Tampere’s best vantage points - Visit Tampere

Tampere’s best vantage points

26.01.2018

We’ve listed for you the places to enjoy the most stunning views in Tampere. Your Instagram followers will like it!

 

In town 

Sky Bar at Solo Sokos Torni Hotel

First of all, go to the panoramic sky bar at Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere. It’s the highest bar in the city atop of the highest hotel in Finland. Whichever table you get, a fascinating view is guaranteed.

The entrance to the bar is free, and you are not obliged to make any orders to enjoy the views and take a selfie. Here is a tip: take elevator A with a large window wall — it already makes lifting to the bar an amusement. Read more from here!

Moro SkybarPhoto: Aki Rask

 

Restaurant Periscope

Located in the Ratina Shopping Centre, Restaurant Periscope has impressive views over the city and lake Pyhäjärvi. The industrial heritage of Tampere can be clearly seen from this scenic spot. One can also enjoy the unique views at the open rooftop terrace of Periscope.

Photo: Laura Vanzo

 

Näsinneula Observation Tower 

It is the highest observation tower in the Nordic Countries and Tampere’s landmark. Its height of 124 m offers a completely clear view. The viewpoint has binoscopes, while there is a revolving restaurant on the floor above; a full rotation takes 45 minutes. This is the best opportunity to explore the city, sitting on a chair. Here is a tip: visit the tower before dark to see the breathtaking panoramas.

Näkymä NäsinneulastaPhoto: Laura Vanzo

 

Pyynikki Observation Tower

The Pyynikki observation tower is located on the world’s highest ridge emerged during the ice age. The tower offers a breathtaking view of the city, and the cosy cafe at its bottom bakes the legendary doughnuts.

Näkymä PyynikintornistaPhoto: Laura Vanzo

 

Pispala Ridge

The view from Pispalanharju Ridge in Pispala is one of Tampere’s landmarks. This place, being nice as a postcard is dotted with colorful wooden houses and located on the world’s highest gravel ridge. It is worth to go uphill to make a postcard of a photo.

Valokuvaaja PispalanharjullaPhoto: Laura Vanzo

 

Out of town

Haralanharju Ridge

If you are about to travel a little further, climb the Haralanharju Ridge in the town of Kangasala 17 km from Tampere.

This place is recognized as one of state significant landscapes of Finland. In the mid-19th century, the views from the ridge inspired the poet Sakarias Topelius to write the famous song “A Summer Day at Kangasala”.

You can enjoy the whole beauty of the Haralanharju landscapes from a wooden observation tower that is open all year round.

Photo: Juha Hartikainen

 

Helvetinjärvi National Park

This dazzlingly beautiful location has a bit scary name, “Hell’s Lake”. The tops of pines going up into the sky, deep crevices, mysterious cliffs, still lakes — everything here seems to be from another dimension. Pass the “Hell’s Gate” (this is how the main entrance to the park is called) and take a walk along a 4 km long path. Halfway you will see a narrow Helvetinkolu (“Hell’s Hole”) gorge hidden in the rock, the age of which counts from the ice age. Finland was proud of its natural landmark as early as in the 19th century.

Right next to it, there is one of the most instagrammable locations in Finland, the observation deck with views over the lake.

Helvetinjärven kansallispuistoPhoto: Laura Vanzo

 

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Pyynikki Observation Tower and Café

Näkötornintie 67, 33230 Tampere
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Näsinneula Observation Tower

Näsinneula, Laiturikatu, Tampere
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Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere

Ratapihankatu 43, 33100 Tampere
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Periscope

Vuolteenkatu 1, Tampere
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Helvetinjärvi National Park

Helvetinjärven kansallispuisto, Ruovesi
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Haralanharju ridge

Haralanharjun näkötorni, Kangasala
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