Lonely Planet review

Oulu has the liveliest market square of all Finnish towns, and its position at the waterfront makes it all the more appealing. The square is bordered by several old wooden storehouses now serving as restaurants, bars and craft shops. The squat Toripolliisi statue, a humorous representation of the local police, is a local landmark. On the square is the kauppahalli (covered market), with freshly filleted salmon glistening in the market stalls and plenty of spots to snack on anything from cloudberries to sushi.