Valkea is a unique shopping centre in the heart of Oulu with more than 60 shops. It consists of two blocks and Kesäkatu, a covered street connecting them.
When visiting us, please remember to:
In exceptional circumstances caused by the corona virus epidemic, shopping center Valkea moves to exceptional opening hours from mon 8.3. New recommended opening hours are: mon–fri 10–19, sat 10–18 and sun 12–18.
Sokos Herkku will have normal opening hours: mon–fri 7–22, sat 7–22 and sun 9–21.
Please check specific opening hours from here.
You can buy face masks from Maskimaatti vending machine. It is located near the first floor elevators.
Play area is closed until further notice.
We have further improved our hygiene level to ensure the safety of our customers and employees.
Valkea has moved to exceptional opening hours due to corona virus epidemic. See opening hours for all businesses here.
1st floor: Shopping in every weather
The street-level floor of Valkea is quick to pop into. Kesäkatu is a covered street that serves as a meeting place and a venue for events. Here you will find coffee shops and a kiosk, among other outlets. The street-level shops in Valkea offer cosmetics, jewellery, accessories, home decoration items, books, electronics and well-being products.
Shops: Blue Tomato, Sokos, Sunkoru Jewerly, Marimekko, DNA Kauppa, Sokos, Elisa, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Fonum, Gina Tricot, Glitter, Granit, Instrumentarium, Intersport, Karkkipäivä, Natural, Hyvä Olo hair and beauty salon, Silmäasema, Herkun Kukka, Suomalainen Kirjakauppa, Telia Shop, The Body Shop, Bacaro Doppio, Jungle Juice Bar, La Torrefazione
2nd floor: Daily life and special occasions
The second floor of Valkea offers an extensive selection of fashion, in addition to handy solutions for daily life.
3rd floor: Restaurants and shopping for kids
The heart of the shopping centre, Kööki, is located on the third floor. It consists of seven restaurants and Pikku-Kööki, a play area for children. In addition, the third floor offers a wide selection of kids’ clothing and toys.
Shops: Reima Brand Store, Sokos, XS Lelut, Sokos, Jasmin, Polarn O. Pyret, Classic Pizza Restaurant, Friends & Brgrs, Fafa's, Hanko Sushi, Original Sokos Hotel Arina Ravintola Veranta, Picnic, Rosso, Wok's
4th floor: Meetings and services
The fourth floor of Valkea is the location for other services, such as Sokos service points for co-op members and the new meeting facilities of Original Sokos Hotel Arina. In addition, this floor has office facilities.
Accessing Valkea on foot
You can arrive in Valkea on foot from Pakkahuoneenkatu and Kauppurienkatu. The main entrances at both ends of Kesäkatu will lead you to the heart of the shopping centre: a covered meeting place and venue for events. The Kauppurienkatu entrance also offers quick access to the Sokos department store.
Accessing Valkea by bicycle
Valkea is located in Oulu, a bicycle-friendly city and the world’s best city for winter cycling. You can park your bicycle next to the main entrance on Kauppurienkatu.
Accessing Valkea by public transport
The nearest stops are located on Torikatu, Saaristonkatu and Pakkahuoneenkatu. Find the best route for you at www.oulunjoukkoliikenne.fi.
Accessing Valkea by car
If you are arriving by private car, we recommend the Kivisydän or Valkea parking facilities. The Valkea parking facility (65 spaces) is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Kivisydän is open around the clock.