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“Have a look at the Finnish entertainment!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Viikinsaari Island

Viikinsaari Island
Ranked #15 of 96 things to do in Tampere
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Owner description: Island that's part of Tampere
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136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Have a look at the Finnish entertainment!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

I loved the short trip to the island. The boat takes you there in 15 minutes from Tampere. You can walk around, enjoy an ice cream or even a swim or sunbathing. But the most fascinated I have been about the dance hall in the middle of the island. People come here in the middle of the day with the boat, they dress up properly and they dance to the live music performed by a band!!! Amazing!

Visited July 2013
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Tampere, Finland
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426 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Take a boat trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

Lovely small island with all kinds of activities. Grill your own sausages or go to a restaurant Kaidesaari. Just take the boat from Laukontori

Visited July 2012
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Tampere, Finland
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“Only a short boat ride away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Viikinsaari is definitely worth a visit, provided weather is good. Also the boat ride itself offers a different view of the city of Tampere. At the restaurant in Viikinsaari, you can enjoy a drink or a snack, if you come prepared, you can also fry your own sausages over open fire in one of the campsites scattered around the island. Take a stroll around the island, or just find a beach to relax on. Laukontori itself, where the boats leave from, is a nice location to enjoy a cup of coffee and a fresh donut either before or after the visit. Please note that there is a fee for the boat ride.

Visited June 2012
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Tampere, Finland
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254 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Island in a sun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

With short boat trip from centre on Tampere you reach beutiful and clean island with swimming places, sauna, open air dance hall, summer theatre, restaurant and small local chappel.

Boats at summer time every hour to island. Trip takes ~30min/way.
Lots of activity at island, read better from Alaranta harbour.

Visited August 2012
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Europe
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23 reviews
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“Easy trip out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

I think for tourists the best part will be riding out on a boat for around 20 mins. to get the lake experience. The island itself is green and pleasant, and there's a cafe/basic restaurant. There's a few hundred yards of woodland path, but perhaps little else. Locals and those who don't have access to a summer cottage may do this as an anuual summer ritual. If on a good day you feel like a cruise, an unathletic wander and perhaps a drink, you can join them. Perhaps if travelling with pram/pushchair and you just want an easy time, a change of scene and a little taste of lake and forest, of if you are of penshionable age and really want to take it easy, this is a sound and safe choice. So, an easy ride out, leaves from a nice harbour with marketplace and many other things around, being centrally located. Perhaps a little gentle and uneventful for some; it's a matter of matching the right people to the right activity.

Visited August 2012
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