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SOOPA in English


SOOPA is the scout troop of the University of Oulu. We’re interested in many kinds of outdoor, scouting and sports activities.

We’ve had many foreign people to join our trips, for example exchange students from Italy, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Japan… and they’ve all survived! So if you’re interested, don’t hesitate to contact us and ask more. We try to keep some short basic information about the next events here on the web site (often we fail to do so in English).

There is also a mailing list of SOOPA (most messages include english summary) and a Facebook group for more general discussion. For any questions, try asking in the Facebook group or drop a line to any person mentioned in an event description. You can also try asking in the mailing list!

Joining SOOPA

In order to take part in our happenings, you should pay a membership fee to our bank account. The fee is 7€/year for those who are or have been students in Oulu, and 8€ for everyone else.

IBAN:      FI72 574136 20057718
Reference number: 11510

You can also ask a friend to pay in your stead (sometimes international transfers can be costly), but in that case do not use the reference number, use a message instead and put ”Membership fee for First_name Last_name” in the message, so we know from whom the payment is actually coming from.

After doing that please fill the membership form below or send same information by email to ”rahastonhoitaja” or ”jäsenrekisterinhoitaja”, see contact information. Please note that we don’t offer any insurance!


Next events

(please check out the SOOPAs facebook page and the discussion group for events not listed here)

Kaamosvaellus 2019 (29.12. – 5.1.)

(in english below) Hei kaikki vaeltamisesta kiinnostuneet! Soopan kaamosvaelluksen aika on taas käsillä ja tänä vuonna kohteenamme on Urho Kekkosen kansallispuisto. Lähdemme noin viikon kestävälle vaellukselle Oulusta aamulla 29.12.2018, jonka jälkeen otamme suunnan kohti Lappia ja sen autiotupien täplittämää erämaa-aluetta. Mikäli olet ensikertalainen tai sinulla on vasta vähän vaelluskokemusta, ei se haittaa. Vaellus toteutetaan perinteisesti […]

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Autumn hike 2018: Lomsdal-Visten, Børgefjell and Vindelfjällen, 25.8.-1.9.

SOOPA’s (University of Oulu Scout Troop) traditional Autumn Hike this year will be heading to a totally new area in Norway. That area is also the southmost area that SOOPA has explored in Norway. This time we are heading to National parks of Lomsdal-Visten and Børgefjell. Those parks are right next to each other. the […]

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Easter Hike 2018: Finnmark in Norway and Lappland in Finland 31.3.-7.4.

During the 2013 Autumn Hike we discovered a new area for hiking – Stabbursdalen National Park in the Arctic Finnmark of Norway. Now we intend to go back there and see how it looks in wintertime and experience unforgettable adventures and the awesome nature! The Stabbursdalen National Park has rugged hills, great views to the […]

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English Stories

Kaamos 2010 – an international group’s report
Kaamos 2007 – Active I
Kaamos 2006 – Lederhosen (partly in English)
Easter 2005 – Cielo a pecorelle…
Kaamos 2005 – The International Holiday Group
Midsummer paddling 1997 (English summary in the end)
Team Balance’s Easter hike1998
Kayak group’s autumn hike

A German Story

Trip zum Halti


Some pictures, taken in the beginning of 2006
A few pictures of our activities in 2004