Filming in Tampere

Finland is one of the Nordic countries and part of EU

Tampere is the third largest city in Finland, and the centre of its region. Tampere region is the second largest urban area in Finland after the Helsinki capital area.


  • Total population 512,000
  • Population in city region 380,000


Tampere is easy to reach. From Tampere-Pirkkala airport one can reach the center of Tampere by 30 minutes. The distance between Helsinki and Tampere is approximately two hours by car. Today Tampere can be described as a centre of leading-edge technology and creative industry. Tampere offers the best platform to create high-class entertainment and drama. The media hub Mediapolis provides leading production services, studios and two media schools with young rising talents. Tampere has strong professionalism in post production and special effects, editing and sound design, motion capture and 3D compositing as well as virtual and augmented reality.

Tampere offers adaptive filming locations all year around. From nature to urban, from cold to hot and from past to present. The city is located amid beautiful scenery between two lakes, Lake Näsijärvi and Lake Pyhäjärvi. The Tammerkoski rapids and red brick industrial heritage are one of Finland’s beloved and most distinctive landscapes. We are at your service!

“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