There are many parks in Tampere, we preferred walking around Pyynikki with the old tower but it seems most visitors prefer Sarkanniemi which is a modern and definitely much more commercial with numerous facilities, a typical amusement park with rides for children (they’ll love the Angry Birds section), roller coasters, water rides, a small zoo, an aquarium, a modern art museum etc.
This lakeside adventure park was created in early 1970s with a new 168-meter high Observation Tower that has nice views from its viewing deck but we preferred to skip it and save the entrance fee (10euros or 37e for the day pass that includes entrance for the rides). We just walked around a bit, checking the small boats and having an ice cream at one of the kiosks but there are also some café and restaurants around, one of them up in the tower.
The Nasinneula Tower is open 11.00-23.30, the planetarium 12.15-20.45, the aquarium 12.00-21.30, the Art Museum 11.00-18.00, the rides 12.00-21.30
This place is right beside the TV Tower.
The setting is cool, with an assortment of rides beside Lake Näsijärvi.
You can get great views over the lake & the cityscape from the high rides, like the rollercoaster.
Once you're done, head for a slap-up meal at the top floor restaurant of the TV Tower, offering stunning all-round views.
I don´t like hight speed.I also don´t like hights at all.I´m scared of those things.So Särkänniemi isn´t"my cup of tea",but since I´m a Tampere editor,I must now tell you,that Särkänniemi just got voted the most popular amusement park in Finland.All the Finns could have voted.So if you like this kind of things,I´m sure you should go here!
The Särkänniemi amusement park iss the main tourist attraction, which includes a dolphinarium, planetarium, aquarium and the landmark Näsinneula tower - and the famous rollercoaster :-)
We were unlucky with the weather so I had no opportunity to feel sick after the ride, but aquarium as well as the view from the tower were also worth for.
The dolphins shows and shows in planetarium are only in certain hours depending on the time of the year - exact hours are stated at the website.
We went as a group of 6 20somethings and had a fantastic time. The dodgem cars got very competitive near the end but it was all in good fun!
Its worth trying all the rides and checking out the photos after.
If the nausea is getting too much for you take a break and watch the dolphin show, its pretty good.
Save yourself the hassel and just buy the wrist band that gives you access to everything.
You should visit the Särkänniemi amusement park where you can try a rollercoaster, carousel, viking boat and many other great ways to 'free your mind'.
There is couple of reastaurants in the amusement park.
Särkänniemi is located by the Näsinjärvi lake and the views are great from many rides of the park. In Särkänniemi you could also find a family zoo, delphinarium, planetarium, aquarium, seals etc. If you buy a 'key' you could visit all of these places for free as many times as you want in a day. If you are going to the amusement park, I suggest you to buy a 'wristband' (you could visit all the rides in the amusement park as many times as you want).
Särkänniemi Amusementpark If you like to have fun then this might be the place. The park is opened during summertime so check the opening hours and dates. More info about prices, opening hours etc. you will find here. Includes also info about Näsinneula. A great place to have a lunch and see the view over Tampere.
Have fun whole day! Perhaps The Gliding Parachute experience is the perfect way to see Tampere? Want to upset your stomach then The Tornado is the thing ;-)
Särkänniemi on the shore of Lake Näsijärvi is a leisure time and amusement centre for the whole family. Särkänniemi has a large amusement park with various game halls and merry-go-rounds, an aquarium, a planetarium, a dolphinarium, a children´s zoo, Sara Hildén Art Museum and, to crown it all, the 168-metre-high Näsinneula Observation Tower. The Aquarium, Planetarium, Observation Tower and Dolphinarium are open all year round.
Särkänniemi which has seven attractions:
The Sara Hildén Art Museum
The collection of Finnish and foreign contemporary art owned by the Sara Hildén Foundation is permanently housed in this Art Museum, which opened to the public in 1979. The collection of the Sara Hildén Foundation currently comprises about 2,800 works of art. The high artistic standard as well as the size of the collection give a representative picture of the last few decades in art. The primary purpose of the Sara Hildén Art Museum is to take care of the works included in the collection, as well as exhibiting them to the public.
- Opened in 1975
- Over 30 different attractions and rides
- Ipanarium - a separate area for small children
- A picnic area
- Open from late April to early September
- The top of the tower stands at a height of 168 metres
- Näsinneula restaurant is at a height of 124 metres
- The lifts travel at a speed of 6 metres per second
- It takes 27 seconds to get from the bottom to the top
- Open throughout the year
When you take the lift up to the top of Näsinneula, you have the opportunity to see the view from the highest observation tower in the Nordic countries. At the same time, you can acquaint yourself with the most famous symbol of Tampere.
From the observation spot or the rotating restaurant, you will see a fantastic panorama of the city centre. In other directions, you can see breath-taking scenery comprising of many lakes and ridges.
If you choose to have a meal in the Näsinneula restaurant, you will experience high standards in more ways than one!
- Finnish, English, Swedish and Russian narration available
- One programme lasts about 25 minutes
- 139 seats
- Open throughout the year
Take a seat in the Planetarium to enjoy clear, fun, up to date narration that is easily understood. This is combined with the latest multimedia techniques. Together they will take you on an unforgettable journey through our galaxy the Milky Way.
- About 30 different species of animals
- More than 200 individual animals
- Open from mid-May to early September
Both parents and children will love the Children's Zoo. On one hand, it is like a park, on the other, a countryside home for domestic animals.
- The largest public aquarium in Finland
- More than 200 species of fish and sea animals
- A total exceeding 3,000 individual animals
- Open throughout the year
Enter the Särkänniemi Aquarium and you'll plunge into an underwater adventure. You can stare into the face of fearsome piranhas, or be amazed by the deadly beauty of the poisonous Lionfish.
The Aquarium boasts a vast range of amazing aquatic animals from around the world. In addition to fish, you can observe turtles and lizards. The Aquarium also displays different species of Finnish fish.
- At the moment six bottlenose dolphins
- The northernmost dolphinarium in the world
- 900 seats
- Open throughout the year
Särkänniemi Amusement Park
Lots of machines that makes uoy feel sick... :) Näsinneula observation tower with restaurant at a height of 124 metres. Children´s zoo, Dolphinarium, Aquarium, Planetarium
all together in the same place.
Särkänniemi amusement park at Tampere.
It is not just a normal amusement park, it's much more. There is also a planetarium, a zoo, Näsinneulatower, aquarium, dolphinarium and Sara Hildens museum.When you take the lift up to the top of Näsinneula, you have the opportunity to see the view from the highest observation tower in the Nordic countries. At the same time, you can acquaint yourself with the most famous symbol of Tampere.
Located by a lakeside, the place is beautiful. This is a very popular amusement park and, if you want to go, be sure to be there soon after opening. Then there's not much queing.
You shouldn't miss Särkänniemi amusement park if you visit Tampere during summertime. Trombi, Half Pipe and Tornado are for the daredevils, dolphines and the farm animals for the chickens ;-)
A good place to take the whole family for few hours or even a whole day. Around the amusementpark there´s a lot of other places to see too. Nice area!