If you want reliable, low cost removals to Finland and shipping to Scandinavia, removals experts Greens are the people to call. We are specialists in removals to Europe and moves to Scandinavia and as we are British Association of Removers (BAR) registered for international moves, you can rest assured your business or household possessions are in the best possible hands.
Removals to Tampere, Finland
At Greens, we make sure you have the safe and timely delivery of your household possessions and valuables. To ensure your removals to Finland goes smoothly from start to finish, we can save time by packing for you and/or unpacking when you reach Tampere. Or, if you prefer DIY packing, we sell durable boxes and high quality packing materials so your possessions arrive safely at your destination.
Our removals to Finland service is designed around your requirements. To find out more about how we can help, telephone our experienced removals team on 01449 613053 or email us with your queries.
Removals to Tampere, Finland: Living in Tampere
Tampere has earned itself the nickname 'The Manchester of the North' due to its industrial past. However, if you are moving here, you will find far more to Tampere than this, as it's a lively university city with some great shops, restaurants, bars, and year round festivals.
Affectionately known by locals as Manse or Mansrock, Tampere is in the middle of two vast lakes (one higher than the other) and has rapids running through the city centre. It has around 200 lakes and ponds is a great place to live if you like being active as the city and its surrounding area offers opportunities for skiing, hiking, cycling, ice walking, ice hockey and even ice swimming! In fact, Tampere is considered as one of the best places to move to by Finns planning on relocating.
Tampere is a 55 mile train ride from Helsinki and has a population of just over 200,000 people making it the third largest city in Finland. It has a mainly Finnish population although there are a small number of Swedish speakers and a small percentage of the population (around 6,000 people) are expats from around 125 countries, such as the UK, Estonia, Germany, Russia and China.
This expat community means that if you live here and enjoy dining out you will find a wide range of restaurants serving anything from traditional Finnish food, to Spanish and Italian fare, Chinese and even French-Scandinavian fusion food. And it is well worth trying the black sausage which Tampere is famous for.
Moving to Tampere, Finland: Places to Visit
If you are moving to Tampere, you won't be short of things to do as there's lots of places to visit, from festivals to interesting buildings and quirky museums.
Tampere has a host of museums, such as the Lenin Museum - where you can find all sorts of artefacts and pictures linked to Lenin. Another museum of interest is the Spy Museum, which is supposed to be the world's first. Here you can try out the 'lie detector' and see if you can beat the machine!
If you like buildings and churches, well worth a visit is the cathedral. It was built in the early 20th century and has a number of interesting frescoes including 'The Wounded Angel' which was once considered Finland's national painting.
Another must see is the 1837 built Finlayson History Factory Complex, a compound of factory buildings which are now art and craft shops, museums, restaurants and offices. Based here is the factory church which has become the most popular place to marry in the city!
However, if you like soaking up the atmosphere at festivals, you will find plenty of these in Tampere. These range from: folk and flower festivals, to film festivals and comics festivals in the spring and summer, and arts, literature and music festivals in the winter.
For those of you who enjoy dancing the night away, the city has a lively nightlife and you will never find yourself short of bars or night clubs to visit. If you head to the main street, Hameenkatu, this, together with the streets leading off, is where you will find most of the main nightspots.
Moving to Tampere, Finland: Out and About in Tampere
It's quite easy to get out and about in Tampere by foot and the oldest part of the city is where most of the shops and museums can be found. You can hire bikes too, but cycling is quite difficult around the city.
Another way to get about is by bus, and don't forget to hail the driver if you want to get off otherwise you will miss your stop. You can also travel by taxi but can but this can be a pricy way of going about town.
If you want to travel further afield, Tampere has its own airport which is about ten miles out of the city and has services to London, Edinburgh, Oslo, Helsinki, Rome, Frankfurt and Copenhagen. The rail network is good too, and there are connections to Turku, Helsinki and Lapland.
Greens are specialists in removals to Scandinavia, including removals to Finland, just contact us today to find out how we can help.