Särkänniemi is a 25-acre amusement park in Tampere, Finland, where it is easy to spend a full day, or even two, as there is so much to see and do from young children to teens and grown-ups as well. The park features an aquarium, a planetarium, a children’s zoo, an art museum, an observation tower (Näsinneula), an amusement park and the world’s northernmost dolphinarium. The top of the Näsinneula Observation Tower is 168 metres high, and from the observation deck you can admire the view over most of the city. There is also fine dining in the restaurant Näsinneula .
Särkänniemi is the most popular amusement park in Finland. Särkänniemi has seven rollercoasters: inverted coaster Tornado, flying coaster Trombi, MotoGee, Jet Star, Half Pipe, family coaster Vauhtimato (“Speedy Worm”) andTukkijoki (“Flume Ride”). Särkänniemi is owned by the city of Tampere.
The Dolphinarium at Särkänniem is the most northern-most in the world, where endearing dolphins perform for audiences on a daily basis all year round. The Särkänniem Aquarium features more than 200 different species from Finland and across the globe.
The Children´s Zoo that opened in 1970 has over 30 different species of animals on show. Sara Hilden Art Museum opened in 1979 and has on display works from mostly contemporary Finnish artists.