Best Things To Do in Tampere, Finland

Are you looking for what to do in Tampere?

You might have a list of things to do in Tampere and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. Places like Pyynikki Park And Observation Tower and Sarkanniemi Adventure Park will make sure your dream destinations are ticked off. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

With so many world-famous sites and attractions to visit, deciding on the best things to do in Tampere can be a daunting task. Visiting selective places and carrying the best memories is the best alternative. Don’t rush to see all of the attractions in Tampere on your first trip itself.

Tampere is the type of city that you will love to visit again and again. Every time you revisit Tampere you can keep unfolding the different sides of it. This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Tampere getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Tampere with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Tampere

Here is the list of things to do in Tampere and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Pyynikki Park And Observation Tower

    Outdoors, Park, Observatory, Entertainment

    Located in close proximity to City, Pyynikki Park has been and is a top favorite among locals and a must visit for the tourists. A beautiful park and a recreation area that was made open to public since 1868. The park also has an observation tower that was initially made open in 1888 but was damaged in Civil war and was re-opened in 1929. This 26 meter tower is built on a ridge that stands appr...Read more
  2. Sarkanniemi Adventure Park

    4.4 (261 Votes)
    Sarkanniemi Adventure Park

    Outdoors, Park, Entertainment, Adventure

    Considering a family’s day out? Then Sarkanniemi Adventure Park is the best place to go to. Not only it is the biggest amusement park in the City, it also has an aquarium, planetarium, dolphinarium, zoo, angry birds land, dog hill, an art museum, an observation tower and much more! Observation tower at the Park – Nasinneula Observation Tower – is the second highest in Nordic r...Read more
  3. Restaurant Nasinneula

    Hotel, Outdoors, Restaurant

    Try the best of Finnish Cuisine at the tallest observation tower in Nordic region – in a revolving tower at 124 metres above the ground. One revolution takes approximately 45 minutes. The design of the tower has been influenced by Space Needle in Seattle.
  4. Tampere Cathedral

    4.5 (247 Votes)
    Tampere Cathedral

    Church, Religious Site, Observatory, Educational Site

    Originally known as the church of St. John, it became a Cathedral in 1923 post moving the Bishop’s seat to the City and since then it is called Tampere Cathedral. One of the most important Church in the City due to its historical and architectural importance. It is a Lutheran church built in National Romantic Style by Lars Sonck – considered to be his most important work. Built arou...Read more
  5. Vapriiki Museokeskus

    4.5 (219 Votes)
    Vapriiki Museokeskus

    Museum, History Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    Housed in an old textile mill, Vapriiki Museokeskus is situated right beside Tammerkoski rapids. Location of the Museum combined with exhibitions inside make the Museum beautiful outside and interesting inside – there is something for everyone here! Permanent exhibitions in the Museum has on display themes on history, technology and natural sciences. Vapriiki Museum is also home to smalle...Read more
  6. Spy Museum

    3.9 (185 Votes)
    Spy Museum

    Museum, History Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    Fascinated by James Bond and the likes? Pay a visit to World’s first Spy Museum for interesting displays and history about the world of espionage. Housed in an old factory building, Museum was made open to public in 1998 and was founded by Teppo Turja. It has on display devices used by International spies, specifically during Cold War. It also has on display spy gadgets. Kim Philby, Ethel...Read more
  7. Amuri Museum Of Workers' Housing

    Outdoors, Educational Site, Shopping Center, Specialty Shop

    One of its kind house museum that consists of approximately 30 apartments, a bakery, a sauna, couple of general shops and a cafe – giving visitors a peek into the worker’s housing from 1880s to 1970s. A must for all the history buffs.
  8. Sara Hilden Art Museum

    4.3 (233 Votes)
    Sara Hilden Art Museum

    Art Museum, Museum, Outdoors, Observatory

    Located in Sarkanniemi Adventure Park, this Art museum is situated on Särkänniemi peninsula providing its visitors some of the stunning views on the outside as well, apart from a rich collection of Modern Art inside. Owned by Sara Hilden Foundation, this Art museum has on display modern art from Finnish artists and foreign artists as well. The permanent exhibition is a collection of m...Read more
  9. Rauhaniemi Beach

    Outdoors, Beach, Waterfront, Observatory

    One of the best places to chill out with friends and family. Divided into two parts – one a shallow water area perfect for children and the other side opens to Lake Nasijarvi – a rocky side more apt for adults and it also has a diving tower for those interested! Beach also has two Saunas – these are open year round. Enjoy a good round of massage and try out Ice swimming during...Read more
  10. Rajaportin Sauna

    4.6 (84 Votes)
    Rajaportin Sauna

    Performance, Leisure, Spa, Nature

    Get the best sauna experience at oldest public sauna in Finland. Started in 1906, it still uses wood to heat the Sauna in a traditional manner. Only change made in the Sauna is the partition made for men’s and women’s washroom somewhere around 1930s. There’s also a cafe right across serving pastries, pies, soups, salads, lemonade and much more. Guests can even organize a priva...Read more
  11. Kaupinojan Sauna

    4.8 (87 Votes)
    Kaupinojan Sauna

    Outdoors, Observatory, Performance, Leisure

    Best place in Tampere to try out Ice swimming! Located by the Lake Näsijärv and in close proximity to UKK Institute, the Sauna building has undergone quite a few renovations but it still remains a top favorite among locals and is a must visit for all the tourists. There are separate dressing rooms for men and women and shower areas are equipped with lake water tap for visitors to use....Read more
  12. Room Escape Games

    Entertainment, Play

    Get ready to think out of the box as you and your team figure out a way to escape the room in a span of 60 minutes! Only things that you are encouraged to bring along is creativity and logical thinking. Game is available only to a group of 2 to 6 people – so gather your friends and family and race against the time to solve puzzles in an hour or less!
  13. Kaleva Church

    4.1 (128 Votes)
    Kaleva Church

    Church, Religious Site, Educational Site, Architecture

    A must visit for all the tourists – this Church building is quite unique in the sense that its architecture is very different as compared to other Churches. It is built in the shape of a fish – a symbol of early Christianity – visible only when viewed from the top. Called as "The Silo of Souls" (Sielujen siilo) by the locals, the Church has equally impressive interiors. Design...Read more
  14. Hiekka Art Museum

    Art Museum, Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    This Art museum is named after its founder, Kustaa Hiekka – one of the best goldsmith in Finland. Museum has on display approximately 400 pieces of art consisting of paintings, sculptures, antiques, coins and various other objects that Hiekka collected during his trips abroad. Objects on display range from 1850s till today. Some of the artists whose work is on display at the Museum - Ferd...Read more
  15. Moomin Museum Image


    Moomin Museum is one of the newly opened tourist attractions in Tampere. The Moomins are featured as the central characters by the famous illustrator Tove Jansson in his books and comics. This museum, with its 2,000 displays, will introduce you to these unique characters. You will also find 40 miniatures and different illustrations on the premises of the museum. It is a fun museum for kids and ...Read more