Downtown Tampere

Choose a hotel in downtown Tampere and stay in comfort near the Tammerkoski rapids and the city centre dominated by old redbrick factory buildings.

Spend a holiday in downtown Tampere

There is plenty to do in Tampere for the whole weekend. The cultural offering is versatile, and you can find unique culinary experiences both in the markets and top restaurants. Nowadays the old Finlayson factory area has filled with restaurants, shops, museums and galleries. In downtown Tampere, you can find shopping for all, both large, well-known shops and small special boutiques.

Theatres, museums and concerts

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Broad cultural offering in Tampere. There are high-quality programmes in museums and theatres and Tampere Hall brings international stars to its stage. Vapriikki museum centre, on the bank of the Tammerkoski rapids, is full of experiences for the whole family.


In the Finlayson area there is Tallipiha, with an assortment of handicrafts, interior decoration products and delicacies. In the design block, shops well worth visiting include the Super Mukava shop, which stocks products by Finnish designers.

You can fill your stomach easily in Tampere. Legendary restaurants such as Tillikka and Ohranjyvä are worth visiting. Also stop by at the largest Market Hall in the Nordic countries, Finland’s first cat café or the idyllic Vohvelikahvila​ (Waffle Café).

Accommodation in Tampere

Scandic has three hotels in Tampere, two in the city centre and one in the magnificent lake scenery of Pyynikki, a short walking distance from the city centre.