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“Something for everyone!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Viikinsaari Island

Viikinsaari Island
Tampere 33210, Finland
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Ranked #17 of 33 Attractions in Tampere
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Owner description: Island that's part of Tampere
Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Something for everyone!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Viikinsaari provides an open space for people of all ages to enjoy themselves. With a sauna, playpark, nature trail and open grass space for barbeque/field games Viikinsaari can be a great day out for the whole family at minimal cost. Toilet facilities are great and the boat journey over to the island is another great way to see Tampere. Well worth a visit in the warmer months.

Visited August 2013
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Tampere, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“Place for a picnic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place is an island on the southside of Tampere. A boat will leave from Laukontori harbour every hour. The return ticket costs 11 euros.
On a nice sunny day the island is ideal place to have your own picnic on the shores of the island. It is also possible play football and volleyball there. There is a fully licenced restaurant where you can eat and have drinks. There is also a little grill where you can buy burgers, fries etc.

Visited July 2013
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“Have a look at the Finnish entertainment!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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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“Take a boat trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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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“Only a short boat ride away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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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