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Visiting Sarkanniemi Tampere

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Sarkanniemi is an amusement park in Tampere, Finland. The park features an aquarium, a planetarium, a children's zoo, an art museum, an observation tower Nasinneula (Näsi Needle). Sarkanniemi is the most popular amusement park in Finland and is the biggest rival for Linnanmäki as the lead amusement park in Finland. Both are about the same size. Sarkanniemi is owned by the city of Tampere and attracts about 1.100.000 visitors per annum.

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Sarkanniemi: the best leisure center and the greatest amusement park in Finland.

Sarkanniemi: the best leisure center and the greatest amusement park in Finland.

1. The Rides: What is an amusement park without the rides? Not a whole lot!

1. The Rides: What is an amusement park without the rides? Not a whole lot!

Come and test them for yourself! All rides are include with your daily Sarkanniemi Ticket. The rides are divided into 3 categories: splash factor, fear factor and spinning factor. There are a lot of things to do at Sarkanniemi, with more than 30 rides for all ages and also the rides for kids too, which includes Angry Birds theme rides, mushroom race, magic bikes and many more. Your Sarkanniemi Tour will not be complete if you have not ride the rollercoaster. Sarkanniemi has five, 6th under construction rollercoasters: inverted coaster Tornado, flying coaster Trombi, MotoGee, Half Pipe and Hype, a launched steel coaster Sky Rocket II opening in summer 2017, and family coaster Vauhtimato ('Whirly Worm').

2. Aquarium: A research journey below the surface

2. Aquarium: A research journey below the surface

One of the things to do at Sarkanniemi is to visit the Aquarium. The Sarkanniemi Aquarium was opened in 1969. It has a total combined aquarium volume of 550,000 litres (150,000 US gal), and is home to more than 3,000 animals representing 200 species. The lower floor of the aquarium includes a mangrove swamp habitat that is home to monos, archer fish, gourami fish, rainbow sharks and blowfish. In the Aquarium, you can choose your own favourite from over 200 species of fish and aquatic animals. Your Sarkanniemi day ticket includes admission for one day to Sarkanniemi's Aquarium.

3.  Planetarium welcome you to sit under the starry dome!

3. Planetarium welcome you to sit under the starry dome!

The unique image world of the Planetarium surrounds the spectator from different sides and gives more dimensions to visual experiences. The planetarium is included within your Sarkanniemi Tour Day ticket. The multimedia sky of the Sarkanniemi Planetarium stuns visitors with new programmes every year. The Planetarium can be used not only for traditional star shows but also for music and theatre performances, various presentations and meetings and seminars.

4.  Nasinneula Observation Tower: Get acquainted with the most iconic symbol of Tampere.

4. Nasinneula Observation Tower: Get acquainted with the most iconic symbol of Tampere.

Nasinneula opened in 1971s, the needle tip of the tower, a steel mast containing a weather beacon, touches the clouds at 168 metres. The foundation of the observation tower is located 110 metres above sea level and 35 metres above the surface of Lake Näsijärvi.

5.  Shops

5. Shops

In Sarkanniemi Theme Park, there are many shops where you can buy a memory of a lovely day of your Sarkanniemi Tour to take home with you. Sarkanniemi's shops boast a delightful range of products and souvenirs inspired by the amusement park, including Doghill author Mauri Kunnas' books in different languages and other Doghill Fairytale Farm products, as well as Angry Birds, Star Wars and Paw Patrol toys! The shops to choose are: Nasinneula Shop, Park Shop, Pop-Up Shop, Angry Birds Shop, Tropin & Nekun Apteekki Candy Store and Gunnas Book Store.

6.  Restaurant Nasinneula: Taking flavours to new heights!

6. Restaurant Nasinneula: Taking flavours to new heights!

Restaurant Nasinneula is the highest place you can dine in the Nordic countries. Whilst dining you can enjoy spectacular views in this one of a kind rotating restaurant, which can give an additional value to your Sarkanniemi Tour. Menus are updated several times a year according to season. In the springtime you can enjoy asparragus and morrel and usually by Mothers Day, in early May, you can get the first strawberries from a local farm. In autumn fresh crayfish and in wintertime delicious game and other seasonal products, such as vendace roe from lake Näsijärvi, fill our plates.

7.  Sarkanniemi's restaurants and kiosks

7. Sarkanniemi's restaurants and kiosks

After an enjoyable and exciting day of Sarkanniemi Tour, let's have a break at the Sarkanniemi's restaurant and kiosk which offer a wide selection of food and treats for your delight.

Sarkanniemi Tampere Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Day Ticket – 19,90 €, Sarkanniemi tickets are sold at Main Entrance ticket sales, Koskiaukio ticket sales, Tukkifoto, Pelitori Game Square ticket sales and Nasinneula Info Point. The most common bank and credit cards are accepted for payment. A daily Sarkanniemi ticket includes admission for one day to Sarkanniemi's open attractions (Aquarium, Planetarium and Nasinneula Observation Tower) when the Doghill and rides are closed. Please note, Planetarium is mainly open only on weekends. A daily Sarkanniemi ticket doesn't include admission to Doghill, rides, Sara Hildén Art Museum or activity park SuperPark Sarkanniemi. Children under 3 years are free of charge.

How To Get Around?

It is best to have your Sarkanniemi Tour on foot, as you can walk around easily between rides or other attractions. Persons with Disabilities in Moving can get to the Planetarium via a ramp that is located on the right-hand side of Nasinneula Observation Tower. Access to the Planetarium also by walking stairs from Nasinneula lobby. The Aquarium is located in two floors and there are stairs that lead downstairs (no ramp or lift). You can get to the observation deck of Nasinneula by using the elevators and further up to Restaurant Nasinneula with the help of a chairlift (please contact the staff). There is an unobstructed route to Doghill. Mobility-impaired customers can find wheelchair access to the following rides either via ramp, exit or separately marked route: Tornado, Log River, Rapids Ride, Troika, Half Pipe, Pavilion Carousel, Candy Carousel and Crazy Bus. You will need a carer or assistant to help you into the ride. It is best to have your Sarkanniemi Tour on foot, as you can walk around easily between rides or other attractions.

What Should I Wear?

There is no fixed dress code that you need to follow for your Sarkanniemi Tour. Just make sure that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes to go around Sarkanniemi Tour in comfort. And it is important to wear the clothes and shoes according to the season of when you are going to have the Sarkanniemi Tour.

Sarkanniemi Tampere Facts

Best Time to Visit

You can have your Sarkanniemi Tour at all time of the year. But the best is during Summer time (June - August): Weather in Tampere around this time is perfect for visitors to enjoy a plethora of activities making it a best time to visit.



Will I Need a Guide?

This legend amongst amusement parks doesn't really need any introductions, so you do not need a guide to enjoy your Sarkanniemi Tour.

How To Get There?

Sarkanniemi is easily accessible by public transport and we recommend you use it. Tampere Public Transport bus number 3 drives by Sarkanniemi throughout the year. The name of the Sarkanniemi bus stop is 'Mustalahti'. It is also possible to travel to Tampere by bus from other parts of Finland. VR trains bring amusement seekers from everywhere in Finland to Tampere Railway Station. From there, you can easily access Sarkanniemi by Tampere Public Transport bus number 3. It is also possible to fly to Tampere from, e.g., Helsinki and northern Finland, Stockholm and Riga. The address for GPS is Laiturikatu 1. Check the location of Sarkanniemi by using the City of Tampere map service. In the summer season, parking is available in the city car parks or in the Sarkanniemi parking areas at 10 euros per vehicle per day. In the winter season, parking in Sarkanniemi is free of charge. There are parking spaces behind the Nasinneula observation tower and in the vicinity of Mustalahti Harbour.

Additional Info

Regular cameras and smartphones are not to be taken on the rides. Sarkanniemi does not assume responsibility for belongings lost or broken on the rides. If the customer has a GoPro camera or other similar type of camera that is firmly attached to a helmet or harness, it is possible to ask for a special permit for using this camera in the rides from the supervising ride attendant. You cannot use a normal helmet camera attached to your head only by a strap in rides that go head down e.g. Hype, Tornado, Trombi and High Voltage. It is possible to use a harness camera or a camera that is fastened from under the chin in all rides. The ride attendants can call the supervising ride attendant on location for every ride to check the camera and whether it is fastened safely. There is a cashpoint in the downstairs hallway of the Nasinneula Observation Tower. Please put your litter in the bins to keep the park clean and ensure a pleasant visit for everyone!