Näsinneula Observation Tower
The 168m-high Näsinneula Observation Tower is in the Särkänniemi amusement park. This is the tallest such tower in these northern lands...
The aquarium inside the Särkänniemi amusement park has limited information in English and isn’t especially memorable, with the Finnish...
Sara Hildénin taidemuseo
The Särkänniemi amusement park contains the Sara Hildén art museum, which has a collection of international and Finnish modern art and...
In the Finlayson Centre, this is a cinema and the main venue for the film festival. There’s another cinema in the Koskikeskus centre...
This grand centenarian residence behind the Finlayson Centre has gardens and grounds and houses a classy restaurant offering elaborate...
This promontory amusement park complex has numerous attractions, including dozens of rides, an observation tower, art gallery, aquarium, farm zoo, planetarium and dolphinarium. Buy all-inclusive entry or pay per attraction (€10/5 per adult/child). Opening times are complex; check the website, where you can also get discounted entry. Indoor attractions stay open year-round. Take bus 20 from the train station or central square.
Rides include the Tornado roller coaster, super-fast High Voltage, speedboat rides on the lake and an Angry Birds area for younger kids. The aquarium is mediocre, with Finnish fish more interesting than the hobby-tank favourites. The planetarium is in the same complex, above which soars 168m Näsinneula Observation Tower , the tallest in these northern lands. It's overpriced but gives spectacular city and lake views. There’s a revolving restaurant.
Sara Hildénin taidemuseo has a collection of international and Finnish modern art and sculpture; the space is normally devoted to excellent exhibitions showcasing particular artists.