Find Your Happiness fam trip to Tampere

Credits: Mikko Huotari

Credits: Mikko Huotari

Thursday, February 1, 2024 - Welcome to the happiest country in the world

Individual arrivals with Finnair 
Meet your Finland Convention Bureau host at Helsinki Airport. Meeting point: Arrivals Hall (first floor), Helsinki Airport
Transfer to Tampere (2 hours)

Check-in at Lapland Hotels Arena 
Lapland Hotels Arena is a place where guests can feel the mystic of Lapland in the heart of Tampere. This hotel creates a new hotel experience, combining conference services with exciting events. 

18.30 Let’s explore Tampere: short evening walk in the city center
Get a taste of Rock the City Team Adventure teambuilding game by Voltti Event Agency
Rock The City Adventure Game is an action-packed and fast-paced activity that challenges participants with a wide variety of tasks that require wit, dexterity and teamwork, and with light physical tasks that are done together as a group.

19.00 Dinner & site inspection at Restaurant Periscope  
Periscope is a popular restaurant and meeting place in Tampere. The venue boasts one of Europe’s largest rooftop terraces. Periscope also has an impressive sauna area on the roof. Private saunas and jacuzzis are available round the year for private events. 

22.00 Back to the hotel, walking transfer 

Lapland Hotels Arena

Friday, February 2 - Activities in the Tampere region


09.00 Transfer   

Granny Baking Club, CSR activity by Adventure Apes
Baking Finnish sweet buns with grannies in a local elderly home. Adventure Apes has grown out of a passion for helping adventurers make genuine connections with the local community. The company believes that culturally authentic adventures allow visitors to experience a new perspective on life and help the local community thrive in a sustainable way. 

11.15 Lunch with private chef at Pellavalounge
A delightful gastronomic lunch, inspired by the Finnish nature, awaits us above the roofs of Tampere.


13.00 River floating with Koskikellujat
Have you ever been floating in ice cold waters? The idea sounds extreme, but it's definitely worth trying - and totally safe! High-quality thermal and survival suit ensures you will stay dry. Riverfloating is a relaxing, fun and memorable experience.

Transfer back to the hotel

Credits: Mikko Nikkinen

15.30 Afternoon coffee, Lapland Hotels Arena, Lumoamo conference center

15.50 Site inspection of Lapland Hotels Arena & Nokia Arena
Nokia Arena ia a 15 000-seat multifunctional arena at the heart of Tampere. The arena houses a hotel, versatile conference and event facilities, and several restaurants. 

16.45 Free time  

18.15 Gathering at the hotel lobby for walking transfer

18.30 Visit to Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
Located in the heart of Tampere, Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere is the tallest hotel in Finland. The hotel combined with the old locomotive depots provide excellent facilities for meetings and events. Located at the top, on the 25th floor, the Moro Sky Bar with its roof terrace is a popular meeting place. 

Introduction to Sokos Hotels in Tampere: Paja Congress Center, Moro Sky Bar, Original Sokos Hotel Ilves and Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer

20.00 Dinner at Sauna Restaurant Kuuma, followed by the possibility to experince the Finnish sauna in an urban environment
Kuuma is a public sauna but also an idyllic restaurant, right in the heart of the city by the lake. Kuuma’s food philosophy is based on pure Nordic tastes.

If you want to have a sauna after dinner, take your bathing suit with you. Kuuma will provide you with towels.
As an option, there is an opportunity to visit G Livelab - a new kind of live music experience built on quality programming, state-of-the-art audio facilities and modern design. The venue is situated in a historical red brick building in the city center.

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere

Saturday, February 3 - Find your happiness


8.45 Gathering at the hotel lobby for a short morning walk to Tampere Hall

Site inspection of Tampere Hall with a short introduction to Courtyard by Marriot Tampere City and Moomin Museum 
Tampere Hall offers versatile facilities for meetings and events. The Main Auditorium accommodates up to 2000 people. The venue also provides a home for the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and the world’s only Moomin Museum. The Courtyard by Marriott Tampere City is located next to Tampere Hall. 

10.15 Site inspection of Tuulensuu Palace
Tuulensuu Palace, completed in 1929, has been restored with great respect for the old. The venue does not need much decoration, because the premises themselves are exceptionally beautiful!  
Events Tampere has exclusive right to organize events at the magnificent Tuulensuu Palace. 

10.45 Transfer to Mänttä – the Little Odd Art Town  

12.00 Site inspection in Hotel & Restaurant Rapukartano
Rapukartano is an idyllic and cozy venue, surrounded by beautiful countryside and lakes. Most ingredients on the menu are locally sourced.

Lunch in the nature at the Bear’s Den luxury “kota”. Pine dining by offers local and seasonal food cooked in the campfire by a private chef. 

14.30 Transfer to Serlachius Museums in Mänttä  
Serlachius, the captivating destination for art, architecture, history, cuisine, and sauna experiences, delights all senses. It is a sustainable cultural attraction amid stunning Finnish lakeside nature. The story of Serlachius dates back 150 years to the inception of Finnish forest industry and its renowned paper magnates the Serlachiuses, who built a thriving community and business from scratch. 

Taste of a drama tour “Working for a Company”, stunning art in the exhibitions and art workshops.

Afternoon coffee and tea

Experience the Finnish sauna, ice swimming and an energizing winter walk with woolen socks. Remember to bring your swim suits.

19.00 Dinner at Art Sauna with private chef 
Serlachius Art Sauna was recognized as the Travel Innovation of the year 2022 in Finland. 

21.00 Transfer back to Tampere 

Credits: Mikko Nikkinen

Sunday, February 4 - Thank you and see you again


9.00 Transfer

Site inspection of Scandic Rosendahl 
The hotel has a stylishly refurbished restaurant, a cosy bar and great conference facilities for up to 650 people. It is located in the beautiful lake district of Pyynikki, just a 5-minute drive from the centre of Tampere, in a magnificent natural setting.

10.15 Transfer to Särkänniemi

Visit to the Näsinneula Tower, the most iconic symbol of Tampere 

Lunch at Restaurant Näsinneula 
Restaurant Näsinneula, located 124 meters above Tampere, is the highest place you can dine in the Nordic countries. Whilst dining you can enjoy spectacular views over two lakes in this one-of-a-kind rotating panoramic fine dining restaurant.

12.00 Transfer to Helsinki Airport

Individual departures by Finnair

Credits: Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere

See you in Tampere!

Please note, the programme is subject to change. 

Tampere Hall
Credits: Tampere Hall