What to do during your winter holidays in Tampere? Discover the highlights of the city

Tampere in wintertime. Photo: Matias Ahonen, Visit Tampere

Photo: Matias Ahonen, Visit Tampere

Are you planning to spend your winter holiday in Tampere? Or are you looking for fun things to do in the evenings and weekends in your new home town? Tampere offers a wealth of entertainment for frosty winter's days.

Winter holiday activities in Tampere

In Finland, the winter holidays are also called the ski break. No wonder, as there's no better time for winter sports outdoors than these weeks in late February and early March. Check out these tops tips for things to do, all conveniently situated near local bus routes.

Have a need for speed? Go skiing in Mustavuori

When you want to hit the slopes, you don't need to head far in Tampere. Mustavuori between Tampere and Nokia offers challenging enough slopes for experienced skiers, too. This ski centre has 3 traditional slopes as well as a SnowPark with jumps and a small beginners' slope. The address of Mustavuori is Nokiantie 150, Tampere.

Find out more on the Mustavuori website.

Winter activities that don't break the bank: ice skating on Tohloppijärvi lake and winter swimming in Rauhaniemi

Ice skating in Tohloppi. Photo: Laura Paronen / Visit Tampere Photo: Laura Paronen, Visit Tampere

One of the most popular outdoor recreation spots in Tampere is Tohloppi Tour Skating Track at Nahkatehtaankatu 12, Tampere. The track, which is about 3 kilometres in length, goes all around the Tohloppijärvi lake, so you'll have plenty of chances to admire the views while catching up with a friend. When the weather permits, there's even a tent cafe where you can warm up with a hot drink.

The ice skating track has three starting points. Find out more on the Tohloppi Tour Skating Track website.

Rauhaniemen kansankylpylä. Kuva: Visit Tampere

Photo: Visit Tampere

After skating, we recommend heading to Rauhaniemi Folk Spa. In the cosy saunas of this public lakeside bathhouse, you can relax and recover from your workout at an affordable one-off entrance fee. Take a plunge into the ice hole to boost your circulation and experience a blissful sense of well-being! This little wellness oasis has been a favourite with Tampere locals since the 1920s. You'll find it in the following address: Rauhaniementie 23 b, Tampere.

Read more on the Rauhaniemi Folk Spa website.

Mouthwatering winter holiday treats: Shrovetide buns in Tallipiha and doughnuts in Pyynikki

Who says you should only have Shrovetide buns at Shrovetide? And is there any better way to end a winter's day than enjoying these delicious, cream-filled buns, which you can even order with double layers in Tampere?

The best Shrovetide buns in town are served at the Stable Yards (Tallipiha) café at Kuninkaankatu 4, Tampere. When it comes to fillings, only your imagination is the limit – how about lemon curd, caramel, or Nutella? In 2024 the Stable Yards café promises to sell Shrovetide buns until the end of March. Just be prepared to queue a little, as these treats are well-renowned!

Once you've sated your sweet tooth, don't forget to check out Stable Yards' charming chocolate boutiques and gift shops.

Find out more on the Stable Yards website.

Tallipihan kahvilan laskiaispullat. Kuva: Tallipihan kahvila

Photo: Tallipiha café

The legendary doughnuts of the Pyynikki Observation Tower deserve a place on every dessert aficionado's bucket list. You'll find them in this address: Näkötornintie 20. While visiting, you'll also have the opportunity to admire a wonderful bird's eye view of wintry Tampere. Did you spot Näsinneula yet?

Read more on the website of the Pyynikki observation tower cafeteria.

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