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Helsinki, the national capital, is located 360 miles south of Pahkakoski.
When the sound of the ocean starts calling you, grab the sunscreen and travel to Oulu Beach, 30 miles away.
As far as sporting events go, nothing equals being in the middle of the action! Head to Raati Stadium in Oulu, 30 miles to the southwest of Pahkakoski. Grab a drink after the game and reflect on all the highlights.
Snowboard or ski down the trails of Pikku-Syote Ski Center or Iso-Syote Ski Center. The first is 50 miles from Pahkakoski, while the second is 50 miles.
Many vacationers recommend visiting Kierikki Stone Age Centre.
Yli-Ii and Ii are two other places worth checking out while you're in the area. They're 4 miles and 20 miles away, respectively.
Approximately 30 miles to the southwest of Pahkakoski is Oulu, a regional hotspot which is home to Ukkohalla, Hupisaaret and Tietomaa. Oulun Museum of Art and Oulu University Botanical Gardens are also great if you have time for more.
To truly embrace the character of Oulu, you have to accustom yourself with its signature scents and tastes.
Keep your eyes peeled for berries and beef chicken, two well-known local ingredients.
Make sure you try out some local dishes, like hernekeitto (pea soup) and rosolli (beetroot salad).
Delicious desserts, such as mustikkapiirakka (blueberry pie)riisipuuro (rice pudding), are certainly worth a try.
Muster your friends and order a round or two at one of the local bars. Don't bother with the drinks menu. If beer is what you're looking for, Olvi is the one you want!
If you're out on the town for the evening, make sure you order a round of Salmiakki Koskenkorva, a popular spirit.
Bridge the cultural divide by making use of a handful of simple phrases in Finnish during your visit. En ymmärrä means I don't understand in Finnish. You should also work on pronouncing Mistä olet kotoisin? (where are you from?).
You should be pleased to learn that the 6th of December is Independence Day, a lively day of national celebration.
It'll be hard saying "Moikka" to Pahkakoski, but know that this great destination will always be here for you to visit again.
When your departure time is nearing, you'll want to know that Oulu Airport is roughly 35 miles to the southwest.