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Travel to Tampere

Tampere is easily accessible. It is located in Southern Finland, 175 km north of Helsinki. There are excellent flight connections to Finland from all parts of the world. Several international airlines offer regular flights to Helsinki. There are very good long-distance bus connections from Helsinki Airport to Tampere. There are also several daily connecting flights on week-days to Tampere and vice versa (see Finnair and Tampere-Pirkkala airport). From Tampere-Pirkkala airport there are very good connections to Tampere city as well. Finland is also easily reached by sea from Sweden, Germany, Poland and Russia. There are good bus connections to Tampere directly from the ferry terminals.

Train connections within Finland: VR



City of Tampere

Tampere has a population of more than 220,000 while there are close to half a million people in the greater Tampere Region. The population of Finland is a little more than five million. 

Tampere was founded by Sweden's young monarch, Gustavus III, in 1779. Tampere has a monumental industrial history: the Finlayson cotton mill was the first large-scale industrial enterprise in Finland and it was in fact in fact in Finlayson's factory hall that the first electric light in the Nordic countries was lit. 

Today Tampere can be described as a centre of leading-edge technology, research, education, culture, sports and business. It is Finland's third largest city as well as the largest inland city in the Nordic countries. Tampere is located on an isthmus between lakes Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi, in a beautiful ridge scenery. The Tammerkoski rapids are a nationally recognized landscape and in the city centre you can also enjoy the awarded lighting at Keskustori Central Square.







 
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