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Find Your Happiness fam trip to Tampere

Credits: Mikko Huotari

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Credits: Mikko Huotari

Thursday, June 27, 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.

19.15 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, June 28 - Activities in Tampere

Breakfast 

09.15 Meet at the lobby for 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. 

11.20 Transfer

Site inspection & lunch at Scandic Rosendahl 
Scandic Rosendahl is a great conference hotel in a beautiful scenic area of Pyynikki by the lake views and great outdoor surroundings. The hotel has a stylishly refurbished restaurant, a cosy bar and great conference facilities for up to 650 people. 

12.45 Walk to the Pyynikki beach 

13.00 “Transfer” to Varala shore by rowing a church boat together or large canoes on the lake Pyhäjärvi with Hiking Travel Hit

13.30 Site inspection at Varala Sports Institute, introduction of the house by the beach and outdoor team building activity
Varala is a leading sports education institute, a training facility and a versatile centre for sports, leisure and recreational activities. Varala Sports Institute is an official education provider in the field of physical education and sports. 

14.30 Transfer to the city centre

Varala Sports Institute
Credits: Jukka Salminen

14.45 Afternoon coffee and site inspection at Sauna Restaurant Kuuma
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.

15.30 Site inspection at Solo Sokos Hotel Torni and Paja Congress Center + visit to Moro Sky Bar
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. 

16.30 Free time

18.00 Unforgettable sport themed evening at Nokia Arena, showtime 18.30
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. 

Dinner and site inspection at  Lapland Hotels Arena and Lumoamo conference center

Optional drinks at G Livelab, showtime 21.00 (Jonna Tervomaa live gig)
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, June 29 - Find your happiness

Breakfast

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

9.30 Site inspection at  Courtyard by Marriot Tampere City
The Courtyard by Marriott Tampere City Hotel, located adjacent to Tampere Hall, is a modern 4-star hotel with 229 rooms located minutes away from the main shopping street, the Nokia Arena, entertainment areas, and central train station. 

10.00 Site visit to Tampere Hall 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. 

11.00 Transfer and 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. 

11.45 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.

13.30 Transfer to Serlachius Museums in Mänttä – the Little Odd Art Town (1 hour 15 minutes)
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 at Art Sauna & swimming
Serlachius Art Sauna was recognized as the Travel Innovation of the year 2022 in Finland. 
Remember to bring your swim suits. 

Dinner at the sauna terrace with private chef 

Transfer back to Tampere 

Art Sauna
Credits: Sampo Linkoneva

Sunday, June 30 - Thank you and see you again

Breakfast 
Check-out

8.45 Transfer to Kauppi forest

“Gone with the Forest” nature experience by Villipihlaja
The experience boosts the natural recovery with effective breathing exercises with mindfulness-like exercises, by enjoying the wild tastes of nature, and by observing and using our senses. Sustainability, responsibility, and respect for the nature are the core values of the company. Let the Finnish nature and forests do their magic and take your stress away.

11.00 Nature Lunch by the fire with a local masterchef
Rakovalkeat.fi offers local and seasonal food cooked in the campfire by a private chef. 

12.00 Transfer to Helsinki Airport

Individual departures by Finnair

Sauna Restaurant Kuuma
Credits: Laura Vanzo / Kuuma Tampere

See you in Tampere!

Please note, the programme is subject to change. 
Weather in Tampere. 

Tampere Hall
Credits: Tampere Hall
Särkänniemi amusement park
Credits : Laura Vanzo
Villipihlaja
Credits: Laura Vanzo