Things to do and see in Tampere
Tampere is one of the most popular travel destinations in Finland around the year, and for a good reason. Tampere is large enough to offer something to do and see for everyone, while small enough so that moving from place to place is convenient.
Culture and events
For friends of culture, Tampere offers lots of theatres, gig venues, concert halls, museums and exhibitions.
Tampere Stadium with its numerous events is located almost next to Ilves, and there is only a few hundred metres' distance to the new Nokia Arena. The legendary gig venues Pakkahuone and Klubi, as well as the Tampere-talo with its great shows, are located in the centre of Tampere. Read more about the culture services of Tampere!
The Koskikeskus shopping centre is located next to Hotel Ilves, and there is a direct access to the shopping centre from the hotel. Koskikeskus includes a broad selection of fashion and clothing specialty stores, a cinema, as well as several cafés and restaurants. Ratina, the largest shopping centre in Tampere, is located only a few hundred metres from Ilves. Ratina includes more than 100 stores and an extensive range of services.
In addition to shopping centres, the bricks-and-mortar stores, department stores and second hand shops of the Tampere centre are located at only a short walking distance from Ilves.
Sports and outdoor recreation
No matter what time of the year you visit Tampere, there are excellent sports services available. There are several walking and cycling routes, as well as indoor sports facilities, near the centre. Popular outdoor recreational areas include the Pyynikki Nature Reserve and the Kauppi Sports Park. In addition to lakes, one can go for a swim in Tampere in several indoor swimming pools and the new outdoor swimming pool. During the winter, there are several sledging hills and skating rinks in the central area. Flowpark Varala is a popular climbing park, located just a few kilometres from the centre.
Vierailitpa Tampereella mihin vuodenaikaan tahansa, on Tampereella loistavat puitteet liikunnalle. Keskustan lähellä on useita kävely- ja pyöräilyreittejä, sekä sisäliikuntapaikkoja. Suosittuja ulkoilualueita ovat mm. Pyynikin luonnosuojelualue ja Kaupin urheilupuisto. Uimaan Tampereella pääsee rantojen lisäksi useissa uimahalleissa ja uudessa maauimalassa. Talvisin keskustan alueella on useita pulkkamäkiä ja luistelukenttiä. Flowpark Varala on suosittu kiipeilypuisto muutaman kilometrin päästä keskustasta.