Hämeenlinna and Tampere

Hämeenlinna and Tampere

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Hämeenlinna – Sibelius and the Land of a 1000 Lakes
Just 100km north of Helsinki lies Finland’s oldest inland city, Hämeenlinna. We take you to the birthplace of the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, show you the beautiful nature outlooks and the medieval castle. Hämeenlinna is located along one of the major lakes and waterways in Finland and upon request we take you on an idyllic boat cruise (summer months only). Don’t miss to visit the famous Iittala glass works north of Hämeenlinna to watch the glassblowers at their work and learn interesting facts about Finnish glass design and art during a guided tour before you enjoy shopping in the outlet centre just beside.
Tampere – former industrial city and natural idyll
Tampere is the third biggest city of Finland and a unique combination of a former industrial city and nature. Enjoy the breath-taking views of the two lakes within the town district. This city is one of the most fascinating cities in Finland. Many former factories were transformed into loft like cafés and restaurants, which gives the town its own special character. Not to miss are the Pyynikki Park, the Cathedral in Tampere and the interesting Spy-Museum. Visit one of the most popular amusement parks in Finland with the highest observation tower in the Northern countries with 168 m. Enjoy a dinner in the tower’s restaurant with a breath-taking view of the whole town.

A visit in Hämeenlinna can easily be combined with a visit to Tampere. We recommend a boat cruise between Hämeenlinna and Tampere with different stops on the way. You can visit for example a Finnish vineyard or the museum of the famous Finnish sculptor Emil Wikström. In order to make the make the best of your time in both cities, we recommend one overnight stay.
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