Thursday, December 26, 2019

Caving in Tampere. In a shopping mall.

I don't go caving often, but when I do, I want to do it indoors in a dry, clean environment that is safe for everyone. I have to say that I did not expect much from the caving adventure park at the Tampere shopping mall, but I was blown away by how good this place was. Much recommended!

This is a spectacular place. The caves are in a separate area of the Irti Maasta climbing gym in the Tullintori shopping mall, next to the skyscraper hotels in downtown Tampere. There's a bouldering wall (in darkness, of course) with a set of holes leading to a maze of tunnels. While the tunnels have been made of plastic, they are still quite realistic. And above all, as they are made for children, they are challenging for even able adult cavers. Very challenging!

We also appreciated the water sump feature simulated with a ball pit of white, see-through balls.

12€ for a visit. Much recommended for spicing up your Tampere visits!

This article has also been published at Teton Gravity Research (TGR). Tämä artikkeli löytyy myös suomeksi Relaasta. See also the article about the new Finnish cave squeezing record! See more caving stories at, and see other articles by the planetskier at Blogspot and TGR! Photos and text (c) 2019 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved.

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