There are plenty of paddling adventures to be found in the area around Tampere – the largest inland city in the Nordic region. Tampere, like almost all Lakeland cities of Finland, is surrounded by water from North to South and East to West.
With excellent connections via air, rail and road, Tampere is a great base for day trippers, or before setting out on a longer water journey.
With the city located on a narrow isthmus between two vast lakes, there are plenty of places to hire canoes and kayaks. For paddlers who enjoy vast open tracts of water uninterrupted by islands, nearby Näsijärvi is the place to go. Known for its deep waters, Näsijärvi has produced pike weighing more than 17 kilograms and trout of more than 10 kilograms!
Pyhäjärvi is another lake near Tampere popular with paddlers.