Living in Nokia – 5 reasons to move next to Tampere

Living in Nokia

What's Nokia like as a place to live? Located next to the city of Tampere, Nokia is a peaceful small town, where everyday life is comfortable and carefree. Here, you'll enjoy excellent exercise opportunities, along with a thriving culture scene.

1. Experience the music room and art exhibitions of the Virta cultural centre

At the heart of Nokia, you'll find the library and cultural centre Virta. Besides reading, you can spend time practicing your favourite songs on the piano, guitar, bass guitar, bongo drums or cajon, or marveling at art exhibitions.

2. Where to do sports in Nokia? You'll be spoilt for choice!

When talking about Nokia, you can't fail to mention the world-famous disc golf course, which winds through the lovely and diverse landscapes of Penttilä park and along the shores of Lake Vihnusjärvi. Did you know that the world championships for the sport will be held here in summer 2025? In addition to the disc golf course, you can work up a sweat at the excellent sports field, ice rink, skate park, or on the basketball and tennis courts in the centre of Nokia.

Read more about outdoor sports opportunities in Nokia here.

Nokia is also a committed basketball city, where the local club, BC Nokia, coaches everyone from professionals to beginners. The team, nicknamed Näädät ("The Martens"), won the Finnish Basketball Championship in May 2024!

Find out what BC Nokia players think of Nokia here.

3. At Nokia you're always close to a swimming spot

The city of Nokia boasts five public beaches, with Kennonnokka Beach particularly recommended by the Joo team. We dare you to jump from its diving tower, after which you can indulge in a well-deserved ice cream from the nearby kiosk. In the evening, why not book tickets for the Kennonnokka summer theatre?

For winter swimming, your best bet is the large and atmospheric wood-fired sauna at Alisniemi, approximately 4 kilometres from the centre of Nokia. Don’t forget to bring your sauna hat and swimming shoes!

Or do you prefer the warm waters of a spa? Nokia’s spa hotel Eden offers tropical temperatures for relaxation, while fitness swimmers can train at the swimming pool in the town centre.

4. Nokia's industrial history is everywhere

The numerous red brick buildings tell the story of Nokia as a former industrial town. This is the birthplace of Nanso, Nokian Tires, and, of course, the brand name of the legendary Nokia phones. Today, tires and soft tissues are still manufactured here.

Many of the old factory buildings have since been repurposed. Have you checked out the charming cafe on Tehdassaari ("Factory Island") yet?

5. Commute to Tampere takes just over 15 minutes

Tampere is located right next to Nokia, so all the excitement of the city is within easy reach. The train journey takes just over fifteen minutes, and buses run frequently. And in the evening, it'll be nice to return to the peace and quiet of your home.


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