Tampere is Finland's third largest city, located between the lakes Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. Tampere is an old heavy industrial center, but today there is mainly information technology business, research, education and sports. The city is mainly famous for "Moomin Valley", but there are also a number of good museums, a few old churches and the amusement park of Särkänniemi, and the Näsineula-lookout tower, which is connected to the amusement park and hosts a revolving restaurant on its top."
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Tampere forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Tampere is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $79.11, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $314.88, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Basic hotel: $97.57
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $16.64
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $25.54
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $7.02
- Meal, McDonalds: $9.36
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $12.87
Tampere has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 77.6 (better than United states average 48.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 92.9 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 71.8 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Tampere safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.