The host city Tampere provides excellent frame and venues for the EYOF 2009.
Tampere is a city with a rich industrial heritage as well as wide cultural services. With its over 210 000 inhabitants Tampere is the third biggest city in Finland and the largest inland city in Scandinavia. Although a large city by Finnish standards Tampere still manages to feel like a small town.
Tampere is located in the heart of lake labyrinth, some 170 kilometres north of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Tampere is situated between two lakes on a narrow strip of land. Important elements of the landscape include the lakes as well as the Tammerkoski rapids with its banks right in the city centre. In the city centre the services and facilities are all located within the walking distance.
The versatile nature is ideal for spending time outdoors. The natural beauty of the city provides a wide range of excellent opportunities for recreational activities both in summer and wintertime.
Finland’s climate is temperate. Summer in Finland is warm, bright, and exhilarating. Most important, the air is fresh, clean, pure and invigorating at all times of the year. The average temperature in Finland during summer time is approx. 20 °C.
Video Light and life in Tampere, TV-Production Petri Merta Ky 2007 (wmv-document, 32.7 Mb)
Tourist guide 2008 (pdf, 3 MB)
Tampere brochure (pdf, 4 MB)
Tampere brochure (pdf, 3 MB)