with a beach maintained by the village association
2 teams in Finnish baseball championship league Superpesis, women and men of Kempeleen Kiri
4 km to the Oulu Airport from the Kempele border
1 railway station
The most attractive municipality in Finland in terms of relative population growth
The lowest cost of living in a one-family house in Finland
116 new businesses a year
18 000 inhabitants
75.1% employment rate
Kempele is known for:
The typo in the Kempele Hall sign, which now reads ”KEMPELEHALII”, ”Kempele hugs you”
Head office and registered office of Polar Electro Ltd
Home for NHL goalkeeper Pekka Rinne
Home for former Prime Minister Juha Sipilä
Areas and buildings with names starting with Z
Shopping Centre Zeppelin and Leisure Centre Zemppi
Mayor Tuomas Lohi
Kempele is located in the heart of the Oulu region with Oulu, Tyrnävä and Liminka as neighbours.
Come feel the pulse of Kempele!
Transportation and basic services
Lentokentäntie 720, Oulu
Kempele Railway Station
Asemantie 12, Kempele
Free long-term parking on the other side of the railroad at the end of Kaartotie road.
Arriving and departing trains in Kempele
Oulu public transport provides local bus traffic services in the whole region.
Saaga Travel - Premier charter and coach service in Oulu and Northern Finland
Taxis and non-scheduled services
Taxi station: Asemantie 1, Kempele
OTAXI phone: +358 (0)600 30081
Kempele Health centre
Kirkkotie 21, Kempele
Phone: +358 (8) 558 72102
Kempeleen Ykkösapteekki: Kauppatie 2, Kempele Centre
Zeppelinin apteekki: Shopping Centre Zeppelin
Health Clinic Hälsa: in Zemppi, Pekurintie, Kempele
Alko Liquor Store:
Myllytie 3, in the same building as Lidl Kempele
The most popular attractions
The Honkanen area is home to Shopping Centre Zeppelin, a hub for exercise, rehabilitation and wellbeing Easymove, sport and event centre Zemppi Areena, Forenom Aparthotel, Leo's Leikkimaa, Recreational swimming hall Zimmari and the recreation and skiing centre Köykkyri where you can find the longest stair-climbing stairway in the region and jogging paths. There is a fenced dog park behind the ski slope.
Vihiluoto is the seaside oasis in Kempele, and its services are built, maintained and developed by the village association. There is a swimming beach, a marina, beach volley courts, an accessible nature trail with a bird-watching tower and barbecue place. In addition, there is a 7-hole disc golf course, a skateboard ramp, and in summer, a field for 20 sheeps. In winter, the village association prepares skiing tracks and a tour skating route on the sea ice. Finlandia Hotel Airport Oulu with its dining hut, Spanish restaurant El Sabor and Vihiluodon Torppa, an atmospheric restaurant and terrace on the seashore are all located in Vihiluoto.
Köykkyri is a centre for downhill and cross-country skiing and recreation. You have direct access to great nature trails where you can jog, ride fatbikes or ski. You can ride a bike or ski a 4-kilometre path to Marjakammi, where you will find a lean-to shelter and a hut where you can have snacks by the open fire. At one kilometre from Marjakammi, there is a municipal swimming beach at Mourunkijärvi. Nearby, there is the Linnunrata farm that raises alpacas. The farm welcomes tourist groups to walk alpacas in the nature.
The Local History Museum on Kirkkotie road near the centre is a traditional Northern Ostrobothnian courtyard where the buildings represent different time periods. Specialities include a small house built by WWII soldiers for their comrade in arms behind the frontlines and a turf cottage, both unique in Finland. In summer, there is live music and theatre at the museum, as well as a Midsummer party. In winter, there is an old-time Christmas market and groups are invited to experience traditional Finnish Christmas and to learn about the history of Christmas celebrations.