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Särkänniemi amusement park is open at Midsummer! The opening hours are: Amusement park 10am–9pm, Aquarium 10am–9pm and Doghill Fairytale Farm 10am–6pm.

This Midsummer the green oasis of Tampere, Viikinsaari island, celebrates the white night for two days! The island is open and the boats run on Midsummer eve June 24th, between 10am – 10.30pm and on Midsummer Day June 25th, between 12 noon – 9.30pm. The boats leave from Laukontori quay on the hour, and back from the island half past. Take a sauna, swim in the lake, play yard games and enjoy the bonfire. You can buy your tickets here.

Tallipiha Stable Yards throws a Midsummer celebration on Sunday, June 26th from 11am to 5pm. A market place with artisans and handicrafts, horse carriage rides, accompanied by live music. Free of charge! Tallipiha is closed June 24th – 25th.

G Livelab, close to Keskustori Central Square, celebrates Midsummer on both Friday and Saturday, June 24th–25th. Hot and cold drinks are served at the terrace, as well as soft ice cream and treats from the barbecue. There will also be yard games for you to try. Beloved Finnish musician Joel Hallikainen is playing on Friday from 7 pm.  Midsummer Day at G Livelab is celebrated with Ville Leinonen starting at 4pm.

The large G Livelab terrace is open during Midsummer. The event on 25th is free of charge and there’s no age limit.

Camping Härmälä offers some Midsummer fun for the whole family with the traditional midsummer bonfire (weather permitting).

For some sauna heat

If you wish to stay in the centre, Saunaravintola Kuuma is open on Midsummer! Friday 24th and Saturday 25th the sauna is open 1pm till 11pm and the restaurant from 1pm till 02 at night (kitchen closes at 10pm).

You can enjoy a Midsummer sauna experience at Rauhaniemi sauna. The sauna is hot June 24th -26th, between 12 noon – 10pm, sup-board rental 11am – 7pm.

The oldest public sauna, Rajaportin sauna, is open on June 25th 12 noon-6 pm. The sauna is closed on Saturday. The café is open when the sauna is.

Viikinsaari sauna will be open, too.

Other things to do

How about a nice Midsummer cruise on a lovely lake? Hopealinjat, Finnish Silverlines, cruises in and around Tampere at Midsummer, check the timetables and get your tickets in here.

Want to get to know Tampere and the region or lifestyle a bit more with a local guide? Check out Doerz Tampere and see what’s on over Midsummer!

Something to eat?

Not all of us have the chance to barbecue at Midsummer, but no worries, some cafés and restaurants are open, at least the following: PeriscopeDabbal kitchen & bar, Bistro Tammer and Napoli.

The best donuts of the world are baked at Midsummer, too – Pyynikin näkötorni ja kahvila is open on Midsummer eve from 9 am to 4 pm. Other days it’s open from 9 am to 8 pm. While enjoying your cup of coffee, you can admire the view over the forest, lakes and the city.

Café Pispala in idyllic Pispala is open. We recommend a reservation as this café definitely is popular.

RantaSmoothie by the lake Näsijärvi is open on Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm. Have a smoothie, ice cream, salad or a drink – or all of them! This is the best place to watch the non-existent sunset of the whitest night of the year.

Outside Tampere

At Vaihmalan Hovi, in Lempäälä, Midsummer is celebrated with a bonfire (weather permitting).

Automobile and road museum Mobilia in Kangasala is open daily between 10am and 6pm, on Midsummer Eve 24th it’s closed.

Visavuori Museum in Valkeakoski is open every day during Midsummer between 11am and 6pm!

Let’s dance!

Try a traditional Midsummer dance in one of the Dance Halls:

Toivolan lava in Ylöjärvi is open on Midsummer Eve with Kari Hirvonen and on Midsummerday with Onnentähti. And if you still want some more, there’s a chance on Sunday June 26th, there is music by J.A.L.O. at the Haikan lava in Pirkkala.

 

There is no customer service on Visit Tampere tourist information phone during the Midsummer. We’re open again on Monday 27th.

The city buses also follow exceptional timetables throughout the Midsummer, check out timetables here.

You might want to also check our event calendar for more events.

 

Please note, that the information given here is subject to changes which Visit Tampere is not responsible for – please check the up-to-date information from the event’s own website or organizer.