There’s plenty of open water and shoreline around Tampere. The largest lakes are Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. The clear lakes, splintered by islands, have a serenely tempting charm. You can weigh anchor for a picnic on Viikinsaari island, take a cruise to Visavuori or some kilometres more to Hämeenlinna or follow the historical wake of a national poet pondering Näsijärvi’s rocky shores. These cruises are organized by Finnish Silverline.