This is a guest blog post from Akseli Niemelä
Rauhaniemi beach and public sauna is a popular place to spend time among the people of Tampere. It is located two kilometres from downtown and for those who don't walk there's a regular bus connection. In wintertime there's ice-swimming and in Summer a typical sand beach and also a rocky beach with a little diving platform. Water depth is only 3 metres below the platform so one should take care when diving there.
I think my friend who used to frequent the beach knew this since he never hurt himself. When I was there a fellow bird photographer was present checking out mergansers so one can check winged fellas at Rauhaniemi also.
About the guest poster: Akseli Niemelä is a hobbyist Finnish photographer with interest in HDR photography. You can see more of his work on his photo blog.