Do you like sports and sport events? The most popular sport in Finland is definitely ice hockey. The hockey season is on from about August to the end of April. So there is plenty of months so see hockey in Tampere.
There are two legendary teams in Tampere that play at the main league level, Tappara (battle axe in English) and Ilves (fox in English). Even though I’m a Tappara fan, I also like to go see Ilves’s games. I think it’s great to see both teams succeeding and I like to support local activities.
In Hakametsä arena it is easy to experience the history of Finnish ice hockey culture, enjoy legendary hockey snacks, immortalize yourself with team mascots and encourage your favorite team (you can choose upon arrival) to victory!
There’s also an a la carte restaurant called Mario’s — they know how to cook! Some have said that Mario’s is a hidden gem of Tampere.