The name Nokia is known to everyone, but do you know how versatile the tourist services and events in the city are? How about bathing at a spa, playing golf on one of the most popular golf courses in Tampere Region, or visiting the unique Tehdassaari (“factory island”) or Ossi Somma’s Sculpture Park? Or are you more interested in summer festivals and other events? Take a closer look, and you will find many fascinating destinations.
Read our Travel Guidebook to get the best tips to discover our lovely city.
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Travel through time to the 19th century atmosphere at the Hinttala Museum of Local History and Culture, and enjoy art at Ossi Somma’s Sculpture Park. Visit the Virta Library or go trekking along trails that run through the unique lake scenery. Play golf on the well-maintained Nokia River Golf courses, or bathe in the bubbles of the Scandic Eden Nokia spa hotel. In the evening, enjoy the world of theatres and concerts, or spend a relaxing evening at a restaurant.
Nokia is a lively theatre city, where plays are performed on several stages all year round. Choose, for example, the milieu of the gorgeous summer theatre or Nokia workers’ theatre (Nokian Työväen Teatteri) at Nokia hall (Nokia-sali).
Versatile exhibitions and museums offer cultural experiences in Nokia throughout the year. In addition to the exhibitions held at the Virta Library, it is also worthwhile visiting exhibitions that display visual arts and handicrafts at the Hinttala Museum of Local History and Culture.
There are a great deal of events and stages in the history of Nokia, which dates back over 80 years. The fascinating sights and the destinations that are of high cultural historical significance invite you for a visit.
Nokia is ideal for active holidaymakers, as there is a great deal to choose from, ranging from golf to canoeing and watching matches of local sports clubs, such as basketball. Thereafter, you can bathe in the bubbles of the spa.
In Nokia, the lake scenery is inviting. It is easy to explore the nature reserves by hiking along the signposted trails. Pikeperch, pike and perch can be caught in the abundant fishing waters of Lake Pyhäjärvi, whereas at the gushing Siuronkoski Rapids, trout and asp are more common catches.
Sightseeing tours, walking tours and excursions with a trained guide will take you on a journey into the history of Nokia.
There are a large number of inviting shopping places in Nokia. The smaller speciality shops in the centre provide services ranging from clothes to photography and interior design for homes. The numerous flea markets are also worth visiting.
In Nokia, a wide range of events are organised all year round. You can try delicacies at the Taste of Nokia food festival and cheer for the international participants of the European Open disc golf competition. At the Tapsan Tahdit music festival, you can enjoy songs performed by top artists in August. Take a look at the events and find your favourite!
What an earth is kuuma koira? Kuuma koira (Hot dog in English) is definitely not just a hot dog but a treat that comes from Nokia: a sugar-coated doughnut filled with a steamed sausage and seasoning. Does it sound yummy? If it is not your cup of tea, there are a number of restaurants and cafés that offer fresh local food and international treats.
Quick bites or à la carte? There are a large variety of delicacies on offer at excellent restaurants in Nokia. Also the café culture in Nokia has long traditions. Enjoy your coffee at a modern café in the centre of Nokia or in a historical museum setting.
The large variety of destinations and events invite you to stay in Nokia for a few days. At the popular Scandic Eden Nokia spa hotel, you can enjoy the pampering Jacuzzi tubs. If you want to be woken up by birdsong in the countryside, stay overnight at Aittahotelli in the Knuutila Manor milieu.