So what makes Tampere so special? Sun-bathed lakes and lush ridges, local baker’s butter-eyed buns, European experiences and our own special stuff . Morning coffee at Laukontori Market Square with wind in your hair. Fresh urban nature that caresses you. Fail-safe classics and unique destinations the way we like them. Exciting events one after another. Tampere is at its best both animated and peaceful. Tampere is welcoming like a small village with a cosmo-politan atmosphere. There’s nothing not to love about Tampere. And yes, Keskustori Central Square is probably the best spot in Finland for watching people and the world go by.
And then there’s the whole Tampere Region too. Filled with great, well-tried destinations and experiences – and just as surely something completely different, often small and intimate. You’ll find many gems and places worth a visit in this short travel guide and many more by keeping your eyes open and asking the locals. And pop into Tourist Information at Tampere railway station if you come across it. There’s plenty of information and insight to adapt everything to suit your trip and desires.
Your stories and subplots are created on the spot from moments and moods that often quite unexpectedly crown the whole trip. You’ll see.
Here you go: Tampere Region. It’s All Bright!
Tours & Activities
Top things to do
Take up the Challenge!
The Tampere Region offers you the opportunity to participate in easy and safe outdoor excursions with a professional guide. You are welcome to join either by yourself or in a group!
Visit the indoor market hall
The indoor market hall, built in 1901, is a true Tampere experience that shouldn’t be overlooked. Sizeable shopping centres offering global brands are naturally a facet of any modern city while the arts and crafts shops offer something unique. Don’t forget to take some real Finnish design back home! And if you arrive to Tampere by train and need flowers, you can get them from a vending machine at the Railway station.
Go to the sauna!
A traditional Finnish sauna in a Finnish lakeside environment is a truly unforgettable experience. Our selection includes lakeside saunas, smoke saunas, old saunas, new saunas, sauna boats, ice saunas, small and large saunas, you name it.
Hatanpää Manor House and Blooming Rose Garden
Hatanpää Manor House with its large, old park and blooming rose garden together with the Arboretum are perfect for an outing on beautiful summer days. The rose garden at the Manor House of Hatanpää is at its best in July and August.
Taste of Tampere
Versatile and fascinating sightseeing and taste-testing tour showing you the best parts of the city and Finnish cuisine