With a population of well over 200,000, Tampere is the largest inland city in the
Nordic countries. Founded in 1779 on the banks of the Tammerkoski Rapids Tampere
evolved into the most highly industrialised locality in Finland during the 19th century.
Thanks to the new city planning, former industrial areas such as Finlayson and Tampella
are alive again: cafés, restaurants, shops, cinemas, museums and galleries have found
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 centre - and what could be better than a lake cruise on a beautiful summer’s