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Private 3-Hour Helsinki Walking Tour
"Meet your professional tour guide in your hotel lobby and start a walking city tour with a knowledgeable local. Enjoy this private comprehensive walking tour that covers the must-see sights as well as most important and interesting parts of Helsinki the Presidential Palace City Hall the Uspenski Cathedral the colourful Market Square the Parliament buildings Finlandia Hall
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Private Shore Excursion: Helsinki Walking Tour
"Meet your professional tour guide outside the main port gate and take a tram to the city center (at own expense). Enjoy this private comprehensive walking tour that covers the must-see sights as well as most important and interesting parts of Helsinki su the Presidential Palace City Hall the Uspenski Cathedral the colorful Market Square the Parliament buildings Finlandia Hall
From $413.00
 
Half-Day Helsinki City Sightseeing Tour by Minivan
"Start this 3-hour sightseeing tour of the Finnish capital with a pick-up from your hotel at your chosen time. Continue along the coastal road passing the beautiful Uspenski Cathedral – the biggest Orthodox cathedral in Northern Europe - and the Icebre which is the main street through the city where you can see the Parliament House the National Museum and Finlandia Hall. You will also pass the Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma designed by the American architect Steven Hall. Continue to the Olympic Stadium venue for the 1952 Olympic Games and the new Opera house which was completed in 1993. The car will then take you to the Sibelius Park where you can photograph the monument built to honour Finland’s most famous composer
From EUR260.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Tampere

Local Customs

Musta Makkara

If you ask anyone in Tampere which one is the most typical local food, the answer would be mustamakkara. This sausage (similar to black pudding, but thinner) consists of pork, pig blood, crushed rye...
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Pispala - Rajaportti Sauna

This is one of the legends here in Tampere. When visiting Finland, it is quite easy get to visit Sauna, your friends are more than eager to take you to one, all hotels have sauna, at least some time...
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akkipaa
Jan 19, 2013

Christmas Market - Joulutori

Christmas markets are quite young tradition in Finland. Espoo has the longest, from 24th of Nov to 23th of Dec. Helsinki starts 7th and Tampere 5th Dec both ending to 23th Dec. There are a lot of...
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akkipaa
Dec 15, 2012

Tampere light-weeks

There´s this thing called "valoviikot"(lightweeks) from November to beginning of January.It´s nice that they put a lot of light to the streets.Some of them are very old,from the 1960´s I think,and...
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Turska
Apr 04, 2011

Driving like a local

If you are a pedestrian or even cycling in Tampere, you might want to watch out for cars.People behind the wheels are more or less thinking that they are the only people on the road. It is almost as a...
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Heinisuo
Apr 04, 2011

Have a munkki-kahvit :)

The doughnuts available at cafe at Pyynikki observation tower are widely regarded as the best in Tampere, if not the whole of Finland!So, that's the munkki! Kahvit is the accompanying coffee you'll no...
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Durfun
May 12, 2010
 
 
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Sauna - the Finnish way :)

It's great fun warming (sweating) up in the hot sauna, then dipping in the cold lake outside, only to return to the sauna to repeat this process several times over.Do have a quick shower before &...
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Durfun
Mar 10, 2010

Funny names of areas in Tampere

When we moved to Tampere,one of first things I remember was wondering how grazy names of cityparts they have here!We were sitting at Sputnik-bar,and I looked down the window-where the local-bussess...
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Turska
Oct 13, 2008

Manse-rock

In Finland most young people know what is"manse-rock".We call Tampere"Manse"(some people used to say,that this is Manchester of Finland),and from Tampere there have come lots of popular bands.Some of...
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Turska
Oct 11, 2008

Really a Tampere-thing

If you want to be like real Tampere-citzen,you should love ice-hockey.Then you shoul choose witch team you support and buy their clothes and a flag and go to Hakametsän halli to see Ice-hockey.I know...
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Turska
Oct 11, 2008

Language

Whenever I am in a country where english is not the main language (and since english is the only language I can speak fluently) I try to learn at least two phrases: 'Do you speak english?' and 'thank...
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Marpessa
Oct 13, 2005

TAMPERE LANGUAGE

or a dialect really. There's a small dictionary called: Pipa päässä rotvallir reunalla' if you want to learn more of this unique dialect. Here are some useful words with which you can impress local...
Sininen
Aug 06, 2005

People

In Tampere and in Finland generally, people are quite shy, introverted and not so polite for 'strangers'. You will soon realise that they don't apologize if they just pushed you in the queu in the...
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Pomska
Mar 04, 2003

More infos...<br/>Tampere is...

More infos...Tampere is the third largest town in Finland (ca 190 000 inhabitants), situated 180 km from Helsinki. It's surrounded by beautiful lakes.You can still see the Tampella-Finlayson factory...
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LysDor
Sep 12, 2002

Top Hotels in Tampere

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Pyynikintie 13, Tampere, Western Finland, SF 33230, Finland
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Hatanpaanvaltatie 1, Tampere, Western Finland, 33100, Finland
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Hameenkatu 1, Tampere, Western Finland, 33100, Finland
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Yliopistonkatu 44, Tampere, Western Finland, 33100, Finland
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Akerlundinkatu 2 a, 6th floor, Tampere, 33100, Finland
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Koskikatu 5, Tampere, Western Finland, 33100, Finland
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Top Things to Do in Tampere

Things to Do

Pyynikki park &amp; tower

Although not so popular as Nasi park (near Nasijarvi lake) which is always full of tourists we loved Pyynikki park. It’s located next to Lake Pyhajarvi, a lovely peaceful area full of trees that seems...
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Näsinneula (Observation Tower)

This was built in 1970–1971 and was designed by Pekka Ilveskoski. It opened in 1971 and is located in the Särkänniemi leisure centre. It is the tallest free-standing structure in Finland and the...
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Moominvalley

Some say that this is Tampere’s most popular attraction. Indeed, Moominvally has attracted a wide range of visitors from families with kids, to Asian girls who come because of Moomin’s cutenes and of...
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Tuomiokirkko

Tampere’s neogothic cathedral is well known for it frescoes. This is a rather unusual fact for such a new, protestant church. They are pictures by Hugo Simberg, showing skeleton gardeners, snakes and...
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Arboretum

If you are tired of the hussle in the city you can visit Hatanpää Arboretum (abt 2 km from teh centre). In its beautiful parks and view towards to Lake Pyhäjärvi and Pyynikki your soul definitely...
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Särkänniemi Amusement Park

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...
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Turska

"Tampere,city of shy people.."
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Janni67

"Tampere - my favorite city in Finland"
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Sininen

"MORO!"
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laurenzia

"Tampere"
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Airpunk

"Tampere - Industry, Students and Ryanair"
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