It pays to make good use of cultural and recreational services besides studying. It is often free or at least affordable, and it refreshes your mind and improves your ability to study! This section gives plenty of useful tips for your time spent outside lecture rooms and libraries, bringing lots of joy and pleasure to your life. Step out and challenge yourself to lead a more active lifestyle!
Tampere is home to many sport teams of the highest league, and you can often attend their games for a student-friendly price. Since we are in Tampere, it's only natural that ice hockey is granted special attention, but there's a variety of other interesting sports for you to follow such as volleyball, basketball, tennis, floorball or futsal.
Sports and exercise for students
There are plenty of sports teams for students at the campuses, and opportunities to do sports are further enhanced by the sports services at your own university. It has been proven that students who exercise regularly feel better and have better endurance. The important thing is to determine a manner and level of exercise suitable to yourself. There are plenty of opportunities to do sports on various levels. Do yourself a favour and try out some new, interesting sports activities!
Outdoor recreation and fitness training
Tampere and its surroundings offer splendid opportunities for moving and exercising outdoors. You'll find superb country for jogging and skiing in the immediate vicinity of the city centre. Near TAMK, there is the Kauppi park which is ideally suited for outdoors exercise, and Hervanta has a number of well maintained jogging paths and skiing tracks. In addition to jogging tracks, there are plenty of control points for those who enjoy orienteering.
You can enjoy trekking and impressive landscapes in Seitseminen National Park near Tampere. In winter, buses take you straight from Tampere to one of the numerous downhill skiing centres near the city.
Chilling out and free time activities
You can find plenty of fun activities in Särkänniemi of Tampere, the amusement park whose attractions remain partly open even in winter. There are also many bowling halls, pool halls and public saunas. Is there anything as refreshing as winter swimming after a warm sauna in Kaupinoja? There are also excellent spots for fishing in Tampere and its surroundings.
Also check out the best picnic places in Tampere!
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