Tampere and its eskers, forests, lakes and urban views are beautiful, and especially from above. Climb up to Pyynikki observation tower and enjoy the spectacular view over lakes Pyhäjärvi and Näsijärvi. Inside the observation tower is also the famous Munkkikahvila café. Make sure you taste their delicious doughnuts! In the city centre you can also make you way up. Experience the Roof Walk Finlayson Area and admire Tammerkoski rapids, the central square and historical red brick buildings. You’ll also hear stories about Tampere and its’ history.
Did you know there are famous stairs in Pispala, where many athletes, for example Tampere’s own ice hockey stars, train? If you want to test if you’re in great shape head to these legendary stairs. The beginning is at Mäkikatu street next to Rajaportti sauna. There are a total of 310 stairs, and they climb up the magnificent Pispalanharju ridge.
Speaking of saunas, Tampere is the Sauna Capital of the World! So while you visit Tampere, you should definitely test out some of our great public saunas. There are over 55 of them in the Tampere Region! Traditional saunas, Rajaportti and Rauhaniemi Folk Spa, are the ones where you’ll meet the locals. Visit also the new and modern Sauna Restaurant Kuuma, located in Laukontori Market Square.
When you’re hungry or want to buy souvenirs, stop by at the Tampere Market Hall. Did you know that it is the largest in the Nordic countries? The Market Hall is located in the heart of the city.
Särkänniemi Theme Park, nestled amidst beautiful Finnish nature, offers a unique and memorable experience for visitors of all ages. Enjoy the rides, take a glimpse back to the old days in Doghill Fairytale Farm petting zoo and admire the views from Näsinneula observation tower. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere!
Tampere is located between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. Swimming and spending time at the beach is a great way to spend a sunny summer day. Check out our article for the best swimming beaches in Tampere!
If heights don’t scare you head to Pyynikki Observation Tower and try abseiling from the tower. Amazing views and adrenaline rush guaranteed! Another great place to admire the views is adventure park Flowpark in Varala, located also in Pyynikki area.
Hop on a cycle!
A great way to see the city is to hop on a bicycle. Test the city bikes you can find around the city and rent one for a tour. For use, you need the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät application, through which registration and payment are handled. The app can be found on app stores. You can also rent a bicycle from Easybike (you need to download Easybike app and register online). Electric fatbikes can be rented for example from Tohloppi Wake, Pakomatkat or Kauppi Sports Center.
If you want to take a trip to the region, check out the Lake trails routes!
Get to know the museums
Tampere is the home of many interesting and also a bit quirky museums. You should definitely visit the Spy Museum, National Police Museum or Finnish Museum of Games. Check out also the world’s only Moomin Museum and admire the art exhibitions at Tampere Art Museum and Sara Hildén Museum. And that’s not all! Chech out more Tampere museums from our article.