Only a 20-minute drive from Tampere, Ylöjärvi is best known for Seitseminen National Park and Teivo Harness Racing Track. In addition to these, Ylöjärvi offers a wide range of other activities, stunning natural attractions and tasty local treats. Let Ylöjärvi surprise you!
Tampere 14 km
Helsinki 189 km
Turku 164 km
SEE & DO
Answer Seitseminen’s call
Nothing tastes better than coffee brewed over a campfire after a hike among the large spruces of Seitseminen.
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Ylöjärvi Library Ylöjärvi Library offers excellent services and a wide range of items to borrow as well as interesting exhibitions.
Wake Valley A great recreational destination for spending a summer day. The activities include beach volley, stand-up paddleboarding, wakeboarding, spacious saunas and outdoor tubs, and swimming in the warm-water lake. Wake Valley also has large lawn areas for enjoying summer activities alone or with others, and it offers accommodation as well.
Haveri Gold Mine A lakeside destination rich in tradition by Lake Kyrösjärvi that boasts a restaurant and cabin village, opportunities for exercise and games, a child-friendly beach, diving, and other summer activities for holidaymakers.
(Photo: Katriina Roiha)
Hiking route from Teivo to Julkujärvi
Running on top of the esker, this route takes you to a world of old, thick-barked pine trees and wild thyme – it’s wonderful to walk on a ridge that is part of a geological formation extending all the way from Hollola to Kankaanpää.
Kuru church boat
Church boat Kapee, anchored in the yard of Kuru Church, still retains memories of the waves from a hundred years ago, when there were no cars or asphalt roads for churchgoers to use.
Riuttaskorpi Recreational Forest
Between Seitseminen and Helvetinjärvi National Parks, you can find Riuttaskorpi, an ‘ecological stepping stone’ that offers glimpses of what it was like in a wilderness in times past.
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Lecturer at Tampere University, writer
Lake Keijärvi Ylöjärvi’s very own lake for recreation and relaxation in the middle of the village. The best part is that people only use manpower and the forces of nature to move about the lake – not any roaring motorised devices.
Pengonpohja Church (prayer room) Over 100 years old, this church has the cosiest atmosphere in the world during Christmas services.
Veittijärvi Sauna maintained by ice swimmers This is the best place for ice swimming in Ylöjärvi, and I regularly take my foreign guests here. After all, sauna and ice swimming in a beautiful environment is an essential introduction to Finnish culture.