We just launched Spotted by Locals Tampere!

Spotted By Locals
February 29, 2020
2 min read
Talvi Tampere (by Laura Vanzo)

We are thrilled to announce we have just launched our 80th city guide – for Tampere Finland!

How many people do you know who have been in Tampere? Probably not too many, and that’s one of the main reasons we’re launching this city guide as part of our mission to reduce overtourism by encouraging travelers to visit cities that are not on most people’s “bucketlists” but just as interesting!

Tampere is the the biggest inland city in the Nordic countries, it deserves to be called the “sauna capital of the world”, there’s lots of history all around, many festivals and it’s a great base to explore the beautiful lakes and nature that surround Tampere.

Tampere nature (by Tiia Välkki)

But, what do locals do here? That’s where our lovely locals Hanna, Heta, Julia, Olga and Tiia come in 🙂 We are very impressed with the great insider tips they have been sharing. And there’s more coming soon!

A couple of jewels:

  • Reiskahöntsy – The hockey world championship tournament that is played with slippers, not ice skates! 14 & 15 March 2020! Spotted by Hanna.
  • Olympia-kortteli – a beautiful old movie theater that is perfect for little gigs and other events. One our Spotter Julia’s most memorable gigs was the DJ-set of Finland’s presidential candidate a couple of years ago (yep, this can happen in Finland!)
  • Tallipiha – an atmospheric, historical and cute  neighborhood with several boutiques that sell Finnish handicrafts, a nice café and various events organized throughout the year. Spotted by Tiia.
  • Suolijärvi – a 6-kilometre trail with swamps, forests, hills, water, a sauna with a hole in the ice in winter. It’s one of Heta’s favorite places to hike.
Olympia-Kortteli (by Julia Lehvonen)

The coming month, our friends from Visit Tampere will share articles and nice images of this very cool city on our blog and social networks. Together with them we’ll do our very best to encourage you to consider going to Tampere in 2020 🙂

Check out Spotted by Locals Tampere or get the city guide in our app!

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