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Tampere Questions

Hi all

Im planning to have a short break in Tampere around the middle of December. Please can you help with the following questions?

1. What temp does it get to and do you get snow mid December?

2. How much daylight do you get mid December?

3. Dining costs are they expensive?

4. What day is the market open?

5. Anybody advise any decent hotels?

6. Is 2 full days enough to see/do everything in the area

Thanks

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1. Re: Tampere Questions

1. What temp does it get to and do you get snow mid December?

-> it's hard to say, Finnish weather can be from +5 to -15. Layered clothing and windproof jacket are good choices.

2. How much daylight do you get mid December?

-> Not much, couple of hours maybe?

3. Dining costs are they expensive?

-> No, Tampere is cheaper than for example Helsinki. Good, desent (but modest) chinese food, 5 euros, pizzas from 5 euros.

I recommend Pancho Villa /http://www.panchovilla.fi/) of American Diner (http://www.diner.fi/) -> excellent burgers! About Finnish food I don't know...

4. What day is the market open?

-> Tammelantori is "open" on Monday to Friday 6.00-14.30 and Saturdays 6.00-14.00. (http://www.tampere.fi/vapaa-aika/torit/)

5. Anybody advise any decent hotels?

-> Absolutely take Omena-hotelli (http://www.omena.com/frontpage). Take that if you want good hotel in the middle of Tampere. It's self-service hotel, but very good price!

If you want a hotel with more services, then maybe Sokos hotel Ilves (www.sokoshotels.fi).

6. Is 2 full days enough to see/do everything in the area

-> I think so. Tampere is not that big.

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2. Re: Tampere Questions

"2. How much daylight do you get mid December?"

Sun rises ~9.30 and sets ~15.00 in Dec.

"3. Dining costs are they expensive?"

Not expensive, but would not actually count on having a dinner for 5€.

Nice places for a real dinner are Tiiliholvi and Laterna.

http://www.aleksinravintolat.fi/english.htm

"5. Anybody advise any decent hotels?"

Check Cumulus Pinja, if you find Ilves too expensive.

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Hi Scouser,

Liverpool and Tampere are common. Close to water and have high class football team. Also common are university, factories, the size of the city.

The temps will be around 2 to -10C.

Daylight will be about two hours shorter than you have in Liverpoool so it will be from 9AM to 3 PM.

Dining will be cheaper in Tampere than in Liverpool I suppose.

No info about the market.

Check Iltatahti Hotel, its in the very centre ot the town and very cheap. My British friends tried that and said it was decent.

Hard to say is 2 days enough.... but I think you will get a nice view of Tampere after 2 days.

Welcome to Finland !

Cheers

Roinila

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4. Re: Tampere Questions

Hi

I can only reply to a couple of the questions....

3. Yes. Restaurant prices are similar to London, except beer which is closer to £4.50. Meals will be probably more expensive than the UK outside of London.

5. I stayed at the Scandic City, and would recommend it as a good all round base.

6. 2 days is plenty for the time of year.

Have a good time.

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5. Re: Tampere Questions

Thanks for the replies now looking at going Mid Feb. What are the weather conditions like at that time of year and is anything going in the town at that time? Thanks

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6. Re: Tampere Questions

Hello!

Now we have some 30cm snow in Tampere. Temperature has been in January varying between -20 and +5, the normal day temperature in mid Feb should be around -10.

For the events and tourist information please see:

www.tampere.fi/english/tourism/index.html

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