When Finns are asked which city they’d prefer if they had to move, one third says: Tampere! When Finns are asked which city in Finland is the best travel destination, the answer is: Tampere! In Congress statistics, Tampere shines as number two after Helsinki.
Tampere is a way of life; it has the evolving services and infrastructure of a big city, combined with the feel of a small town and everything at a walking distance.
For congress, meeting and event organizers, Tampere’s greatest strength is that we work together for a common goal. Tampere is at your service. Contact us, we at Visit Tampere are happy to help you!
Tampere has made a name for itself as a major Nordic congress destination. Tampere is also renowned as a event and sports city. The city’s excellent infrastructure and services meet the needs of even the most demanding congress and event organizer.
Tampere is a lively university city. For international congress delegates it offers an innovative academic environment and numerous interesting research centres and laboratories to visit. The professors and researchers at Tampere’s universities, polytechnics, university hospital and research institutions are members of international scientific communities and active congress organizers.
Tampere has a perfect location in Finland: 2/3 of Finns live within 200 km radius of Tampere. Tampere – The Sauna Capital of the World – is a green and beautiful city between two lakes, offering an array of leisure activities, such as original sauna experiences, nordic walking, lake cruises and swimming in the fresh water lakes.
The city centre is nicely compact: all major hotels, restaurants and shops are within convenient walking distance of each other.
There are 3,200 hotel rooms in the city. Hotel rates are reasonable, usually much lower than in the capital area: €180 (first class) to €90-€130 (regular) to €55 (economy). The tallest hotel in Finland, Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere, is located in Tampere. The world’s largest hotel chain, Marriott, will open its first hotel in Finland in Tampere in 2019.
Tampere is easily accessible. Blue1 / SAS flies directly to Tampere from Copenhagen and Stockholm. There are several daily flights from Helsinki to Tampere. In addition, Ryanair’s connections to Tampere reach almost all European cities. More information on our page
Tampere Hall is the leading conference facility in Finland and a major conference and concert centre in Scandinavia. Tampere Hall hosts over 20 international conferences every year. The World’s only Moomin Museum is also located in Tampere Hall.
Tampere offers an extensive and experienced network of conference professionals to help with local arrangements. The city of Tampere supports international conferences by hosting a complimentary reception at the City Hall.
Tampere hosts about 3000 commercial events annually and the same number of hobby events. 4 million event-goers visit Tampere’s events each year. The Finland’s largest multipurpose arena with a capacity of 15,600 spectators will be completed in Tampere in 2021.
Finland offers an excellent setting for international conventions, conferences, incentive tours and events. Finland is a stable and secure country. Conferences and event arenas can be safely booked years in advance. Us Finns are famous for our dependability: we keep our promises and hold our agreements.
The participants of events arranged in Tampere and its surrounding municipalities can buy a right to use the blue Nysse buses of Tampere Regional Transport. The events ticket is included in the event’s own pass. The ticket is valid on standard bus lines in zones ABC or ABCDEF.
Tampere Regional Transport has pursued cooperation with a variety of events during the years. Athletes, festival, fair and congress guests, student event participants and many other groups have travelled on the blue buses. Read more >