Mapping Experience: Welcome to Tampere!

Our seminar Mapping Experience is fast approaching. We welcome all our participants and we’ve gathered some information for our foreign guests. You can find it by clicking Continue reading…

Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to email us - my email is kirsi at

General information

About Finland:

About Tampere:

About the Tampere University:

Travel Information

How to get to Tampere:

How to get from the Tampere airport to the city centre?

  • By taxi:
    From the front of the terminals, about 25-30 euros to the city center. You can also try to find an Airport Taxi, which is a minivan costing 14 euros per person - it usually waits for arrivals in front of the terminals. You can also find a pre-booking email contact on their web page. Be sure to inform which terminal (1 or 2) you are arriving to!
  • By bus:
    Terminal Two: Ryanair provides a bus to the centre after your arrival. Buy the ticket (approx. 8 euros) from inside the airport building. You can also walk (200-300 m) to Terminal One for the cheaper buses.
    Terminal One: Paunu buses go from the terminal to the city centre. Buy the ticket in the bus (approx. 4 euros). You might have to wait as these go infrequently. You can find the schedule on the Paunu website:
  • Accommodation

    Where to stay in Tampere:

    Inexpensive hotels near the University and in the centre:
    Hotel Kauppi
    Apartment Hotel Homeland
    Hotelli Ville

    Hotels that are more expensive but very close to the university:
    Sokos Hotel Villa
    Hotel Victoria

    Eating and Drinking!

    Local restaurant guide with a few tips in English:

    Our suggestions for mid- and low-price restaurants:
    Good Indian Restaurant close to the university: Swagath, Tuomiokirkonkatu 40

    Nice and relaxed for both food and drinks: 2H+K, Aleksanterinkatu 33

    Excellent hamburgers - best in Finland: SOHO, Otavalankatu 10

    For food and beer, don’t miss restaurant Tillikka, which is famous for a Finnish specialty called pyttipannu. Was a student hangout in the 1960s: TILLIKKA, Keskustori 2, Teatteritalo

    The most atmospheric place for nice and cosy snacks: Vohvelikahvila (The Waffle Café), Ojakatu 2

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