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Viikinsaari island – A summer oasis in the city

16.04.2020

Spend a summer day on Viikinsaari Island, only a 20 minute boat ride away from the city centre. The Viikinsaari island in Tampere is a wonderful place to spend a summer day with your family, friends or a loved one.

 

How to spend a day in Viikinsaari?

Getting familiar with Viikinsaari is best done by strolling down the nature trail. By the pathways there are many delightful swimming spots to spend an easygoing summer day. Viikinsaari also has a beach sauna. You can book it for private use or head to sauna during public hours. Along with bays and paths there are game fields, a mini golf course and a kids fun park. Equipment rental is at Info where you can rent balls, frisbees, darts, games and many water activities for a reasonable price.  While in Viikinsaari, it is worthwhile to pop in the Pyhäjärvi Chapel. A former jail has been transformed into a chapel by a local artist Ilkka Vääti, and it is a true piece of art.

 

When hunger strikes

Picnic snack can be enjoyed on a sandy beach, green lawn or wooden picnic tables. There is also a possibility to grill and cook on the island. It is forbidden to bring your own alcoholic beverages.

You can also dine at Summer Restaurant Viikinsaari. There is an à la carte and terrace menu. The restaurant has license to sell alcoholic beverages. There is also a kiosk on the island where one can buy refreshments, sweets, ice cream and grilled food.

 

Events

During summer season there is various program in Viikinsaari. Summer dances, concerts, summer theater and even festivals keep the island happening all summer long. Check out the events from our event calendar and book your trip to the island here.

 

Opening hours of the Viikinsaari island

Viikinsaari is open from the beginning of June to mid August, check the timetables here.

Departures from Laukontori harbour to Viikinsaari island always on even hours. Departures from Viikinsaari island to Laukontori harbour always half past.

Tickets available online or from the ticket kiosk located in Laukontori.