Flights to Tampere arrive at Tampere-Pirkkala Airport which is located in the south of Finland and has excellent connectivity with several major destinations. Rent a car in Tampere and enjoy the flexibility to explore this vibrant city and neighbouring regions at your own pace. You will find a myriad of options when it comes to choosing a car hire in Tampere, which is tailored to your needs. Drive along the Tammerkoski rapids to visit the Tampere Cathedral, known for its impressive architecture and unique artworks by painter Hugo Simberg. Head to Pyynikki observation tower, located near the city centre, offering lovely views of the city. The Spy Museum in Tampere is well worth a visit and provides a great insight into the history of espionage. The museum features a great collection of interactive exhibits including spy gadgets, secret historical events, stories of famous spies and lots more. Pay a visit to the Tampere Stadium in the centre of town, known for hosting a variety of major sporting events.
Renting a car in Tampere is a great way to get around in ease and discover the region's incredible culture and charming nature. Make your way to Pispala's Pispalanharju Ridge, it lies on the world's biggest gravel ridge and offers stunning views of colourful wooden houses. Known as Finland's theatre capital, Tampere is home to some of the best art galleries and concert venues in Europe. Some of the popular galleries worth checking out include Mältinranta Art Centre, Himmelblau Printmaking Studio and Galleria Saskia. Be sure to visit the Särkänniemi amusement park, which offers various fun rides including Tornado, Trombi Roller-coaster and Half-Pipe. The theme park has a children’s zoo and kiddie land for smaller kids. It also offers a Dolphinarium, the Aquarium, and Planetarium. A trip to Tampere wouldn't be complete without experiencing a Finnish sauna. Known as the Sauna Capital of the World, Tampere has more than 30 public saunas for you to relax and unwind in throughout the year.
Tampere is renowned for its varied food culture. The black pudding or mustamakkara is a must-try when you’re in Tampere! This famous local dish tastes best when you enjoy it with cold milk and lingonberry jam. One of the best places to try mustamakkara is the Tampere Market Hall. Rievä, soft bread made from barley flour is another speciality typical to Tampere. Make sure to try the traditional doughnuts at the Pyynikki Observation Tower café located at the top of Pyynikki ridge. If you have a sweet tooth, don't miss the chance to sample the famous Finnish chocolates. Take a trip to Dammenberg Chocolate Shop in Lempäälä, which produces over 800 different varieties of chocolates.
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Driving in and around Tampere is a pleasant experience thanks to its well-maintained roads and plenty of panoramic views along the way. The maximum speed limit on major roads is up to 100km/h. It is important to remember that in Tampere you need to drive on the right-hand side of the road. Wearing seat belts are compulsory for both front and back seat passengers. The minimum age to obtain an international driving permit for booking a car rental in Tampere is 18 years old. Use a GPS to navigate around the city if you find it difficult understanding local road signs. Handheld mobile devices are strictly not allowed while driving in Finland. The maximum permissible limit of blood alcohol content is 0.05%.