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Outdoor Express – Your ticket to nature

Hop on a bus and go out into nature, effortlessly and sustainably!

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Outdoor Express takes you from the Tampere city centre by bus directly to nature and back. The service is intended for both locals and tourists. The goal is to provide an easy opportunity for hiking for everyone.

Outdoor Express, which operates on weekends between 3.5.-1.9.2024, targets the Seitseminen, Helvetinjärvi and Isojärvi national parks. Upon arrival, you’ll have a few hours to go hiking and enjoy nature. After hiking, you can enjoy refreshments at the cafes and restaurants in the parks. You can also pack your tent and ride back the next day.

In Seitseminen the bus first stops at the Nature Centre, then follows an internal park route to the Kovero Heritage Farm and the accessible nature trail of Saari-Soljanen. At Helvetinjärvi, the destination is the Helvetinportti restaurant, and at Isojärvi, it’s the café of the Heretty Loggers’ Cabin.

Destinations

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Seitseminen National Park

The ancient majestic forests of the southern Suomenselkä region rustle in Seitseminen National Park, and over half of the national park consists of vital breeding grounds for birds. At the Seitseminen Nature Centre, you can learn more about nature and enjoy a cup of coffee. You can also rent a bicycle or hiking equipment from the nature centre…

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Helvetinjärvi National Park

The special feature of Helvetinjärvi National Park is two ancient gorge valleys. Helvetinkolu, located in the south-eastern part of Lake Helvetinjärvi, is the best-known gorge in the area. The rocky nature of Helvetinjärvi is rich and diverse, with the best parts found in the surroundings of the gorge lakes…

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Isojärvi National Park

In Isojärvi National Park, wooded mountains and deep ravine valleys alternate in a landscape shaped by the Ice Age. The wilderness atmosphere is brought by the calling of the loon on the lakes and the beaver silently gliding on the surface of the water. You may not necessarily see the beaver, but you can’t fail to notice its tracks..

Ticket prices

Customer group Price
Adults
10 €
Students, pensioners and unemployed
9 €
Children (4-15)
5 €
Under 4 years old
0 € (free of charge)
Bicycle transport
3 €

Routes and driving times

There is one return trip to all national parks on both days of the weekend. The bus goes from Tampere to the national parks according to the schedules below.

Seitseminen
Tampere: 10.15 – Seitseminen Nature Centre: 11.30
Seitseminen Nature Centre: 17.15 – Tampere: 18.30

Helvetinjärvi
Tampere: 10.15 – Helvetinportti: 11.45
Helvetinportti: 17.15 – Tampere: 18.45

Isojärvi
Tampere: 10.15 – Heretty Loggers’ Cabin: 11.30
Heretty Loggers’ Cabin: 17.15 – Tampere: 18.30