Tampere – basic info

Venue and access

With a population of over 225,000, Tampere (founded in 1779) is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries.

Thanks to the new city planning, former industrial areas such as Finlayson and Tampella are alive again: cafes, restaurants, shops, cinemas, museums and
galleries have found a place there.

There is a lot to see in Tampere: original Finnish architecture, breathtaking lake sceneries, magnificent glacial ridges, beautiful parks and lush forests next to
the city center. Särkänniemi adventure park with Angry Birds Land is located near the city center. For more information, please visit http://visittampere.fi

Tampere is located in southern Finland some 170 km north of Helsinki, the capital of the country. It is within easy reach: less than two hours by train or by car from the both major coastal cities (Helsinki & Turku) and even more conveniently accessible by air, thanks to good flight connections. The distance from the Tampere-Pirkkala airport to the center of Tampere is about 17 km.
The railway station is situated in the city center.


The summers in Tampere are mild. In July, the daily mean temperature is 16.9°C, with the average low temperature being 11.7 °C. The average high temperature is 22.2°C. Average precipitation is 75 mm,with an average of 15 rainy days.