Pudasjärvi is a town of about 8 000 inhabitants and 18 000 reindeers in Northern Finland. It’s the second largest city in Finland in terms of area. The town is about an hour’s drive from the nearest airport in Oulu, and two hours from Rovaniemi and Kuusamo airports.

The town’s strategic goal is both to develop and to respect the precious nature. We are proud of our clean air, pure and local food as well as diverse natural surroundings. In Pudasjärvi, you are able to visit the southernmost fell in Finland surrounded by the Syöte National Park. The awarded travel destination and ski resort Syöte is located in Pudasjärvi.

Travel destination Syöte in Pudasjärvi, Finland

What’s there to do and see in Pudasjärvi? Watch videos on fishing, hiking and mountain biking, reindeer and other safaries, slopes and snow park, and biking trails and views in summer. There’s plenty of more to see on VisitSyöte YouTube-channel. You might be also interested in videos on glass igloos, glass-roof suites and other luxury suites and rooms with a stunning view.

In the following years, nearly 50 million euros of investments will develop this travel destination even further.

Syöte timelapse 2020:

Log Capital of Finland

Pudasjärvi is the log capital of Finland. The world’s leading log house company Kontio and Finland’s leading supplier of glass sliding doors Profin are located in Pudasjärvi. Several modern log buildings of architectural interest and the largest log buildings in Finland are located in Pudasjärvi.

The municipality promotes the development of modern log industry, like our famous Log Campus. In 2015, the municipal board even decided that all public buildings in Pudasjärvi will be made of logs. Other cities have followed our path and now there are already several log school buildings in Finland.

Local businesses are active and SME’s cover various branches, but our town’s growth strategy focuses on promoting the key sectors; log building and wood product industry, tourism industry and local foods in the area.   

What is Pudasjärven Kehitys Oy?

Pudasjärven Kehitys Oy, Pudasjärvi Development Ltd, is a business development company owned by the town of Pudasjärvi and funded in 2018. We promote entrepreneurship, regional businesses, investments and regional development, and execute the economic development strategy of the town of Pudasjärvi. We offer business development consulting, boost regional marketing and aim to create the best environment for business in the region. Our customers are local SMEs and the municipality.

What we do?

When you are thinking about setting up a business, it’s time for your business to grow, or you are interested in investment opportunities in Pudasjärvi, we can support you.

Business development company, Pudasjärven Kehitys Oy, helps SME’s to grow in the initial stages of their development. We give advice in setting up a company, and help in refining your business idea, finding funding and starting a new business in Pudasjärvi. We offer coaching and consulting for growth-oriented companies when they are expanding or relocating their operations in Pudasjärvi. We are your partner when you need invest in services to find premises, sites and properties, and new business opportunities in Pudasjärvi. 

We use also our vast network of various organizations and experts to help our customers. We promote regional and local business networks and cooperation, arrange events and workshops, and aid companies to take part in EU-funded projects.

What about the local culture and mindset in Pudasjärvi? How to live like a local? What people are like? They are active and innovative both in business and leasure, and they love nature truly and deeply. For example, they race in floral dress high heels swamp skiing, play football in snow or go mountain biking and hiking in Syöte National Park. Watch a video on winter season activities in Syöte!

Who we are?

Riikka Tuomivaara
+358 50 552 6690

Business Advisor (business ideas, business development and financing, business premises)
Auvo Turpeinen
+358 45 169 3997

Business Developer, Tourism Industry (business development and financing, InvestIn)
Jukka Koutaniemi
+358 50 544 2300