The Tampere region is one of Finland's fastest-growing centres. The city itself has a population of more than 220,000, with about half a million in the greater Tampere region as a whole.
Tampere was founded in 1779, and has an impressive industrial history. The Finlayson cotton mill was the first large-scale industrial enterprise in Finland, and Finlayson's factory hall was in fact where the first electric light in the Nordic countries was lit.
Today Tampere can be described as a centre of leading-edge technology, research, education, sports, culture and creative industry.
The city is located amid beautiful scenery between two lakes, Lake Näsijärvi and Lake Pyhäjärvi. The Tammerkoski rapids are one of Finland’s beloved and most distinctive landscapes.
“Tampere has a long and prestigious tradition as a location for drama and comedy productions. As a director myself, I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy the enthusiastic and friendly work atmosphere in Tampere. Filming locations are one of its many strengths, offering a great selection of narrative opportunities within a short distance.”
-Lauri Nurkse, director