Amusement parks are great family fun destinations as there is always something to do for the whole family. In addition to the rides, there are usually many fun activities for visitors of all ages. So what a better way to spend a summer day in Finland than a visit to an amusement park. There are four amusement parks in Finland to choose from…or why not visit all of them.
These are the 4 Amusement Parks in Finland
Probably the best known amusement park in Finland is the Linnanmäki in Helsinki. Opened in 1950, it is the oldest amusement park in Finland. Linnanmäki’s best known attraction is an old wooden roller coaster called “Vuoristorata” (which is a Finnish word for a roller coaster). Although the Vuoristorata is almost as old as the amusement park itself, it is still the most popular ride, and one of the must-to-do things in Linnanmäki. In total there are about 40 rides for visitors of all ages. And in addition to the rides, there are also games, cafes and restaurants. And another interesting destination, the Sea Life Helsinki aquarium is located right next to Linnanmäki.
Address Tivolitie 1, Helsinki
Visit Linnanmäki’s website for more information
Särkänniemi is the number one attraction in the city of Tampere. Located on a beautiful place by the Lake Näsijärvi, Särkänniemi is a real family fun destination. In addition to the amusement park, there is also a petting zoo, aquarium and Särkänniemi’s best known landmark, an observation tower which offers great views of the city of Tampere. Of course, the Särkänniemi amusement park is worth a visit alone with about 30 rides for visitors of all ages
Address Laiturikatu 1, Tampere
Visit Särkänniemi’s website for more information
PowerPark in Alalahärmä, in Ostrobothnia is the latest and the largest amusent park in Finland. In total the PowerPark covers an area of 160 hectares. The amusement park has over 40 rides, including 8 roller coasters. But PowerPark is much more than just an amusement park. You can experience the 5D movie theatre with special effects, go racing on an international-level karting circuit, try minigolf, play games in the arcade center, or visit the wonderous troll village. So the PowerPark isn’t just an amusement park, it is called Funland PowerPark (Huvivaltio PowerPark in Finnish)
Address Puistotie 3, Härmä
Visit PowerPark’s website for more information
Tykkimäki is located on top of a hill in the city of Kouvola. Tykkimäki amusement park has almost 40 amusement parks as well as cafes and restaurants. On a hot day, you might also want to visit the water park and cool off on wild water rides. Luckily, there is one just around the corner. The Tykkimäki water park is located on the shore of a lake, within walking distance from the amusement park. You can visit these parks separately or both at the same time. There is also a beach and a nature trail by the lake, which are open to everyone.
Address Kanuunakuja 2, Kouvola
Visit Tykkimäki’s website for more information