Why You Should Visit Tampere
As Finland’s third largest city, visitors to Tampere can expect a wealth of things to do with everything from historic sites to top-quality museums and modern attractions available. The city is known particularly as a historic center of industry and is home to many museums celebrating its past such as the Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing, while there are also many family friendly museums like the Spy Museum catering to children. One of the most popular attractions in Tampere is the Sarkanniemi amusement park, while there are also many beautiful works of architecture in the city itself such as the Tampere Cathedral and Kaleva Church.
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Arriving In Tampere
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is situated just over 10 km away from the city center of Tampere and is comprised of two passenger terminals. The airport offers only a limited range of amenities and services with a café on site in addition to duty-free shopping, while you can also connect to the airport’s free Wi-Fi network to surf the web. If you would rather use public transport when you have arrived there are bus services available, although you may prefer to hop in a taxi to reach your destination directly.
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport primarily handles flights from regional destinations, many of which are on a seasonal basis. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Tampere you will have to make a stopover as there are no direct flights available. The airport has flights all year round from Stockholm Arlanda Airport which makes it possible to travel from the UAE with just a single stopover.
Tampere Travel Information
As Finland is a part of the Schengen Area you will not need to apply for a visa as a UAE national for a stay of up to 90 days. The weather in Tampere is extremely cold from November to March and also expect plenty of snowfall, although temperatures can get surprisingly warm during the summer with average highs exceeding 20 degrees. Although you can rely on the city’s extensive bus network to make your way around, you will find a few car rental agencies at the airport if you would rather have your own vehicle.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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