19. IVV - OLYMPIAD 2025

Tampere I Finland I August 14 - 17, 2025

Finland is worth a visit - a unique and breathtaking destination!

With its stunning nature, dotted with beautiful lakes, rivers, forests and mountains, it is perfect for hiking.

Finland also offers a rich culture, history and traditions that are reflected in its cities, museums and festivals. Known for its modern architecture, innovative technology, delicious cuisine and famous Finnish saunas, the country is a true paradise for travelers. Finland is also known for its friendly people and relaxed atmosphere, making it a welcoming and relaxing destination.

Welcome to Tampere, the vibrant city in the heart of Finland!

Tampere is an up-and-coming destination for travelers seeking culture, nature and culinary delights.

Explore the breathtaking scenery along the Tammerkoski River or discover the picturesque lakes and forests in the surrounding area. The city offers a variety of cultural experiences, including the largest theater in Finland, Tampereen Teatteri, as well as Tampereen Työväen Teatteri, which specializes in social and political theater. Nearby you will also find the famous Moomin Museum, which brings the stories of the popular Finnish children's book characters to life.

Tampere is a culinary paradise. Try traditional Finnish dishes such as karjalanpiirakka, riisipuuro and sauna-cooked salmon and enjoy modern cuisine in one of the city's many restaurants.

The city encourages innovation and creativity and is home to one of Finland's largest start-up scenes, making it an attractive location for businesses, research institutions and creative minds.

The nature around Tampere offers numerous opportunities to experience the Finnish countryside. Located in the middle of a breathtaking environment of lakes, rivers, forests and hills, the city offers many hiking trails through the picturesque surroundings. Visit Pyynikki Park for breathtaking views of the city and Lake Pyhäjärvi or hike in Seitseminen National Park on well-maintained trails through pristine forests and discover crystal-clear lakes.

So let's look forward to a friendly get-together in a unique natural environment.

Combine with the IML VAASAN MARSSI from August 8 - 10, 2025


with the IML Walkers Festival of Lithunia from August 2 - 3, 2025

Learn more about the host of the 19th IVV Olympiad 2025 ....! Tampere - a city in the south of Finland, located between the two lakes Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. With a population of 241,009, Tampere is the largest city in the Pirkanmaa region and the third largest city in the country. ....

August 13 - 18, 2025 I 6 days / 5 nights


The International Volkssportverband (IVV) is dedicated to the promotion of shared sporting activities. The main focus is on hiking, but other sports such as swimming and cycling are also promoted - without any competitive character.

Through regular events in over 40 member countries worldwide, the IVV promotes international understanding and brings friends together across borders.

Hiking is not only a physical activity, but also a way to clear your mind, enjoy nature and relax. And who knows, you might even become one of those happier people they say hikers are.

Join this community and discover the joy of hiking!

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